Hands-on Training Course on Motor Gasoline

    Early 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, registrations are subject to standard pricing.


    About the Course

    Join us at Koehler Instrument Company, Inc. for an extensive, hands-on, 3-day class that provides broad coverage of the specifications, testing and technology related to gasoline. You'll learn about the different types and components of gasoline, ways to enhance octane, the various types of volatility, the purpose of sampling, and the stages of drivability. The course covers specifications related to gasoline, discusses gasoline additives, oxygenates, the refining process, the quality and distribution of fuels, and much more.

    The class is taught in a participatory atmosphere, comprised of a Lecture section and a hands-on Laboratory Practical section where participants perform the prescribed test methods using the required instrumentation. In addition to the course workbook, you will also receive a copy of ASTM's manual on Significance of Tests for Petroleum Products, as well as copies of various ASTM standards.


    Learning Outcomes

    By the end of the class 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
    • Laboratory supervisors
    • Fuel marketing personnel
    • Pipeline company employees
    • Engine mfg. and testing personnel
    • Attorneys involved in regulation litigation
    • Anyone involved in the purchase, sale, operations, or distribution of gasoline.


    Course Description

    Registration: 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM on first day
    Class Lecture: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Laboratory Practical: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Lecture

    Day 1

    CRC satisfaction and Driveability Programs

    Day 2

    • CRC programs
    • Gasoline Distribution

    Day 3

    • Clean Air Act And 1991 Ammendments
    • EPA Testing Requirements
    • Regulatory Issues

    Laboratory Practical

    Each day following the morning lecture section, participants will perform a selection of test methods discussed during the day using the required instrumentation. This hands-on approach will reinforce the topics and subject matter discussed during the lecture session to enhance learning and retaining knowledge.

    Day 1

    D86 Distillation of Petroleum Products

    Learning Objectives:

    • Students will fully understand the scope, summary, significance and use as described in Sections 1, 4 and 5 of D86.
    • Students will learn how to categorize a petroleum product by Group number 1,2,3, or 4 and use this information to determine what procedure to follow in the test method
    • Students will perform and follow the step by step procedure Section 10 of D86.

    D323 Vapor Pressure of Petroleum Products (Reid Method)

    Learning Objectives:

    • Students will fully understand the scope, summary, significance and use as described in Sections 1, 4 and 5 of D323.
    • Students will review each Procedure A, B, C, and D and determine what types of Petroleum Products apply to each Procedure.
    • Students will perform and follow each step of Procedure A, Section 12 of D323

    D381 Existent Gum in Fuels by Jet Evaporation

    Learning Objectives:

    • Students will fully understand the scope, summary, significance and use as described in Sections 1, 4 and 5 of D381.
    • Students will be able to recognize what petroleum products require an Air-Jet Apparatus and what products require a Steam-Jet Apparatus for Evaporation.
    • Students will perform and follow the step by step procedure Section 11 of D381.

    Day 2

    D525 Oxidation Stability of Gasoline

    Learning Objectives:

    • Students will fully understand the scope, summary, significance and use as described in Sections 1, 4 and 5 of D525.
    • Students will review the detailed Apparatus Section 6 and Annex A1, compare each section to the actual equipment required, and demonstrate how each component fits together to compile a complete Oxidation Stability Apparatus for Fuels.
    • Students will perform and follow the step by step procedure Section 10 of D525.

    D130 Detection of Copper Corrosion from Petroleum Products by Copper Strip Tarnish Test

    Learning Objectives:

    • Students will fully understand the scope, summary, significance and use as described in Sections 1, 4 and 5 of D130.
    • Students will be able to recognize what petroleum products require a Pressure Vessel Apparatus and what products require a Test Tube Apparatus.
    • Students will perform and follow the step by step procedure Sections 10 and 11 for Preparation of Test Strips and Test Procedure.

    D7667 Determination of Corrosiveness to Silver by Automotive Spark-Ignition Engine Fuel-Thin Silver Strip Method

    Learning Objectives:

    • Students will fully understand the scope, summary, significance and use as described in Sections 1, 4 and 5 of D7667.
    • Students will be able to recognize what petroleum products require following Procedure A - Using a Pressure Vessel (PVP) and what products require following Procedure B - Using a Vented Test Tube (VTTP).
    • Students will perform and follow the step by step procedure Sections 10 and 11 for Preparation of Test Strips and Test Procedure.

    D1319 Hydrocarbon Types in Liquid Petroleum Products by Fluorescent Indicator Adsorption

    Learning Objectives:

    • Students will fully understand the scope, summary, significance and use as described in Sections 1, 4 and 5 of D1319.
    • Students will review the detailed Apparatus Section 6 and compare each section to the actual equipment required, and demonstrate how each component fits together to compile a complete Fluorescent Indicator Adsorption Apparatus (FIA).
    • Students will perform and follow the step by step Procedure as per Section 10 of ASTM D1319.

