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 ā€œnā€ components from blend component tanks to a final product tank.

Why In-Line Blending?

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

  1. Reduce the blending time by at least 50%, which frees tanks for other purposes and allows for less inventory on hand
  2. Reduce octane and vapor pressure property giveaway within the limits of error or measurements
  3. No off-specs or re-blends
  4. Minimize demurrage charges
  5. Fewer/less testing of blend samples (saving $)
  6. Direct blending to ship or pipeline to reduce tankage and inventory

State of the Art In-Line Blending System

In-line blending system

Refinery Automation Institute has been in the business for over 50 years, designing in-line blenders for gasoline, diesel, and bunker worldwide.

Save $-Money and switch to in-line blending. Switching to in-line blending will allow us to help you:

  • Save money
  • Increase tank farm throughput
  • Automate and optimize the process


  • A modular drop-In place skid-mounted, pre-wired, turn-key blender
  • An analyzer shelter with pre-installed on-line analyzers
  • Analyzers sampling system skids per ASTM practices
  • Analyzer calibration check skids
  • Blending control system using robust blend optimizer and on-line analyzer validity checking
  • Installation assistance
  • Blending personnel training

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    Contact Info

    Refinery Automation Institute, LLC

    415 E 37th Street, Suite 43A, New York,
    NY, USA 10016
    Phone: +1-201-919-3610
    eFAX: +1-973-206-2256