Revised International Bunker Standard published

The revised International Standard for Marine Fuels (ISO 8217-2005) was published last week by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The new standard embraces several important changes, including: 

·         a change in the reference temperature for viscosity,

·         a reduction in the number of categories for residual fuels,

·         an alteration in the sulphur limit for residual fuels to bring it in line with the requirements of MARPOL Annex VI,

·         a reduction in maximum water content and density limits for lower viscosity categories.  

A copy of the revised standard may be purchased from: 

ISO Central Secretariat:
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
1, rue de Varembé, Case Postale 56
CH-1211 Geneva 20,
Telephone +41 22 749 01 11; Fax +41 22 733 34 30 

Contact: Donna Tang-de Leon .