CATALYTIC REFORMING PROCESS TECHNOLOGY
|Spring 2023||May 3 – 5, 2023||8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Central Time (UTC -6)
|24 hrs.||Sheraton North Houston at George Bush Intercontinental
Accepts in-person and virtual attendees
The catalytic reforming process is critical to the overall economic balance of the modern petroleum refinery. This program has been developed to provide an in-depth, yet practical review of the current technology available in the processing areas of catalytic reforming and naphtha pretreating. The speakers will cover topics ranging from the basic process chemistry through commercial unit operations. The interactions between feedstock types, yields, product quality, catalysts, cycle length, and operating process variables will be explained. In addition, unit monitoring, troubleshooting, catalyst regeneration, and process evaluation methods will be discussed. A thorough understanding of these principles and techniques is necessary to optimize the performance of the catalytic reformer and, ultimately, to maximize the profitability of the unit.
Who Should Attend:
This program has been designed for refinery staff involved in catalytic reforming unit operation, process engineering, and unit monitoring. The program will also benefit process R & D personnel, as well as sales and technical service engineers from catalyst suppliers. Personnel from design and construction companies, process control vendors, and refining equipment suppliers will also find the program beneficial. Participants are invited to bring questions and any non-proprietary operating experiences for discussion during the program and the open forum sessions which are scheduled at the end of each day.
Barry A. Robinson is a Senior Staff Process Engineer for Cenovus Energy. His duties include capital project development and mentoring of process engineers. Barry was previously employed by Sunoco, BP, and Marathon in their Corpus Christi , Toledo, and Detroit refineries where he provided technical service, capital project development and execution, process unit commissioning, and process engineering management services. He has experience in catalytic reforming, hydrotreating, aromatic extraction, para/ortho xylene production, fluid catalytic cracking, delayed coking, sulphur recovery, and light ends separation processes. Barry has performed work on over $800 million worth of capital projects, including six FCC revamps and a grassroots delayed coker/sulphur recovery complex. He also spent six years employed by an engineering contractor. Barry spent two years in technical service coverage of both a semi-regen UOP Platformer in BTX operation and an Amoco Ultraformer cyclic unit in motor gasoline operation. In addition he spent three years managing technical service coverage of a UOP CCR unit in gasoline operation. Barry holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from The Ohio State University, and a MBA from Bowling Green State University.
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Becht offers the following discounts on Public Training:
The highest applicable discount will be applied; discounts are not additive.
- Early Registration – A 10% discount is to be provided when you register 15 days before the start date of the training.
- Group Rate – A group discount is applied when you send three or more people from your organization to the same course and provide a single payment.
- Yearly Commitment Discount – A 25% discount when you prepay for a minimum of 10 participants from your organization to any of the courses in the same year.
|No. of Registrants||Discount/Person|
|4 – 6||20%|
|7 and up||25%|
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