This course covers the processes that comprises a typical oil refinery complex. The feed to the refinery is crude oil which is then refined and processed into finished products.
This course will provide the students with a complete understanding of the products, steps, technologies and economics that comprise a modern refinery.
The objective is to educate students in the following areas.
· General refinery operations, their products and economic importance;
· Individual process units covering separation, treatment and conversion of crude oil into refined hydrocarbon products.
On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Explain the principles of hydrocarbon molecules to form refined products from crude oil
2. Understand the refinery process technologies in a simplified way.
3. Understand the importance of various refinery processes and how they are connected to the whole refinery complex.
1. Crude Oil fundamentals and Refinery Complex Overview.
2. Separation Processes e.g. Atmospheric and Vacuum Distillation.
3. Conversion Processes e.g. Catalytic Cracking, Coking for upgrade of Heavy Hydrocarbons.
4. Gasoline Production units e.g. Catalytic Reformer, Alkylation, Isomerization.
5. Treatment Processes e.g. Hydrotreating (also Sulphur Recovery).