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This four-day course covers all properties required for ASTM D975, the diesel fuel specification, and it consists of an in-class lecture portion and a hands-on training portion every day. Participants will perform the following ASTM methods using automatic instrumentation from Anton Paar:
The remaining property requirements in D975 will be discussed in detail. Course participants will receive detailed handouts and copies of the latest test methods for all D975 requirements.
Additionally, learners will have access to the online course two weeks prior to the start of the event.
By the end of this course the learner will be able to:
This "hands-on" training course is aimed at people performing test methods in the laboratory, their supervisors and managers, and quality assurance personnel. It is intended for laboratory technicians in refineries, service laboratories, state inspection labs, and other laboratories that use ASTM test methods to analyze diesel fuels and similar fuels. The course may also be appropriate for supervisors and managers of staff responsible for maintaining instruments and leading QA/QC programs. It is suitable for lab techs and new lab managers in:
A technical or scientific background is not required, but laboratory training or experience is beneficial.
Registration is 8:00 AM on the first day of class. Class start and end times each day is 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM.
This course is complimentary to the ASTM training course: Diesel Fuel, Specifications and Test Methods, which describes the significance of the requirements for diesel fuel (and many related issues), but does not go into practical details of performing the corresponding test methods. This 4-day course will describe every requirement in the ASTM diesel fuel specification, D975, and focus on details of performing the test methods using automated instruments, training videos, and instruction in classroom and laboratory settings. A typical training day would consist of four hours of lecture on test method details and procedures, and four hours of hands-on training with mostly automated instruments. The following list gives the Table 1 requirements in ASTM D975, and the referenced test method.
Andy Pickard has worked in fuels and lubricants for more than 45 years. He has been a member of ASTM International for 35 years, participating in test method developments and product specification committees (diesel fuel and other middle distillate fuels, biodiesel, gasoline, ethanol, LPG, aviation fuels, and heavy fuel oils). Following academic training in chemistry with a doctorate in organometallic chemistry, he spent 10 years with Imperial Oil (Exxon Mobil in Canada) and 24 years with Petro-Canada. A good part of that time was spent working between refineries, distribution, marketers and customers on fuel issues. He is now a consultant on fuels and technology support, and continues to participate in both ASTM and CGSB (Canadian General Standards Board) fuel standard developments.
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.
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Professional Engineers, if your state has a continuing education requirement for license renewal, ASTM training courses should count towards your Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) Professional Development Hour (PDH) requirement.
Learning will be assessed through a series of question and answer sessions.