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The Fuels Technology course will be most valuable to scientists and engineers whose job responsibilities include testing and usage of gasoline, diesel, and aviation fuels. This extensive 5-day course will not only benefit newcomers to this technology but also experienced fuel technologists. The instructor's vast experience in this area will allow him to focus on key issues related to fuel specifications, performance, additives, and fuel storage and distribution. His deep involvement with ASTM and his experience with global fuel issues enrich the course content. With recent trends towards environmentally friendly ultra-clean fuels, fuel specification testing procedures have attained a reasonable level of sophistication. The significance of such testing will be fully covered in this course.
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.
By the end of the class you will be able to:
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
Lunch will be provided.
A special five-day training course will be presented describing the specifications and testing of gasoline, diesel, and aviation fuels. Two days each will be devoted to gasoline and diesel, and one day to aviation fuel. Lectures will be presented each morning, and during the afternoons the attendees will conduct selected tests themselves in the laboratory. The presentations will discuss in detail the Standard Specifications for gasoline (ASTM D4814), for diesel fuel (D975), and aviation fuel (D1655). Additionally, gasoline topics will include chemistry, combustion, octane and octane enhancers, blending, volatility, distillation, driveability, vapor pressure and vapor liquid ratio, additives, oxygenates and worldwide gasoline specifications. The diesel topics will include diesel engine design and diesel combustion, cetane number and index, fuel grades and types, flash point, viscosity, sulfur, lubricity, detergency, cleanliness, microorganisms, cold flow performance, conductivity, and biodiesel. Aviation fuel topics will include jet engine fuels and combustion, water separation, cleanliness, volatility, density, specific energy, low temperature operability, and the specifications and testing of aviation gasoline. The standards covering the hands-on testing that the participants will conduct in the afternoons will be discussed in detail.
Day 1 and 2 - Gasoline
Day 3 and 4 - Diesel
Day 5 - Aviation Fuels
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.
D86 Distillation of Petroleum Products
D323 Vapor Pressure of Petroleum Products (Reid Method)
D381 Existent Gum in Fuels by Jet Evaporation
D525 Oxidation Stability of Gasoline
D130 Detection of Copper Corrosion from Petroleum Products by Copper Strip Tarnish Test
D7667 Determination of Corrosiveness to Silver by Automotive Spark-Ignition Engine Fuel -Thin Silver Strip Method
D1319 Hydrocarbon Types in Liquid Petroleum Products by Fluorescent Indicator Adsorption
D93 Flash point by Pensky-Martens Closed Cup Tester
D2500 Cloud Point of Petroleum Products
D97 Pour Point of Petroleum Products
D445 Kinematic Viscosity of Transparent and Opaque Liquids (and Calculation of Dynamic Viscosity)
D2709 Water and Sediment in Middle Distillate Fuels by Centrifuge
D524 Ramsbottom Carbon Residue of Petroleum Products
D6371 Cold Filter Plugging Point of Diesel and Heating Fuels
D6079 Evaluating Lubricity of Diesel Fuels by the High-Frequency Reciprocating Rig (HFRR)
D4294 Sulfur in Petroleum and Petroleum Products by Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry
D1298 Density, Relative Density (Specific Gravity), or API Gravity of Crude Petroleum and Liquid Petroleum Products by Hydrometer Method
D2386 Freezing Point of Aviation Fuels
D2624 Electrical Conductivity of Aviation and Distillate Fuels
D1322 Smoke Point of Kerosine and Aviation Turbine Fuel
D3948 Determining Water Separation Characteristics of Aviation Turbine Fuels by Portable Separometer
Dr. 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.
