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ASTM International Training Course will focus on marine fuels.

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January 20, 2012 - Sponsored by ASTM International, Marine Fuels: Specifications, Testing, Purchase and Use consists of 3-day technical and professional training course that focuses on how properties of marine fuels affect fuel handling, combustion, and cost. Course will be held May 8-10, 2012 in New Orleans, LA and September 25-27 in San Francisco, CA. In addition to myrid topics, course will address parameters in ISO 8217 as well as IMO, EU, and CARB sulfur restrictions.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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ASTM International Training Course to Focus on Marine Fuels

Press release date: January 12, 2012

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.-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 8-10, 2012 in New Orleans, La., and Sept. 25-27, 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, delivery and dispute resolution; standard specifications used in purchasing; storage, handling and pre-treatment equipment and practices; and operation and functioning of Diesel Engines and Boilers that operate on marine fuel. New Parameters included in ISO 8217: 2010 Marine Fuel Specifications will be addressed. IMO, EU & CARB current and future sulfur restrictions will be addressed. 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 fee of $1195 USD includes copies of all standards and manuals referenced, course notes, transportation to and from the demonstration sites, and refreshment breaks. For a free brochure that includes registration and hotel information, contact Eileen Finn, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa. (phone: 610-832-9686; or visit the course website. 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. 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. ASTM Staff Contact: Eileen Finn, Phone: 610-832-9686;


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