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Monday, October 22, 2018

No. 06 2011




The danger of hydrogen sulphide in ships' bunkers

Since the publication of the revised ISO 8217 bunker standard last year, there has been much debate concerning the specification limits in the standard, not least those relating to hydrogen sulphide (H2S).   The ISO specification sets a limit of 2 mg/kg (2 ppm approximately) but this is to determine the liquid concentration rather than the more usual and useful vapour or gas concentration. The...... More


Report from IMO's Sub-committee on Bulk Liquids and Gases (BLG 15)

The IMO's Sub-committee on Bulk Liquids and Gases (BLG) met this week. INTERTANKO has been participating in the meeting. The following key issues were discussed under the evaluation of safety and pollution hazards (ESPH) of chemicals and preparation of consequential amendments. The ESPH working group met during the meeting and worked on the following issues: Evaluation of Cleaning Additives The...... More