The 8th International Conference on Stability and Handling of Liquid Fuels

Technical Program

Dates September 14-19, 2003
Location Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Sheraton Steamboat Resort & Conference Center

Monday 15th September 2003

Introductions and Keynote Address
  • Welcome and Introduction by Conference Chairman, Vic Hughes
  • Keynote Address. Distillate Fuels Derived from the Gas Conversion Process. Roger G. Gaughan, ExxonMobil Research & Engineeirng
  • Reducing Emissions and Its Impact on the Aviation Industry. Dr. Clifford A. Moses, Southwest Research Institute, Joseph Stonecipher, Russell Strong, and Collin Cross, GE Betz.
Green Fuels. Chairman: Dr. Cy Henry
  • Biodiesel and biodiesel blend properties related to EPACT use. Leo L. Stavinoha, Emilio S. Alfaro, Jill M. Tebbe, and Luis A. Villahermosa.
  • Reduced Sulphur Aviation Fuels – A Worldwide Challenge. Joanna M Bauldreay and Charn-Hsiang Ang.
  • Possibilities for the Production of Biofuels and Their Storage Stability. Slavi K. Ivanov.

Fundamental Science & Modelling I. Chairman: David Forester

  • Inhibition of the Oxidative Deposition of Jet Fuels Via the Use of Chemical Additives. Matthew J. DeWitt and Steven Zabarnick.
  • Computational Model of the Freezing of Jet Fuel. Jamie S. Ervin and Daniel Atkins.
  • Optimisation of the Arrhenius Parameters in a Semi-Detailed Mechanism For Jet Fuel Thermal Degradation Using a Genetic Algorithm. Andrew S. Wade.

Environmental and Handling. Chairman: Dr. Alan Roberts

  • Environmental impact on waste systems concerning the disposal of water-bottoms containing the active biocide ingredient Isothiazolin. Howard L. Chesneau.
  • Study of fire safety features of tankers closely connected to the storage stability of crude oil. Georgi K. Botev, Zhetcho D. Kalitchin.
  • Apple jelly contamination in aviation jet fuel storage and distribution systems. Steven R. Westbrook, J. Andrew Waynick, Lindsey Hicks, Pamela Serino.
  • Sediment formation in jet fuel through pre-mixing of additives. Paul M Rawson, Chris K J Hulston and Alan J Power.

Tuesday 16th September 2003

The supply chain. Chairman: Ms. Lynda Turner

  • Keynote Address. Jet fuel supply. Anthony Kitson-Smith, ExxonMobil International Aviation Ltd.
  • Petroleum stockpiling projects – A Worldwide Survey. Harry N. Giles
  • A field survey of heating oil properties and fuel performance – problems and solutions. Wai-Lin Litzke, David A. Daniels, E. Beal, and C. Papastrat.

Additive Developments. Chairman: Steve Westbrook

  • Improvement of diesel fuel properties by additives. Bharati Chheda and Rajiv Banavali.
  • Synthesis and evaluation of new experimental antioxidant additives for gasoline. Tereza Neuma de Castro Dantas, Michelle Sinara G. Dantas, Afonso A. Dantas Neto, Claudia V. D´Ornellas, Luciana R. Queiroz and Ana C. Gonçalo
  • Effect of new additive towards mitigating the adverse effect of cetane improver on diesel fuel thermal stability. J. Andrew Waynick and Matthew E. Gande

Posters and Exhibition. Chairman: Pam Serino

Wednesday 17th September 2003

Distribution. Chairman: Dale Wiseman

  • Keynote Address. A pipeline operators view on pipeline operations. Gretchen Wendtland, Buckeye Pipe Line Company
  • A study of additivated low sulphur diesel during transfer through shared product pipelines from refinery to the fuel consumer. Ariela Rave and Josefa Ben-Asher.
  • The practical use of ISPG above ground tank module in Japan. Jun Shigeta, Tsuyoshi Yokoyama, Takao Hara and Hiroaki Maruyama.

Low Temperature Operation. Chairman: Dr. Cy Henry

  • Operation of aircraft fuel systems at low temperatures. Steven Zabarnick, Mark Laber, Jamie Ervin, and Rajee Assudani.
  • Development of low temperature additives for use in jet fuel. Cynthia A. Obringer, Jamie S. Ervin, Stephen Zabarnick, Theodore F. Williams, Marlin D. Vangsness, Linda M. Shafer, Gordon L. Dieterle and Kenneth E. Binns.
  • Low temperature improvement of biofuels. David R. Forester, Calvin James, Nancy Strete, Daniel Vargo and Robert Barbour.

