This comprehensive 3-day course will provide a framework of both commercial and technical issues on jet fuel and aviation gasoline, which covers an in-depth assessment of their different grades, engines, basic operations, properties, and specifications. It will also provide an understanding on basic principles and concepts for jet fuel and aviation gasoline manufacturing, transportation, quality assurance, and alternative fuels.
Important aspects of the course will be: instruction on how specifications are used to control the quality of aviation fuels, practical applications of ASTM test methods; interaction of aviation fuels with aircraft engines; as well as how to deal with off-spec jet fuel properties, additives, quality assurance issues and sampling. The course will conclude on the third-day with a visit to a laboratory for attendees to witness how jet fuel and aviation gasoline are prepared and tested.
Aviation Fuels Consultant
& ASTM Instructor
Fred Barnes is an ASTM International instructor. He has 18 years of experience in teaching aviation fuel specifications and test methods and over 30 years experience in aviation fuels applications. Currently, Fred is the Manager of Aviation Fuels Consulting, LLC, a consulting company in Gig Harbor, Washington, USA. He provides consultation on aviation fuel technology including fuel specifications, test methods, quality control, terminal and aviation operations, technical services, training, contracts and problem resolution with supply/distribution quality assurance and testing. He is also an expert witness in various litigation scenarios involving fuel quality, inspection of facilities, operational issues and filtration items.
Previously, he was with Shell in R & D related to fuels and lubricants and later Manager, Aviation Operations with Chevron USA Products Company responsible for aviation fuel product quality, operations, specifications, and technologies. He is also active in ASTM, API, IATA, SAE, ATA, ENERGY INSTITUTE and CRC. Fred holds B. S. and M. S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Univeristy of Missouri.
Guest Presentation on Day One
Dr. Tilak K. Doshi
Muse, Stancil & Co. (Asia) Pte Ltd
Topic - The Civil Aviation Fuels Market: Asia in a Global Context
Dr. Tilak K. Doshi is Managing Consultant with Muse, Stancil & Co. (Asia) based in Singapore. Dr. Doshi is an industry expert with over 25 years of international work experience in leading oil and gas companies and think tanks.
His previous appointments include Chief Economist, Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore; Senior Fellow and Program Director, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia); Executive Director for Energy, Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC, UAE); Specialist Consultant, Saudi Aramco (Dhahran, Saudi Arabia); Chief Asia Economist, Unocal Corporation (Singapore); Director for Economic and Industry Analysis, Atlantic Richfield Corporation (ARCO, Los Angeles, U.S.).
Dr. Doshi is the author of many articles and three books on energy economics, the most recent of which was “Singapore Chronicles: Energy” (Straits Times Press, 2016). He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Hawaii on a scholarship provided by the East-West Centre. He was one of two candidates which were granted the 1984 Robert S. McNamara Research Fellow award by World Bank, Washington, D.C., and he received a Distinction for MA in Economics by Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand in 1982.
Key Drivers & Trends to be Covered
Background & Application of Technical Society Responsibility such as ASTM, MOD, IATA, Military, Energy Institute, JIG, etc
Jet Fuel Properties Not Controlled by Specification
Aviation Engines & Basic Operations
Aviation Fuel Sampling
Understanding Jet Fuel Specifications & Properties
Aviation Gasoline Grades, Specifications & Properties
Consumption of Fuel by Airports
Highlights of Jet Fuel & Aviation Gasoline Manufacture
Alternatives for Jet Fuel
Standard Bulk Properties
Transportation & Quality Assurance
Standard Trace Properties
Filter Separators & Monitors in the Jet Fuel
Who Should Attend
Airline Fuel & Operation Personnel
Additive Organisations / Personnel
Aircraft, Helicopter & Business Jet Operators
Quality Control Managers / Supervisors
Fuel Farms & Fuel Handling Personnel / Operators
Commercial / Purchasing Managers
Laboratory Operators / Inspectors /Managers
Airport Service Personnel
General Aviation Airfields & FBOs
Into-plane Personnel / Operators
Avgas Pipeline Operators / Refiners
Military & Defense Fuel Organisations / Personnel
Jet Fuel Traders / Refiners
Aircraft, Engine & Equipment Manufacturers / Suppliers
Jet Fuel Specifications Managers / Supervisors
Jet Engine Test Cells Personnel
Aviation Fuel Engineers
"Detailed presentation on fuel specifications"
- Chief Manager - Aviation, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
"The course has enhanced my product knowledge "
- Deputy Laboratory Manager, Geo Chem Middle East
"It is a comprehensive course for Jet Fuel"
- Laboratory Manager, Jordan Petroleum Refinery Co.
"Very informative on ASTM standard & testing procedures. Equipment also shown during the course"
- Assistant Manager, Skytamers
"Course director is experienced in the field of Aviation Fuels as well as refinery"
- Deputy Director, Petrolimex Aviation
"Very experienced as ASTM trainer"
- Trader, China Aviation Oil (S) Corporation Ltd.
"Professional instructor, he has experience and knowledge on mechanical aspects related to Aviation Fuels"
- Operations Coordinator, Star Petroleum Refining
"Fred has deep knowledge of all Jet Fuel aspects"
- Corporate Planning Advisor, YASREF-ARAMCO Sinopec Refinery
"It is nice to show some equipment and video during the course"
- Process Engineer, Star Petroleum Refining
"Fred can deliver and relate with experience"