RAI Courses

Gasoline, Diesel and Bunker Blending Courses

Learn from world famous blending experts how to become a confident fuels blending expert yourself

The courses teach you how to make the most profitable blends meeting all the specs and environmental regulations

Location and Calendar of Courses

2022 Blending Courses

In-Person Courses

Course Location Duration Date Time Register
Gasoline & Diesel Houston 3 Days Nov 14-16 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CT Register
Bunker Houston 2 Days Nov17-18 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CT Register
           
Gasoline & Diesel Bahrain 3 Days May 17-19 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Dubai Link
Bunker Dubai 2 Days May 23-24 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Dubai Link
           
Bunker Singapore 2 Days Sept 15-16 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM SGT Inquire
Gasoline & Diesel Singapore 3 Days Sept 19-21 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM SGT Inquire

Virtual Courses

Course Location Duration Date Time Register
Gasoline & Diesel Virtual 4 Half Days Jun 27-30 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM SGT Inquire
Bunker Virtual 3 Half Days Jul 5-7 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM SGT Inquire

* In-person course comes with half hour break at 12:00 noon and two coffee breaks

About the Instructor

Ara has 50+ years of experience in gasoline, diesel, and bunker blending. He started with Exxon Research & Engineering, then started his own company with number of Exxon colleagues, designing and implementing numerous blending projects, and finally being acquired by ABB. Currently, he is the founder of RAI, a fuel oil blending consulting company.

Ara Barsamian
Ara Barsamian
  • BS, MS: Engineering, City University of New York
  • Fellow AIChE, ASTM, ISA, ILTA, IBIA
  • Exxon Research & Engineering: Group Head responsible for R&D and implementing computerized blending and OM&S world-wide
  • 3X Corporation: President, blending projects
  • ABB Simcon: Vice President, Refinery Automation, blending projects
  • RAI: President/CEO, blending projects
  • ASTM: Initiator of Working Group Using FTIR/NIR to certify octanes
  • IBIA Member Working Group: Future Fuels

The materials in these modules have been provided by Ara Barsamian and are based on personal knowledge and experience. Some data and materials have been contributed over the years by other experts of Refinery Automation Institute. All modules have been peer-reviewed by working members of US and foreign refineries, gasoline traders, oil terminal operators, pipeline company staff, and Laboratory personnel. The author acknowledges the contributions of all RAI staff and consultants, past and present. All information contained is given in good faith and is intended to improve the understanding of the topics by all sectors of the industry.

RAI CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE

After the course is finished, the participants that have successfully completed the RAI Online Gasoline Training Course module(s) will receive the RAI Certificate of Attendance.

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