On January 13,2020 Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has developed a special class diesel (HFHSD- IN 512) High Flash High Speed Diesel conforming to NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) grade for use in ships and vessels of Indian Army. Vice Admiral Gurtej Singh Pabby, Indian Navy launched the HFHSD- IN 512 during an occasion in New Delhi. The new diesel results in a reduced carbon footprint.
About HFHSD- IN 512:
i.The upgraded HFHSD- IN 512 blend, NATO specifications, is being supplied from Haldia and Pardip refinery, Kolkata,West Bengal.
ii.The revised technical specification of new fuel arrived consisting of 22 test parameters including critical parameters cetane number, flash point, sulphur content, sediment content, oxidation stability and Cold Filter Plugging Point (CFPP).
iii.The HFHSD-IN 512 diesel exceeds the MIL DTL 16844M (Detail Specification Fuel Naval Distillate) specification is considered benchmark standard across in the world.
iv.The fuel has less environmental impact due to low sulphur content and would result in better performance of engines.
v.IOC refineries were the first ones to make available of 0.5 per cent Sulphur Marpol Fuel Oil that will reduce stack emissions from the ships.
vi.This fuel will facilitate the Indian Army to enhance its global footprint and will allow India to fuel the vessels of friendly foreign countries where fuel conforming NATO grade is supplied.
vii.The fuel possesses the best rheological and detergent characteristics validated against most stringent military specifications.
viii.The new fuel is expected to benefit other IOCL consumers like the Indian Coast Guard and other merchant marine in the coming years.
ix.IOC Director (R&D) Research and Development, SSV Ramkumar and IOC Director (Refineries) S M Vaidya took part on this occasion.
Indian Oil Corporation:
Headquarters- New Delhi.
Chairman- Sanjiv Singh.
Founded- 30 June 1959.
Founded- 5 September 1612.
Commander-in chief- President Ram Nath Kovind.
Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS)- Admiral Karambir Singh.