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Utilities - Environment Management

Utilities - Environment Management

5 days
RAF/REF3
Sessions
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?

Audience

    • Engineers and supervisors from operations and technology departments of Refining/Petrochemical sites.

Level

  • Foundation
  • Utility production processes and equipment (water, steam, power, air), management of environmental issues (air, water, soil, waste).
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • design and operate the main utility production units and networks,
  • manage environmental issues and prevent pollutions.
Course Content

BFW QUALITY - STEAM PRODUCTION

1 day

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

POWER PRODUCTION & SUPPLY

0.5 day

  • Quality requirements: power and voltage levels. Power production: turbo-generators, gas turbines, cogeneration.
  • Electrical network: key-equipment, transducers, grounding, back-up power supply, safety and reliability concerns.

COMPRESSED AIR GASES

0.5 day

  • 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.

COOLING WATER NETWORKS

0.5 day

  • Various types of networks (open, closed, semi-open). Use of sea water and impact on design and operations.
  • Cooling tower design: key parameters, sizing rules, prevention of operational concerns.

AIR POLLUTION

1 day

  • Main atmospheric pollutants (CO2, SOx, NOx, VOC). Environmental impacts (global warming, acid rains, ozone).
  • Measurement of atmospheric pollution, reaction procedures. Main sources of pollution in Oil & Gas industry.
  • Prevention methods: best practices on combustion and storage equipment, Vapor Recovery Units. Sensitization.

WATER POLLUTION

0.5 day

  • Pollution sources in Refining. Waste water effluent typical specifications. Sampling and quality control.
  • Oily waste water treatment (settling, floatation, biological treatment), process water stripping, finishing options.

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

1 day

  • Other pollution mechanisms: soil, solid waste, noise, smells. Overview of prevention and remediation methods.
  • Importance of regulations. Environmental impact assessment: principles, procedures, stakeholders.
  • ISO-14001 standard: leadership, planning, support, operating performance, controls, continuous improvement.
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.