Fort Lauderdale BFB


Fort Lauderdale, May 20-21,2019

  • 2 days training session (9am-5pm)
  • The course is focused on Blending Economics
  • Make Money with the new Sulfur 2020 spec. We have recipes for this
  • Select the right components and estimate the blend components prices
  • Plenty of Exercises Hands-ON and simulation of real cases with the RAI Blend Optimizer
  • Use the Smart Blend Optimizer to Maximize the Profitability
Are you ready for the IMO 2020, 0.5% sulfur spec?
This is the only course that provides you with new low sulfur recipes, low sulfur blend components, without incur in compatibility and stability issues.


Day One:

  1.  Overview of Bunker Business
  2.  Marine Fuels Specifications, Components & Additives
    • Latest IMO Specs, and future 2020 0.5% wt Sulfur specs
    • Review of Bunker Blend Component Database
  3. 2020 Bunker Blends:
    • Typical 2020 Blend Components and Properties
    • Typical 2020 Recipes and Costs
  4. 2020 Bunker Blend Compatibility: Tests and Predictive Calculations
  5. 2020 Bunker Supply Chain: Sourcing of Blend Components
  6.  Blend Component Price Estimation using Platt’s Method
  7.  Blending as “Arithmetic of Prices and Properties”
    • Introduction of Blend Component Matrix (or Basket)
    • Linear Vs Non-Linear Blending, Why? How?
    • Recipe Change Impact on Blend Prices while meeting specs
    • Recipe Change Impact on Blend Properties
  8.  Introduction to Blend Optimizer, and why you should use one
    • Properties
    • Prices
    • Inventory
    • Demand (batch size)
    • Specs (import/export)
    • Other: transportation, inspection fees, commissions, credits, etc.
    • Economic Analysis with real cases (Exercises)
    • Gross Profit Vs Actual Profit

Day Two:

  1. Quality Assurance
    • Lab Precision and Dispute Resolution
    • ISO 4259 use for dispute resolution and alternative
  2. Delivery Quantity Measurement
    • Dipping Vs Flowmeters Vs Coriolis mass flowmeters
  3. Scrubbers and Environmental Issues
    • Using scrubbers: types, performance, costs
    • Calculating scrubber return on investment
  4. Advantages of In-line Bunker Blending
    • Shore-based
    • Shipboard blending
  5. Bunker Blending References 
  6. Open Forum (Q & A Session)

Hands-on Exercises:
  • Volumetric Blend Calculator for Bunker- Marine Gasoil blends
  • Non-Linear Property Calculators
  • Blend component and off-specs price calculator
  • Bunker Blend Optimizer*
  • New Recipes for 2020 Sulfur Spec
  • and much more……

This is translated in:

  • + 600 pages of Bunker Blending Handbook
  • + 15 Blending Exercises with Blend Optimizer Cases
  • + Plenty Exercises to help you learning faster and making right choices
  • +  Bunker RAI Blend Optimizer (Demo)*

*The RAI blend optimizer works only on windows based laptops and it requires Microsoft Excel to be installed with the solver active.

Reference Material Review:
  • Product Spec Books
  • Market Price Bulletins
  • Data Base of Blend Components
  • Various Legislation (EPA, RFS, etc)
  • List of Blending-related URL’s


  • Bunker Traders / Blenders
  • Fuel and Blend Component Traders
  •  Independent Blenders
  • Terminal Operators
  • Biofuel Producers/Traders/Blenders
  • Market/Research Analysts
  • Marketing Managers
  • Policy Makers/Legislators
  • Everyone who wants to make $-Money with Blending


The venue is located in Fort Lauderdale
Convention Centers – Fort Lauderdale
1950 Eisenhower Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
(945) 765-9551

Convention Center Fort Lauderdale

The early bird discounted fee is $ 2099 (if you register before March 26th) per person
The early bird fee is $ 2299 (if you register before April 28th) per person
The late fee is $ 2499 per person
There are also special discounts for a group of 3 or more students of the same company.
Refinery Automation Institute provides: Breakfast, Lunch, Mid-Morning and Mid-Afternoon meals (hotel is not included).
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Contact Info

Refinery Automation Institute, LLC

6 Leslie Court Morristown,
New Jersey 07960 USA
Phone: +1-973-644-2270
eFAX: +1-973-206-2256