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CHM 115 - Design , Safe Operation & Optimization of Ethylene Cracking Furnaces

Code Start Date Duration Venue
CHM 115 02 October 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CHM 115 27 November 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CHM 115 18 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

This  five-day course on the design and safe operation of ethylene cracking furnaces provides comprehensive coverage of  Cracking technology with special emphasis on the safety and reliability constraints, process operation, control, troubleshooting and understanding the impact of operating conditions on the thermal performance and furnace operation.

The course provides an excellent opportunity to develop a working knowledge that can promote efficient, reliable, and trouble‐free operation as well as a complete thoughtful of the Ethane/Naphtha cracking processes. This course provides in-depth knowledge of furnace operations and Troubleshooting in the petrochemical and petroleum industries. The course will also cover the use of case studies and exercises based on industrial situations.

Course Objectives

  • Provide participants with comprehensive knowledge on Pyrolysis Process Technology and safe Operations & Troubleshooting Techniques.
  • Gain Insights into the Overall  Performance and Cost of  Production
  • Provide participants with comprehensive knowledge 0n Key Equipment  and Furnaces Performance Parameters
  • Learn about Optimum Process  Operation and Control
  • Provide participants with Process Safety, loss prevention and Risk assessment.
  • Help Achieve Reliable, Safe &  Trouble‐free Operation
  • Recognize the main operating and material constraints for an optimal, safe and reliable furnace operation,
  • Describe industrial combustion phenomena and calculate the air/fuel ratio for optimum combustion
  • Identify bad-quality combustion from flue gas analysis and flame study,  and implement corrective steps,
  • List and apply the main steps of a furnace start-up, shutdown & emergency shutdown, hot standby, and decoking procedures.
  • Perform complete Furnace isolation and blinding for maintenance intervention.

Who Should Attend?

  • Operators
  • Panel Operators
  • Supervisors
  • Operation/Process Engineers

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Furnace Construction & Operating Conditions
  • Construction of heat exchange areas and refractory materials
  • Coil and TLE System
  • Mechanical Considerations

Day 2

  • Process Variables
  • Cracking Furnace Combustion Fundamentals 
  • Combustion conditions
  • Burners
  • Combustion quality
  • Combustion safety

Day 3

  • Firing and Heat Recovery
  • Feeds, Yields and Economics
  • Kinetic Theory
  • Coking and Fouling
  • Coke Inhibition
  • Steam generation system and control
  • Passivation and chemical cleaning

Day 4

  • Heat Transfer & Furnace Operation
  • Heat control
  • Instrumentation and Control 
  • Start-up and shutdown
  • Furnace Troubleshooting and Operating Strategies
  • Emergency Operation

Day 5

  • On-stream furnace operations
  • Decoking
  • Cracking Furnaces Maintenance
  • Cases Study