With the pandemic-induced restrictions, many bunker training course go online
Since IMO 2020, the importance of ensuring fuel specifications, compatibility, stability as well as optimisation methods cannot be understated. Since early 2020, a new limit on the sulphur content in the fuel oil used on board ships came into force, marking a significant milestone to improve air quality, preserve the environment and protect human health.
The route to reduced sulphur emission
The Refinery Automation Institute (RAI) is one of the familiar figures in the bunker training sector. Ara Barsamian, RAI President and CEO, said: “This course will give you and your team a deeper understanding of how to make a variety of fuel oils economically, precisely tailored for a specific application, meeting ISO 8217 and to make real VLSFO, not the VLSFO circulating around the world with very low viscosity, very similar to MGO.
Barsamian added participants will learn the best practices and application of US and international standards to improve abilities to source, supply and use the fuels required now and in the medium term. The training modules are aimed at all bunker fuel industry stakeholders who are keen to enhance their general knowledge of bunker fuel.
Standard modules of the course offered by RAI as follow:
- Blend components properties and specifications
- Blending economics
- Blending optimisation
- Stability and compatibility
- Issues related with the new VLSFO
This programme will be of value to refiners, oil terminal operators, trader, sellers, suppliers, ports, surveyors, and truck fleet operators, ship owners. Both shipowners and individuals can also look to Marine Online’s extensive network of service providers for related programmes on bunkering training.