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Recent Developments in Oil Refining Technologies

Recent Developments in Oil Refining Technologies

5 days
RPC/RECENT
Sessions
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?

Audience

    • Engineers, process or technical staff interested in recent developments in oil refining technologies.

Level

  • Advanced
  • This course provides an up-to-date information on present and future trends of oil refining processes.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • get a broad vision of future from technical, safety and environmental constraints for the refining industry,
  • quote the recent developments in oil refining processes,
  • explain how the latest breakthroughs can help meet the new challenges.
Course Content

REFINERY PRODUCTS & PROCESS EVOLUTION OUTLOOK FOR 2020

0.5 day

  • Recent trends and new constraints reshaping the environment of the refining activity on various regions around the world.
  • Quality requirements and desulfurization.
  • New and future regulations concerning emissions: SOx, CO2, NOx, COV's.
  • Evolution of the refining process flow diagram: hydrogen addition or carbon removal, trends to petrochemical tendencies.

ATMOSPHERIC & VACUUM DISTILLATION: NEW CONCEPTS

0.25 day

  • Progressive distillation, concept and example.
  • Heat recovery optimization and energy consumption.
  • Modern internals for crude oil distillation column.
  • Efficient and low energy consumption vacuum equipment.

CATALYTIC REFORMING & ISOMERIZATION

0.5 day

  • Fixed bed reforming debottlenecking options.
  • Continuous catalytic reforming: concept, comparison with “semi reg” units.
  • Benzene separation, paraxylene production and purification.
  • Advanced isomerization technology for recycling paraffins.
  • New breakthroughs in catalytic fields.

FCC: MORE PROPYLENE OR MORE LCO

0.75 day

  • Feed injection and temperature control of the mixture.
  • Riser termination devices and catalyst separation. Post riser quench.
  • Stripping technology.
  • Regeneration and catalyst coolers.
  • Propylene yield enhancement.
  • Reduction of SOx and NOx emissions.

GASOLINE & SULFUR REDUCTION STRATEGIES

0.5 day

  • Sulfur distribution in FCC gasoline and selective HDS.
  • Alternate sources of gasoline:
  • Light olefins oligomerization.
  • New trends in alkylation.

ULTRA - LOW SULFUR DIESEL PRODUCTION & VGO DEEP HYDROTREATMENT

0.5 day

  • New generation catalysts and their performance.
  • Diesel hydrotreater units: investigation of new and existing means of achieving ULSD.
  • FCC feed pretreatment.

HYDROCRACKING FOR VACUUM DISTILLATES & RESIDUES

0.75 day

  • High pressure hydrocracking, mild hydrocracking.
  • Recent technologies: catalysts, energy recovery, fractionation.
  • Various technologies available: fixed bed, ebullient bed, moving bed.

HYDROGEN BALANCE

0.25 day

  • Routes for hydrogen production (steam methane reforming, partial oxidation).
  • Management of hydrogen network and optimization.

THERMAL CONVERSION OF RESIDUES

0.5 day

  • Renewal of an old process: delayed coker and residue destruction.
  • Purification of the products and hydrogen consumption.
  • Integration into the framework of crude upgrading.

CRITICITY OF SULFUR UNITS

0.5 day

  • Sulfur plants: efficiency of different arrangements, reliability in the refining operation, solid sulfur production.
  • Tail gas treatments: comparison of different processes and performances.
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