Personnel employed in the petroleum refining business
and related activities. It is useful for those new to the
refining business such as new hires of any discipline,
transferees from other sectors of the petroleum, gas and
chemical sectors, and for experienced operators who want
to understand the ‘why’ as much as the ‘how’ of refining.
YOU WILL LEARN
* About sources of refinery feed stocks, crude or
* About composition of the feeds, their characterization,
desirable properties, and selection.
* How a refinery matches crude composition to product
market demand by selection of process units.
* Fundamentals of individual refinery processes,
engineering, materials, and construction challenges.
* About operational challenges
* How to improve profitability by debottlenecking, yield
improvement, and blending.
* How to evaluate alternative processing schemes and
what makes a regional ‘Pacesetter’ refinery.
ABOUT THE COURSE
This basic course shows how any crude oils are converted
to the demand for premium quality gasoline, diesel, lubes,
and chemical feedstock. Basics of refining and its
technology are stressed. Details of chemistry, process
conditions, and materials are described where necessary
to support the basics.
The backbone of the course is to
develop a refinery processing scheme through a series of
simple, linked student-worked problems. This will show
how a processing scheme to meet product qualities and
volumes is developed.
* Refining climate, background, and driving forces.
* Crude oil distillation processes: atmospheric and
* Straight run naphtha processing, treating,
isomerisation, reforming for gasoline production.
* Distillate desulfurization for diesel and heating oil
* Light-ends recovery and treating of LPG for gasoline
blending and sales.
* Vacuum gas oil conversion, CFHT, FCC, and
* Light olefin streams recovery, treating and alkylation