This course provides a broad overview of the fundamentals of refinery operation and production
Who Should Attend?
This course is designed for entry-level chemical engineers, engineers from other disciplines moving into a refining environment, and non-technical personnel seeking a review of the fundamentals of refinery operations.
Course participants will be able to:
- Illustrate how key units function
- Explain the relationship of units in the refinery
- Discuss on-stream reliability concerns for key units, especially as they relate to the processes
- Explain temperature and pressure parameters and interpret their effect on unit performance
- Create a flow diagram of each key unit
- Describe the impact of each unit on the refinery’s bottom line
Brief history of refining, Properties of crude and products.
Process units covered:
- Gas Processing Units
- Crude / vacuum distillation
- Isomerization (C4 and C5 / C6)
- Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC)
- Heavy oil processing
- Sulfur recovery and treating
- Aromatics complex