Introduction to Petroleum Refinery Processing, Houston, December 4-5, 2013

Venue: Houston - Westchase

Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Event Date/Time: Dec 04, 2013 / 8:30 am - (CST) End Date/Time: Dec 05, 2013 / 4:30 pm - (CST)
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This popular 2-day course will present an overview of the modern, integrated petroleum refinery. Each refining process will be presented, covering operating description and conditions, feedstock and catalyst selection, product yields, and the relationship between process parameters, unit performance and product output and properties. Finally, future operations, including anticipated changes in crude oil and product slates, will be recapped. Designed for refinery personnel seeking a thorough overview of the refining process, the course will also provide useful information to suppliers, crude oil traders, or those involved in financial assessment.  

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.    

Course Outline

  • The Refinery Flow Sheet – Process Units, Streams, Vocabulary
  • Hydrocarbon Chemistry – Structures of the Four Main Hydrocarbon Types
  • Crude Oil – Properties, Sources, Assays, Pricing
  • Fuel Products – Specs, Environmental Regs, Oxygenates, Biofuels
  • Atmospheric and Vacuum Distillation, Desalting
  • Fluid Catalytic Cracking
  • Catalytic Reforming and Aromatics Recovery
  • Isomerization
  • Alkylation
  • Hydrotreating and Hydrocracking
  • Hydrogen Processes, Sulfur Recovery, Sweetening
  • Lube Oil Base Stocks
  • Resid Processing: Visbreaking, Deasphalting, Coking, Hydrocracking
  • Pollution Control: Air, Water, Particulates
  • The Future: Crude Oil, Products, Processes

Date: Dec 04 - 05, 2013

Length: 2 days (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)

Location: Houston, TX

Delivery Method: Classroom Training    

CEU: 1.6 Continuing Education Units

PDH: 16 Professional Development Hours

Certificate: Certificate Issued Upon Completion

Fee: $ 1,995.00 USD



Houston - Westchase
United States

Conference Speakers

Marvin Rakow is President of EDU-TECH Management Resources, a consultant services organization in technical training, business development, marketing and R&D to the petroleum, petrochemicals, and specialty chemicals industries. He was previously Senior Vice President for Hydrocarbon Research, Inc. (HRI), responsible for all technical groups and the operation of HRI's R&D Center, including technology development for the petroleum/petrochemicals industries.