Houston BFB 1 day course


Houston, October 15,2018

  • One day training session (8am-5pm)
  • The course is focused on IMO 2020 0.5% S Compliant 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 Smart Blend Optimzier
  • 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.


New! This one day intensive course focuses on IMO 2020 0.5% S bunker:  specs, how to make it, blends components, recipes, determining compatibility, supply chain, calculating 0.5%S bunker price, and how to calculate scrubbers ROI vs. other alternatives. The course has numerous examples and exercises, answering questions such as blend profitability. It also includes a blending coursebook, tens of exercises, and hundreds of references.



Topics covered are:

  1. IMO 2020 0.5% S Specs and Potential Changes to Cat Fines/Al+Si, Pour, and possibly new specs for lubricity and compatibility
  2. Typical blend components for making 0.5%S bunkers and their properties
  3. Valuation/pricing of low Sulfur blend components
  4. Typical ULSFO recipes for:
    • USA Gulf Coast
    • Europe (ARA, MED)
    • Singapore
    • Middle East,
  5. Calculating 0.5%S Fuel Prices, and Profitability of ULSFO recipes
  6. Avoiding 5% S blend compatibility issues: prediction methods
  7. Sourcing of blend components for making 0.5%S bunkers (USA, Europe, W Africa/EU, Singapore)
  8. Changes in the Supply Chain Peculiar to 0.5% S ULSFO
  9. Scrubbers and Economics
    • Scrubber basic design for SOX and NOX, open loop/closed loop
    • Input Data to calculate Scrubber CAPEX and OPEX, and ROI/DCF


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:

  •  Bunker Blending Handbook
  • Blending Exercises with Blend Optimizer Cases
  • Plenty Exercises to help you learning faster and making right choices
  • Bunker Smart Blend Optimizer (Demo)
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 Houston, near by the George Bush Airport.
The address is: 425 N. Sam Houston Parkway E, Houston, TX 77060, USA
Tel.+ 1 281.310.2315

Hyatt Regency Houston

The early bird fee is $ 1199 (if you register before Aug 25th) per person
The late fee is $ 1399 per person
There are also special discounts for a group of 3 or more students
Refinery Automation Institute provides: Breakfast, Lunch, Mid-Morning and Mid-Afternoon meals (hotel is not included).
Hyatt Regency Hotel provides preferred rates for students who attend the bunker blending course.
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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