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Course Description

Unicracking™ Process (includes Web-Based Training)

Course Overview

This course provides an in-depth review of the UOP Unicracking™ Process. The course covers both theory and practical applications, including a detailed look at the design, monitoring and troubleshooting of hydrocracking units. Through lecture and exercises, participants will gain an understanding of the theory behind hydrocracking as well as the knowledge required for safe and efficient unit operation. Best practices and guidelines for evaluating operating data are also covered.

Participants work with unit flow schemes and equipment, discuss the impact of catalyst selection and process variables on unit performance, review operating procedures and the philosophies behind them, and address metallurgy and corrosion issues specific to hydrocracking units. Case studies illustrate real-life UOP Unicracking unit operating situations and provide practice in troubleshooting.

This course has a Web-Based Training pre-requisite that must be completed by the registrant prior to the commencement of the course. Details on how to access and complete the web-based training will be sent to the registrant’s email address a minimum of 30 days prior to the commencement of the course.

This course is not scheduled, please contact us at here for more information.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for process engineers and operations personnel who operate, support, or maintain a UOP Unicracking unit or supervise those who do.

Attendance is limited to current UOP license holders.

The Course Duration is (in Days): 4.5

Course Benefits

  • Explain the process variables and their effects on the process
  • Explain fundamental principles of the hydrocracking process
  • Explain basic catalyst functions and reactions
  • Identify the major equipment used in the process flow
  • Develop effective troubleshooting techniques
  • Determine the effect of changing process variables on unit performance

Course Topics

  • Web-based Training
  • Hydrotreating and hydrocracking chemistry
  • Pretreat and hydrocracking catalyst properties and performance criteria
  • Process variables and their effects on product yields, product quality, and cycle length
  • Unicracking unit flowschemes and equipment
  • Reactor and internals design
  • Current catalyst slate, graded beds, loading and unloading
  • Unicracking unit metallurgy and corrosion issues (including reactor effluent air cooler)
  • HPNA management
  • Startup, shutdown, and normal operating procedures (including catalyst activation)
  • Feed and product analysis
  • Emergency procedures (including temperature excursions)

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