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BunkerExperience 2024 • Netherlands

Bunker experience Programme

Monday 15 - Thursday 18 April
Monday 1 - Thursday 4 July 2024
Monday 30 September - Thursday 3 October 2024

Standard Price: £2,995

  • Have you ever had the opportunity to attend an actual physical bunkering and/or perform tests on viscosity, density, flashpoint, sulphur, and water yourself?
  • Learn how fuel oil makes an engine run and what is needed for onboard pre-treatment?
  • Learn and experience how to measure a bunker barge?
  • Take a sample and experience the "sulphurous" flavour of heavy fuel yourself?
  • Perform tests in a real laboratory yourself?


19:00 Welcome Drinks and Dinner at the Hotel
08:00 Breakfast
08:45 Welcome/ Introductions/ Round Robin
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Petrospot
09:00 Bunkering - why are we here?
Claudia Beumer, Director, C4 Fuel
09:30 Get to know all about Mass Flow Meters (MFM)
Daniel Kemp Business Development Manager, Marine Fuel Solutions, Emerson Automation Solutions
10:00 Networking Coffee Break 
10:20 Learning definitions
Argyrios Schoinas, Global Operations & Key Account Manager VeriFuel, Bureau Veritas
Martijn Hoek Team Leader Bunkers ARA, Verifuel | Bureau Veritas
  • How to measure a barge
  • To calculate from measured volume to metric tonnes
  • Calibration tables, conversion tables
  • Volume correction factors and the influence of temperature on density
  • Various sampling and blending methods
11:30 The Calculations
12:00 Networking Lunch Break
13:00 Visit to a VT bunker barge Measuring and sampling of fuel oil on board of a VT bunker barge yourself guided by marine surveyors of Bureau Veritas.
19:00 Dinner at the hotel
08:00 Breakfast
08:45 The refinery process from crude oil to fuel oil
  • How an engine actually works
  • How fuel oil makes it run
  • What is needed for fuel oil onboard pre-treatment
  • Discussing ISO 8217 parameters
12:00 Networking Lunch Break
13:00 Visit to a Saybolt laboratory

Performing laboratory tests on fuel oil samples yourself:
Density, Viscosity, Flashpoint, Pourpoint/Cloudpoint, Sulphur, and Water

19:00 Oriental Dinner at the China Garden Restaurant
08:00 Breakfast
08:45 Discussing laboratory work
09:00 The Bunker Buying Process
Leon Van Duivendijk, Managing Director, Iver Ships B.V.
10:00 Networking Coffee Break 
10:30 A Shipping Overview
Leon Van Duivendijk, Managing Director, Iver Ships B.V.
12:00 Boarding "Ome Aad's Borrelboot" and lunch onboard
  "Tour de Port" - tour of the port, ships and facilities
15:00 Back at the hotel for the Diploma Ceremony
15:30 End of course




For More Information

Please contact:
Our Sales Team
Tel: +44 1295 814455
Email: sales@petrospot.com