David Forester has over 40 years' experience in the fuel and refining additive business and has over 35 US patents on development of diesel and jet fuel additives, refinery antifoulants, and other refinery and process related additives. He has designed, implemented and/or automated many fuel test methods, including many ASTM standards that have resulted in new additive products, reformulations, and improvements to diesel fuel additive products. He has been a member of ASTM Committee D02 for over 20 years and currently serves as Chairman of Subcommittee D02.14 Stability and Cleanliness of Liquid Fuels which has jurisdiction for 48 ASTM standards, test methods, practices and guides. Mr. Forester has authored or co-authored multiple SAE and IASH papers/presentations, and co-authored Chapter 11 "Methods for Assessing Stability and Cleanliness of Liquid Fuels" in Significance of Tests for Petroleum Products" 8th Edition published 2010 by ASTM. He is currently functioning as associate editor of fuels for the 2nd edition revision to "The Fuels and Lubricant Handbook" published by ASTM.
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 Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) and a Ph. D in Chemical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and a MCP degree in Marketing and Management from Long Island University.
He is an active member of ASTM, STLE, NLGI, SAE, ACS, AOCS, SPE and AICHE and chairs various subcommittees in several of these organizations. He has over 100 publications and has co-edited an ASTM reference bestseller book "Fuels and Lubricant Handbook: Technology, Properties, Performance and Testing."
Dr. Shah is an elected Fellow of The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) and was given the honor in 2016, in recognition for his outstanding contributions to the field of tribology. He is also the recipient of the Fellows award from NLGI since 2007, which endorsed his invaluable work in the field of greases. Raj is a Certified Professional Chemist and a Certified Chemical engineer with the National certification commission in chemistry and chemical engineering. He has also been awarded the Chartered Scientist status from the Science Council, UK and the Chartered Chemist status from the Royal society of chemistry.
Dr. Shah is an elected fellow of American Institute of Chemists and of the Energy Institute, UK. That fellowship was awarded to him in recognition of his professional experience and depth of knowledge and expertise that helped make a difference in the field of Energy. Raj is also a Chartered engineer with the Engineering Council, UK and was elected a Chartered Petroleum engineer with the Energy Institute in recognition of his specific expertise as a practitioner in energy engineering. Dr. Shah is a recent recipient of the PM Ku medal from STLE and the John A Bellanti Sr. Memorial award from NLGI, both prestigious recognitions for his volunteer work with the respective institutions over the years.
Raj has been particularly active with ASTM going back approximately 25 years. He was the vice-chair for the D02.G committee for over 12 years and served in leadership capacities in subcommittees D02. 9 and D02.12. In recent years, Dr. Shah is a co-instructor for the ASTM hands-on Motor gasoline course, and the ASTM Fuel technology Course. Raj is a previous recipient of the ASTM Award of Excellence thrice in his career, and has also been lauded with the illustrious ASTM Eagle award.
Dr. Shah is an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, which is typically awarded by one's peers to signify a scientist's high level of accomplishment. Dr. Shah is the only recipient of both the President's award and the Long service award from NLGI India and was honored in 2013 with the distinguished alumni award recipient from the Institute of Chemical Technology.
Raj volunteers his time to both professional and charitable organizations and has served on the Founders board of directors of Developmental Disabilities institute, a special needs school for autistic children in Long Island, and also served on the NLGI board of directors for over 15 years. Dr. Shah is involved in working closely with several universities and is currently on the advisory board at: The Department of Chemical Engineering: State University of New York, Stony Brook, The School of Engineering, Design, Technology and Professional programs (SEDTAPP): Pennsylvania State University, and the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Tribology and lubrication science minor at Auburn University. Fluent in multiple languages, he enjoys world music, mixology, kayaking and mobile photography and lives in Melville, NY with his family.
Vincent Colantuoni, B.E, M.B.A, is the Product Manager for Koehler Instrument Company, Inc.
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 10 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.
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.
Organized in 1898, 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 12,000 standards written by 34,000 members on our 140 technical committees. Committee D02 on Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels, and Lubricants developed the standards used in this course. For more information, contact Alyson Fick at (610) 832-9710 or go to our D02 technical committee page.
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