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Recent Developments in Oil Refining Technologies

5 jours RPC/RECENT
  • Engineers, process or technical staff interested in recent developments in oil refining technologies.
  • To provide an up-to-date information on present and future trends processes of oil refining.
  • To get a broad vision of future from technical, safety and environmental constraints for the refining industry.
  • To deepen knowledge of recent developments in oil refining processes.
  • To learn how the latest breakthroughs can help meet the new challenges.
Les + pédagogiques
  • Each single topic is covered by a world-class expert in the field.
The participation of many experts from IFP Energies nouvelles, Axens and Technip requires organizing the training session in IFP Training facilities near Paris - France.

Refinery products and process evolution outlook for 2020 0.5 jour
  • Recent trends and new constraints reshaping the environment of the refining activity on various regions around the world.
  • Quality requirements and desulfurization.
  • New and future regulations concerning emissions: SOx, CO2, NOx, COV's.
  • Evolution of the refining process flow diagram: hydrogen addition or carbon removal, trends to petrochemical tendencies.
Atmospheric and vacuum distillation: new concepts 0.25 jour
  • Progressive distillation, concept and example.
  • Heat recovery optimization and energy consumption.
  • Modern internals for crude oil distillation column.
  • Efficient and low energy consumption vacuum equipment.
Catalytic reforming and isomerization 0.5 jour
  • Fixed bed reforming debottlenecking options.
  • Continuous catalytic reforming: concept, comparison with “semi reg” units.
  • Benzene separation, paraxylene production and purification.
  • Advanced isomerization technology for recycling paraffins.
  • New breakthroughs in catalytic fields.
FCC: more propylene or more LCO 0.75 jour
  • Feed injection and temperature control of the mixture.
  • Riser termination devices and catalyst separation. Post riser quench.
  • Stripping technology.
  • Regeneration and catalyst coolers.
  • Propylene yield enhancement.
  • Reduction of SOx and NOx emissions.
Gasoline and sulfur reduction strategies 0.5 jour
  • Sulfur distribution in FCC gasoline and selective HDS.
  • Alternate sources of gasoline:
  • light olefins oligomerization
  • new trends in alkylation.
Ultra - Low sulfur diesel production and VGO deep hydrotreatment 0.5 jour
  • New generation catalysts and their performance.
  • Diesel hydrotreater units: investigation of new and existing means of achieving ULSD.
  • FCC feed pretreatment.
Hydrocracking for vacuum distillates and residues 0.75 jour
  • High pressure hydrocracking, mild hydrocracking.
  • Recent technologies: catalysts, energy recovery, fractionation.
  • Various technologies available: fixed bed, ebullient bed, moving bed.
Hydrogen balance 0.25 jour
  • Routes for hydrogen production (steam methane reforming, partial oxidation).
  • Management of hydrogen network and optimization.
Thermal conversion of residues 0.5 jour
  • Renewal of an old process: delayed coker and residue destruction.
  • Purification of the products and hydrogen consumption.
  • Integration into the framework of crude upgrading.
Criticity of sulfur units 0.5 jour
  • Sulfur plants: efficiency of different arrangements, reliability in the refining operation, solid sulfur production.
  • Tail gas treatments: comparison of different processes and performances.