Course Content – Steam Cracking and Olefin Technology

Course Content – Steam Cracking and Olefin Technology

STEAM CRACKING AND OLEFIN TECHNOLOGY

Description:

Crude cracking is the major route to olefins production and is vital to the profitability of petrochemical operations. Recent swings in markets have renewed interest in both gas cracking and liquids cracking. This program has been developed to provide an in-depth, and practical review of steam cracking and olefins technology. Feed flexibility, 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 olefins processes, including process objectives, feed characterization, products, process flow sequences, cold-ends equipment, hot-ends equipment and auxiliary systems. Special emphasis is placed on areas of high current interest in the industry. 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.

Outline:
INTRODUCTION AND PROCESS OBJECTIVES
  • Feeds and Yields
  • Importance of Troubleshooting
  • General Process Sequences
  • Hot-ends
  • Cold-ends
TROUBLESHOOTING CONCEPTS AND TECHNIQUES
  • Typical Problems
  • Integration of Process and Equipment
  • Troubleshooting Techniques
  • Troubleshooting Tools
CRACKING FURNACES
  • Furnace Types
  • Operation
  • Decoking
  • Metallurgy
  • Reliability
  • Transfer Line Exchangers
QUENCH TOWERS AND PRIMARY FRACTIONATORS
  • Energy Recovery
  • Steam Generation
  • Equipment and Reliability
CHARGE GAS COMPRESSION
  • Compressors
  • Fouling
  • Drivers
HOT-ENDS SEQUENCES
COLD-ENDS SEQUENCES
  • General Sequences
  • Drying
  • Charge Gas Compression
  • Ethylene Production
  • Propylene Production
COLD-ENDS EQUIPMENT
  • Cold-Boxes
  • Heat-Exchangers
  • Turboexpanders
  • Trace Contaminants
ACETYLENE
  • Front-End Conversion
  • Back-End Conversion
REFRIGERATION SYTEMS
  • Ethylene Refrigeration
  • Propylene Refrigeration
  • Mixed Refrigeration
  • Heat Recovery and Energy Efficiency
  • Refrigeration Compressors
HYDROGEN
  • Cryogenic Production
  • Methanation
  • PSA
HEAVY PRODUCTS
  • Butadiene
  • Pyrolysis Gasoline
  • Pyrolysis Tar
CURRENT TOPICS
  • Flexibility for Gas and Liquid Cracking
  • Energy Recovery and Climate Change
  • Safety
Who Should Attend:

Program participants will have ample opportunity to obtain a broad working knowledge of steam cracking 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 petrochemical process engineering, plant operations, troubleshooting, and technical services. Process engineers from design and construction companies as well as those providing services to the steam cracking industry should also find this program beneficial.

Instructor:
Andrew W. Sloley
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 process design supervision, troubleshooting, 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. Specific experience in steam cracking covers all parts of the plant from furnaces and hot-ends through the cold ends section including refrigeration systems.

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Schedule Date Time PDH Venue/Platform Cost Register
Spring 2023 May 18 – 19, 2023 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Central Time (UTC -6)
24 hrs. Hyatt Place Houston-Northwest / Cy-Fair
Accepts in-person and virtual attendees
US$2,050

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