Programme description: General rules in blending. For different oil products finding blending models in the literature. For a given product (gasoline and/or diesel oil/base oil) selection of raw components from the assumed refinery type and scheme. Working out some compositions of the given product and selection of the best one (considering cost and availability). Mass and volume balance of the blending process and plan for monitoring on-line of the used components and the product.
Training effect – skills and competence: Students gain: - awareness of the blending processes non-linearity and complexity, - knowledge about modern blending (refinery data bases, on-line data acquisition, detailed nonlinear models of the product attributes), - ability of finding composition of a given product from known components, - information concerning evaluation of price of different petroleum cuts and products and problems connected with prediction of refinery earnings.
The lecturer informs about requirements, weight of assessment components, recommended literature, schedule of tests or other organizational issue at the first meeting.