Petroleum Refining - Complete Guide to Products & Processes
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Petroleum Refining - Complete Guide to Products & Processes

Learn the most relevant Petroleum Refining Operations such as Crackers, Reformers, Alkylation for Oil & Gas
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This course includes
  • 14.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 articles
  • 29 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Strong Foundations in the Petroleum Refining Industry, products and its processes
  • Oil& Gas Industry
  • Market insight (supply/demand) as well as (production/consumption)
  • Processes such as: Refining, Fractionation, Atmospheric Distillation, Vacuum Distillation
  • Further Processes such as: Hydrotreating (Hydrogenation), Blending, Reforming, Isomerization, Alkylation, etc...
  • Several Cracking ProcesseS: Steam Cracking, Fluid Catalytic Cracking
  • Treatment of other materials such as Sour Gases via Gas Sweetening and Coking
Requirements
  • Basic Chemistry Knowledge
  • Unit Operation Knowledge is a Plus
Description

The main scope of the course is to create strong basis and fundamentals regarding the processes in the Petroleum Refining. We take a look to the Oil&Gas Industry briefly and continue directly with the Refining Process. We then make a focus in each individual unit operation in the  refinery.

Learn about:

  • Oil& Gas Industry

  • Difference between Petroleum Refining vs. Petrochemical Industry

  • Overview of the most important operations and products

  • Market insight (supply/demand) as well as (production/consumption)

  • Several Petroleum Refineries around the World

Unit Operations & Processes

  • Refining and Fractionation

  • Atmospheric Distillation Column

  • Vacuum Distillation

  • Hydrotreating (Hydrogenation)

  • Blending

  • Reforming

  • Isomerization

  • Alkylation

  • Steam Cracking

  • Fluid Catalytic Cracking

  • Gas Sweetening (Hydrodesulfurization)

  • Coking

Components:

  • Fuel Gas / Natural Gas

  • Liquified Petroleum Gases (LPG)

  • Propane, Butane

  • Sulfur / Hydrogen Sulfide

  • Gasoline / Automotive Gas Oil

  • Naphtha Cuts (Light/Heavy)

  • Kerosene

  • Diesel

  • Gasoil

  • Lubricants

  • Vacuum Residues

  • Asphalt

  • Coke

NOTE: This course is focused for Process Simulation

At the end of the course you will feel confident in the Petroleum Refining Industry. You will know the most common Process & Unit Operations as well as their distribution, production and importance in daily life.

