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November 28, 2008 - Scheduled for May 5-7 and Oct 27-29, 2009, ASTM's technical and professional training course titled "Marine Fuels: Specifications, Testing, Purchase and Use" will focus on how properties of marine fuels affect fuel handling, combustion, and cost. Some topics will include methods of manufacture and blending of various grades, effects of crude source and manufacturing on fuel properties, and operation and functioning of boilers and engines that operate on marine fuel.

ASTM International Training Course to Focus on Marine Fuels

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ASTM International
100 Barr Harbor Dr., Box C700
West Conshohocken, PA, 19428-2959

Press release date: November 25, 2008

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., 25 November 2008-Marine Fuels: Specifications, Testing, Purchase and Use, a three-day Technical and Professional Training course sponsored by ASTM International, focuses on how the properties of marine fuels affect fuel handling, combustion and cost. The course will be held May 5-7, 2009, in Houston, Texas, and Oct. 27-29, 2009, in San Francisco, Calif.

Topics include methods of manufacture and blending of various grades; effects of crude source and manufacturing on fuel properties; commercial practices in purchase and delivery; standard specifications used in purchasing; storage, handling and pre-treatment equipment and practices; and operation and functioning of boilers and engines that operate on marine fuel. The course will feature an inspection tour of a marine-fuel laboratory.

The course is intended for laboratory supervisors, shipping company employees and anyone dealing with the sale, purchase, trade or use of marine fuels who need to obtain a detailed understanding of fuel quality requirements and why they are necessary for good handling and combustion performance.

The $995 fee includes copies of all standards and manuals referenced, course notes, transportation to and from the demonstration sites, and refreshment breaks.

To register or for a free brochure, contact Eileen Finn, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa. (phone: 610-832-9686; fax 610-832-9668;; or visit the ASTM home page at

This course can be tailored to your company's needs and can be brought by ASTM International to your site. Contact Scott Murphy, ASTM International (phone: 610-832-9685; for details.

Established in 1898, ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions around the globe.
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