Aviation Jet Fuel - November 2022

Training Course

22/11/2022 - 24/11/2022

61 New Cavendish Street, London, W1G 7AR

Available in-house

Non-Member: £2000.00 (excl. VAT)
Member: £1800.00 (excl. VAT)

Learning outcomes:

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.

Who should take this course?

  • Senior Project Engineers
  • Designers
  • Regional Managers
  • Terminal/Depot Managers
  • Supervisors and Inspectors

Course overview:

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 the 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 of learning is applicable to safety.

Contact details

Training Team: webtraining@energyinst.org, +442074677178