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1.1 This specification specifies the required properties at the time and place of custody transfer for petroleum fuels for marine use in diesel engines and boilers. It is for the guidance of interested parties such as marine equipment designers, and suppliers and purchasers of marine fuels.

1.2 This specification excludes marine fuels intended for gas turbine use. Gas turbine fuels for non-aviation use are covered by Specification D2880 (or equivalent ISO 4261).

1.3 This specification does not imply the availability of all categories of fuel at all ports.

1.4 This specification shall not preclude observance of national or local regulations that may be more restrictive.

Note 1-This specification takes into account the international requirements for flash point as stated in the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Convention for Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) 1974, Amendment 1, Chapter II-2, Regulation 15.

1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values stated in inch-pound units are for information only.

1.6 The following precautionary statement pertains to the test method portion only, Section 6, of this specification. This standard does not purport to address the safety problems, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.>