Marine Fuels: Specifications, Testing, Purchase, and Use
In order to register, please enter the number of attendees in the appropriate box below and click add attendees.
About the Course
This class explains how the properties of marine fuels affect fuel handling, combustion, and cost. It provides a detailed understanding of fuel quality requirements, and why they are necessary for good handling and combustion performance. Class interaction will be stressed by using practical examples of applications of the course material to past and current problems.
On-Site Training Available
ASTM can bring this course to your site! On-site training courses can also be tailored to meet your specific needs. For more information, please contact sales here or call 1-877-909-ASTM.
Free ASTM Membership
Attend this course and receive a FREE 1-year membership to ASTM International and Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants. (Applies to new members only and may not be used to renew existing memberships)
Attention: Professional Engineers
If your state has a continuing education requirement for license renewal, ASTM training courses and ASTM membership can help you meet that requirement.
Who Should Attend
Supervisors and managers in laboratory operations; purchasing; fuel supply and handling; and quality control. Also for shipping company employees, and those dealing with the sale, purchase, trade, or use of marine fuels, who need a detailed understanding of fuel quality requirements and why they are necessary for good handling and combustion performance.
(Not intended as a training course for lab technicians or those who run the tests, because it does not address detailed conduct of the various test methods.)
* All Referenced Standards and Manuals
* Course Notes
* Transportation for Demonstrations
* Certificate of Attendance and 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
* Coffee Breaks
Fuel Composition & Manufacture
* Crude types
* Refinery processing and effects on fuel quality
* Marine fuel components (Blending of marine fuels)
Quality Properties: Significance & Test Methods
* Viscosity: handling, atomization
* Handling properties: density, flash point, sediment, pour point, etc.
* Asphaltenes, carbon residue, sulfur
* Metal content
* Ignition quality
Fuel Classifications & Specifications
* ISO, ASTM, and CIMAC requirements
* Marine fuel testing services
* Heat Content
* Principles of operation
* 2 stroke vs 4 stroke
* Cross-head vs trunk piston
* Ignition delay/fuel ignition properties
Purchase of Fuels
* Oil companies
* Brokers and traders
Fuel Handling and Pretreatment
* Receipt and storage
* Compatibility and stability
Fuel Delivery and Handling
* Delivery methods
ASTM Standards Referenced
D 2069 Marine Fuels
D 93 Flash Point by Pensky-Martens Closed Cup Tester
D 95 Water in Petroleum Products & Bituminous Materials by Distillation
D 97 Pour Point of Petroleum Products
D 189 Conradson Carbon Residue of Petroleum Products
D 445 Kinematic Viscosity of Transparent & Opaque Liquids
D 482 Ash from Petroleum Products
D 976 Calculated Cetane Index of Distillate Fuels
D 4294 Sulfur in Petroleum Products by Energy-Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy
D 4530 Determination of Carbon Residue (Micro-Method)
D 4737 Calculated Cetane Index by Four Variable Equation
D 4870 Total Sediment in Residue Fuels
D 1298 Density, Relative Density, or API Gravity of Crude Petroleum & Liq. Petrol. Prods by Hydrometer Method
CIMAC Std.-Rec. 11, Fuel Req. for Diesel Eng.
About the Instructor
ROBERT BERNER, marine fuels and lubricants consultant, has 45 years of experience in the marine fuels research and technical service. He served in the American Merchant Marine, holds a Chief Engineers license, worked for Esso International's Tanker Department as a Repair Superintendent, served in the Exxon International Marketing Department, Industrial and Wholesale Division, and was responsible for Exxon's marine fuels sales including product quality, claim dispute resolution, and policy implementation. Following his retirement from Exxon, Berner served as sales director for a bunker dot com company. He has a Bachelor of Engineering in Marine Engineering from the State University of New York Maritime College and a Masters of Business in Management and Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
About ASTM and Sponsoring Committee D02
Organized in 1898, ASTM is one of the world's largest voluntary standards development organizations. ASTM standards have grown to be among the world's most widely used and accepted documents. The 82-volume Annual Book of ASTM Standards (available on CD ROM) contain 11,000 standards written by 34,000 members on our 140 technical committees. Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants developed the standards used in this course. For more information, contact David Bradley at (610) 832-9681 or go to our D02 technical committee page.
Return to Course Listing