Petroleum Refining & Petrochemicals CertificationGCA/PETREF

Who should attend?

  • This certification aims to develop competencies in processes, equipment, operation, safety, and the economical aspects of petroleum refining and petrochemicals.
Audience :
  • This training is geared towards engineers entering the refining and petrochemical industries or professionals with limited industry experience wishing to broaden their knowledge.

Level : Foundation

Course Content

  • PHYSICO-CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF HYDROCARBONS & PETROLEUM CUTS

      • Organic compounds, crude oil and petroleum products.
      • Quality control - Standard tests - Blending rules.
  • APPLIED THERMODYNAMICS

      • Properties of pure substances.
      • Fluid properties: liquid-vapor equilibria of hydrocarbons mixtures, of non-ideal mixtures, of non-identified components.
      • K values from modern numerical methods.
  • DISTILLATION COURSE & PROJECT WITH PROII

      • Classical industrial column design, short cut methods.
      • Operating parameters, optimization, process control parameters.
      • Internal equipment.
      • Practice of PROII/PROVISION, process simulation, simplified design of equipment, economic evaluation and optimization.
  • HEAT TRANSFER EQUIPMENT

      • Heat transmission.
      • Heat exchangers: sizing and performances, operation.
      • Furnaces and boilers: performances, operating conditions, combustion, operation, safety.
  • FLUID FLOW - ROTATING MACHINERY

      • Characteristics of liquid and gas simple phase flow; gas compression laws, expansion.
      • Technology and operation of pumps, compressors, steam turbines, gas turbines, electrical motors.
  • INSTRUMENTATION & PROCESS CONTROL

      • Instrumentation, controllers, valves, control loops implementation.
      • PID tuning, monovariable control limits, multivariable control.
  • REFINING PROCESSES - PRINCIPLES & OPERATION

      • Characteristics of feeds and products, principles of the processes used, operating and control parameters of the unit, analytical follow-up, typical incidents, concerning the following refining units:
      • Atmospheric and vacuum distillation of crude oil, Catalytic reforming, isomerization, hydrotreatment, sweetening of light cuts and sulfur recovery.
      • Conversion of heavy cuts and related units: visbreaking, coking, FCC, RFCC, distillate hydrocracking, residue hydrocracking.
      • Base oil refining
  • PETROCHEMICAL PROCESSES - PRINCIPLES & OPERATION PRODUCTION OF OLEFINS & AROMATICS

      • Production of olefins and aromatics:
      • Sources, outlets and main industrial uses of olefinic and aromatic intermediaries.
      • Steam cracking and treatment of the cuts produced.
      • Fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) and production of aromatics.
      • Economics of petrochemicals.
      • Production of convenience polymers (PP, PE, PS, PVC, PET):
      • Nature and types of polymers.
      • Implementation principles and techniques.
      • Production of syngas:
      • Main processes: steam reforming, partial oxidation (POX).
      • Valuation of synthesis gas: combined cycles.
  • SAFETY - UTILITIES - ENVIRONMENT IN OPERATION

      • Process safety:
      • Product and equipment related risks, safety in process operation.
      • Hazard analysis in design and operation.
      • Utilities:
      • Steam networks.
      • Electricity generation and networks.
      • Production and distribution networks for air, fire and cooling water; flare.
      • Environmental control:
      • Air pollution sources, detection and technologies for reduction.
      • Sources of aqueous pollution; waste water treatment, regulation and controls.
  • PETROLEUM ECONOMICS

      • Evolution of the demand for derived products, international oil markets.
      • Short-term refinery management.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon certification, participants will be able to:
  • understand the basics of refining techniques,
  • analyze the performances of the processes concerned, and optimize them,
  • select and design the main equipment of processing plants,
  • comprehend the technology and operation of equipment,
  • understand the main refining processes, their fundamental aspects and operation,
  • recognize safety and environmental issues in operation of such units,
  • explain economic industry issues.

Ways & Means

  • Case studies and applications related to industrial situations,
  • Dynamic simulators (CORYS IndissPlus simulators): equipment simulators and generic process units simulators,
  • Project: design of a distillation column using PROII/PROVISION.

Certification

  • An international recognition of your competencies.
  • A Graduate Certificate is delivered.
  • An expertise confirmed in Petroleum Refining & Petrochemicals .
  • Ready-to-use skills.