Blending Operations

Description:

This course is designed as a comprehensive and practical refining overview covering a range of complexities from simple topping units to extremely complex high-conversion refineries with aromatics production and recovery technologies

Goal:

To enhance the participants, knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to improve efficiency of distillates blending and to improve understanding of asphalt blending and residual fuel blending.

Objectives:

By the end of this course, participant will be able to:

  • Understand the purpose of blending & blending methods.

  • Be familiar with gasoline components and specifications.

  • Calculate gasoline quality.

  • Be familiar with different types of blending

Outlines:

  • Introduction (Purpose of Blending & Blending Methods).
  • Purpose of Blending Operations.
  • Operational Requirements and Variables.
  • Blending Methods (Batch Blending, In-Line Blending).
  • Gasoline Components and Specifications.
  • Products Produced by Blending Operations & Grades of Gasoline.
  • Gasoline Specifications (Volatility, Vapor / Liquid Ratio, Octane Number).
  • Gasoline Quality.
  • Calculating Gasoline Quality.
  • Additives & Reformulated Gasoline.
  • Gasoline Blending.
  • In-line Blending System.
  • Examples of In-Line Gasoline Blending.
  • Distillates Blending.
  • Jet Fuel Components and specifications.
  • Diesel Fuel Components and Specifications.
  • Furnace Oil Components and Specifications.
  • Asphalt Blending and Residual Fuel Blending.
  • Types of Asphalts (Straight Run Asphalts, Liquid Asphalts, Blown Asphalts).
  • Asphalt Specifications.
  • Residual Fuel Components and Specifications.

Who Can Benefit?

Chemicals engineers

Shift engineers

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