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IMO 2020 Stability and Compatibility Headaches

By Ara Barsamian and Lee Curcio 2019-04-07 16:59:46

2020 will be a mess from fuel oil stability and compatibility point of view. 2020 is clearly price-driven, so the temptation to “cut corners” is great, meaning a set of highly variable number of blend components to manufacture the fuel oil will open a “Pandora’s Box” of  large  numbers of complex and questionable formulations.  Fuel Oil Component Order of Blending Exhaustive studies of the relationship between asphaltene content and aromaticity have shown that the order in which we do the...

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