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Petroleum Products

5 days APD/PP-E
  • 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.
  • To deepen knowledge of petroleum products' characteristics and improve skills in the production process.
Learning Objectives
  • To learn about components of petroleum products.
  • To grasp the main characteristics of petroleum products and their relevance for end-users.
  • To identify recent changes and future trends.
Ways and means
  • Up-to-date information on commodities thanks to close contacts with industry and IFP Energies nouvelles experts.

Worldwide market - Price and cost management 0.5 day
  • World oil consumption: price variation, demand, production.
  • Main petroleum products: worldwide demand, trading, consumption, prices and taxes.
Origin and 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 and formulation of combustible products 3.25 days
  • For each major product (LPG, automotive gasoline, jet fuel, automotive diesel fuel, heating oil and heavy fuel oils), the following aspects are developed:
  • Market trends - Volatility characteristics - Combustion properties - Behavior under cold conditions and flowing - Corrosiveness, effect on air pollution - Stability, storage behavior - Manufacturing schemes - Main additives incorporated in the refinery - Performance additives added at the terminal.
  • Manufacturing: in line blending, on line analyzers. Tank. Quality integration. Analyzers certification advantages.
  • In addition, in view of current trends, emphasis is placed on the following issues:
  • Automotive gasoline: octane numbers, catalytic converters, benzene and aromatics content, addition of oxygenated compounds, impact of the formulation on the engine emissions.
  • Jet A1: market trend, protection of the quality during transfers.
  • Automotive Diesel Oil:
  • problems raised by the huge increase of the diesel car population
  • efficient protection for injection systems; interest of agrofuels.
  • consequences of the new regulation (Euro 6): new post-treatment systems
  • impact of the specifications on the manufacturing schemes.
  • Heating oil: problems related to the increase of cracked Diesel fuels; differences of composition between ADO and HO.
  • Heavy fuel oils: stability of visbroken fuels, environmental constraints: sulfur and metals content, solid unburnt effluents.
Main non-energy products 0.75 day
  • Bitumen
  • The different types of bitumen: pure, cutbacks, polymer-modified, emulsions, etc.
  • The major standard tests: penetration, softening, ageing, etc.
  • Manufacturing schemes.
  • 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, etc.
  • 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