Design of In line Blender

In-Line Blending

Blending Today

Many refineries and oil terminals are still blending components using a batch blending by sequential pumping to a tank. This means, pumping sequentially “n” components from blend component tanks to a final product tank.

Blending in this way produces large property giveaway, immobilizes storage tank and inventory, could result in off-spec non sellable product , it is time consuming and the blend can take more than one day, beside other side effects.

Why In-Line Blending?

There are many advantages in using an inline blender vs. sequential pumping components to a blend tank; for example:

  1. With an inline blender you can reduce the blending time by at least 50%, which and frees tanks for other purposes and requires less inventory on hand;
  2. Much smaller octane and vapor pressure property giveaway;
  3. No offspecs or re-blends;
  4. Minimize demurrage charges.
  5. Fewer/less testing of blend samples (saving $);
Sequential Blending

Manual Tank Blending

In-Line Blending

In-line blending system

Refinery Automation Institute is in this business for over 25 years, designing in-line blender for gasoline, diesel and bunker worldwide.

Save $-Money and switch to in-line blending.

We are helping you:

  • save money
  • increase the tank farm thruput
  • automate the process and make the things easy


  • A modular drop-In place skid mounted, pre-wired, turn-key blender
  • You need just to prepare the concrete pad for the skid
  • use, “Install and Forget” High Reliability Components like:
    • Coriolis Flowmeters
    • Grabner RVP Analyzer, with 0.1 psi of reproducibility.
    • Spectroscopic Multi-Properties Analyzer (FTIR)
  • We provide Performance Guarantee; following all the steps, before and after the installation
  • Installation and start-up assistant
  • Operator and planner training
  • Complete technology transfer
  • Designed for gasoline, diesel and bunker
  • We design and assist with obtaining EPA waiver for in-line blend release (ILBR) and in-line blend certification (ILBC)


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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