Over the course of three-days, the program seeks to focus on gasoline and diesel blending techniques concentrating on the creation and optimization of profitable blend formula. In addition to comprehensive analysis of blend components including pricing and the environmental impact, the program seeks to educate participants through real life case studies and exercises.
Take home after the course:
In order to get the maximum benefit, participants should bring their own Windows laptop with Microsoft Excel (2010 or later) with SOLVER add-in software installed for this course.
President, Refinery Automation Institute LLC, USA
Ara Barsamian is the president and CEO of Refinery Automation Institute LLC (RAI), and has over 48 years of experience in bunker, gasoline, diesel, and biofuel blending operations and technology. Among his first experiences at Exxon was computerized bunker blending in an Aruba refinery. Lately he has spearheaded development and testing of IMO 2020-compatible bunker blends, recipes, and updating ISO 8217 specs. Earlier in his career, he was a group head with Exxon Research & Engineering Co., President of 3X Corp., and Vice-President of ABB Simcon, all in the area of fuels blending.
Mr. Barsamian is a senior member of AIChE, ASTM, ILTA and IBIA. He is on the board of directors of AIChE, and a professor (adjunct) at New Jersey Institute of Technology.
He holds BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from City University of New York.
Gasoline Traders / Blenders
Fuel Oil / Distillates Traders
Middle & Senior Managers
Business Development Managers
Blend Schedulers Business Analysts
Marketing & Products Trading Managers
Laboratory Supervisors Sales Representatives
Planning / Operational Engineers
Cargo Inspectors / Surveyors
Fuel / Project Engineers
"I really got good insights into the topic and now have better understanding of what blending is all about"
"I was deeply impressed how comprehensive, thoroughly composed and well structured the course was. It is well balanced between lectures and exercises"
“I learnt a lot – and was able to tie my previous information and knowledge to a more structured format”
“Truly a pleasure…Thank you for sharing your perspective”
“Ara has tremendous knowledge and experience”
“Thank you for the valuable info shared through the course”
"Ara Barsamian is very knowledgeable, which made it easier to understand the course"