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.
- 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
- 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
|May 23 - 27||Rueil||€2,750||Online||By email|
|Sep 26 - 30||Rueil||€2,580||Online||By email|