Blending Advice : Gasoline, Diesel, Bunker

RIN Headaches? Are you looking for a solution?

Tired of paying RIN fines every day? Have you ever thought about the possibility of using alternative Bio-fuels such as Bio-Diesel and Renewable Diesel to lower your obligation? What about exporting the gasoline and bypass the RIN fine entirely?

We can help you find a profitable but smart option.

Read the paper we just wrote about RIN’s problem here.

Need help with Octane and RVP giveaway?

70% of US refineries have a physical giveaway. How can you solve this economic problem?

Are you measuring the properties properly? Are you investing money in very precise instruments to reduce the error? Is your data reliable? Are you using the right blend control systems? Are you calculating the properties linearly or non-linearly? Do you have an in-line blender?

We can help you reduce the giveaway by doing root-cause analysis, going through the LP, and analyzing all the critical points.

Fighting Planning & Scheduling giveaway?

Do you have a blend recipe giveaway (the gap between planned and actual)? Problems meeting specs?

We analyze all the steps, troubleshoot the problem and give solutions.

Selecting the $best components

Making gasoline, diesel, and bunker is not easy unless you know which components to buy. We help you buy the right components while having a profitable batch.

Advice on Ethanol Blending and Reformer Severity

We compare the cheap Ethanol octane boost with reformer severity. What is the reformer severity? Reformer severity is an adjustment done at the reformer to increase or decrease the research octane. If we use reformate in our gasoline, what should the octane number of reformate so that when we add ethanol we exactly meet the specs? For example, when going from reformer severity of 100 ON to 95RON, it will be worth $20M dollars a year, due to the lower consumption of hydrogen, which results in the use of less energy and catalyst while also producing more reformate (more gasoline to sell). However, one must understand that if 95RON reformate is made, it should be sufficient enough to meet the specs when 10% ethanol is added.  It generally is a win-win proposition.

Minimizing RVP seasonal Rollover with Improved Blend Planning

What is the appropriate approach we should take during the seasonal RVP change? Going from Summer to Transition/Winter is relatively easy because we can use cheap butane to increase the RVP of existing gasoline. Going from Winter/Transition to Summer is more complicated because we need to pull the vapor pressure down and thus, same strategy cannot be adopted.

Recent US glut of shale crude oil produces large amounts of Naphtha; are you exploiting/using more Light and Heavy Naphtha?

We help you to find the right components and to PLAN properly the rollover transition.

Looking for doing business with new alternative fuels (Bio-fuels) ?

Have you ever thought about the possibility of using Bio-ETBE? Of course right now it’s a bit more expensive than the sugarcane/corn based ethanol but there is a big advantage: you can blend it directly in  a pipeline or a barge, reduce RIN losses and increase saleable volume.

What about Bio-diesel (FAME)? People are afraid to blend those, but there is opportunity to sell the finished product to other countries.

Making $-Money with Butane

Going from summer to winter is easy and economically profitable if we use plentiful and cheap butane.

What butane should you buy? Is there room in your gasoline to inject butane? Have you considered buying cheap butane, even with high sulfur and using it as a blend component to increase your profit?

We can help you find the right solution to make profit with the technology of butanization.

Looking for a solution to the new 0.5% sulfur bunker spec ?

We discussed the IMO 2020 0.5% S global specs issue at the bunker conference in Fujairah; you can see the presentation here.

Despite the confusion shipowners and blender had at the beginning of 2020, we would like to show you blending 0.5% sulfur Bunker isn’t a complicated process. It is possible to blend 0.5%S Bunker with common, widely-available blend components without going bankrupt. To guide clients, we made sample recipes just for you.

We also show you six different alternatives to the IMO 2020 regulation.

We provide Blending Process Training

We provide public and in-house blending courses for gasoline, diesel, and bunker worldwide. We also provide customized in-house courses to meet all your requirements. Contact us for a quotation.

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