As refiners and chemical producers worldwide see higher crude oil and feed prices and continued demand for clean transportation fuels and lower production costs, a sound knowledge of fuel product specifications, their analysis, and quality monitoring is essential to understand its effect on engine performances. In addition, the efficient use of laboratory staff and equipment to ensure the optimum processing of crude oil to meet customer fuel product specifications is of prime importance.
This training course has been developed to provide an in-depth, yet a practical review of the art and cience of “Fuel Quality Monitoring System Fundamentals.” The program’s content is both comprehensive and wide-ranging. A Case Study approach covers some selected crude oil assays, product specifications, sampling methodology, analytical methods and quality monitoring found in refinery facilities will be presented
By the end of this training course, participants will:
a) Describe fuels chemistry, manufacturing, blending, distribution, and handling.
b) Compare testing parameters for gasoline, jet fuel, and road diesel.
c) Apply combustion parameters to fuels.
d) Explain how fuel properties influence engine performance.
e) Manage jet fuel quality by applying principles of handling and microbial degradation.
f) Explain diesel properties and their impact on fuel performance.
g) Troubleshoot quality problems and contamination of fuels.
h) Discuss fuel quality monitoring system.
i) Address specific problems in distribution and fuel testing and propose solutions
a) Introduction of Fuel Quality Fundamentals
c) Jet Fuel
e) Fuel Quality Monitoring System