Merox Extraction Process Technology Virtual Instructor Lead Training

Course Details

This course provides the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to efficiently and safely operate UOP Merox units. Led by experienced UOP process specialists, the course covers process flow and equipment, unit operation, analytical procedures, maintenance procedures, and safety.

To ensure the practical application of knowledge, discussion includes normal operations, start-up, shutdown, and troubleshooting. Classroom lectures are combined with hands-on field exercises and question-and-answer time to allow participants to share operating problems they have encountered and discuss solutions.

Course participants will be able to:
  • Understand UOP Merox Process chemistry and process flow
  • Identify common impurities and methods for their removal
  • Understand best practices for unit operation, startup, and shutdown
  • Develop effective techniques for solving problems

  • Process flow overview
  • Pre-treatment
  • Merox treatment
  • Post-trreatment
  • Operation: control and troubleshooting
  • Startup and shutdown procedures
  • Special procedures


This course is designed for Process engineers and Operations and Maintenance personnel who work with an extraction unit or supervise those who do.


To ensure an effective virtual learning environment UOP will ensure that the training is delivered in concise virtual sessions to prevent learner fatigue. Each session will consist of short lecture-based delivery of training content, interspersed with ample time for discussion and question and answer time with the instructors.

The training will follow the same highly effective format as is used in the traditional classroom training and all training materials (e.g. slides, handouts, activities) typically used in the classroom course will be made available to participants.

To ensure that the topics can be delivered within the total instructional hours, and to ensure an engaging and interactive learning experience, not all slides will be presented. Instead, some material will be provided as pre-reading by participants with opportunity to discuss any topics or issues raised in the reading material at the beginning of the relevant topic session.

Each session will provide ample opportunity for participants to share their experience, raise operational issues for discussion and ask questions directly to the instructors. UOP may use a variety of instructors throughout to ensure GDA benefits from the broadest depth of UOP expert knowledge.

Date: 24th – 25th November 2020 (2 Days)
Time: 09:00 am to 4:00 pm (break: 12:00 - 1:00)
Venue: Microsoft Teams
Fee: USD 2,000 per participant (Special Rate)
*5% VAT will apply
Prerequisites: A computer with Internet access, webcam and audio capabilities.


Rohan Khandelwal is a Lead Technical Services Specialist in the FCC, Alkylation & Treating Technology group at UOP based at Bracknell, UK. He is with UOP since 2012 and has more than 13 years’ experience. He is primarily responsible for technical support to numerous FCC, Alkylation & Treating units in Europe, Africa, Middle East & CIS region. In this role, he is also supporting the development of FCC & HF Alkylation Connected Performance Services (CPS) solutions.

Rohan started his career with Reliance Jamnagar refinery where he worked for 5 years in their FCC units. He is a Chemical Engineer from LIT, Nagpur University, INDIA.

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Tom Jackson is a Senior Technical Service Specialist at UOP Honeywell supporting UOP Merox unit operations worldwide. Over the past 8 years Tom has worked in UOP’s Field Services and Technology Services groups. As a Field Service Advisor, he provided on site start-up and commissioning assistance for a wide range of UOP Processes for some of the world’s leading refiners. In his current role Tom specializes in in UOP Merox and treating technologies providing troubleshooting, optimization and operation assistance for over 250 Merox units around the world. He contributes to UOP’s continued development of new innovative treating technologies and has a patent pending and a trade secret. Tom has a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering with Industrial Experience from The University of Manchester in the UK.

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  • Merox Extraction Process Technology Virtual Instructor Lead Training
  • Duration: 24-25 NOV 2020
  • Category: Technologies

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