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Gasoline: Specifications, Testing, and Technology
Early Bird Fee: $1,165.50
Standard Fee: $1295
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San Francisco, CA
6/9/2015 - 6/11/2015
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway San Francisco 1500 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94109
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9/22/2015 - 9/24/2015
Doubletree Atlanta-Buckhead 3342 Peachtree Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30326
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West Conshohocken, PA
11/17/2015 - 11/19/2015
ASTM Headquarters 100 Barr Harbor Drive West Conshohocken, PA 19428
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Discounted RateEarly Bird Discount: ASTM automatically applies a discount of 10% when participants register 60 days prior to the start of the class. *After the early bird period expires, registrants are subject to standard pricing.
Learning Outcomes By the end of this course you will be able to:
Recall how gasoline and compositional variables affect engine performance
Recall how to interpret test data to determine if gasoline meets required specifications and regulations
Recall how to use octane blending equations and calculate volatility parameters
Define how quality is maintained throughout the distribution system
Discuss gasohol and other ethanol mixtures in gasoline
Discuss reformulated gasoline, and the requirements mandated by the 1990 amendments to the Clean Air Act
Who Should Attend A scientific background is not required for this course. It is intended for:
Petroleum Company Employees
Federal, State, and Local Regulatory Personnel
Fuel Marketing Personnel
Pipeline Company Employees
Engine Mfg. and Testing Personnel
Attorneys Involved in Regulation Litigation
Anyone Involved in Purchase, Sale, Operations, or Distribution of Gasoline
Course Description Registration: 7:30 AM-8:00 AM on first day Class: 8:00 am-4:00 pm on the first two days. Following lunch on the third day, the class will tour a lab.
Gasoline Composition, Chemistry, Production, Blending, and Specs
Octane Measurements and Enhancers
CRC Vehicle Satisfaction Programs
Octane Requirement Increase Altitude and Climatic Adjustments Phase Separation and Water Tolerance Importance of Volatility
Maintenance of Quality Tour of a Fuel Testing Laboratory
ASTM Standards Referenced Test Methods
D 86 Distillation of Petroleum Products
D 130 Detection of Copper Corrosion from Petroleum Products by Copper Strip Tarnish Test
D 381 Existent Gum in Fuels by Jet Evaporation
D 525 Oxidation Stability of Gasoline
D 1319 Hydrocarbon Types in Liquid Petroleum Products by Fluorescent Indicator Adsorption
D 2533 Vapor Liquid Ration of Spark-Ignition Engine Fuels
D 3606 Benzene and Toluene in Finished Motor and Aviation Gasoline by Gas Chromatography
D 4815 Determination of MTBE, ETBE,TAME, DIPE, tertiary-Amyl Alcohol and C1 to C4 Alcohols in Gasoline by Gas Chromatography
D 5191 Vapor Pressure of Petroleum Products (Mini Method)Practices
D 4057 Manual Sampling of Petroleum and Its Products Specifications
D 4814 Automotive Spark Ignition Engine Fuel
Fee Includes Fee of $1295 Includes:
All Eleven Referenced ASTM Standards and Course Notes
Transportation To and From Tour Site
Course Completion Certificate with 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
About the Instructor Salvatore J. Rand is an ASTM Fellow and a consultant in motor and aviation fuel technology. He is vice-chairman of ASTM Committee D-2 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants, former chairman of Subcommittee 5 on Properties of Fuels, and secretary of the section on Color and Reactivity. He is retired from the Fuels Research Division of Texaco's R&D Department. Rand received his B.S. degree in chemistry from Fordham University and his Ph.D degree in physical chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
About Sponsoring Committee ASTM is one of the world's largest voluntary standards development organizations. ASTM standards have grown to be among the world's most widely used and accepted documents. The 82-volume Annual Book of ASTM Standards (available online, print, and CD-ROM) contain over 12,000 standards written by 34,000 members on our 140 technical committees. The standard referenced in this course was developed by Committee D02 on Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels, and Lubricants. For information on Committee D02, contact Alyson Fick at (610) 832-9710 or go to our D02 technical committee page.
ASTM Membership Attend this course and receive a FREE 1-year membership to ASTM International and Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants. (Applies to new members only and may not be used to renew existing memberships)
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How Learning Will Be Assessed Learning will be assessed through a series of question and answer sessions.