ExxonMobil compliant with ISO 8217:2017

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All ExxonMobil’s marine fuels now meet the latest ISO 8217:2017 specifications to help vessel operators and onboard engineers remain compliant.

To comply with the specifications, ExxonMobil now includes the cold filter plugging point and cloud point of distillate fuels on its bunker delivery notes. Stating cold flow properties in this way will help vessel operators better manage fuels on board, it stated.

Iain White, global marketing manager at ExxonMobil Marine, said: “Meeting the new ISO 8217:2017 specifications allows us to support our customers’ fuel needs and aids in preventing safety issues as any material at a concentration that is harmful to personnel, jeopardizes the safety of the ship, or adversely affects the performance of the machinery, has been removed.”

Accommodating industry trends

The sixth edition of the specifications updates the 2012 version (ISO 8217:2012) and addresses current industry trends through the introduction of supplementary cold flow data for distillate fuels, the addition of a new class of distillates allowing for bio-fuel blends and the inclusion of hydrocarbons from synthetic or renewable sources.

ISO 8217:2017 specifies the requirements for fuels for use in marine diesel engines and boilers, prior to conventional onboard treatment (settling, centrifuging, filtration) before use. It specifies seven categories of distillate fuels, one of which is for diesel engines used for emergency purposes. It also specifies six categories of residual fuels.

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