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CHM 101 - Advanced Refinery Operations, Plant Process & Troubleshooting

Code Start Date Duration Venue
CHM 101 13 March 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CHM 101 08 May 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CHM 101 03 July 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CHM 101 28 August 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CHM 101 23 October 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CHM 101 11 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CHM 101 18 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Refinery processes consist of many complex apparatuses involving both moving and static parts as well as interconnecting pipes, control mechanisms and electronics, mechanical and thermal stages, heat exchangers, waste and side product processing units, power ducts and many others. Bringing such a complicated unit online and ensuring its continued productivity requires substantial skill at anticipating, detecting and solving acute problems. Failure to identify and resolve these problems quickly can lead to lost production, off-spec product, equipment loss, and even catastrophic accidents.  Therefore, the ability to troubleshoot refinery operations is one of the most valuable skills operations personnel can possess.

Course Objectives

  • Apply and gain an in-depth knowledge on advanced refinery operations plants process and troubleshooting
  • Discuss petroleum refinery process including crude processing, desalting, atmospheric distillation and vacuum distillation
  • Explain heavy oils processing and bottom of the barrel upgrading covering the cocking and thermal processes, delayed coking, fluid coking, flexicoking and visbreaking
  •  Carry out process of production that covers the fluid catalytic cracking, hydrocracking, cat cracking, isomerization, alkylation, hydrotreating and catalytic reforming
  • Review process operations key operational conditions and factors as well as discuss blending for product specifications, hydrogen production, refinery gas plants and acid gas treating
  • Identify process troubleshooting including troubleshooting concepts and techniques, troubleshooting tools, typical problems, flooding and its detection
  • Determine refinery economics comprising of residue reduction, asphalt and residual fuel, refinery complexity and netback

Who Should Attend?

  • Production Engineers
  • Operations Engineers 
  • Refinery Team Leaders 
  • Process Engineers
  • Process Technical Staff
  • Plant Supervisors, Lead Operators  Control Room Operators & Shift Supervisors

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Petroleum Refinery Process
  • Crude Processing
  • Desalting
  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Vacuum Distillation
  • Heavy Oils Processing/Bottom of the Barrel Upgrading (Cocking & Thermal Processes, Delayed 
  • Process of Production 
  • Heavy Oils Processing/ Bottom of the Barrel Upgrading (Cocking & Thermal Processes,Delayed Coking, Fluid Coking, Flexicoking, Visbreaking)
  • Process of Production

Day 2

  • Fluid Catalytic Cracking
  • Hydrocracking
  • Cat Cracking
  • Isomerization
  • Alkylation
  • Hydrotreating
  • Catalytic Reforming

Day 3

  • Process Key Operational Conditions & Factors
  • Blending for Product Specifications
  • Hydrogen Production
  • Refinery Gas Plants
  • Acid Gas Treating
  • Utilities
  • Sulfur Recovery Plants

Day 4

  • Utilities
  • Oil & Gas Measurement & Control
  • Process Troubleshooting Concepts & Techniques
  • Troubleshooting Tools
  • Typical Problems
  • Flooding & its Detection
  • Interaction of Process & Equipment

Day 5

  • Saltation & Entrapment
  • Tower Scan & Inspection
  • Refinery Economics
  • Residue Reduction
  • Asphalt & Residual Fuel
  • Refinery Complexity & Netback
  • Economic Evaluation
  • Cost Estimation