Petroleum Products

General Objectives:

To deepen knowledge of petroleum products characteristics and improve skills in regard to the production process.

Specific Objectives:

At the end of training the trainees will be able to:
  • Learn about constituents of petroleum products;
  • Grasp main characteristics of petroleum and their significance in regard to needs of end-users;
  • Learn the basics of metering technologies;
  • Identify the recent changes and the trends for the future.



Module I – Worldwide market – Price and cost management
  • World oil consumption: price variation, demand, production – Which energy for the future?;
  • Unleaded gasoline, automotive diesel, heating oil, jet fuel, LPG: worldwide demand, consumption, prices and taxes.
Module II – Origin and composition of petroleum products
  • Composition and main characteristics of crude oils;
  • Classification and characteristics of petroleum products;
  • Principle of oil refining processes and the formulation of commercial products: major properties of blending components, blending rules;
  • Standard quality control tests: standards and testing organizations, test principles, accuracy of the methods, specifications.
Module III – Properties, characteristics and formulation of combustible products
  • For each major product (LPG, automotive gasoline, jet fuel, automotive diesel fuel, domestic fuel oil and heavy fuel oils), the following aspects are developed;
  • Market trends – Volatility characteristics – Combustion properties – Behavior under cold conditions and flowing – Corrosiveness, effect on air pollution – Stability, storage behavior – Manufacturing schemes.
Module IV – Main non-energy products
  • Bitumen;
  • The different types of bitumen: pure, cutbacks, polymer-modified, emulsions;
  • The major standard tests: penetration, softening, ageing;
  • Manufacturing schemes – Formulation – Blending rules;
  • Lube base oils;
  • Lube base oils manufacturing and composition of lubricants: base oils and additives;
  • Properties and characteristics of base oils: viscosity index, cold properties, oxidation stability.
Module V – Additives
  • Nature of the main additives and type of action;
  • Incorporation of additives in the refinery: role in the blending operations, economical aspects;
  • Performance additives injected in the oil depots.
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Angola | Cabo- Verde | Moçambique | Portugal | S. Tomé e Princípe

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Duração: 30 Horas
Investimento: 3.700,00€
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