Gasoline and Diesel Blending for Refiners and Traders - PEICE

Venue: London

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: May 14, 2012 End Date/Time: May 16, 2012
Registration Date: May 14, 2012
Early Registration Date: May 14, 2012
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Course Information:


This three-day course is designed for traders, blending engineers, senior operators, product coordinators, refinery planners, refinery lab personnel, and fuels marketers, and provides a comprehensive overview and discussion of gasoline, and diesel blending techniques, technology and cost/benefits. It addresses contemporary issues such as the latest specifications, ultra low sulfur fuels, impact of bio-fuels, Ethanol and bio-Diesel blending, and environmental impact of various fuel specifications. Case studies are used to illustrate the relative importance of each aspect of the gasoline, and diesel blending operation, together with specific exercises. Attendees will also receive blending exercises software that could be useful later in their refineries. Participants should bring a laptop, with Microsoft Excel installed, to the course.

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.



Gasoline, and Diesel Product Specifications, Current and Future

Components and Additives

Blending Equipment and Software

Blending Control and Profit Optimization Techniques

Blending Non-linear Property Correlation Equations

Quality Assurance, ASTM and ISO Test Methods, On-line Analyzers and On-line Certification Settling Test Results Disputes

Environmental Issues and EPA Complex Model Compliance Tool

Calculating Costs/Benefits of Blend Automation

Blend Performance Monitoring and Troubleshooting

References and Other Material

Instructor(s): Ara Barsamian

Ara Barsamian is President of Refinery Automation Institute, LLC, and a Director of The world-wide Blending Users Group (BUG). He has over thirty years of experience with gasoline blending, diesel blending, and oil movements & storage tank farm automation. Mr. Barsamian developed standard pre-packaged and skid-mounted in-line blending control and optimization systems, and pioneered the use of NIR on-line analyzers, neural network inferential property predictors, and genetic algorithm non-linear blend optimizers. He has published over 100 articles and conference papers related to blending process technology, troubleshooting, and project management. He received BSEE. and MSEE. degrees from City University of New York and is a member of ASTM , ILTA, ISA, and AIChE.


Additional Information

Gasoline and Diesel Blending for Refiners and Traders
Delivery Method: Classroom Training
Fee: $ 3195 USD
Early Bird Fee: $ 2,875.50 USD Enroll prior to Mar 30, 2012, nonrefundable
Location London
CEU: 2.4 Continuing Education Units
PDH: 24 Professional Development Hours
Certificate: Course Attendance Certificate Issued Upon Completion

Sessions: Date Start Time - End Time
1. Monday, May 14, 2012 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
2. Tuesday, May 15, 2012 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
3. Wednesday, May 16, 2012 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM