Course Duration: 10 Days
Course Level: Beginner to Advanced
Format: 100% Online

Key Concepts Covered in this Course:

  • Blend Component Properties, Specs
  • Blending Economics
  • Blending Optimization
  • Stability and Compatibility
  • Issues related with the new VLSFO

The Online Bunker Blending Training Course

Brought to you by Refinery Automation Institute (RAI) in collaboration with Ship & Bunker.

This course will give you and your team a deeper understanding of how to make a variety of fuel oils economically, precisely tailored for a specific application, meeting ISO 8217 and to make real VLSFO, not the VLSFO circulating around the World with very low viscosity, very similar to MGO.

It also provides guidance on using best practice and application of US and International standards to improve your ability to source, supply and use the fuels required now and in the medium term. The training modules are aimed at all bunker fuel industry stakeholders who are keen to enhance their general knowledge of bunker fuel.

It will be of value to refiners, oil terminal operators, traders, sellers, suppliers, ports, surveyors, and truck fleet operators, ship owners.

The training modules consist of a series of video recordings of lectures by Ara Barsamian, the world famous bunker blending expert, and Eliseo Curcio, modeling and optimization expert. RAI has over 45 years of experience in blending.

For more information, including details on the full syllabus and to sign up to take this course, please email the course director Ara Barsamian at