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 has been active in ASTM, API, SAE, IATA, ATA, Energy Institute and CRC. Fred holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri.
Background & Application of Technical Society Responsibility such as ASTM, MOD, IATA, Military, Energy Institute, JIG, etc
Jet Fuel Properties Not Controlled by Specification
Update on ASTM, IATA and JIG Activities
Aviation Fuel Sampling
Aviation Engines & Basic Operations
Aviation Gasoline Grades, Specifications & Properties
Understanding Jet Fuel Specifications & Properties
Highlights of Jet Fuel & Aviation Gasoline Manufacture
Update on ASTMn and DefStan 91-091 Specifications
Alternatives for Jet Fuel
Consumption of Fuel by Airports
Transportation & Quality Assurance
Filter Separators & Monitors in the Jet Fuel
Standard Bulk Properties
Latest Trends in Aviation Fuel Filtration
Standard Trace Properties
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
Jet Fuel & Avgas Traders
Refiners of Aviation Fuels
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"
"The course has enhanced my product knowledge "
"It is a comprehensive course for Jet Fuel"
"Very informative on ASTM standard & testing procedures. Equipment also shown during the course"
"Course director is experienced in the field of Aviation Fuels as well as refinery"
"Very experienced as ASTM trainer"
"Professional instructor, he has experience and knowledge on mechanical aspects related to Aviation Fuels"
"Fred has deep knowledge of all Jet Fuel aspects"
"It is nice to show some equipment and video during the course"
"Fred can deliver and relate with experience"