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Course Description

Refining Process Fundamentals

Course Overview

This course provides a broad overview of the fundamentals of refinery operation and production. Using the refinery schematic, key processes are examined both as individual units and in the context of the refinery as a whole. The course material illustrates how each process works to turn crude into commercially viable products.

This class is typically conducted one time a year during the third quarter of the year. For more details contact: https://uoptraining.secure.force.com/UOPTrainingContactUsPage.

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

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.

The Course Duration is (in Days): 5.0

Course Benefits

  • 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

Course Topics

  • Brief history of refining
  • Properties of crude and products
  • Process units covered: Crude/vacuum distillation, Hydrotreating, Reforming, Isomerization (C4 and C5/C6), Alkylation, Polymerization, Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC), Hydrocracking, Heavy oil processing, Sulfur recovery and treating

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