Tazama Pipelines shuts plantThe event of ISO 8217:2010,Petroleum products Fuels (class F) Specs of marine fuels, the fourth version of this commonplace, was pushed by a request by ISO’s associate, the International Maritime Group (IMO), to have it prepared by the 1 July 2010 implementation date of the revised Annex VI of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL).

ISO 8217:2010 has met this deadline, being revealed on 15 June along with a new edition of the complementary normal, ISO 8216-1:2010,Petroleum products Fuels (class F) classification Half 1:Classes of marine fuels.

ISO’s work in this space has led to improved quality of marine fuels and larger confidence and transparency between consumers and suppliers in the worldwide marketplace for marine fuels which is, in flip, a major factor in maritime transport and world provide chains. Up to now, native environmental laws and other local situations have diversified considerably resulting in a lot of categories of fuels being obtainable.

The brand new editions of ISO 8217 and ISO 8216 will help to extend the international harmonization of marine gasoline categories and raise the bar for high quality. They tighten present limits and add new parameters to meet with the evolution of technology within the sector and elevated stakeholder expectations.

The requirements have been developed by working group WG 6, Classification and specification of marine fuels, of subcommittee SC four, Classifications and specifications, of ISO technical committee ISO/TC 28, Petroleum products and lubricants.

WG 6 contains 47 knowledgeable members from 14 countries, covering all the range of stakeholder pursuits within the marine trade: marine gas manufacturers, main oil firms, marine engine manufacturers, ship homeowners, shipbuilders, marine gasoline oil purchasers, marine gas oils suppliers and distributors, classification societies, technical universities, engineering research and development centres, energy administration providers, marine engineers and marine gas oil testing providers.

According to Wanda Fabriek, leader of WG 6, the new version of ISO 8217 “will give stakeholders confidence in improved gas high quality”.

ISO 8217:2010, Petroleum products Fuels (class F) Specs of marine fuels, and ISO 8216-1:2010, Petroleum products Fuels (class F) classification Part 1: Classes of marine fuels, are available from ISO nationwide member institutes (see the entire record with contact details). They may even be obtained instantly from the ISO Central Secretariat, price 118 Swiss francs for ISO 8217 and 38 Swiss francs for ISO 8216, through the ISO Store or by contacting the Advertising, Communication & Data department (see proper-hand column).