Refining Basics

4.0 1 Review SKU: ROREA0CENDuration: 60 Minutes

A refinery uses a number of processing units to transform crude oil into a wide variety of products that are marketed to customers. This course examines the basics of crude oil and how it is processed in a refinery.

Course Details

Specs

Training Time: 60 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • Topic I: What Is Crude Oil?
  • • Define the following terms: crude oil, specific gravity, API gravity, paraffinic crude, and asphaltic crude.
  • • Explain the difference between a sweet crude and a sour crude.
  • Topic II: Hydrocarbons
  • • Define the term "hydrocarbon."
  • • Given the name of a hydrocarbon, state the number and the arrangement of carbon atoms.
  • • Define the following terms: paraffin, olefin, naphthene, and aromatic.
  • Topic III: Crude Oil Distillation
  • • Explain the function of a crude oil distillation unit.
  • • List, from lightest to heaviest, typical fractions from a crude oil distillation unit.
  • Topic IV: Gases, SR Gasoline, Naphtha, and Kerosene Processing
  • • Explain how gases, SR gasoline, naphtha, and kerosene from the crude unit are typically processed in a refinery.
  • • List typical products from a gas plant, a catalytic reformer, and the processing of kerosene.
  • Topic V: Gas Oils Processing
  • • Explain how gas oils are typically processed in a refinery.
  • • List typical products from a fluid catalytic cracker unit, an isomerization unit, and an alkylation unit.
  • Topic VI: Residuum Processing
  • • Explain how residuum is typically processed in a refinery.
  • • List typical products from a vacuum unit, a deasphalting unit, and a coking unit.
  • Topic VII: Motor Fuel Blending
  • • Define, in general terms, the concept of octane rating.
  • • Describe how motor fuels are blended.
  • • Explain the effects of vapor pressure on motor fuel blending.

Customer Reviews

10/12/2018

great

“Great course.”

Fauzan F. Verified Customer

Added to Cart! Click here to view your cart.