    Day 3

    D7220 Sulfur in Automotive, Heating, and Jet Fuels by Monochromatic Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry

    Learning Objectives:

    • Students will fully understand the scope, summary, significance and use as described in Sections 1, 4 and 5 of D7220.
    • Students will perform and follow the step by step Procedure as per Section 12 of ASTM D7220

    D5059 Lead in Gasoline by X-Ray Spectroscopy

    Learning Objectives:

    • Students will fully understand the scope, summary, significance and use as described in Sections 1, 3 and 4 of D5059.
    • Students will perform and follow the step by step procedure of Test Method C (Low-Lead Method) as per Sections 17 through 23 of ASTM D7220.


    ASTM Standards Referenced

    Test Methods

    • D86 Distillation of Petroleum Products
    • D130 Detection of Copper Corrosion from Petroleum Products by Copper Strip Tarnish Test
    • D381 Existent Gum in Fuels by Jet Evaporation
    • D525 Oxidation Stability of Gasoline
    • D1319 Hydrocarbon Types in Liquid Petroleum Products by Fluorescent Indicator Adsorption
    • D3606 Benzene and Toluene in Finished Motor and Aviation Gasoline by Gas Chromatography
    • D4057 Standard Practice for Manual Sampling of Petroleum and Petroleum Products
    • D4806 Standard Specification for Denatured Fuel Ethanol for Blending with Gasolines for Use as Automotive Spark-Ignition Engine Fuel
    • D4814 Standard Specification for Automotive Spark-Ignition Engine Fuel
    • D4815 Determination of MTBE, ETBE, TAME, DIPE, tertiary-Amyl Alcohol and C1 to C4 Alcohols in Gasoline by Gas Chromatography
    • D5059 Lead in Gasoline by X-Ray Spectroscopy
    • D5798 Standard Specification for Ethanol Fuel Blends for Flexible-Fuel Automotive Spark-Ignition Engines
    • D7667 Determination of Corrosiveness to Silver by Automotive Spark-Ignition Engine Fuel-Thin Silver Strip Method

    Manuals

    • Significance of Tests for Petroleum Products


    Fee Includes

    All referenced ASTM standards and course notes


    About the Instructors

    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.

    Dr. Raj Shah currently holds the position of Director at Koehler Instrument Company, Long Island, NY where he has been working for the past two decades. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) and a Ph. D in Chemical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.

    He is an active member of ASTM, STLE, NLGI, SAE, ACS, AOCS and AICHE and chairs various subcommittees in several of these organizations. He has over 70 publications and co-edited an ASTM reference bestseller book "Fuels and Lubricant Handbook: Technology, properties, performance and testing".

    Dr. Shah was recently elevated to a title of Fellow at the Energy Institute, UK, and as a Fellow at the International Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers. Dr. Shah is a distinguished alumni award recipient of ICT, and also holds the title of Fellow at NLGI. In addition, Dr. Shah was recently awarded the Chartered Scientist status within the Science Council, UK.

    A previous recipient of the ASTM Award of Excellence thrice in his career so far, and also the ASTM Eagle award, Dr. Shah is also involved in working closely with several Universities and is currently on the Advisory board at: The Department of Chemical Engineering at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, The School of Engineering, Design, Technology and Professional programs (SEDTAPP) at Pennsylvania State University, and the Samuel Ginn College of engineering, Tribology and lubrication science minor at the University of Auburn.

    Vincent Colantuoni, B.E, M.B.A, is a Product Manager for Koehler Instrument Company, Inc.

    Vincent is currently working full time at Koehler Instrument Company, Inc. in Bohemia, N.Y., in the Sales and Marketing Department as the Product Manager. Koehler is a Manufacturer of Petroleum Testing Equipment with their major customer base being Petroleum Refineries, Inspection and Research Laboratories and other Major Universities and Institutions, where he has 9 years of experience in the Petroleum/Petrochemical Industry.

    Vincent has been an active member of ASTM International, a worldwide standardization organization since 2008, in Committee D02 on Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels, and Lubricants. At ASTM International, he serves as the Secretary of Subcommittee 9, Section C on the Oxidation Testing of Turbine Oils. Within this section, Vincent is also the Technical Contact for ASTM test method D943 and is responsible for any changes being proposed or made to the method. Vincent also assumes administrative responsibilities in Subcommittee C for Turbine Oils and Subcommittee G on Lubricating Greases. In Subcommittee C, he is the Technical Contact for ASTM test methods D665 and D3605. In Subcommittee G, he is the Technical Contact for ASTM test methods D217 and D1403.

    Education:

    • Master of Business Administration, M.B.A. Double Major in Management / Operations Management and Sustainable Business 2015, Baruch College, City University of New York, N.Y. Bachelors of Engineering, B.E. in Chemical Engineering Specialization in Business Management and Technology Transfer 2007, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, N.Y.


    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 contain over 13,000 standards written by 34,000 members on our 140 technical committees. The standards referenced in this course were 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.


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