Typical refinery flowsheet
Categories of refining operations
Brief on primary, secondary and treatment processes and their importance, significance, and inter-functionality
Classification of Secondary Processes
Understanding major Conversion processes – FCC, HCU, DCU, DHDT, CRU, Residue Hydrocracker, Visbreaker, Solvent deasphalting, Coal gasification etc.
Concept of Refinery Configuration
Evolution of Indian Refinery Configuration, 70s and Now
Tougher Crude and Higher Quantity / Better Quality of Auto fuel – Contrasting Factors faced for deciding Refinery Configuration.
Concept of Topping, Hydro-skimming, Medium Conversion & High Conversion Refinery – Impact on operational flexibility and refinery economics
Residue Upgradation or Bottom of the Barrel Upgrade – main challenge to firm up refinery configuration
Latest technological trends for upgrading Refinery Configuration
Processing options, configuration screening, configuration analysis, sensitivity analysis, selection of final configuration
Crude Oil Selection for a refinery – Role of Refinery Configuration
Concept and Methodology to optimize crude mix based on existing refinery configuration and overall economics
One example of refinery configuration selection based on above concepts.
Software involved in refinery configuration selection and input data required for refinery configuration selection