e-Learning

Hydrocarbon Types & Impurities

Hydrocarbons - Distillation - Catalysts - Polymers

GCA/GCA1-E

Who should attend?

  • This e-learning module provides a technical information on the main types of hydrocarbons and their associated properties.
  • These modules are integrated into some of our Blended Learning courses but can also be followed independently.
  • For any information please contact us at the following address: contact@ifptraining.com.
Audience :
  • Professionals, in the oil or petrochemical industry, interested in refining, olefins, aromatics, polymers production. Specifically for engineers and technical staff who are beginners in this industry, as well as subcontractors, traders, etc.

Level : Foundation

Course Content

  • COMPOSITION OF CRUDE OILS

      • Typical composition, density, API gravity classification.
  • HYDROCARBON GROUPS & COMPOSITION OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTS

      • Carbon and hydrogen valence. Hydrocarbon classification: paraffins, isoparaffins, naphthenes, aromatics and olefins. Hydrocarbon ranges in petroleum products.
  • IMPURITIES

      • Main impacts of sulfur, oxygen, nitrogen and metal contaminants in crude oil processing and petroleum products.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • describe the typical composition of crude oils,
  • explain the difference between hydrocarbon molecules and their effects on final products,
  • list crude oil impurities and their effects on final products.