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High catfine warning in fuels issued

FOBAS has warned that it has detected unusually high amounts of cat fines in residual fuels that have been tested in Fujairah in the Middle East

FOBAS is the Fuel Oil Bunkering and Advisory Service owned by UK-based class society Lloyd’s Register.

Cat fines are aluminium and silicon granules or sediment that remain in fuel following the refinery process. In high quantities they can cause damage to ships engines, fuel injectors and fuel pumps. There has been growing concern in recent years over the increased amount of catfines that are being found in fuels.

Details of the warning and advice from FOBAS can be found here


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