Chemistry in the Petroleum Refinery - CR 

CPE Credits Awarded: 2
Categories: Oil Industry, Online Training

Chemistry in the Petroleum Refinery is an online training course that will discuss the foundation on which the petroleum industry is built – chemistry.  In this intermediate-level course, you will learn how hydrocarbons found in crude oil are transformed into a range of marketable petroleum products. Learn about the chemistry associated with the major operating units – hydrocracker, fluid catalytic cracking unit, coker, alkylation unit, catalytic reformer, isomerization unit and hydrotreater.

Delegates taking this course should already have successfully completed Petroleum Refining Made Easy or have equivalent knowledge.

Programme Level:  Intermediate

Course Code:  CR

Industry:  The Oil Industry

Course Length:  2 hours

CPE Credits:  2 self-study CPE credits awarded for this course

You will learn to:

    - Identify the main categories of hydrocarbons and their characteristics
    - Recognize how high-value products are produced in a refinery
    - Point out the distillation process and its resulting products
    - Recognize light ends, where they come from and how they are used to make finished petroleum products
    - Identify what octane is and how octane levels in motor gasoline are raised
    - Recognize why cracking is such an important refinery process
    - Identify the impurities that might be found in crude oil and how they can be handled

Practice exercises and self-assessment quizzes are included to help reinforce key topics introduced throughout the course.

A comprehensive final test will be given at the end of the course.

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