Who this course is for:
  • Students in chemical engineering, refining, petrochemicals and related fields
  • Engineers in Petrochemical Industry and/or Petroleum Refinery
  • Chemical, Process, Energy, Petroleum Engineers
Course content
Expand all 214 lectures 14:24:13
+ Overview of the Industry
32 lectures 02:04:36
Industry Insight - Section Overview
02:31
Task - Crude Oil vs. Refined Crude Oil
01:59
What is Petroleum Refining?
11:32
Check this Report!
00:04
Industry Facts & Trends
04:38
Energy Consumption of Fuels by Region
05:02
World Oil Reserves by Country
06:26
Oil Production WorldWide
04:32
Task - Verify Production from 1980 to 2018
00:58
Consumption of Oil Worlwide
05:20
Oil Barrel Prices
07:31
Petroleum Trading Routes Worlwide
03:40
Process Preview
02:32
Common Processes in Petroleum Refining
05:23
Petroleum Refining Process Diagrams
08:11
Task - Check out this Refinery Animation
01:10
Petroleum Refinery - An Overview
01:26
Vacuum Distillation Unit (VDU)
02:11
Thermal Cracker (TC)
02:04
Hydrotreaters / Hydrodesulfurization Units (HT/HDS)
07:25
Fluidized Catalyst Cracker (FCC)
06:58
Separators (Debutanizer, Depropanizer, Dethaniser, etc..)
05:35
Naphtha Splitter (NS)
01:50
Splitters (SP)
02:06
N-Butane Isomerization (ISO)
02:44
Alkylation Unit (ALK)
02:55
Gas Treating Units (GT)
02:10
Blending Pools (P)
04:10
Keep it up! You can do it!
01:50
Section 2 - Quizz
12 questions
+ Crude Oils
26 lectures 01:20:15
Crude Oils - Section Overview
02:27
Crude Oils
08:45
Paraffins
03:29
Olefins
04:00
Napthenes
03:00
Aromatics
02:18
Asphalthenes
05:21
Resins
01:50
Hydrocarbon Types (PONNAA) a Summary
00:37
Sulfur Compounds in Crude Oil
04:03
Oxygen Compounds in Crude Oil
01:39
Nitrogen Compounds in Crude Oil
02:29
Salt Content in Crude Oil
02:08
Metallic Compounds in Crude Oil
01:33
Characterization of Crude Oil
02:13
API Gravity
04:28
Viscosity
03:51
True Boiling Point (TBP) Distillation Curves
06:17
Flash and fire point
02:09
Cloud & Pour Point
02:18
Correlation Index
02:01
Watson Characterization Factor
02:15
Crude Oils Around the World
02:55
West Texas Intermediate
03:23
Task – Crude Oil Stats
01:33
Crude Oils - Quizz
15 questions
+ Petroleum Refinery Products
39 lectures 02:19:36
Products from a Refinery - Section Overview
02:54
Introduction to the Petroleum Refinery Products
06:11
Crude Oil Cuts & Distillates
03:44
Intermediate Products
08:46
Product Specification
01:34
Sulfur content in fuels
03:46
Lead in fuels
02:51
Fuel Oxygenates
03:20
Gasoline Oxygenates: MTBE
04:55
Engine Knock
03:33
Task - Engine Knock
00:24
Antiknock Index (AKI)
01:55
Octane Rating
03:24
Octane Number (Research and Motor Numebrs RON&MON)
06:26
Cetane Index
05:36
Smoke point
02:54
Task - Smoke Point Test
00:34
Blended Products (Finished)
00:17
Task - Verify several Refinery Products
00:58
LNG & LPG (Liquefied Natural/Petroleum Gases)
04:11
Naphtha
11:06
Gasoline
08:37
Gasoline Additives & Specification
04:10
Typical Gasoline Specification
05:40
Kerosene
01:38
Aviation Fuels
02:53
Aviation Fuels Additives
02:01
Task - Check out a Diesel Engine vs. a Gasoline Engine
00:46
Diesel
05:58
Diesel Additives
02:40
Sediments in Fuels
04:23
Fuel Oil
08:02
Task - Bunker Fuels
00:51
Lubes
03:56
Task - Verify Lubes & Oils
00:48
Asphalt
04:01
Asphalt Specification
01:25
Task - Asphalt Penetration Test
00:15
Coke
02:13
Products - Quizz
16 questions
+ Crude Oil Distillation
18 lectures 01:20:53
CDU & VDU - Overview
01:53
Introduction to Crude Oil Distillation
06:44
Pre-treatment Of Crude Oils
03:54
Crude Desalting
07:43
Furnace & Pre-Flashing
08:25
Heat Exchanger Network (HEN)
04:37
Crude Distillation Units (CDU) - Overview
12:01
Fractionation and Cuts (Overlap & Gaps)
04:48
CDU - Pressure & Temperatures
Processing..
CDU - Flow Rate & Capacity
04:07
CDU - Stabilizer Section
02:43
CDU – Pump-arounds Overview
02:56
Pump-arounds Detail
06:21
Task – CDU Startup
00:44
Vacuum Distillation Unit (VDU) - Overview
04:37
Operation of Vacuum Distillation Units
05:07
Ejectors & Liquid Ring Pumps for Vacuum Systems in VDU
02:57
Task - How Ejectors create Vacuum?
01:16
CDU & VDU - Quizz
13 questions
+ Hydrotreating
8 lectures 01:15:44
Hydrotreating - Section Overview
02:24
Hydrotreating - Overview
09:41
Chemistry of Hydrotreating
05:26
Typical Process Conditions in Hydrotreating
06:19
Hydrotreating of Naphtha
08:59
Hydrotreating of Kerosene (Light and Heavy Kerosene & Jet Fuel)
11:53
Hydrotreating of Gas Oils (Mostly Diesel)
11:53
Hydrotreating of Residue (Mostly Fuel Oils)
19:09
Hydrotreatment - Quizz
9 questions
+ Gas Processing
6 lectures 12:45
Gas Treating - Section Overview
02:45
Gas Processing Overview
04:06
Gas Processing - Process Description
04:06
Task - LPG – Plant construction
00:35
Task - Conditions of the DeButanizer
00:27
Task - LPG Tank Filling plant:
00:46
Gas Processing - Quizz
4 questions
+ Polymerization Unit
4 lectures 11:50
Polymerization Unit - Section Overview
01:08
Polymerization of Olefins Overview
05:00
Polymer Gasoline - Process Description
05:02
Task - Polymerization Unit from 1947
00:40
Polymerization - Quiz
5 questions
+ Isomerization Unit
6 lectures 23:59
Isomerization Unit - Section Overview
01:04
Overview of Isomerization Units
06:42
Isomerization Chemistry
05:52
Process Description - Isomerization of n-paraffins
05:52
Isomerization: Butanes vs. Naphthas
03:34
Task - Isomerization Units and Products in a Process Diagram
00:55
Isomerization Quizz
5 questions
+ Alkylation Unit
6 lectures 22:57
Alkylation Units - Section Overview
01:09
Alkylation Unit - Overview
07:59
Properties of the Alkylate
01:45
Alkylation via H2SO4 (Sulfuric Acid Catalyst)
07:05
Alkylation via HF (Hydrofluoric Acid Catalyst)
03:57
Task - Energy Insights Glossary / WIki
01:02
Alkylation - Quizz
7 questions