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Petroleum Products

5 days APD/PP-E
Level
Proficiency
Audience
  • Engineers, managers and commercial or technical staff whose activities are related to the production, storage, purchasing, marketing or use of petroleum products.
  • Also suitable for engineers and managers in the refining industry interested in improving their knowledge of petroleum products.
Purpose
  • This course provides a deeper knowledge of petroleum products' characteristics and understand their manufacturing scheme.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, the participants will be able to:
  • list the components of each petroleum product,
  • grasp the main characteristics of petroleum products and their relevance for end-users,
  • identify recent changes and future trends.
Prerequisite
  • No prerequisites for this course.
Ways and means
  • Up-to-date information on commodities thanks to close contacts with industry and IFP Energies nouvelles experts.

WORLDWIDE MARKET - PRICE & COST MANAGEMENT 0.5 day
  • World oil consumption: price variation, demand, production.
  • Main petroleum products: worldwide demand, trading, consumption, prices and taxes.
ORIGIN & COMPOSITION OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTS 0.5 day
  • Composition and main characteristics of crude oils.
  • Classification and characteristics of petroleum products.
  • Principle of oil refining processes and of the formulation of commercial products: main properties of blending components, blending.
  • Standard quality control tests: standards and testing organizations, test principles, accuracy of the methods, specifications.
PROPERTIES, CHARACTERISTICS & FORMULATIONOF COMBUSTIBLE PRODUCTS 3.25 days
  • For each major product (LPG, automotive gasoline, jet fuel, automotive diesel oil, heating oil and heavy fuel oils), the following aspects are developed:
  • Market trends - Volatility characteristics - Combustion properties - Behavior at low temperature - Corrosiveness - air pollution: engine emission specifications - Storage stability - Manufacturing schemes - Main additives incorporated in the refinery - Performance additives added at the terminal.
  • Manufacturing: in line blending, on line analyzers. Tank Quality Integration (TQI). Analyzer certification advantages.
  • In addition, in view of current trends, emphasis is placed on the following issues:
  • Automotive gasoline: octane numbers, catalytic converters, benzene and aromatic content, addition of oxygenated compounds, impact of the formulation on the engine emissions.
  • Jet A1: market trend, caution to avoid impurities during transfers.
  • Automotive Diesel Oil:
  • problems raised by the high share of Diesel vehicles in the car pool,
  • lack of lubricating power of Low sulfur ADO: injection pump protection; interest of agrofuels,
  • consequences of Euro 6 standard: new post-treatment systems,
  • impact of the specifications on the manufacturing schemes.
  • Heating oil: problems related to the high cracked fuel content; differences of composition between ADO and HO.
  • Heavy fuel oils: stability of visbroken fuels, environmental constraints: sulfur, particles, Nitrogen oxides and heavy metals emissions.
MAIN NON-ENERGY PRODUCTS 0.75 day
  • Bitumen:
  • The different types of bitumen: pure, polymer-modified, emulsions.
  • The major standard tests: penetration, softening point, ageing. Introduction to rheological measurements used by the road builders.
  • Lube base oils:
  • Lube base oils manufacturing and composition of lubricants: base oils and additives.
  • Properties and characteristics of base oils: viscosity index, cold properties, oxidation stability, …
  • Waxes: a high value by-product.
2016 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
May 23 - 27 Rueil €2,750 Online By email
Sep 26 - 30 Rueil €2,580 Online By email

2017 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Jun 12 - 16 Rueil €2,800 Online
Sep 25 - 29 Rueil €2,630 Online