Fuel Stability. Chairman: Dexter Sutterfield

  • Oxidative stability characteristics of biodiesel and B20 blends. Steven R. Westbrook and Leo L. Stavinoha.
  • Thermal stability characteristics of biodiesel and B20 blends. Steven R. Westbrook and Leo L. Stavinoha.
  • Stability of heavy petroleum stock formulations — A case study. Anurag A. Gupta, R. Manoharan, Subhash Chand, V.K. Sharma, B.R.Tyagi, A.K. Misra, A.K. Mehta, N.R. Raje and A.K. Bhatnagar

Test Methods. Chairman: Alan Roberts

  • Development of stability test methods for biodiesel and B20 blends. Steven R. Westbrook and Leo L. Stavinoha.
  • Experiences with new test method to assess gas oil ignition quality. Jacco D. Woldendorp.
  • A new storage stability test methodology for diesel fuel. Dennis Hardy and Seetar Pande.
  • Development of rapid, on-site method for the determination of copper in jet fuels. Robert E. Morris, Greg E. Collins, Qin Lu, Jing-Fong Wei, Pamela M. Serino and Yan Guo.

Gala Dinner at the BK Corral at Thunderhead Peak

Thursday 18th September 2003

Synthetic Fuels. Chairman: Rick Kamin

  • Synthetic fuels and their role in the future. Joanna M Bauldreay, Richard J Heins & Johanne Smith.
  • Stability and fuel/additive compatibility considerations of SASOL fully synthetic jet fuel. Dr. Clifford A. Moses, and George R. Wilson III, and Piet Roets.
  • Elastomer compatibility of SASOL fully synthetic jet fuels. Dr. Clifford A. Moses, and George R. Wilson III, and Piet Roets.

Microbiology. Chairman: Ted Hill

  • The application of numerical pattern recognition to correlate fuel composition with performance and stability. Robert E. Morris, Mark H. Hammond and Ron E. Shaffer.
  • The role of asphaltene fraction on the formation of W/O-type emulsion during long-term stockpiling of crude oil. Takao Hara, Hiroaki Maruyama, Yoshio Watanabe, Shin-ichi Kaida, Kiyomasa Shinbori, Yoshihiko Kon, Takeshi Takasago, Yoshitaka Sueyasu and Hajime Okano.
  • Investigation of thermal stability of heavy fuel oil blends and the effect of stabilizing additives using transmission measurements. Åsa T Håkansson, Jenny-Ann E M Östlund and Margarita Khoklova.

Fuel Contaminants. Chairman:Kurt Strauss

  • Effect of red-dye contamination on the fouling rates of aircraft fuel nozzles. Dr. Clifford A. Moses, and George R. Wilson III, and H. Stewart Byrnes.
  • Effect of copper contamination on the fouling rates of aircraft fuel nozzles. Dr. Clifford A. Moses, and Richard A Kamin.
  • Aircraft hydraulic oil in aviation turbine fuel – allowable levels. Stanford Seto.
  • Separation of water from W/O-type emulsion formed during long-term stockpiling of crude oil. Takeshi Takasago, Kiyomasa Shinbori, Yoshihiko Kon, Yoshitaka Sueyasu, Hajime Okano, Hiroaki Maruyama, Yoshio Watanabe, Shin-ichi Kaida and Takao Hara.

Friday 19th September 2003

Fuel Stability. Chairman: George Wilson

  • The impact of copper-contaminated JP-5 on thermal management systems of advanced aircraft. John E. Colbert and Clarence J. Nowack.
  • The examination of liquid-phase oxidation to define the impact of copper on jet fuel thermal stability in advanced aircraft. Robert E. Morris and Janet M. Hughes.
  • Peroxide formation in ultra-low sulphur diesel fuels. Scott Schwab.

And Finally. Chairman: Cindy Obringer

  • Studies of the lubrication characteristic of jet fuels by the different test methods. Zhiping Tao, Guozhong Dan, and Cuijun Zhang.
  • A compositional investigation between hydrotreating and lubricity in a unique set of middle distillate fuels. Janet M. Hughes, George W. Mushrush and Dennis R. Hardy.
  • Residual fuel oil stability revisited. Frans G. A. van den Berg and Jacco D. Woldendorp

Adios & Announcements for the 9th IASH Conference

  • Conference Chairman, Vic Hughes.