Course Content – Fluid Catalytic Cracking Process Technology

Course Content – Fluid Catalytic Cracking Process Technology

FLUID CATALYTIC CRACKING PROCESS TECHNOLOGY


“This is a great course for new people to the FCCU as well as experienced ones. Always something to learn. The Instructors are very knowledgeable. Shared their personal experiences with great examples.”
— Performance Shift Supervisor FCC/Alky, HF Sinclair, United States

“This is a great course for new people to the FCCU as well as experienced ones. Always something to learn. The Instructors are very knowledgeable. Shared their personal experiences with great examples.”
— Performance Shift Supervisor FCC/Alky, HF Sinclair, United States

“This is a great course for new people to the FCCU as well as experienced ones. Always something to learn. The Instructors are very knowledgeable. Shared their personal experiences with great examples.”
— Performance Shift Supervisor FCC/Alky, HF Sinclair, United States


Schedule Date Time PDH Venue/Platform Cost Register
Spring 2024 March 4 – 6, 2024 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Central Time (UTC -6)
24 hrs. Sheraton North Houston at George Bush Intercontinental
Accepts virtual and in-person attendees
US$3,200
3Q2024 TBA 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Central Europe Time (UTC +2)
24 hrs. Becht Europe B.V., Dobbeweg 1c, 2254 AG VOORSCHOTEN, The Netherlands
Accepts in-person attendees only
EU€3,200

Description:

The fluid catalytic cracking process is a very complex and demanding one. This program, “Fluid Catalytic Cracking Process Technology,” has been developed by Refining Process Services to provide an in-depth yet practical review of current FCC technology. The speakers will cover topics ranging from the basic process principles through items of current interest such as diesel fuel maximization and methods of meeting fuel specifications. The interactions between process variables such as feedstock quality, reaction conditions, and environmental constraints will be discussed. A thorough understanding of these principles is required to optimize the performance of the fluid catalytic cracking unit.

Program participants will have the opportunity to obtain a broad working knowledge of the fluid catalytic cracking process, to stay abreast of the constantly changing technology, and to interact with others currently working in this field. Participants are invited to submit questions for discussion during the program.

Outline:
FCC Fundamentals
  • FCC Flow Scheme
  • Pressure Balance
  • Process Fundamentals
FCC Chemistry and Heat Balance
  • Basic Cracking Reactions
  • Heat Balance
  • How to Get Accurate Test Run Data
FCC Variable Effects
  • Operating Variable Interactions
  • Feedstock Effects in FCC
  • Methods of Increasing LCO Yields
  • NOx / SOx Emissions and Reduction
Process Equipment Overview
  • FCCU Configurations
  • Resid Cracking Processes
  • Hardware Modifications
  • Riser/Reactor/Fractionator Design Principles
  • Recovery Side Operating Guidelines
  • Reactor/Regenerator Troubleshooting
  • Cyclone Operation
  • Air Blower Operation
Cracking of Heavy Feedstocks and Resids
  • Characterization of Heavy Feeds and Resids
  • Effect of Heavy Oil Cracking on Product Yield and Product Quality
  • Effect of Carbon and Metals
  • Metals Passivation in FCC
Fluidization Fundamentals for FCC
  • Basics of FCC Fluidization
  • Flow in Standpipes
FCC Catalyst Technology
  • Zeolite Cracking Catalysts
  • Catalyst Composition and Selectivity Effects
FCC Catalyst Evaluation
  • Analytical Characterization
  • Performance Testing
  • Impact of Properties on FCCU Operation
Advances In FCC Technology
  • New Feed Nozzle Designs
  • Advanced Riser Termination Devices
  • Improved Stripper Technologies
Who Should Attend:

This program is ideal for personnel involved in refinery process engineering, unit operations, catalyst sales, technical service and catalyst/process research and development. Process engineers from design and construction companies as well as those who provide services to the petroleum refining industry should also find this program beneficial.

Instructors:
Warren S. Letzsch
Warren S. Letzsch is an independent consultant with an extensive FCC background. His prior employment was with Stone & Webster, Inc., a Shaw Group Company, where he was responsible for FCC/DCC technology and business development and with Refining Process Services where he was involved in licensing of the MagnaCat® Process. He was also Director of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for UOP/Katalistiks. He has had experience with Total Petroleum as Manager of Refining Technology and with Davison Chemical and Shell Chemical in research, marketing, and technical support of petroleum catalysts. Warren has authored numerous articles on refining technology and holds seven patents in the FCC area. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Alan R. English
Alan R. English is an independent consultant, has extensive experience in the petroleum refining industry. During his 40 plus year career, he helped dozens of refineries in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East optimize their performance. He was employed at KBC Advanced Technologies, Sunoco, Chevron and Gulf Oil. Al led the development and commercialization of the use of tin for vanadium passivation and bismuth for nickel passivation. He has authored or co-authored 13 publications and twice served on the NPRA (now AFPM) Q & A Panel. He holds three US patents. Al has a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University and an Executive Masters degree in Technology Management from Stevens Institute of Technology. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania.
Mel Larson
Mel Larson has 40 years of domestic and international operations experience managing various projects and specialty consulting on Fluid Catalyst Cracking processes. His project management experience includes strategy analysis and due diligence of refinery and system wide modifications taking into account local and international market projections. His consulting services specialize in process troubleshooting and profit improvement analysis in the FCC, Unsaturates Gas Plant, Alkylation, and Naphtha Reformer areas.

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Discounts:
Becht offers the following discounts on Public Training:

The highest applicable discount will be applied; discounts are not additive.

  1. Early Registration – A 10% discount is to be provided when you register 30 days before the start date of the training.
  2. 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.
  3. No. of Registrants Discount/Person
    3 10%
    4 – 6 20%
    7 and up 25%
  4. Yearly Commitment Discount – A 25% discount when you prepay for a minimum of 30 participants from your organization to any of the courses in the same year.

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Cancellation Policy:
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.

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