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EI1530 - Quality assurance for the manufacture, storage and distribution of aviation fuels

Training Course
  • Available in-house

This 3-day training course provides an overview of the EI/JIG 1530 standard, to assist in the maintenance of aviation fuel quality, from its point of manufacture through (sometimes complex) distribution systems to airports. It provides mandatory provisions and good practice recommendations for the design/functional requirements of facilities, and operational procedures.

About this course:

This course will familiarise the participants in the scope, requirements and practical issues of EI/JIG 1530 (Quality assurance requirements for the manufacture, storage and distribution of aviation fuels to airports)

Course overview:

Day 1 – Introduction, EI/JIG 1530 Chapters 1- 4

An introduction to EI/JIG 1530 

  • The specific requirements of Aviation Fuel Product Quality
  • Why EI/JIG 1530 was developed
  • The origins of EI/JIG 1530 (Source standards)

Chapter 1 – EI/JIG 1530 Scope, application and important definitions 

  • Interpreting EI/JIG 1530 
  • Applying and Implementing the Standard

Chapter 2 – Aviation Fuel Quality Assurance and Traceability 

  • Quality Assurance organisation
  • Aviation Fuel Certification and Traceability
  • Concept of “Make it Right – Keep it Right”

Group Practical Exercise – Jet Fuel Certification 

  • Participants review actual examples of Jet Fuel Certificates in small groups
  • Full group discussion on certificates – issues found during review

Chapter 3 – Management of Change 

  • Why this is included in EI/JIG 1530
  • Recognising and Managing Change 

Chapter 4 – Sampling and testing aviation fuel 

  • Sampling standards and types of samples
  • Sampling and sample testing
  • Retained samples and documentation

Day 2 – EI/JIG 1530 Chapters 5 – 9

Chapter 5 - Laboratories

  • Laboratory QA Requirements
  • Authorised Signatories, training
  • Sample handling, retention, documentation

Chapter 6 – Refineries; Manufacture 

  • Application of EI/JIG 1530 to Refineries
  • Monitoring of Refinery Processes
  • Refinery Chemicals/Additives
  • Refinery offsite facilities

Chapter 7 – Additives used in Aviation Fuel

  • Types of Additives allowed
  • Additive storage and dosing

Chapter 8 – Receipt, batching, certification and release 

  • Receipt Procedures for Aviation Fuel
  • Batching, quality control and release procedures
  • Documentation 

Chapter 9 – Finished Product: Storage design features and handling Procedures (Part 1) 

  • Storage facility design, positive segregation requirements
  • Routine checks
  • Tank cleaning / grade change
  • Documentation

Chapter 9 – Finished Product: Storage design features and handling Procedures (Part 2) 

  • Aviation Fuel Filtration Requirements/types
  • Aviation fuel filter operation, inspection and maintenance

Day 3 – EI/JIG 1530 Chapters 10-11 and Practical Workshop

Chapter 10 – Transportation Facilities and Procedures 

  • Shipping Aviation Fuel
  • Pipeline Transportation
  • Road Tankers and Rail Cars
  • Drums and other containers

Chapter 11 - Synthetic jet fuel

  • Approval, manufacture and handling of synthetic aviation fuel blends 

EI/JIG 1530 Annexes (Including Annex M – Implementation) 

  • Overview of material contained in Annexes
  • Implementation of EI/JIG 1530 (Annex M)

Future of EI/JIG 1530

  • Uptake of Standard
  • Development of Issue 2
  • Preview of likely changes in Issue 2

Practical Workshops at Aviation Fuel Storage Depot – (Half day)

  • Workshop 1- A tour of the Storage Depot with the Trainer pointing out the key aviation fuel specific design features and their significance 
  • Workshop 2 – Inspection of a Filter Water Separator Vessel – key design features, filter examination 
  • Workshop 3 – Key Airport QC Checks and their documentation – Witness Operations staff conducting daily tank drains and routine QC Checks 


Tutor profile:

Dr David Pullinger

David is currently working as an Aviation Fuels Product Quality and Operations Technical Consultant via CloudsNet. He is a senior JIG Inspector, provides inspector training for JIG, and is contracted to the Energy Institute to support the development of Issue 2 of the EI/JIG 1530 standard.

Prior to joining CloudsNet in April 2016, David spent over 30 years working for ExxonMobil, most recently as Global Aviation Product Quality Advisor. Here he worked both within the Company, and as the Company representative on key industry committees, to establish the operating and fuel handling standards required to ensure aviation fuel quality from the point of manufacture to delivery at the plane wingtip.

In addition, he provided ongoing technical support for all aviation fuel handling facilities globally, both above and on-airport, within the Company. This included co-ordinating the Company facility inspection program and conducting inspections himself, including JIG inspections at JV locations.

Aviation Industry Committee Memberships during Role;

  • JIG Operations Committee
  • JIG Standards Drafting Group
  • JIG Product Quality Committee
  • EI/JIG 1530 Drafting Group
  • Energy Institute Aviation Committee
  • Aviation Fuels Committee / Ex. Co. Defence Standard 91-91

As guardian of the Company’s on-airport aviation operating standards, David was responsible for ensuring that these met or exceed the industry requirements, and then, via co-ordinating the internal inspection program, these were applied consistently across all of the Company’s aviation operations.

David initially joined ExxonMobil in 1985 having completed a Doctorate in Metallurgy from Sheffield University. He has subsequently held positions within the company’s research, upstream and downstream organisations.

In 2000 he was appointed UK Airport's Manager, responsible for ExxonMobil’s directly operated airport storage and re-fuelling operations within the UK. As General Manager of Redline Oil Services Limited, a wholly owned Company subsidiary, he managed six airport fuel depots and into plane fuelling operations in the UK with a workforce of approximately 100, with a further, less direct, responsibility for 4 aviation fuel facilities. Day to day responsibilities included managing the personnel as well as operational requirements of the business. Additional successful projects included the incorporation of a further airport operation into the portfolio and the development of a new airport tank farm from scratch.

In his next position, as European Supply and Distribution Product Quality Advisor, David was responsible for ensuring product quality across the company’s European fuel supply and distribution operations. Directing a team of 5 product quality professionals, based in-country across Europe, to ensure that product quality standards were maintained and applied during the supply and distribution of road and aviation fuel products from the point of manufacture to delivery from terminal operations. The scope included shipping, pipeline, and rail transportation as well as Company own and third party terminals. Including co-ordinating the quality aspects of bio-component introduction into road fuels, via ethanol blending at terminals and the implications of FAME in diesel on jet transportation in multiproduct transportation systems. 

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