CIMAC WG 7 Fuels | ISO 8217:2024 - Overview and interpretation of total sediment test results in the context of ISO 8217:2024

Experience from the marine fuels market, since the introduction of the 0.50 % sulfur fuels, has shown that the blends making up the very low sulfur fuel oils have various sediment anomalies that are best assessed by applying all three sediment test methods. These results, when viewed together, can provide a more comprehensive understanding of fuel behaviour in order to optimise its storage, handling and use onboard.

This CIMAC document provides an overview of test methodologies for assessing stability and cleanliness of residual marine fuels through the interpretation of the accelerated total sediment (TSA), potential total sediment (TSP) and existent total sediment (TSE) test results.

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