Refinery Processes Fundamentals for Non-Chemical Engineers

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Refinery Processes Fundamentals for Non-Chemical Engineers

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Course Number: PDHEI-017

Length of Course: 40 hours

Seminar Location: This seminar is available for on-site training in international locations

In Refinery Processes Fundamentals for Non-Chemical Engineers, you’ll learn …

  • Refinery Feedstocks: Crude Oil Characteristics, Composition of Petroleum, Crude Distillation Curves
  • Refinery Products: Light Gases, Gasoline, Jet or Turbine Fuels, Automotive Diesel Fuels, Heating Oils
  • Crude Distillation: Desalting Crude Oils, Atmospheric Topping Unit, Vacuum Distillation
  • Cracking: Thermal Cracking, Catalytic Cracking, Catalytic Hydrocracking
  • Refinery Gas Plants: Saturated Gas Plant, Cracked Gas Plant
  • Coking: Delayed Coking, Flexicoking, Fluid Coking
  • High Octane Gasoline Sources: Alkylation Unit, Reformate Unit
  • Sulfur Removal: Hydrogen Plant, Hydrotreating, and Sulfur Plants
  • Solvent Recovery of Aromatics
  • Asphalt Plant Operation


This seminar introduces the basic principles of refinery processes in a simple, easy to understand format. Participants will learn how refineries convert the crude oil to many highly desirable products. They will appreciate all the sciences and technologies that make all these complex processes possible and economical.

Participants will learn the techniques to evaluate crude oils based on their content of gasoline and other highly desirable products. By the end of the course the participants will have a good understanding of the path of crude oil to many products through various processes.

This seminar caters to engineers of all disciplines, as well as technicians, facilities managers and executives who are not intimately familiar with refinery processes. The seminar binder will provide a wealth of knowledge and will be a great source for future reference.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • The feedstocks and products of refineries
  • Composition and characteristics of crude oils
  • Distillation of crude oil to various cuts based on their volatility
  • Breaking down of large unwanted molecules to smaller size molecules by various cracking techniques
  • Converting small size molecules to desirable sizes by attaching them together in Alkylation unit
  • Changing the properties and the shape of the molecules from linear to rings through reforming unit
  • How residue which has little value is minimized by converting it to desirable products

Speak to a Representative to Schedule a Seminar

For more information contact:

Ken Hudspeth, General Manager
Phone 1-877-PDHengineer (1-877-734-3644)

Bobby Rauf, International Sales Manager
Phone: +1 281-990-3041