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Training Course on Diesel Fuels is offered by ASTM International.

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March 29, 2011 - Sponsored by ASTM International, Diesel Fuels training course covers wide range of diesel fuel topics including specifications, test methods, sampling and quality control, distribution, current issues, and alternate fuels like biodiesel. Participants will learn significance of requirements, how to interpret product inspections, and impacts of product quality on diesel engine applications. There will also be discussions on diesel fuel lubricity, low temperature operability, and sulfur content.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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ASTM International Offers Training Course on Diesel Fuels

Press release date: March 25, 2011

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., - 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 will be extensive discussions on 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 three times in 2011: April 26-28 at ASTM headquarters in West Conshohocken, Pa.; Sept. 27-29 in San Francisco, Calif.; and Oct. 25-27 in Chicago, Ill. The attendance fee is $1195 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 (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. Call Scott Murphy (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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