The Refinery Distillation: Operation & Troubleshooting course covers fundamentals and practical application of distillation in refining processes. The material covers the fundamentals of distillation processing, process considerations, equipment considerations, control and troubleshooting. Extended material covers a variety of advanced topics. Multiple case studies are used to illustrate the relative importance of different points.
The program’s content is both comprehensive and wide-ranging. Time is allocated each day to invite participation from participants for presentation to the audience. Attendees will gain an understanding of how process requirements, equipment operation, and economic objectives interact. Once the fundamentals are established, the session moves into the topics of operation, control, troubleshooting, and revamps. The program speaker is Mr. Andrew Sloley, a Principal Consultant at Advisian (WorleyParsons Group) in Bellingham, Washington.
- 2. HYDRAULICS
•High-Capacity Equipment and Revamps
- 3. DISTILLATION TOWERS AS SYSTEMS
- •Feeds and Draws
- •Auxiliary Equipment
4. REFINERY SERVICES
•Light Ends (Isom, Alky)
•Hydrotreaters and Crackers
- OPERATION AND CONTROL
•Capacity Control and Optimization
•Product Quality Control
Andrew W. Sloleyis a Consultant for Advisian (WorleyParsons Group), Houston, Texas. He has over 35 years of experience in the hydrocarbon processing industry. At Advisian he is primarily responsible for economic analysis and conceptual design of refinery and petrochemical plant modifications for profit improvement. He has worked extensively on petrochemical and refining units. His other responsibilities include proposal preparation, technical support and system troubleshooting. Andrew has authored or co-authored over 300 publications on petrochemical and refinery operations in the areas of equipment design and troubleshooting. He is currently a contributing editor on equipment and plant design forChemical Processingmagazine. He has a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tulsa and is a licensed professional engineer in Texas.