Price: $1,499.00

Length: 2 Days
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Why should you choose TONEX for your CRU Training, Catalytic Performing Unit Process Training?

CRU Training, Catalytic Performing Unit (CRU) Process Training covers the catalytic reforming unit process concepts and operations. CRU is critical to the overall economic balance of the modern petroleum refinery.  CRU training course has been developed by TONEX to provide an in-depth, yet practical overview of the current technology available in the processing areas of catalytic reforming and Naphtha pretreating.

CRU training course will cover topics ranging from the basic process chemistry through commercial unit operations.  The interactions between feedstock types, yields, product quality, catalysts, cycle length, and operating process variables will be explained.  In addition, unit monitoring, troubleshooting, catalyst regeneration, CRU operation, and process evaluation methods will be discussed.

A thorough understanding of these principles and techniques is necessary to optimize the performance of the catalytic reformer and, ultimately, to maximize the profitability of the unit.

This program has been designed for refinery staff involved in catalytic reforming unit operation, process engineering, and unit monitoring.  The program will also benefit process R & D personnel, as well as sales and technical service engineers from catalyst suppliers.

Personnel from design and construction companies, process control vendors, and refining equipment suppliers will also find the program beneficial.  Participants are invited to bring questions and any non-proprietary operating experiences for discussion during the program and the open forum sessions which are scheduled at the end of each day.




  • What is CRU?
  • Process History
  • Position in Refining Process
  • Unit Designs
  • Reactor Designs
  • Review of Licensed Processes
  • Reaction Chemistry
  • Metal/Acid Functions


  • Operating Variables: Severity, Pressure, H2/HC Ratio, Feed Properties, Catalyst Type
  • Effect of Variables on Yields, Catalyst Activity, Catalyst Stability and Product Quality



  • Unit Optimization
  • Aromatics Production
  • Revamp Options
  • Continuous Reforming
  • Reformulated Gasoline Options
  • Energy Conservation


  • Catalyst Composition and Types
  • Commercial Catalysts
  • Evaluation of Catalyst Changeout
  • Role of Sulfur in Reforming
  • CRU Operation


  • Unit Start-Up
  • Catalyst Regeneration


  • Feed/Catalyst Sampling and Analyses
  • Data Normalization
  • Catalyst Samplers


  • CCR Unit Operation
  • Advantages/Disadvantages
  • CRU  normal startup and shutdown, as well as emergency shutdown procedures and key points/ best practices in operation.


  • Problem diagnosis
  • Troubleshooting
  • Monitoring and evaluation of compressor operation.
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Operating Variable Effects
  • Water/Chloride Balance
  • Feed Contaminants
  • Catalyst Problems
  • Optimization of condensate & gas production
  • Reduction of flaring





Upon completion of the course, the attendees will:

  • Explain theory behind CRU operation skills
  • Discuss  logic in CRU operating procedures and its key points
  • Optimize compressor operation and evaluate its efficiency
  • Diagnose CRU operating problems
  • Implement best practices in CRU troubleshooting
  • Recognize key points usually included in CRU operation reports


Case studies related to CRU operation, problem diagnosis and trouble shooting.

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