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Refining Technology Training Courses & Consultancy


Excellent training comes from excellent instructors

Welcome to  Eurotek Refining Services Training. Our objective is not just to transfer information to our customers, but to transfer knowledge. At the heart of our training courses is the knowledge and experience of our speakers. We believe that the teacher is even more important than the lesson content. We have therefore built a team of lecturers who have not just gained experience over the years but have demonstrated knowledge and wisdom during their careers.

Our trainers are industry seasoned experienced professionals, who are acknowledged experts within their fields. Teaching is therefore from a basis of experience, not from theory. Anecdote is as important as theory and interaction with the speaker is encouraged whether in an onsite course or an online course. This real-world experience sets ERS apart in the world of training and enables our classes to be much more versatile than other companies.

Upcoming Courses

ERS Improving Energy Efficiency Course

 To be held online 1st – 4th March 2022.

This course presents the up-to-date methodologies and techniques that are used to assess the energy efficiency of an oil refinery, and introduces systematic procedures for reducing the consumption and the energy bill. The course can be considered as a tool box for refinery energy co-ordinators and process engineers and managers who want to become conversant with all aspects of refinery energy efficiency. Much of the course time is dedicated to (1) developing thorough understanding of refinery energy topics, particularly how much, where, why and with what efficiency the energy is consumed, and (2) introducing the practical application of energy saving techniques. The format of the course is a combination of presentations and open discussions, during which particular refinery cases or problems can be brought forward and discussed. Simulation examples are used throughout the course to enhance the understanding, and participants will receive several basic energy software tools that they may find useful in their daily work.

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ERS Fluid Catalytic Cracking

To be held online 21st – 25th March 2022.

This course covers the core elements of FCC technology. A solid foundation is laid by covering the detail of Heat and Carbon Balance. Key variables that affect product yields and selectivity are described and their impact on the optimisation of the unit operation is discussed. Techniques used for control of the FCC fluid solids unit are presented and specific operating strategies for Residue destruction and Chemicals feedstock production are covered. Finally, a framework is presented for troubleshooting operating problems and, throughout this discussion; participants are encouraged to describe their specific challenges.

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ERS Refinery Processes Course

To be held online 15th – 17th March 2022.

The ERS Refinery Processes training course is a 3-module skills course for professionals working within the refining industry. The course will be invaluable to all professionals working in the operation, design and troubleshooting of all refining activities. It will provide engineers with an overall insight into the various process plants that go to make an integrated refinery. It will also cover all the basic chemical engineering unit processes employed in these refinery process plants.

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ERS Distillation Debottlenecking & Optimisation

To be held online 7th – 11th March 2022.

Refining of crude oil and the recovery of saleable products from the many processes in oil and chemical sites rely heavily on distillation units. Such is the scale of the refining and chemical distillation processes, even relatively small incremental improvements in efficiency and reliability, for a single unit, can generate benefits of many millions $/yr. This course will provide participants with a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of distillation. Practical methodologies for unit optimisation and design will be discussed and illustrated via case studies. These optimisation principles and practices will be transferable to the participants sites and locations, and indirectly should be highly beneficial to the bottom line of their operations.

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