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ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

Basic Understanding of the Correlation Between Laboratory Results and Refinery Operation

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About the course

The course covers major components of laboratory techniques and refinery process systems. Its aim is to provide participants with a clear picture of refinery condition assessments by developing an understanding of interpretation methods of laboratory results regarding chemical reactions in all refining processes. The course also discusses the measurement uncertainty method which can be helpful in evaluating analysis results and in understanding lab results’ deviation limits.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Provide basic understanding of laboratory analyses and techniques applied
  • Provide good knowledge of the chemical reaction in refinery processes
  • Provide a good grasp of the techniques used for interpreting the laboratory results
  • Provide an understanding of the evaluation method to diagnose the condition of the refinery

Course Outline

Day 1

Pre Test Introduction

  • An Overview of Petroleum accumulation, drilling and gathering center
  • Composition of petroleum
  • Composition of refined products

Day 2

  • Laboratory technique and analysis
  • Laboratory measurement uncertainty
  • Process description
  • Reaction in reactors
  • Flow description
  • Desalting unit

Day 3

  • Crude distillation unit
  • H-Oil unit (hydrogen treatment)
  • Vacuum distillation unit
  • Isocracking unit
  • Kerosene unifiner
  • Light Diesel unifiner
  • Diesel unifiner

Day 4

  • Haphtha unifiner
  • Catalytic reformer unit
  • Mercaptan oxidation unit
  • Amine unit
  • Sour water treating
  • Hydrogen unit
  • Gas processing unit
  • Acid-gas treating unit
  • Sulfur recovery unit

Day 5

  • Demineralizer unit
  • Cooling water system
  • API separator
  • Lube oil blending
  • Demonstration and evaluation of lab results all units
  • Lab results interpretation
  • Post Test

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course is intended for all new chemists, technicians and engineers who work in refinery laboratories and operation, process, maintenance and planning sections. The course is also useful for experienced chemists, technicians and engineers who wish to refresh their knowledge.

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