CIMAC Guideline: The Interpretation of Marine Fuel Analysis Test Results

Overview

This guideline follows on from the CIMAC WG7 guideline No 09:2014 which set out the differences between the ISO 4259 approach and that adopted under MARPOL Annex VI in respect of fuel sulphur content test results. However, it is important to understand that this ISO 4259 approach is also applied generally to the interpretation of all marine fuel analysis test results.

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Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) publish regular Bunker Alerts based entirely on fuel samples and have kindly permitted BIMCO’s Members to access this information.

The Bunker Alerts are not intended to be an evaluation of overall bunker quality in the port or area concerned, but usually highlight a specific parameter within the fuel which has raised a quality issue.

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