Fuel Manufacturing - In Line Blending Optimization

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Who should attend?

  • This course provides a thorough understanding of the product manufacturing principles: in line blending monitored by a global optimizer.
Public :
  • Engineers, managers, technical and operating staff interested or involved in product manufacturing.

Level :Skilled

Prerequisite :
  • In order to be able to follow this training, trainees are asked to fulfill at least one of the criteria below:
  • or proven experience in knowledge of petroleum products from a refinery of at least 1 year,
  • or to be in evolution towards a position related to the formulation or constitution of petroleum products.

Course Content

  • GASOLINES, DIESEL FUELS, HEAVY FUELS SPECIFICATIONS - Duration : 0.5 Day

      • Normalized tests used to check specifications.
      • Specifications: main constraints for the optimizer.
      • Optimization of the blend: notion of give-away and identification of the key constraints.
  • BASES & ADDITIVES - Duration : 0.25 Day

      • Nature, origin and characteristics of the bases.
      • Additives: best practices for additivation - Properties optimized by additives.
  • BLENDING LAWS USED BY THE OPTIMIZER - Duration : 0.75 Day

      • Density, octane numbers, cetane numbers, vapor pressure, distillation, cloud point, flash point, viscosities, sulfur.
      • Analyzers: principle; sampling loop; Tank Quality Integration (TQI).
      • Particular case of properties optimized by additives (case of CFPP for Diesel fuel).
  • BLEND OPTIMIZATION: SP95 & ADO MANUFACTURING - Duration : 0.75 Day

      • Check of base properties - The optimizer requires all the base properties.
      • Ratio constraints due to inventory constraints.
      • Quality constraints (specifications).
      • Economic optimum.
      • Follow up of the blending with the main process view of the application.
  • BLEND MONITORING - Duration : 0.5 Day

      • Different steps in the calculation of the optimizer - Dynamic optimization of the application.
      • Algorithm principle: integration cycles, optimization cycles, dynamic regulation.
      • Blend manufacturing: how to treat infeasibilities.
  • UPSETS - STUDY CASES - Duration : 0.25 Day

      • Often result from wrong inputs. Identification of the origin of the problem and corrective measures.
      • Switch of the optimizer in “model mode” in case of analyzer failures during the blend.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, the participants will be able to:
  • List the standard tests relating to the specifications of gasoline, diesel and fuel oil mixtures, specifying the impact of each of the bases on each property,
  • Explain the working principle of the application of mixtures taking into account the associated laws and their limits,
  • List the sources of possible malfunctions of the application and, after analysis, the necessary corrective measures.

Ways & Means

  • Training content is fully adapted to the refinery blending optimization tool, which is done under confidentiality agreement.

Learning assessment

  • Blend simulations - Practical exercises.

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Coordinator :IFP Training trainer (permanent or contracted) having a good expertise and/or experience of the related topics, trained to adult teaching methods, and whose competencies are kept up-to-date.

To French entities : IFP Training is referenced to DataDock ; you may contact your OPCO about potential funding. Please contact our disabled persons referent to check the accessibility of this training program : referent.handicap@ifptraining.com