Crude Oil Refining - A Practical Introduction

This three-day course is aimed to satisfy the need for understanding the technical design and risk areas for a typical crude oil refining plant.  The fundamentals of the oil refining process will be explained including the distillation process, hydrocarbon chain length modification processes, gas recovery treatment and sulphur removal processes.  A key objective is to stress the safety and environmental risk areas surrounding crude oil refining and how those are mitigated with the technical design and strict procedures. 

Suitable for: Process personnel, who may be transferring from the upstream end of the oil industry into the downstream, will find the course fulfills their needs for an in-depth overview.  The course will also appeal to engineers of all disciplines who have made a career move to the regulatory bodies which oversee the industry.

Key Topics:
Crude Oil Makeup
Chain Length Modification
Sulphur Removal and Disposal
Plant Layout and Flow Schemes
Emergency Shutdown Systems
Product Storage and Shipping
Summary of Safety, Environmental and Security Risk Areas

Dates & Locations

Please contact your nearest ESD office to find out when it is next running in your region.

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