ISO 8217 is a fuel standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) that sets the specifications for marine fuels (grades). The standard defines the physical and chemical properties of marine fuels, including their viscosity, density, flash point, sulfur content, and other important characteristics.
The purpose of ISO 8217 is to ensure that marine fuels meet certain minimum requirements for quality and safety, as well as to promote uniformity in the marine fuel market. The standard applies to fuels used in all types of marine diesel engines, including those used in ships, boats, and other vessels.
ISO 8217 also specifies the maximum allowable levels of certain pollutants in marine fuels, such as sulfur and nitrogen oxides, which can have a significant impact on the environment. The standard includes several grades of marine fuels, each with different specifications and properties, to meet the varying needs of different types of vessels and operating conditions.
Compliance with ISO 8217 is mandatory for all marine fuels used in international waters, and it is also widely used as a benchmark for quality and performance in the marine fuel industry.
ISO 8217:2017 Marine distillate fuels:
ISO 8217:2017 Marine residual fuels: