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New Online Aromatics Technology and Markets Course!
While this is an overview of aromatics, you should already have some previous knowledge of refining chemistry and the basics of petroleum refining before taking this course.
When we use the term ‘aromatics’, we are talking about cyclic structure, chemical compounds derived from petroleum, natural gas and coal. In other words they are chemicals derived from carbon.
Aromatic compounds comprise three of the seven basic compounds that are the basis for all petrochemicals, and these seven are often called the ‘building blocks’ for the petrochemical industry or more colloquially the ‘Seven Sisters’. They can be divided into three categories – olefins, aromatics, and natural gas-based compounds. In this course, we will examine aromatics in detail.
Delegates taking this course should already have successfully completed Introduction to Petroleum Chemistry, Chemistry in the Petroleum Refinery, Petroleum Refining Made Easy or have equivalent knowledge.
By the end of this course, you will learn to:
- Identify the final products produced from aromatic-based compounds
- Point out where aromatics come from and list the products they make
- Recognize the value chains and derivatives of the aromatics business
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Due to High Demand Second Petroleum Refining Course Added in London!
You don't need an engineering degree to understand the fundamentals of petroleum refining! This exciting programme is designed to introduce non-technical oil industry members to the fascinating field of petroleum refining. Learn how a refinery works and how refinery operations affect global oil and product prices.
Who should attend?
Class delegates include anyone who needs to understand how this cornerstone of the petroleum industry works. New members of the industry will be given a great introduction to the industry. Marketing personnel will grasp the intricacies of how the products they market come to exist. Those from the service side of the industry (brokerage, software, consulting) will get a first-hand view of this the most fundamental aspect of the oil industry.
- Fundamentals of crude oil
- Petroleum chemistry made easy
- The three stages of refining
- Atmospheric and vacuum distillation
- Cracking processes
- Catalytic cracking
- Thermal cracking
- Catalytic reforming
- Gas plants
- Blending for finished products
- Refinery economics terms
Includes Web-based Pre-study Module
This course is accompanied by a preparatory course available online. Delegates will receive a web voucher as part of their joining instructions upon confirmation of registration. By taking advantage of this "blended" learning approach, in-class time and learning are optimized.
There are no prerequisites for this programme. This is an entry-level course where we purposely keep everything in non-technical terms!