Price: $1,999.00

Length: 2 Days
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Petroleum Refinery Training, Advanced  Technology Training

Petroleum Refinery Training, Advanced  Technology Training

The advanced petroleum refining training course covers the technology apsects you need to know about refineries from the properties and composition of crude oil to the core refining processes including atmospheric and vacuum crude oil distillation, hydrotreating, catalytic reforming, FCC, alkylation, hydrocracking, delayed coking, amine treating and sulfur recovery and gasoline/diesel blending.

The advanced petroleum refining training course is designed to make up for the shortage of qualified engineers, technicians, and operators in the petroleum industry.  This course also helps you, as a technical member of the petroleum industry, to update and polish your knowledge about the refining processes. Also, if you are an expert in one particular part of the refinery but you have lost track on other processes and areas in which you have not been involved much, the advanced petroleum refining technology training course can help you gain thorough information about all the processes and units of the refinery. Such training will definitely help you accomplish better results in your unit when you know how other units (before and after) work.


The advanced petroleum refining technology training is a 2-day course is designed for those individuals who have the basic knowledge about petroleum industry. Therefore, if you have no background in this area, we recommend you first take our Fundamentals of Petroleum Refining For Non-Petroleum Engineers training course.

The advanced petroleum refining technology training course is ideal for the engineers, technicians, scientists, and operators who are already involved in the industry yet need to know more about the core refining processes to enhance their existing knowledge.

Training Objectives

Upon completion of the advanced petroleum refining technology training course, the attendees are able to:

  • Understand all the basics about crude oil, including its physical/chemical properties and composition
  • Understand and discuss major refinery processes
  • Describe all the refinery units
  • Understand the flow diagrams of refineries
  • Explain step-by-step the processes of refining
  • Understand the refinery products and their characteristics

Training Outline

The advanced petroleum refining training course consists of the following lessons, which can be revised and tailored to the client’s needs:

Overview Of Petroleum Refinery

  • History of the crude oil discovery
  • What is petroleum?
  • What is petroleum used for?

Crude Oil Specifications

  • What is crude oil?
  • Physical and chemical properties
    • API gravity
    • Density
    • Viscosity
    • Boiling Point
    • Flash point
    • Cloud point
    • Pour point
    • Cut Point
    • End Point
  • Crude oil composition
  • Sulfur and nitrogen content
  • Crude oil classification

Refinery Units

  • Crude Oil Distillation unit
  • Vacuum distillation unit
  • Naphtha hydrotreater unit
  • Catalytic reforming unit
  • Alkylation unit
  • Isomerization unit
  • Distillate hydrotreater unit
  • Merox (mercaptan oxidizer) or similar units
  • Amine gas treater, Claus unit, and tail gas treatment
  • Catalytic Cracking
  • Fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit (FCCU)
  • Hydrocracker unit
  • Thermal cracking
  • Coking Units
  • Visbreaker unit
  • Delayed coking and fluid coker units
  • Solvent de-asphalting unit

Refining Process and Flow Diagrams

  • Crude Units
    • Crude Distillation Unit (CDU)
    • Vacuum Distillation Unit (VDU)
  • Hydro treating/Hydrocracker Units
  • Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit
  • Coking Units
    • Delayed coking
    • Fluid coking
  • Reforming Units
  • Alkylation Units
  • Other Units and Utilities
  • Refinery Flow Diagram – Step by Step

Product Specifications

  • Products of refineries
    • Gasoline
    • Diesel, kerosene, jet fuel, heating oil
    • Residual fuel oil#6, asphalt
    • Petrochemicals in a barrel of oil
  • Gasoline
    • Specifications
    • Composition
    • Octane rating
    • Additives
  • Diesel
    • Specifications
    • Major components
  • Jet fuel
    • Jet B
    • Military jet fuels
  • Heating oil
    • Heating oil in the world
    • Natural gas vs. heating oil
  • Residual fuel oil
    • Composition
  • Asphalt
    • Specifications
    • Modern applications
    • Grading systems


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