Place & Role of Equipment in Refining & Chemical Processes

Furnaces, Heat Exchangers, Pumps, Compressors, Dryers or Filters

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E-learning This course can be adapted to virtual classroom mode

Who should attend?

  • This course provides a deep knowledge of the role and operating conditions of specific equipment used in various processing plants as well as a better understanding of process users: their processes, vocabulary, work environment, etc.
Public :
  • Engineers and/or technicians. Suppliers or subcontractors of the Oil & Gas processing sector or the refining and chemical industry.

Level : Discovery

Course Content

      • This program is made up of 3 modules that can be separately delivered and adapted to the equipment studied (Furnaces - Heat Exchangers - Pumps - Compressors - Dryers or Filters). The duration of this training can thus vary from 4 to 6 days in order to meet your expectations.
  • EXAMPLE OF COURSE CONTENT RELATED TO COMPRESSORS

      • For each unit, the following items are discussed:
      • Role and principle of the process, simplified process flow diagram, role of the compressor in the process.
      • Normal operating conditions and impact of various modifications on the operation of the compressor.
      • Particular operating conditions: shutdown, start-up, regeneration of the catalyst, decoking, etc.
  • COMPRESSORS IN OIL & GAS PROCESSING & TRANSPORTATION

      • Production of natural gas and associated gas: natural production and reinjection compressors.
      • Secondary oil recovery: gas lift, associated gas reinjection compressors.
      • Gas transportation by pipe: recompression station.
      • Gas storage: surface, underground.
      • LNG production and treatment: conventional units, ssLNG.
  • COMPRESSORS IN REFINING PROCESSES

      • Initial fractionation of crude oil: overhead gas compressor.
      • Catalytic reforming: recycle, make-up, recontacting, regeneration compressors.
      • Hydrorefining: recycle and make-up compressors.
      • Fluid catalytic cracking (FCC): wet gas compressor and air blower.
      • Hydrocracking: recycle and make-up compressors.
      • Alkylation: cryogenic compressor.
      • Visbreaking: wet gas compressor.
      • Coker: wet gas compressor.
  • COMPRESSORS IN THE PETROCHEMICAL/CHEMICALS INDUSTRY

      • Steamcracking: cracked gas and cryogenic compressors.
      • Commodity polymers: on-purpose propylene production (metathesis, PDH, MTP/MTO…), polyethylene and polypropylene production (gas and liquid phase), ethylene oxide production, styrenics production: transfer, refrigeration or recycle compressors, according to the process scheme.
      • Ammonia: air compressor, syngas compressor, refrigeration compressor.
      • Urea: CO2 compressor.
      • Nitric acid: turbocompressor, single and dual pressure units.
      • Sulfuric acid: air blower.
      • Methanol: make-up compressor, syngas compressor, air blower.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • define the role of specific equipment in various processes,
  • identify the operating conditions and constraints for different phases of operation,
  • explain the industry's terms and conditions.

Ways & Means

  • Interactive course.
  • The use of 2D/3D photos and videos makes it possible to understand the size of the presented devices and units.