High sediment levels have been found in many test samples of 0.5%-sulphur fuel produced from the blending process to meet the IMO 2020 requirements, according to recent industry studies.

Based on the ISO 8217:2017 specification, widely adopted as the industry standard for IMO 2020-compliant fuel grades, bunker should contain no more than 0.1% sediment to avoid clogging in vessel engines.