CRUDE OIL DISTILLATION
|April 24 – 26, 2024
|8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Central Time (UTC -6)
|Sheraton North Houston at George Bush Intercontinental
Accepts in-person and virtual attendees
Crude distillation is the first process in the refining sequence and is vital to the profitability of refinery operations. This importance has grown with the advent of cleaner fuels. This program has been developed to provide an in-depth yet practical review of the art and science of crude distillation. Consistently maintaining smooth operation, capacity and product quality are critically important goals that can be difficult to achieve. Many complex process, equipment, and reliability issues have to be balanced to optimize run-length, capacity, and quality. With the many variables involved, constant adjustments are required.
The program’s content is both comprehensive and wide-ranging. Sessions begin with a discussion of fundamentals, including process objectives, crude oil characterization, products, process flow sequences, heat integration, desalting, and major equipment design. Attendees will gain an understanding of how process requirements, equipment operation, and economic objectives interact. Once the fundamentals are established, the session moves into the topics of operation, control, troubleshooting, and revamps. The program speaker is Mr. Andrew Sloley, a Principal Engineer at CH2M Hill in Bellingham, Washington.
Who Should Attend:
Program participants will have ample opportunity to obtain a broad working knowledge of crude unit operations, to gain insight into current technology and trends, and to interact with others working in this area. The program is ideal for personnel involved in refinery process engineering, plant operations, troubleshooting, and technical services. Process engineers from design and construction companies as well as those providing services to the petroleum refining industry should also find this program beneficial.
Andrew W. Sloley is an independent consultant with over 40 years of experience in the hydrocarbon processing industry. He has worked extensively on petrochemical and refining units. His specialty in this area has been on product separation, distillation, and heat integration. This has covered the range from crude and heavy oils to cryogenic systems for light-ends recovery and gas treating. His other responsibilities have included technology analysis and economic evaluation. Andrew has authored or co-authored over 400 publications in these areas. He is currently a contributing editor on equipment and plant design for Chemical Processing magazine. He has a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tulsa and is a licensed professional engineer in Texas. His experience in over 100 crude units has covered the entire range of crude blending, process configuration, optimization, equipment design, control, and troubleshooting issues for all types of crude units.
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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 30 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
|4 – 6
|7 and up
Virtual Training Platform:
GoToTraining is Becht’s interactive online training solution with the most reliable features to help you before, during, and after your sessions. GoToTraining is a robust training platform that engages participants/attendees virtually.
A full refund is available for cancellations more than 30 days before course start date. Within 30 days of course start date, course credit can be transferred to another attendee within the same company, or can be kept on file to be applied to a future Becht training course.
For information regarding the training course, contact the Training Coordinator at Training@becht.com.