Catalyst Technology for Petrochemicals: Building a Commercial Advantage - CATA 

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Categories: Oil Industry, Petrochemicals

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Gold CourseThis course begins with an overview and will progress to a detailed examination of the key elements involved in petrochemical production and catalysis. Aspects of safety, environmental impact and future industry direction and developments will also be explored.

Petrochemicals are the most valuable products obtained from steam crackers and refinery complexes. The conversion processes and catalysts employed therein are industries in their own right. This course begins with an overview and will progress to a detailed examination of the key elements involved in petrochemical production and catalysis. Aspects of safety, environmental impact and future industry direction and developments will also be explored.

As well as first-hand advice on catalyst loading, activation and safe unloading from commercial petrochemical reactors.

What you will learn

Upon completion of this course, you should have a better understanding of the petrochemicals markets and the most important and relevant process chemistry that is integral to this industry. The interrelationship of all petrochemicals will be developed in a novel flow chart presentation. In addition, catalysts and the fundamentals of catalysis will be explored.

  • Catalysis Technology
  • Manufacture of Catalysts
  • Selecting the right Catalyst for your process
  • Guard Beds & Adsorbents
  • Selective Hydrogenation
  • Regeneration methods where possible
  • Recycling
  • Reactor Design
  • Catalyst Testing & Deactivation

 

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This course is targeted at and suitable for all professionals involved in either commercial or technical aspects of processes and catalysts utilised in the petrochemical industry. This course will be invaluable to engineers or industrial chemists working in chemical or integrated petrochemical/refinery complexes. Additionally, this course will be relevant and useful to personnel wishing to gain an insight into the relationship between petrochemicals, processes and catalysts.

Petrochemicals

  • Markets
  • Technology
  • Categorisation
  • Major companies

Catalysts

  • Leading Suppliers
  • Market Structure
  • Economics
  • Technology

Catalyst Handling

  • Loading, Unloading & Safety

Reactor Technology

  • Fixed Bed
  • Slurry
  • Isothermal
  • Adiabatic

Catalyst Deactivation

  • Catalyst poisoning, coking and sintering

Troubleshooting

  • Major causes of Catalyst malfunction
  • Major remedies

Guard Beds & Adsorbents

  • Olefin and Aldehyde clean up

GTL

  • Liquefaction of gas resources to enable easy transport of stranded gas
  • Potential to boost domestic market liquid fuels

Case Studies to Include:

  • Catalyst Economics - Challenges facing the technical and commercial buyers of Catalyst technology
  • Selective Hydrogenation Catalyst -, unit design and choice, catalyst selection, optimum conditions and operation.
  • Purified Terephthalic Acid - Market economics and drivers, feedstocks, plant design, catalyst options, and operating conditions.

Faculty

Mr Rob Parry is an Executive Account Manager with BASF Catalysts (formerly Engelhard) with experience in technical and commercial catalyst applications and supply to the Petrochemical and Refining Industries for 20 years. Rob has a BSc joint Hons. in Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry from UCW Aberystwyth and is a Chartered Chemist with the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Mr Alan Fisher manages a consultancy company based in the UK serving the Catalysis and the Chemical and Petrochemical Industries. Prior to this he was Europe and Middle East Commercial Director for Engelhard's Chemical Catalyst Group (now BASF) and managed Europe and the Middle East for CRI. His earlier career was as a process engineer for both Exxon and Monsanto. Alan studied Chemical Engineering at Newcastle University and is a Chartered Engineer with the Institute of Chemical Engineers.

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