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MARINE GAS OIL (MGO)

MARINE GAS OIL (MGO)

MARINE GAS OIL (MGO)

Marine Gas Oil (MGO) describes marine fuels  that consist exclusively of distillates. Distillates are all those components of crude oil that evaporate in fractional distillation and are then condensed from the gas phase into liquid fractions. Marine gasoil usually consists of a blend of various distillates. Marine gasoil is similar to diesel fuel, but has a higher density. Unlike heavy fuel oil (HFO), marine gasoil does not have to be heated during storage.

Main Applications:

  Used as a marine engine fuel 

 In inland waterway shipping

 In smaller medium- to high-speed auxiliary units

  In auxiliary motors and ship’s engines 

  On fishing boats and small ferries or tugs

MARINE GAS OIL (MGO)

Constituents Unit Limit Specifications Test Method
Appearance
Clear and Bright
Colour
Number
Max
2.6
ASTM – D 1500
Density at 15°C
kg/m3
Max
890
ISO 3675 / ISO 12185
Viscosity at 40°C
mm2/s
Max
6
ISO 3104
Viscosity at 40°C
mm2/s
Min
1.5
ISO 3104
Sulphur
% (m/m)
Max
0.5
ISO 8754 / ISO 14596
Flash Point
°C
Min
60
ISO 2719
Pour Point
°C
Max
-6
ISO 3016
Cetane Index
Number
Min
40
ISO 4264
Micro Carbon Residue at 10% Residue
% (m/m)
Max
0.3
ISO 10370
Ash
% (m/m)
Max
0.01
ISO 6245
Water
% (v/v)
Max
-
ISO 3733
Total Sediment, Existent
Max
-
ISO 10307-2
-

Packaging

In drums

Bulk