This 3-day training course will provide delegates with an overview of aviation jet fuel
By the end of this course delegates will have an understanding of:
- The jet engine, its underlying principles and fuel requirements
- The critical characteristics of jet fuel, including additives
- Industry best practice adopted in the supply, handling and use of aviation fuel
- Real-life problems associated with the contamination of fuel and solutions to remedy them
- The practical side of operations at an airport storage depot and a laboratory
- Aviation fuel standards, traceability and quality assurance.
- The jet engine – Starting with the basics of how a jet engine works and examining why fuel parameters are critical.
- Production of fuel – Looking at major aspects of production of fuel, the refining processes used, and examining the current and possible future sources of jet fuel.
- Contaminants – Description of contaminant types in jet fuel and their prevention and control, including particulate, water, other fuels, additives, and microbial contamination.
- Specifications and standards – Why specifications are required and how they are developed. Jet fuel procurement specifications and fuel handling standards will be explained. Filtration – Description of Energy Institute standards. Explanation of the fundamentals of filtration and filtration types and how they are used.
- Additives – A look at what additives are permitted in jet fuel, their purpose and their use in manufacturing and distribution operations.
- Field tests – An overview of various field tests in preparation for demonstration and use on day 2.
- A visit to an airport storage facility – Field test demonstration, including hands-on testing. Airport fuel farm guided tour with explanation of equipment and procedures.
- Static electricity – A guide to identifying and controlling risks.
- Laboratory visit – Demonstration of laboratory test methods, sampling equipment, product quality defect investigations, and microbial testing.
- Storage, distribution and quality control – A discussion of operational challenges in distribution systems. A guide to equipment and best practice.
- Fuel receipt, refueller loading and into-plane refuelling – Overview of standard practices
- Certification and record keeping – Fuel Traceability and Quality Assurance
- Certification and product quality workshop – A chance for attendees to participate. The focus will be on product authentication and product quality data verification.
- Inspections (IATA, JIG, CAA) – Maintaining and developing best practice. • Safety – An overview of industry standards and how the previous three days learning is applicable to safety.
Who is this workshop for?
Senior project engineers, designers, regional managers, terminal/depot managers, supervisors and inspectors.