Terms and Conditions
By Refinery Automation Institute,LLC blending training section
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 a link where it is possible to download the electronic format of the material; please make sure you have a good internet connection and you have permissions to download from a link. The material consists of a copyrighted pdf file that represents the course-book, protected and copyrighted excel exercises and a demo of the copyrighted RAI blend optimizer. The link is password protected, and it can be used one time. You will receive the password to your provided e-mail during the checkout process. The videos are in high quality meeting the requirements for online courses.
Are you registered?
Once payment is received you will be sent a confirmation e-mail, with the order number and the username that will be used with your created password to access the online course. If you have issues with the log-in please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 (we will go through this process during the installation of the optimizer). If you have an Apple computer with IOS or other operating systems such as Linux, Ubuntu or others, you must have installed 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
At the end of the course and after completion of quizzes, the candidate will receive in 10-20 days (depending the geographic location) 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.
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.