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Live Online: Bunker Fuel Blending

18 – 21 August 2020 | 4-Day Live Online | 1:30pm-5:00pm (SGT)

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Register 2 Delegates & the 3rd attends FREE!
MCF TRAINING GRANT IS AVAILABLE FOR ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS.

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About the Course

The 4-module seminar provides participants with a technical and advanced practical guideline on blending heavy fuel oil. As IMO 2020 enforcement has come into effect, the importance of ensuring fuel specifications, compatibility, stability as well as optimisation methods cannot be understated.

Throughout the course, our expert with unparalleled knowledge of fuel oil technologies will enable participants to attain thorough understanding and exercises on all blending properties’ calculation, pricing, applications; blending control & QA; the changing standards, blending economics and best practices for maintaining sulphur compliance.

Key Learning Outcomes & Case Studies Include

  • Blending properties’ calculation, pricing & application
  • Blending components compatibility
  • Blend control and QA
  • Optimisation in Bunker fuel blending
  • Lab testing and Industry standards (ISO 8217, SS 524 & 600, ISO 9001, 17025, ASTM / IP / ISO test methodology etc)
  • Bunker blending economics and Profit blend optimiser
  • Blending for sulphur compliance 2020 and the future

Who Should Attend

This course is beneficial for supervisors, managers, senior managers across functions in marketing, trading, economic planning, labs supervision who need better technical understanding of bunker fuel blending – including Fuel oil traders, Bunker operators, Bunker oil trader, Planning engineers.

What Attendees Liked About This Course

“The programme is in-depth offered me a good overview of the IMO 2020, and confirmed my previous understanding.”
– Joal Evangelista, Legal Counsel, Vale International Singapore

“Programme’s content is well developed, good size of participants, great interactions with trainers and attendees over 2 days.”
– Gomes Kevin Mark, Operations Executive – Marine, Singapore Petroleum Company

“A lot of knowledge is shared on blending operations know-how, the calculations and economics as well as legal issues.”
– Nakai Kazuki, Trading Manager Marubeni International Petroleum

 

pricing

Packages Price
Live Online LearningSGD $2876Early Bird

MCF Training Grant Is Available For Eligible Participants.
Please Refer To www.mpa.gov.sg/mcf For Information.

Register 2 Delegates & the 3rd attends FREE!
Group rate is based on normal rate of 2-day main conference package only.
For Group Registrations, email register@informa.com or call +65 6508 2401

 

  • Special Group Discount pricing is applicable to groups of 2 or more delegates from the same organization registering for the same event, at the same time.
  • Fee stated is the discounted price PER DELEGATE. Only one discount applies – either the early bird rate OR the Special Group Discount.
  • A 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST) is applicable to all Singapore based companies for Singapore venue.
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Trainer

Keith Forget
Marine Fuels and Lubricants Consultant

Prior to his 10 years as an independent consultant, Keith spent more than 40 years with Shell across various positions ranging Fleet Engineer (Shel Tanker UK) to Technical Advisor and Global Product Manager. His responsibilities included:

  • Global Technical Manager & Product Manager at Shell Marine Products (since 1997): Developed and managed Fuel Quality and all R&D Activities including Fuel Oil Quality Assurance System. All fuels and lubricants support to customers, internal & external bodies as well as on HSE & emissions regulations
  • Technical Advisor at Shell International Trading (since 1981): Development & launch of lubricants analyses service (RLA). Management of fuel quantity & quality complaints.

Keith has also consulted global bunker suppliers, shipowners, classification including DnV Petroleum Services (now Veritas Petroleum Services), Alfa Laval Tumba, Vroon Offshore Services, Aberdeen Ltd., Oldendorff Carriers, Norddeutsche Reederei, H. Schuldt GmbH & Co. KG, Arq UK Ltd. He is also:

  • Active member of CIMAC Heavy Fuels working group and ISO working group (WG6) that developed ISO8217:2010 (MEPCs 57/58/59/60 and BLG/12.)
  • Advisor on marine fuel to the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency delegation during the development of the revised MARPOL Annex VI – 2009 edition.
  • Member of the 3rd MRDAP sponsored by Singapore’s MPA (2007 – 2009)
  • Chairman of International Bunker Conference 2015

Live Online Learning

Stay Home. Skill Up!

The current Covid-19 pandemic has put strains on various areas of business, especially when it comes to deriving commercial value from new initiatives. During this phase of self-isolation and working from home, we can help you meet your professional development needs and you can still take your professional development plans to the next level.

