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Working with Vaccines: Two Imperatives from the Pandemic

Safety is the key to putting the COVID-19 pandemic behind us As we reflect on the past year—the toll the SARS-CoV-2 virus has had on us and how we managed through the isolation and fear of moving about freely. We’ve also thought about those of you who have been...

Atmospheric Distillation Methods: ASTM D7345 vs D86

In this interview, AZoM talks to Armando Diaz, product manager at PAC LP about the differences between the atmospheric distillation methods ASTM D7345 and D86. Can you please explain the basic concept behind ASTM D7345? The micro distillation method D7345 does not...

Could some VLSFO fuels be banned?

Debate has risen lately that the new VLSFO used by ships contained high levels of aromatic compounds, causing a surge in black carbon emissions. As a result, some organizations are already advocating for the ban of these types of fuels in the Arctic region. In its...

ISO launches IMO 2020 specification for marine fuels

ISO informed that it has published the ‘ISO/PAS 23263:2019 Petroleum products — Fuels (class F) — Considerations for fuel suppliers and users regarding marine fuel quality in view of the implementation of maximum 0,50 % sulphur in 2020’. The document addresses...

IBIA: Fuel contamination unrelated to low sulphur fuel oil blending

Fuel contamination cases that have affected a number of ships this year are completely unrelated to low sulphur fuel oil (LSFO) blending, the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) said in the autumn 2018 edition of World Bunkering. However, challenges that...

IMO 2020 and Its Options for Compliances

In October 2016, International Maritime Organization (IMO) had decided the new sulfur limit for marine fuel will start to take place on 1st Jan 2020 without any further delay and IMO is firmly committed to enforcement of these new regulation. The new sulfur global cap...