Utilities - Environment Management

RAF/REF3

Who should attend?

  • Utility production processes and equipment (water, steam, electrical power, air).
  • Management of environmental issues (air, water, waste, management system).
Audience :
  • Engineers and supervisors from operations and technology departments of Refining/Petrochemical sites.

Level : Foundation

Course Content

  • BFW QUALITY - STEAM PRODUCTION

      • Boiler feed water quality, drawbacks resulting from impurities. Production of boiler feed water.
      • Condensate recovery. Steam pressure levels, user types, network control, turbines, static expansions.
      • Water-tube boiler: water and steam circuits, air and stack (equipment and control). Other boiler types.
  • ELECTRICAL POWER PRODUCTION & SUPPLY

      • Quality requirements: power and voltage. Production: generators, gas turbines, cogeneration.
      • Electrical network: key-equipment, transducers, grounding, back-up supply, safety and reliability.
  • COMPRESSED AIR GASES

      • Process requirements and reasons, air supply criticality. Instrument air: compressors, dryers.
      • Network, back-up supply. Nitrogen production: design, uses and risks. Uses and risks of O2 and CO2.
  • INDUSTRIAL WATER NETWORKS

      • Cooling water networks (open, closed, semi-open). Use of sea water, design and operations.
      • Cooling tower design: key parameters, sizing rules, prevention of operational concerns.
      • Fire fighting water network: key design elements, main equipment, good practices.
  • AIR POLLUTION MECHANISMS & PREVENTION

      • Main atmospheric pollutants (CO2, SOx, NOx, VOC). Environmental impacts (global warming, acid rains, ozone). Measurement of atmospheric pollution, reaction procedures.
      • Main sources of pollution. Prevention methods: combustion and storage equipment.
      • Vapor recovery units. Sensitization. Flare systems. Vent and drain networks.
  • WATER POLLUTION & WASTE WATER TREATMENT

      • Pollution sources in refining. Waste water effluent typical specifications. Quality control.
      • Treatment of oily water (settling, floatation, biological) and process water. Finishing options.
  • ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

      • Other pollution mechanisms: soil, solid waste, noise, smells. Prevention and remediation.
      • Importance of environmental regulations. Environmental impact assessment. ISO 14001 standard.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, the participants will be able to:
  • design and operate the main utility production units and networks,
  • manage environmental issues and prevent pollutions.

Ways & Means

  • Videos to demonstrate the implementation of the various technologies.
  • Practical exercises on the design and/or operation of each utility.
  • Actual case studies, learning games and quizzes to test participants' learning.