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Chemistry in the Petroleum Refinery

Length
2 hours
Price
210 USD
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Length
2 hours
Price
210 USD
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Course delivery
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Course description

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.

 

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Suitability - Who should attend?

A certificate of completion will be awarded upon scoring at least an 80% on the 20 question multiple choice final exam.

Course Content

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

 

Suitability

The cost of this online course is $210 USD.

Content

This two hour online course is designed for anyone interested in learning more about chemistry in petroleum refinery.

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