RAI Bunker Blending Course-Online

Powered by Ara Barsamian, Eliseo Curcio with Ship & Bunker

We have over 45 years of experience in the blending business. Our team is led by the CEO and Blending Expert Ara Barsamian and the CFO and Modeling and Optimization Expert Eliseo Curcio. We are the best in Blending and we provide the best blending course in the World.

What are you waiting for??? Register today and you get USD 300 OFF. The offer is limited.

The Best Bunker Blending Course in the World

RAI is pleased to bring you new modules to our series of Online Bunker Blending Training Courses! All this in collaboration with Ship & Bunker, the World’s most read  marine fuel-focused publication. 
The course will give you and your team a deeper understanding of how to make a variety of fuel oils economically, precisely tailored for a specific application, meeting ISO 8217 and to make real VLSFO, no the VLSFO that right now is circulating around the World with very low viscosity, very similar to MGO. 

RAI was one of the first to point out the many issues the VLSFO has. Pollution and issues to the engine that can cause high risk for ships and workers. RAI will go over this and more.

It also provides guidance on using best practice and application of US and International standards to improve your ability to source, supply and use the fuels required now and in the medium term.

The training modules are aimed at all bunker fuel industry stakeholders who are keen to enhance their general knowledge of bunker fuel.

 It will be of value to refiners, oil terminal operators, traders, sellers, suppliers, ports, surveyors, and truck fleet operators, ship owners.

The training modules consist of video recordings of lectures by Ara Barsamian, the world famous bunker blending expert, and Eliseo Curcio, modeling and optimization expert.

The course is divided in 16 modules, where each module contains one or more videos for theory and one or more videos for exercises. At the end of each module you can answer some questions to test what you have learned.

The total course contains over 10 hours of recorded videos for both theory and exercises. The course can be watched from any platform: smartphones, ipad, computer and etc. You need only a good internet connections and you are good to go.

You can download the course material, that contains the course-book pdf, protected exe exercises and the demo of the brand new RAI bunker blend optimizer, once you get your log-in information.

The course can be accessed for 10 days, after that you will be still able to use the course material that you previously downloaded  but not anymore the videos.  



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Product Subtotal
Bunker Blending Course  × 1 $1,299.00
Subtotal $1,299.00
Total $1,299.00
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Features You Will Get With Your Purchase

You are one step away from becoming a blending expert.

High quality videos

You will get access to over 10 hours of high quality videos and content. Made just for you.

Limited Offer

You will get a high quality course, taught from the guru Ara Barsamina at low price. The offer won't be available for long. Take advantage now of the offer.

Premium Material

You will get high quality content. A custom coursebook, excel exercises and the demo of the RAI Bunker Blend Optimizer.

High rated blend course

We are one of the most rated blending training course in the World. Our average is 4.95/5. We make blending experts.

Course Details


Terms and Conditions

Course Material

The materials are available only to course attendees for a period of 10 days for the first 20 registered and paying customers, or 5 days for registered customers outside the limited offer. The expiration days are calculated from the date of purchasing the online course and receiving the electronic format. The customer after the purchase will receive the electronic format of the material by e-mail, using the provided e-mail during checkout process. We do not send the material to a different e-mail than the one provided during checkout process. In case you want to change e-mail, you need to reach out to us, where will be removing privilege to the initial e-mail and awarding the new e-mail address. The material consists of a copyrighted pdf file that represents the course-book, protected by password and copyrighted excel exercises and a demo of the copyrighted RAI blend optimizer.
The duration of each video as an average of 20 minutes per video. The videos are in high quality meeting the requirements for online courses.

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Once payment is received you will be sent a log-in information where you will be able to log into your created account and see the purchased course. If you have issues with the log-in please send an e-mail to info@refautom.com


Unfortunately your purchase is not refundable, is not transferable to another person and cannot be canceled. Before purchasing the course, make sure that you satisfy all the min requirements to run the course material on your computer.

Requirements to get access to the exercises

Most of the exercises and in particular the RAI blend optimizer work exclusively on a Windows based laptop and with Microsoft Excel installed on your machine.  We require to have at least Microsoft Office 2010 installed on your machine to run the RAI exercises and Optimizer. We also require that the solver and the VBA package tools are installed on your Microsoft Office. If you have an Apple computer with IOS or other operating systems such as Linux, Ubuntu or others, we advice to install Windows on them in order to use the RAI package. If you are using your company’s computer, you might have restrictions. In this scenario you might want to reach out to your IT department and ask them to give you permission to run RAI exe files. The RAI optimizer will work exclusively on one computer, and before the activation you will be guided on how to get key to unlock the RAI blend optimizer demo. Please also make sure that your antivirus allows the exe files to be run on your computer. In order to watch the online content you must have an high-speed internet connection.

Min requirements: Microsoft Windows OS: Windows 10 and one of the following Microsoft Excel version:

  • Microsoft Excel 2007 SP3
  • Microsoft Excel 2010 SP2 (32/64 bit)
  • Microsoft 2013 SP1 (32/64 bit)
  • Microsoft Excel 2016 (32/64 bit)
  • Microsoft Excel 2019 (32/64 bit)
  • Microsoft Office 365
The exercises and the optimizer have been tested on a variety of computers without any issues. Please always make sure that the previous mentioned advice have been implemented. 

RAI Certificate

At the end of the course and after completion of quizzes, the candidate will receive in 10 days the certificate of attendance of the RAI Blend training program for the purchased course(s). The candidate will also receive an electronic version of the certificate, through the provided e-mail during registration.

Data Protection

We have your contact details as a legitimate result of the service we offer. We will only ever contact you regards to your affiliation with the industry matters and RAI. We hold our data securely and never sell it to third parties. If you wish to terminate the relationship with RAI we advice to send an e-mail to info@refautom.com and we will remove you from our database.


The Training and its content is copyright of Refinery Automation Institute, LLC, and all rights are reserved. Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited. All the videos and its content is copyrighted and is not allowed to download on your computer, dongles or any devices, and/or to record the content with any devices or to forward to other parties and users. It is forbidden to share log-in details with other parties. The purchased course is personal and not meant to be shared. If for any reason we might think that you are violating the copyright we will terminate your enrollment, deleting your account and proceeding for legal ways. You might not, except our express permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system. By registering to the courses you agree to our terms and conditions and you agree with respecting min requirements for running the material and copyrights.

The materials in these modules have been provided by Ara Barsamian and are based on personal knowledge and experience. Some data and materials have been contributed over the years by other experts of Refinery Automation Institute. All modules have been peer reviewed by working members of US and foreign refineries, gasoline traders, oil terminal operators, pipeline company staff, and Laboratory personnel. The author acknowledges the contributions of all RAI staff and consultants, past and present. All information contained is given in good faith and is intended to improve the understanding of the topics by all sectors of the industry.

* Blend Tiger LLC, is the training and educational arm of RAI,LLC.


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