Houston (Texas), October 16-18,2018

  • 3 days training session (9am-5pm)
  • The course is focused on Blending Economics
  • 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
  • Ethanol/MTBE Calculation (Exporting to other Countries)
  • Learn how to make-$-money with Blending with smart choices.

The best Gasoline and Diesel Blending course in the World.

Learn how to make $-Money with blending. Easy as ABC


Day One:

  1.  Blending and Traders: Special Consideration
  2.  Primary and Secondary Importance Properties, and Their Significance
  3. Gasoline Specs: EU, USA, Middle East, Asia, Latin America, World
  4. Spec differences between Conventional, Euro-BOB, US-BOB’s and Oxygenated Gasolines
  5.  Typical Blending Components and Their Properties
  6.  Estimating Blend Component Prices using Platt’s Method
  7.  Blend Component and Finished Product Pricing
    • Internal cost of production
    • Commercial Pricing Basis: Component Properties Effects on Prices
    • Comparing Blend Component “Internal” Cost vs. Use of Market Prices
  8.  Blending as “Arithmetic of Prices and Properties”
    • Linear Vs Non-Linear Blending: Why Bother?
    • Recipe Change Impact on Blend Prices while meeting Specs
    • Recipe Change Impact on Blend Properties

Day Two:

  1. Introduction to Blend Optimizer, and Why You Should Use One
  2. What is Price, What Is Profit?
    • What Enters in Price and Profit Calculations
    • Gross Profit vs. Actual Profit
  3. How Do We Evaluate and Compare Blendstocks Based on Properties and Price
    • To Buy
    • To Use
  4. Laboratory Measurement Precision and Dispute Resolution
  5. Ethanol Blending
    • Boost of Octane, RVP, and Depression of Distillation Temperatures
    • Neat Specs (without Ethanol) and Specs After Addition of Ethanol
    • Impact on High Octane Components and Prices (e.g. Reformer Severity)
  6. Why You should consider In-Line Blending

Day Three:

  1. Diesel Blending
    • Blend Components, Properties, and Prices Calculations
    • Diesel No-Linear Properties Calculations
    •  Bio-Diesel vs. Renewable Diesel: What’s the Difference
    • Diesel Lab test precision and blend targets


Hands-on Exercises:
  • Volumetric Blend Calculator for Gasoline, Diesel, Ethanol blends
  • Non-Linear Property Calculators
  • Blend component and off-specs price calculator
  • Gasoline Blend Optimizer—-see smart blend optimizer Hands-On
  • Diesel Blend Optimizer
  • Ethanol property boost calculator
  • and much more……

This is translated in:

  • + 800 pages of Gasoline and Diesel Blending Handbook
  • + 35 Blending Exercises with Blend Optimizer Cases
  • + Plenty Exercises to help you learning faster and making right choices
  • + Gasoline and Diesel 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


  • Gasoline 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 $ 2980 (if you register before September 6th) per person
The late fee is $ 3199 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