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Training Course covers diesel fuels.

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November 28, 2008 - Sponsored by ASTM International, Diesel Fuels: Specifications and Test Methods course addresses wide range of diesel fuel issues including specifications, test methods, sampling and quality control, distribution, current issues, and alternate fuels such as biodiesel. Participants will learn significance of these requirements, how to interpret product inspections, impact of product quality on diesel engine applications, and current fuel issues and challenges.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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Diesel Fuels Focus of New ASTM International Training Course

Press release date: November 25, 2008

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., 25 November 2008-Diesel Fuels: Specifications and Test Methods, a new 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 inter-connection of diesel fuel with other fuels and the impacts of quality requirements on refinery production and product availability. The course features a tour of a testing facility, OEM site or terminal operation. This course 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 2009:
March 24-26 Los Angeles, Calif.
April 28-30 Atlanta, Ga.
Oct. 27-29 Chicago, Ill.
Nov. 17-19 Las Vegas, Nev. The attendance fee is $995 and includes ASTM standard D975, Standard Specification for Diesel Fuel Oils, and 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; fax: 610-832-9668; efinn@astm.org) or visit the ASTM home page 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. Established in 1898, 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 around the globe.

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