Marine Fuel Standard ISO 8217

Delfino Engine Dept. 1 hour and 37 minutes

Modern ships' propulsion technology aims to increase efficiency and environmentally friendly exhaust gas emissions. To achieve these goals, standardisation of specific parameters are needed, to identify adequate fuel quality for each propulsion system.

Marine fuel oil specifications are useful for on-board engineers, to adjust and supervise the treatment process, avoiding breakdowns and failures in the ship's machinery.

The course offers knowledge about standardised specifications, provided for both, distillate and residual fuel oil, used in the maritime industry. Being familiar with each parameter will help to prevent and detect mechanical problems, in respect of regulations among different scenarios of ship operations and related to different ship propulsion system configurations.

Physical and chemical properties are important to provide the best treatment process, depending on different uses and storage conditions, e.g. during winter or summer, but not all the issues are covered by fuel standards.



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Delfino Engine Dept.

Certified and experienced Chief Engineers Unlimited, with careers among Petroleum Tankers, Bulk Carriers, Cruise Ships, Supply Vessels and Harbour Tugs. Years of participating, cooperating and performing Class/Flag Surveys for ISTHMUS BUREAU OF SHIPPING Class Register and PANAMA MARITIME AUTHORITY, together with professional, practical and theoretical trainers in the maritime industry, concerning Maritime Engineering, Compliance/Certification, Safety, Security and Human Resources for the Italian Merchant Navy Academy in Genoa. Our goal is to develop training courses and lessons, aiming to support all maritime professionals in their careers and work performances, regardless license level, shipboard rank or personal background.

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  3. Language: English
  4. Length: 1 hour and 37 minutes
  5. Intended for: Engine Officers on board, technical departments of the shipping companies, ship's agents and fuel suppliers.
  6. Reference: Based on parts of ISO8217:2017, in order to properly and entirely outline the marine fuel standard field, the course refers to other standards such as ISO8216 Part 99 and 1, ISO/PAS23263:2019. Solas Chapter II/2 and Marpol Annex VI put safety and anti-pollution mandatory requirements into force, together with improved and detailed by MSC102/6/2 and MEPC.320(74) resolutions. Non-profit associations divulge useful guidelines, like CIMAC 01-2015, 03-2017 and 01-2019, to provide user with practical advices to prevent operational failures and safety issues.