To support your learning goals we have converted our face-to-face trainings to LIVE Online Sessions. This way you can continue to attend live and interactive training sessions within the virtual classroom space where you can see and speak, with your Subject Matter Expert and other participants.

Benefits of Live Online Learning

Aimed at offering you immediate, high-quality practical information whilst minimising time and expenditure associated with travelling, our digital training platform enables you to interact in real time with course directors and remotely network with your fellow participants.

  • Classroom Experience: Progress with fellow participants as you would in an on-site class
  • Guaranteed cost-effectiveness: Travel budget saving, plus 20% price advantage for online participation
  • Controlled environment with speakers managing the Q&A and discussions and tools for enhanced interactions
  • Module-based approach to effectively manage your time and revisions
  • Earn your Digital Certification and broadcast your achievements to your peers
  • Onboarding: Available for all attendees
  • Proven and secure training platform

 

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Attend and participate in the 2 full days of training course duration, led by the designated training expert

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Agenda

MODULE 1

GENERAL INTRODUCTION

  • Brief explanation course program
  • Various types of blending – overview
  • Why blending is necessary

 

INTRODUCTION TO FUEL OIL

  • What is fuel oil, brief history
  • Manufacturing routesBlend stock components and their properties.
  • Supply and demand trends toward 2020

 

SPECIFICATIONS, COMPONENTS AND TEST METHODS

  • ISO 8217 and latest changes
  • Relevance of individual properties and test methods
  • Fit-for-purpose versus on-spec
  • Blend stock components and their properties

 

STABILITY AND COMPATIBILITY OF BUNKER FUEL

  • Fundamentals of asphaltene stability
  • Current test methods
  • Best Practices and Exercise: Prediction of asphaltene stability

 

MODULE 2

BUNKER FUEL BLENDING, COMPONENTS AND TOOLS

  • Blending systems (in tank, in-line, in-line with ratio control)
    • In-line blending – advantages and key considerations
    • Inventory reduction
    • Tankage minimisation
    • Tank capacity and quality management
  • Linear and Non-Linear blending rules (including exercises)
  • Unusual blending components
  • Blending software and equipment

 

BLEND CONTROL AND QUALITY ASSURANCE

  • Quality management
  • Documentation
  • MARPOL Samples
  • Reproducibility and repeatability of tests
  • Optimisation Output results

 

STORAGE AND HANDLING OF BUNKER FUEL BLENDING ECONOMICS

  • Fuel oil tanks
  • Mixing systems
  • Additives

 

MODULE 3

LABORATORIES TESTING AND ON-LINE TESTING

  • Role of the laboratory (including repeatability and reproducibility)
  • Discussion of the benefits of laboratory testing and online testing
  • Various types of on-line testing methods
  • Lab testing standards (ISO 9001, 17025, ASTM/IP/ISO test methodology, SS524 & 600)

 

BLENDING ECONOMICS

  • Blending tools and optimisation
  • Single and multi-blend optimisation
  • Quality give-away
  • Ensuring the maximum profit from a blend

 

BLENDING FOR 0.5% SULPHUR COMPLIANCE

  • Current status
  • Impact on bunker fuel customers
  • Impact on fuel oil quality and pricing
  • Necessary components for 0.5% LSFO Blending
  • Challenges and problems expected
  • Ensuring stability and Compatibility
  • Avoiding off spec fuel from blending operations

 

MODULE 4

BUNKER FUEL COMPLAINTS

  • Survey and updates of fuel oil complaints
  • Examples of problem fuels (including exercise)
  • ISO 4259 for dispute handling

 

LIABILITY AND CLAIMS HANDLING

  • Responsibilities for bunker fuel quality
  • Warranties under bunker supply contract
  • Contamination of bunkers and blend incompatibility
  • BIMCO Bunker quality & liability clause
  • ISO 8217
  • Potential legal claims (Charterers vs Contractual Bunker
  • Suppliers vs Physical Bunker Suppliers vs Owners)
  • Claims and claims handling
    • Bunker supplier defense

 

BUNKER FUEL HSE ASPECTS

  • Health and safety aspects
  • Emissions
  • Legislation

 

WRAP-UP

  • Q+A session
  • Course evaluation

when & where

18 - 21 Aug 2020

4-Day Live Online
1:30pm-5:00pm (SGT)

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