The steam cracking process - Petrochemicals / Oil and gas
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The steam cracking process - Petrochemicals / Oil and gas

Discover the steam cracking process used to make the major building blocks for a variety of petrochemicals - oil and gas
4.3 (32 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
146 students enrolled
Created by WR Training
Last updated 5/2019
English
Current price: $69.99 Original price: $99.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Comprehend the basic differences between petroleum refining and petrochemicals
  • Understand the basics of the steam cracker process
  • Identify the basics of the different building blocks of petrochemicals
Requirements
  • There are no pre-requisites for this course. We will walk through the petrochemical processes step by step
Description

Dear student,

This petrochemical training course is designed to give you an insight into the chemical processes, plant operations and economics of a steam cracker plant.

The training course examines the intricacies of a petrochemical steam cracker plant and breaks them down into core building blocks whose concepts will be explained in a clear easy to understand language.

So whether you are an operator, an engineer, a newly-hired or a support personnel working in a petrochemical plant or simply you are looking for a better understanding of this stimulating field, then you’ve come to the right place.

The course is organized into 6 sections :

  1. PETROCHEMICAL ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW 

  2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

  3. ABOUT STEAM CRACKER PLANTS

  4. THE STEAM CRACKING PROCESS

  5. SELECTIVE HYDROGENATION 

  6. A TYPICAL STEAM CRACKER PROCESS

The course also contains notes that you can download and where you find the most important things to remember. It’s like Cliff Notes for books, but for steam cracking. Everything you need to know about process schemes, layouts, feedstock characteristics and properties, products, economics and much more...


  • What makes me qualified to teach you :

I hold 2 chemical engineering degrees from the "Ecole Nationale Supérieur de Chimie de Paris, Chimie ParisTech" and the "Institut Français du Pétrole, IFP School", 2 of the top tier chemical engineering schools in Europe with a major in refining and petrochemical processes.

For the last 10 years I have been working as a chemical engineer for an international oil company where I have taken on different technical challenges in petrochemicals manufacturing, petroleum refining, logistics, planning and business analyses.


  • What's next ?

If you are interested in other topics related to chemical engineering or to the oil and gas industry, and would like a training course on them, built the way this current course is, then please let me know.

So that you are aware, we are in the process of building the following courses :

  • Overview of the petrochemical industry 2/3 : Making polymers (PE, PP, PS, PVC)

  • Overview of the petrochemical industry 3/3 : Other petrochemicals (Benzen, Xylene, Toluene, Styrene, Cumene, Phenol...)

  • Crude oil refining

  • Logistics of crude oil, petroleum products and chemicals : Transport and despatch

  • Storage of petroleum, chemicals and LPG

  • Oil and Gas : History, markets, pricing, economics and petroleum products

  • Distillation, absorption and stripping : Engineering basics and equipment

  • Heat transfer technologies : Process furnaces and heat exchangers

  • Rotating equipment basics 1/4 : Centrifugal pumps

  • Rotating equipment basics 1/4 : Positive displacement pumps

  • Rotating equipment basics 1/4 : Centrifugal compressors

  • Rotating equipment basics 1/4 : Reciprocating compressors

  • Valves and piping in the Oil and Gas

  • Fundamentals of process control used in industrial plants

  • Process instruments used in industrial plants

  • General inorganic chemistry

  • Organic chemistry

  • Essential physics

  • IR and NMR spectroscopies

  • and much more...

So with no further ado, go ahead, click the enroll button and we will see you in the first section !

Cheers,

WR Training

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Who this course is for:
  • Students in chemical engineering, refining, petrochemicals...
  • Newly-hired refinery or petrochemical plant personnel and current semi-technical personnel who require further training
  • Engineers (chemical, petrochemical, petroleum, process...)
  • Refinery or petrochemical plant operators and technicians
  • Support personnel of an oil or petrochemical company including maintenance, logistics, supply chain, sales, marketing, quality...
  • Other support staff who have an interest in increasing their understanding of petrochemicals
  • Non-technical professionals assigned to positions in petrochemical plants
  • Business development managers, corporate planning professionals and business analysts switching disciplines who are required to have a better understanding of this stimulating field
  • Energy industry journalists and reporters
  • Professional personnel such as legal, banking, insurance, finance dealing with oil supply, petrochemicals, refining and transportation
  • Anyone seeking to broaden the sphere of his knowledge and discover the petrochemical industry
Course content
Expand all 20 lectures 02:46:04
+ PETROCHEMICAL ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
1 lecture 04:16
Petrochemical plants : location, possible feedstocks and main products
04:16
+ WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
1 lecture 14:40
PONA : Paraffins, Olefins, Naphthenes and Aromatics
14:40
+ ABOUT STEAM CRACKER PLANTS
4 lectures 20:06
A little history
01:34
Cracking conditions
08:43
Feedstocks and yields
07:35
Investment and economics
02:14
+ THE STEAM CRACKING PROCESS
4 lectures 01:08:23
The hot zone
43:20
The compression zone
11:09
The cold zone
12:03
+ SELECTIVE HYDROGENATION
5 lectures 28:57
Characteristics of hydrogenation
09:54
Hydrogenation of steam-cracked C2 cut
03:25
Hydrogenation of steam-cracked C3 cut
04:10
Hydrogenation of steam-cracked C4 cut
00:29
Hydrostabilization of steam-cracked gasoline
10:59
+ A TYPICAL STEAM CRACKER PROCESS
2 lectures 16:08
Process summary, production key figures and downstream units
13:53
Bonus : Watch me
02:15