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CHM 210 - Petrochemical Distillation Operation

Code Start Date Duration Venue
CHM 210 23 October 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CHM 210 18 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

This course is designed to develop and update a deep knowledge of basic petrochemical distillation and how quality controlled according to international and company standard specification methods at the Petrochemical (oil and gas) production (industries) as well as to provide the Technicians and Operators for Petrochemical Company with most of the information that help them achieving a production target with company specifications

Who Should Attend?

  • Those who are working in the field of Petrochemical production and quality
  • Operators
  • Technicians
  • Petrochemical Engineers

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Introduction
  • Petroleum feed stocks  
  • An overview of the Oil and Gas and Petrochemicals Industry
  • Petrochemicals from different hydrocarbons
  • Brief Historical Background
  • Distillation Measurement at Atmospheric Pressure

Day 2

  • History of Distillation
  • Design Guidelines for Extractive Distillation Columns Guidelines for Distillation Reliability
  • Go Research Past Experience
  • Review Best Practices
  • Distillation Measurement at Reduced Pressure
  • Products – Classified into various Categories

Day 3

  • Types of Stages
  • Alkylation reactions
  • Catalytic reforming
  • Shape-selectivity
  • Isomerization reactions
  • Disproportionation
  • Selective oxidation reactions
  • Green polycarbonate synthesis

Day 4

  • Tray Fundamentals
  • Tray Efficiencies and Design Guidelines for Extractive Distillation Columns
  • Packing
  • Low Pressure < 150 PSIG
  • Low Liquid Flows
  • Trays
  • High Pressure
  • High Liquid Flows
  • Fouling Service

Day 5

  • Each Distillation Vendor
  • The best distillation device
  • The preferred distillation device
  • Donkey Lessons
  • Understand Distillation Fundamentals
  • Understand the tradeoff between stage efficiency and fouling
  • Understand when you should use a tray, packing or rings.
  • Understand the strengths and weakness of each device.