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Applied Chemical Engineering for the Refining & Petrochemical Industries

Applied Chemical Engineering for the Refining & Petrochemical Industries

80 days
GCA/ACE
Sessions
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?

Audience

    • Engineers interested in applied chemical engineering relating to Oil & Gas products, refining processes and polymers.

Level

  • Foundation
  • This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the refining and petrochemistry chain involved and the equipment used in the refining and petrochemical industry.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, the participants will be able to:
  • understand the refining and petrochemical manufacturing schemes,
  • grasp the fundamentals of chemical engineering,
  • master the fundamentals of polymer chemistry,
  • acquire the bases for investment decisions and capital budgeting in the refining and petrochemical industries.
Course Content

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS

12 days

  • Thermodynamics applied to liquid-vapor equilibria.
  • Hydrocarbon physico-chemistry.
  • Fluid dynamics.
  • Heat transfer.
  • Thermodynamics. Kinetics. Catalysis and chemical reactions.
  • Industrial reactor design.

PETROLEUM PRODUCTS & REFINING PROCESSES

20 days

  • Crude oil and petroleum products.
  • Distillation (theory and dynamic simulation).
  • Introduction to Provision simulation software (PROII) usage and application in a distillation project.
  • Refining processes, process flow sheets and visit of a refinery.

INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT & INSTRUMENTS

17 days

  • Materials and corrosion.
  • Static equipment.
  • Rotating machinery.
  • Heat exchangers, furnaces and boilers.
  • Instrumentation. Process control.
  • Introduction to HTRI software usage and application in a heat-exchanger project.

MONOMERS & POLYMERS MANUFACTURING

17 days

  • Olefins and aromatics in petrochemistry.
  • Polymer chemistry, structure and characterization.
  • Industrial reactor design of polymer reactors.
  • Visits of a steamcracker unit, polymer units and plastic converters companies.

ECONOMICS

1 day

  • Economics of supply and refining operations.

CASE STUDIES

13 days

  • Two projects based on conception, design and cost estimation of an industrial distillation column (with PROII) and different heat exchangers (with HTRI).
  • Two workshops are organized to design a CSTR styrene polymerization reactor and a LLDPE gas phase reactor.
  • These studies are carried out by trainees with instructor guidance.
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Ways & Means
  • Applications using process dynamic simulators (RSI IndissPlus simulator).
  • Applications using static simulation software (PRO II).
  • Two practical one week sessions, including pilot testing and site visits, are scheduled between September and December in Normandy and in the south of France.
Certification
  • An international recognition of your competencies.
  • A Advanced Certificate is obtained.
  • An expertise confirmed in Applied Chemical Engineering for the Refining & Petrochemical Industries.
  • Ready-to-use skills.