Web-based Training

Introduction

ERS Web Based training courses are broadcast live via Microsoft Teams. Maximum attendance is limited to 10 delegates to ensure a tutorial-based atmosphere where attendees can ask questions of the speaker during the course. The courses are based around daily modules consisting of 2 x 1 ½ hr. presentations with a 30minute break. Where the course is longer than 3 hrs. the modules are presented on consecutive days. Courses vary from 1 – 5 modules.

Upcoming Courses

ERS Distillation Debottlenecking & Optimisation

To be held online – TBA.

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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ERS Fluid Catalytic Cracking

To be held online – TBA.

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 the specific operating strategies of 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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All Our Web-based Courses (A -Z)

FCC Olefins Production

The ERS FCC Olefins Productions Course will focus on key reaction chemistry and kinetic pathways for maximising C3 and C4 olefin production. It will review commercial FCC performance, and using the commercial data, highlight the key catalytic and operational factors that influence olefin production. A simplified pseudo kinetic model of the commercial unit will be produced from the operating data to illustrate how operational change can increase olefin yields

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Crude and Vacuum Units Operation

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 Crude Oil fractionation units. 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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Refinery Processes

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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Catalytic Reforming

This course covers the core elements of Reforming technology. The scope of the course includes the core of most Reforming problems and attempts to cover solutions useful to design and operating engineers. Recent concerns associated with processing for clean fuels are covered. This course will provide an overview of the diverse nature of the Reforming processes, depending on the feedstocks used, products made and the environmental issues. It will address process integration issues, which are vital for economic viability. Key variables that affect product yields and properties are described and their impact on the optimisation of the unit operation discussed. A framework is presented for troubleshooting operating problems and, throughout this discussion, participants are encouraged to describe their specific challenges.

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Distillation Debottlenecking & Optimisation

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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Energy Efficiency

This ERS Energy Efficiency Course consists of 4 x 3hour training modules, each covering a distinct aspect of refinery energy efficiency.

  • ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND PROFITABILITY
  • IMPROVING ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF DISTILLATION UNITS
  • OPTIMISING REFINERY STEAM SYSTEMS
  • PROCESS HEAT INTEGRATION

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Fluid Catalytic Cracking

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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Refining Economics and Performance

This course differs from economics courses offered by others in focussing on the economic drivers on which day-to-day and longer term operational decisions are based. It also focuses on understanding refinery margins and making improvements in refinery profitability through operational excellence.

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