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In light of rising concerns about the spread of COVID-19 and calls to contain the virus, ASTM will be offering this in-person training as a live streamed virtual event.
This virtual event will be taught live by the instructor and will include all the course materials available in the live class. A recording will be available for 45 days following the conclusion of the event.
This class explains how the properties of marine fuels affect fuel handling, combustion, and cost. It provides a detailed understanding of fuel quality requirements, and why they are necessary for good handling and combustion performance. Class interaction will be stressed by using practical examples of applications of the course material to past and current problems.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
Supervisors and managers in laboratory operations; purchasing; fuel supply and handling; and quality control. Also for shipping company employees, and those dealing with the sale, purchase, trade, or use of marine fuels, who need a detailed understanding of fuel quality requirements and why they are necessary for good handling and combustion performance.
(Not intended as a training course for lab technicians or those who run the tests, because it does not address detailed conduct of the various test methods.)
Registration: 7:30 am-8:00 AM on first day.
Class: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM. Following lunch on the third day, the class will tour a testing laboratory.
Robert Berner, marine fuels and lubricants consultant, has 45 years of experience in the marine fuels research and technical service. He served in the American Merchant Marine, holds a Chief Engineers license, worked for Esso International's Tanker Department as a Repair Superintendent, served in the Exxon International Marketing Department, Industrial and Wholesale Division, and was responsible for Exxon's marine fuels sales including product quality, claim dispute resolution, and policy implementation. Following his retirement from Exxon, Berner served as sales director for a bunker dot com company. He has a Bachelor of Engineering in Marine Engineering from the State University of New York Maritime College and a Masters of Business in Management and Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
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 13,000 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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Learning will be assessed through a series of question and answer sessions.
Praise from recent attendees of the course:
"Wealth of case studies, real-world examples/experiences. Content exactly what I needed/expected, well presented, engaging."
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