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November 13, 2009 - Sponsored by ASTM, Diesel Fuels technical and professional training course covers specifications, test methods, sampling and quality control, distribution, and alternate fuels like biodiesel. Participants will learn significance of these requirements, how to interpret product inspections, and impacts of product quality on diesel engine applications. There is also extensive discussion of diesel fuel lubricity, low temperature operability, and sulfur content.

Diesel Fuels Focus of ASTM International Training Course


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ASTM International
100 Barr Harbor Dr., Box C700
West Conshohocken, PA, 19428-2959
USA



Press release date: November 12, 2009

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., November 12, 2009-"Diesel Fuels: Specifications and Test Methods," a technical and professional training course sponsored by ASTM International, covers a wide range of diesel fuel issues including specifications, test methods, sampling and quality control, distribution, current issues and alternate fuels like biodiesel.

Participants will learn the significance of these requirements, how to interpret product inspections, the impacts of product quality on diesel engine applications, and current fuel issues and challenges. There is extensive discussion of diesel fuel lubricity, low temperature operability and sulfur content. Participants will gain an understanding of the interconnection of diesel fuel with other fuels and the impacts of quality requirements on refinery production and product availability.

The course, which features a tour of a testing facility, OEM site or terminal operation, is designed for supervisors, managers and other professionals in the fields of laboratory operations, fuel handling, purchasing, engine manufacture, fuel system design, fuel marketing and sales and quality control.

The course will be held four times in 2010: March 16-18 in Phoenix, Ariz.; April 20-22 in New Orleans, La.; Sept. 28-30 in Denver, Colo.; and Nov. 16-18 in Orlando, Fla.

The attendance fee is $1095 USD and includes ASTM D975, Standard Specification for Diesel Fuel Oils, as well as other referenced ASTM standards; the Canadian and European diesel standards; course notes; transportation to and from the demonstration site; and refreshment breaks.

For a free brochure that includes registration and hotel information, contact Eileen Finn, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa. (phone: 610-832-9686; efinn@astm.org) or visit the ASTM Web site at www.astm.org.

This course can be tailored to your company's needs and can be brought by ASTM International to your site. Contact Scott Murphy, ASTM International (phone: 610-832-9685; smurphy@astm.org) for details.

ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions.

ASTM Staff Contact: Eileen Finn, Phone: 610-832-9686; efinn@astm.org

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