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Aviation jet fuel

3-5 October 2017, London, UK

Delegates will learn:

  • 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.

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Aviation jet fuel – Topics include:

Day one

• 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.

Day two

• 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.

Day three

• 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.

EI member £2,300 (£2,760 inc VAT)
Non-member £2,500 (£3,000 inc VAT)

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