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Fuel Courses

CFCS offers 3 and 5 day fuel Courses the 5 day course is CPD accredited, the 3 day course is a very compact course, mainly hands on and discussions on each topic can be variable in depth and time depending on experience.
 

The key point of the course is to gain a full understanding from start to finish of each process, sampling, understanding test results and the correction of the fuel, if out of specification, and documenting the results and offering a corrective solution. The practical fuel polishing side will show insoluble effects and then conditioning samples of fuel or the fuel during polishing will show how conditioning a fuel can now bring it back into specification, if soluble contamination is present. This can be in the form of soaps and or pour point depressants de-bonding from the fuel.

3 day course Topics and practical’s (not CPD accredited but most popular)

 

  1. Sampling equipment on the market/sampling points and where to sample

  2. Understanding why we sample

  3. Different fuels on the market and usage and effects/Factors/environment and environmental impacts storage

  4. Specification/Contamination comparisons and similarities

  5. Basic field tests that can be achieved and recommended

  6. Documenting samples, labelling and report writing

  7. Fuel sampling and testing live

  8. Fuel testing results and discussions on possible corrections to the fuel

  9. Insoluble and soluble forms of contamination

  10. Fuel polishing and why its performed

  11. Fuel polishing filters and comparisons in efficiency

  12. Fuel Conditioning what is it

  13. Why is it so important to re-test once any form of polishing or fuel conditioning has taken place

 

Fuel tests conducted during the training can be the following, time dependant.

 

  1. Iso 4406 Cleanliness to ASTM IP630 A

  2. Bio %  F.A.M.E To ASTM D8274

  3. Density to ASTM D7777

  4. Cetane to ASTM D613

  5. Clear & Bright to ASTM D4176

  6. Debris/MBG = Visual

  7. Free water = Visual

  8. Biological Activity = ATP AOAC Certified

  9. Flash Point to ASTM D975

  10. PPM Moisture to ASTM D6304

  11. Cloud Point to ASTM D7397

  12. Dielectric Strength = In House

  13. Fuel Elemental Analysis & Impurities (ASTM D6728) 

  14. PH of Fuel = In House Dictated by CFCS if required

  15. FBT (Filter blocking tendency) IP 387 Procedure B

  16. Viscosity (ASTM D7042)

  17. Soap content in Diesel (In House titration)

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