This course will cover:
The course includes hands on exercises using Pro II, a simulation software from Simulation Science (Simsci), USA. The license of this software is available for academic purposes at affordable prices. An academic version of GAMS/CPLEX (an optimization tool) will also be used. This is also available at affordable prices. One computer for every 2 (3 at the most) students will be needed day 3, 4 and 5.
Course Duration: Five days
Day 1: Petroleum Chemistry. Crude characterization and property prediction. Units: Crude fractionation, Coking and Thermal Processes, Catalytic reforming and Isomerization, Catalytic Cracking, Hydrotreating and Hydrocracking, Alkylation, Blending and Procuring.
Day 2: Supporting processes (Hydrogen, Acid Gas removal, sulfur recovery, water management). The refinery of the future.
Day 3: Energy Integration. Pinch design and other heat exchanger network methods. Heat integration across plants in a site.
Day 4: Crude fractionation. Basic schemes and role of Pump around circuits. Simulation of crude units. Energy retrofit of existing units.
Day 5: Refinery operations planning. Linear programming and beyond. Planning under uncertainty. Management of financial risk. Final Exam.
A training manual as well as simulation and optimization files will be provided.
Gary and Handwerk, Petroleum Refining.