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fuel oil and lubricants

fuel oil and lubricants

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what is the reason why values of flashpoint or of viscosity need to be known for the following; fuel oil and lubricants and storage, transfer of fuels and lubricants, carry out test on fuels and lubricants for water content?

RE: fuel oil and lubricants

??? I don't understand your question; you seem to imply that it's OK to not know whether storing your fuel next to a hot source will cause an explosion?

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RE: fuel oil and lubricants

Fuel Oil (Heavy and IMO) - Flash point -safety, you need to know if it will off gas when heated or whilst in storage
Viscosity - combustion- you need this to set your viscosity meter ( non feedback)
You will need as assurance of correct bunker type

Lubrication -Flash Point Contamination ( indicates if you have fule leaking into the oil
Viscosity - Contamination ( fuel Oil, other lube oils), Loss of properties- e.g. hydraulic oils typically have Viscosity Improvers which get chopped up in service meaning you get a general loss of contamination

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