Upcoming Courses

ERS Nalco Champion Desalting

TBA, London,UK

To be held at the CCT Venues, 135-137 Aldergate House, London EC1A4JA, UK.

Desalters provide more protection to costly refinery equipment than any other single piece of process hardware.  ERS and Nalco Champion have developed this program to provide an in-depth, yet practical review of both the art and science of crude oil desalting.  Sessions begin with a discussion of the fundamentals of the desalting process including crude oil quality  impact the operating variables, key equipment, various design options and major process variables. 

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ERS Refining Economics

TBA, London, UK

To be held at the CCT Venues, 135-137 Aldersgate House, London EC1A4JA, UK.

This course includes lectures, worked examples, and working in groups to provide answers to some complex investment problems. Upon completion of this course, participants will have gained a broad understanding of the many economic aspects of oil refining. There will be ample opportunities for attendees to interact with the speakers and other participants to exchange knowledge and ideas relating to refinery optimisation and profit improvement. This course differs from economics courses offered by others in focussing on the economic drivers on which day-to-day and longer term operational decisions are based.

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ERS Process Safety

TBA, London, UK

This course provides an in-depth study of Process Safety Management. It details what can go wrong within the refinery processes and what hazards exist within the refinery environment. It details the safe limits of the individual refinery equipment in terms of pressure and temperature including the operational safety of piping systems. The key process safety design features of onsite process equipment, such as furnaces, pumps, compressors and heat exchangers, are covered, as well as offsite facilities including atmospheric tankage, pressure storage, flare and blowdown facilities

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ERS Sulphur Recovery Process

TBA, London, UK

The course covers the role of Claus plants in refineries, chemistry of the Claus process, Claus plant configurations, the various tailgas treatment processes, start-up, shut-down and troubleshooting, optimisation of Claus operation, simulation of Claus plants on the computer, burners for Claus furnaces, the influence of clean. Also the carbon footprints of various tailgas treatment options are discussed. The course covers the role of Claus plants in refineries, chemistry of the Claus process, Claus plant configurations, the various tailgas treatment processes start-up, shut-down and troubleshooting, optimisation of Claus operation, simulation of Claus plants on the computer, burners for Claus furnaces, the influence of clean fuels production on Claus plants, reaction of the various tailgas treatment processes to clean fuels production, oxygen enrichment and its consequences for the Claus process and the various tailgas treatment processes, trace behaviour in Claus as NH3 and NOx.

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ERS Blending

TBA, London, UK

This course gives an overview of the elements of the blending process and provides an insight into the calculation of the most economical blends. The future changes in product specifications will be discussed along with the implications for the refiner

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ERS Hydrocracking

TBA, London, UK

To be held at the CCT Venues, 135-137 Aldersgate House, London EC1A4JA, UK.

This course is aimed at giving a practical overview of VGO & Resid hydrocracking. Today, refiners are faced with the challenge to maximise the yield of clean transportation fuels from crude oil. Hydrocracking provides the means to produce maximum low sulphur distillates, particularly kerosene, jet and diesel. This course provides a detailed overview of hydrocracking technology and covers the general theory and principles of hydrocracking chemistry and reactor kinetics. The course also covers the practicalities and impacts of hydrocracker design, feed effects and process variables. The third section covers plant monitoring, troubleshooting, product recovery and emergency procedures. A special section has been added that focuses exclusively on residuum processing. This course will address both vacuum gas oil and residuum Hydrocracking, it will explain the differences and advantages of the different processes and configurations as well as giving a detailed review of the fundamentals behind hydrocracking technology.

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