If you already know the difference between Group I, Group II and Group III base oils, but aren't sure of their product applications or key global suppliers, then Base Oils II can provide that understanding and background. A complication in the base oil world is the vast difference in supply quality between Europe, Asia, North America, the Middle East, and other regions. Additionally, each region and each type of manufacturing has a different set of manufacturing economics. The base oils market currently faces an imbalance between the types of base oils refined versus types of base oils grades required for finished lubricants. Understanding the different factors causing this imbalance of supply and demand will help clarify the base oils market situation. Knowledge of industry drivers for next generation finished lubricants requirements, along with technical details around base oil viscosity - volatility relationships, will give you a better understanding of what the future holds.
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Benefits to you and your company:
Understanding the base oils product offerings of major suppliers around the world and how these products are used to formulate different types of oil applications will help you function more effectively in the base oils market.
By the end of the course, you will learn about:
During the course there will be reviews of the presentations and an exercise on base oil manufacturing economics to help check and reinforce understanding.
REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS
Welcome, safety & housekeeping announcements
I. Refresher: base oils crash course
II. VI and Volatility: base oil quality keys
REFRESHMENTS / Q&A
III. Viscosity and Temperature: Highs and Lows
IV. Base oil qualities by API Grouping
LUNCH / Q&A
V. Base Oil Refinery Profitability
VI. Class exercise: Base Oil Profitability
REFRESHMENTS/OPEN FORUM Q&A
VII. Global supply - demand balancing
Course evaluations & feedback
End of programme
Amy Claxton, P.E. is a registered professional Chemical Engineer and owns a consulting company called My Energy.read more
Dr. H. Ernest Henderson
Dr. H. Ernest Henderson has a broad range of base oil expertise, including Group I, Group II, Group III and Group IV (PAO), and re-refined. He is a Fellow of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers and the Chemical Institute of Canada, a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, and an active participant in API, NPRA and ASTM activities.read more
Terry Hoffman is a base oil marketing and operations oriented professional with over 40 years of experience. He owns a consulting company called thoffmanllc and his clients include publicly traded and privately held refining and marketing companies.read more