#1205 – Gasoline Blending in Refineries

Course Objective

Upon completion of this course, participants will be provided with a complete description of the gasoline blending operation. Topics include planning of blends, generating blending orders, quality controls, typical field equipment and software used in blending, current and future gasoline specifications, and environmental considerations. Participants will come away with an understanding of the blending business and technology, the role of blending in the overall operation and profitability of the refinery, and the impact of environmental issues on blending operation.

Who Should Attend

Individuals in the petroleum refining, petrochemical, and automotive industries who are involved in refining instrumentation and automation, refined products marketing, or fuel products trading. Also, individuals in government agencies who are responsible for fuel regulations would also benefit from attending this course.

Course Description

The introduction of reformulated fuels to the gasoline market has turned gasoline blending into a highly technical process. Because of the multiple specifications that must be met on each batch of RFG and the average volume sold for the year, the difficulty of formulating gasoline blends has been expanded tremendously. This course is designed to thoroughly describe all aspects of the gasoline blending process.

Course Outline

The course will include a hands-on group exercise using a case study to illustrate a modern, state-of-the-art blending operation.

Course Duration – Base course, 3 days