Petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals

General Objectives:

To develop a very comprehensive competency in the fields of petroleum refining and petrochemicals, in terms of processes, equipment, operation, safety, economics...

Specific Objectives:

At the end of training the trainees will be able to:
  • Acquire a basic and solid knowledge of refining techniques;
  • Select and design main equipment of processing plants;
  • Learn about the technology and operation of equipment;
  • Understand the main refining processes with their fundamental aspects and their operation;
  • Grasp safety and environmental issues in refinery operations;
  • Touch upon some economic issues of the industry.



Module I – Physico-chemical properties of hydrocarbons and petroleum cuts
  • Organic compounds, crude oil and petroleum products;
  • Quality control – Standard tests – Blending rules.
Module II – Applied thermodynamics
  • Properties of pure substances;
  • Fluid properties: liquid-vapor equilibrium of hydrocarbons mixtures, of non ideal mixtures, of non identified components;
  • K values from modern numerical methods.
Module III – Distillation course and 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.
Module IV – Crude oil and vacuum distillation
  • Typical distillation units: process diagrams, operating conditions, separation quality;
  • Corrosion and desalting;
  • Operating and control of multidraw-off columns; vacuum systems.
Module V – Processing of light cuts and middle distillates
  • Catalytic reforming, isomerization, hydrotreatment, sweetening of light cuts and sulfur recovery.
Module VI – Processing of heavy cuts
  • Overview of conversion processes: thermal processes, catalytic processes;
  • Visbreaking, coking processes, FCC, RFCC, distillate hydrocracking, residue hydrocracking.
Module VII – Heat transfer equipment
  • Heat transmission;
  • Heat exchangers: sizing and performances, operation;
  • Furnaces and boilers: performances, operating conditions, combustion, operation, safety.
Module VIII – 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.
Module IX – Instrumentation and process control
  • Instrumentation, controllers, valves, control loops implementation;
  • PID tuning, monovariable control limits, multivariable control.
Module X – Safety in Operations
  • Product and equipment related risks, safety in process operation;
  • Hazard analysis in design and operation.
Module XI – 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.
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