Barsamian, A.

Refinery Automation Institute, LLC, Morristown, New Jersey

Ara Barsamian is the President of Refinery Automation Institute (RAI) LLC. He has more than 45 years of experience in gasoline, diesel and biofuels blending operations and technology. Earlier in his career, he was a group head with Exxon Research and Engineering Co., President of 3X Corp., and Vice-President of ABB Simcon, all in the area of fuels blending. Mr. Barsamian holds BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from City University of New York in New York.

Environment: Everything you want to know about IMO 2020 but are afraid to ask

Barsamian, A., Refinery Automation Institute, LLC

IMO 2020 is posing big questions about significant issues, and clear answers are proving difficult to find.

Calculate gasoline RVP seasonal change giveaway economics

Barsamian, A., Curcio, L. E., Refinery Automation Institute, LLC

Despite high demand and depressed refining margins, the US is in the midst of a glut of gasoline. This predicament is causing a rush to convert summer gasoline into cheaper winter gasoline, in the hope that using cheap butane and higher Reid vapor pressure (RVP) specs will increase refining profits.

Improve inline blending with advanced analyzers

Barsamian, A., Refinery Automation Institute, LLC

Due to tough economic conditions, refiners are pressed to improve profitability. There is greater pressure to optimize gasoline and diesel blending. What are the options to improve processing of trans..

Optimize fuels blending with advanced online analyzers

Barsamian, A., Refinery Automation Institute, LLC

Here are the advantages and disadvantages from this technology

Get the most out of your NIR analyzers

Barsamian, A., Refinery Automation Institute, LLC

Follow these application, selection and installation guidelines