Gasoline and Diesel Fuels Technology -- eLearning Course

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Price: $1599
About the Course

This eLearning course provides broad coverage of the specifications, testing, and technology related to gasoline and diesel fuel oil. The course covers 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. Specifications related to gasoline, discuss gasoline additives, oxygenates, the refining process and the quality and distribution of fuels are covered. In addition, the course relates the test methods to specifications (ASTM D975), quality issues, distribution, and diesel engine technology.

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 covered in this course.

The course takes approximately 10 hours to complete and includes lecture, instructional video content covering ASTM Test Methods in use, interactive knowledge checks, and a self-grading quiz.

Learning Outcome

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the different types and components of gasoline.
  • Define octane number and identify ways to enhance octane.
  • Identify the various types of volatility.
  • Discuss the purpose and importance of sampling.
  • Identify the stages of drivability.
  • Recognize and describe specifications and test methods related to gasoline.
  • Describe the benefits of Diesel and Diesel Engines.
  • Identify the grades of diesel fuel.
  • Define cetane number and identify ways to enhance cetane.
  • Recognize and describe specifications and test methods related to diesel.
  • Describe biodiesels in relation to ASTM D975.
Who Should Attend

This training course will be most valuable to technicians performing gasoline and/or diesel fuel tests, scientists, and engineers whose responsibilities include supervising training, or testing and using gasoline and/or diesel fuel.

Course Outline

This course covers gasoline and diesel fuels technology with numerous procedural videos to illustrate the use of various ASTM test methods.

Certificate and CEUs

CEUs: 1.0 CEUs or 10 PDHs

Certificate: A certificate is available upon successful completion of the course and an 80% or higher score on the exam.

About the Subject Matter Experts

Mr. David Forester has more than 45 years of experience in fuel and refining additives. David is an active member of ASTM Committee D02 for over 25 years; currently Chairman of Subcommittee D02.14 Stability, Cleanliness, and Compatibility of Liquid Fuels. He holds over 35 patents and has designed, implemented, and/or automated many fuel test methods, including many ASTM standards. Mr. Forester also authored Chapter 11 “Methods for Assessing Stability and Cleanliness of Liquid Fuels" in Significance of Tests for Petroleum Products” 9th Edition published 2018 by ASTM.

Mr. Vincent Colantuonihas been an active member of ASTM International since 2008, in Committee D02 on Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels, and Lubricants. At ASTM International, he serves as the Vice Chairman of Subcommittee 9 Oxidation of Lubricants, the Chairman of Subcommittee 9, Section D on the Oxidation of Lubricants, the Secretary of Subcommittee 9, Section C on the Oxidation Testing of Turbine Oils, and the Secretary of Subcommittee G Lubricating Grease. Mr. Colantuoni is the Product Manager for Koehler Instrument Company, Inc.

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