Petroleum Technology in a Green Environment

 

 

COURSE OVERVIEW PE120
Catalyst Technology

 

Course Title
Catalyst Technology

Course Date/ Venue
August 26-30, 2006 /Al Habari Meeting Room , Renaissance Hotel, Dubai , UAE 

Course Reference
PE120

Course Duration
Five days

Course Description
Most process plant operations are divided into two sectors; the reactor section and the separation section. The high value products are produced in the reactor section and purified in the separation section. The proper reactor design and catalyst selection can greatly i m prove co m pany profit m argins. The net effect is to produce increasing a m ounts of higher value products by improving selectivity. Reactor design and catalyst develop m ents are one of the largest Research and Develop m ent (R&D) Divisions in Che m ical Engineering. To stay abreast of the current reactor designs and catalyst develop m ents should be an operations personnel's target. This course will guide the participants to develop key concepts and techniques to operate, select and opti m ize catalytic processes in refineries and petrochemical plants. These key concepts can be utilized to m ake proper design and operating decisions. This course is designed to cover the Catalyst Technology in two major industries; refineries and petrochemical plants, as per the following:-

•  Refineries : This section of the course will cover a general overview of the Catalytic Processes in refineries and how each integrates with the high value products, with a special emphasis on Fluidized Catalytic Crackers, and Catalytic Reformers. A history of each Catalytic Process will be reviewed including; process description, process variables, reaction chemistry, catalyst development and evaluation.  

•  Petrochemical Plants : This section of the course will cover the progress being made in Ziegler-Natta (Z/N) catalyst technologies, including catalysts, activators, supports, additives and reactor design/operation. An entire session will be dedicated to these advances which have been designed to defend against metallocene/SSC penetration. Another session will focus on the use of "binary" or mixed catalyst systems to yield attractive or unique polymer properties (in situ comonomer formation, broad molecular weight distribution, etc.). Further this course will feature Metallocenes, Metal Single-Site Catalysts (SSCs) and related polymerization developments based on early and late transition metals, for both commodity polyolefins and specialty polymers. The course will focus on Polyethylene, Polypropylene and resin industries.

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Course Objectives
This course will guide the participants to develop key concepts and techniques to operate, select and optimize catalytic processes in refineries and petrochemical plants. These key concepts can be utilized to m ake proper design and operating decisions. This course covers a general overview of the Catalytic Processes in refineries and petrochemical plants and how each integrates with the high value products, with a special e m phasis on Fluidized Catalytic Crackers, and Catalytic Refor m ers in refineries; and Ziegler-Natta (Z/N), Metallocenes, and Metal Single-Site Catalysts (SSCs) that are essential for petrochemical industry; mainly in Polyethylene, Polypropylene and Resin manufacturing. Upon the successful co m pletion of the course, participants will gain updated knowledge on the following areas:-

•  Catalytic processes and catalyst technology in refineries and petroche m ical plants.

•  Catalyst Evaluation Techniques

•  Reactor and Catalyst interaction

•  The Operation, control and troubleshooting of a reactors and associated equip m ent

•  An overview of reactors, practical solutions as well as theory

•  An understanding of essential reaction concepts

•  Ziegler-Natta (Z/N), Metallocenes, and Metal Single-Site Catalysts (SSCs)

•  Valuable practical insights for trouble free design and field proven techniques for co m m issioning, start up and shutdown of reactor operations

•  To tailor your approach to specific design, analysis and troubleshooting problems

Who Should Attend

•  People who are making day to day decisions regarding operation, design, maintenance, and economics of process industry plants

•  An engineer or che m ist who m ust troubleshoot and solve catalyst proble m in a plant, an engineering office or laboratory

•  Technical Engineers, Operating Engineers, Process Support Personnel, Che m ist, and Managers

•  Engineering graduates/technologists who will be using catalyst in their daily work

•  Technical Process engineers doing process design and opti m ization projects and studies that need who need advanced skills for m ore co m plex m odeling tasks

•  Plant Operation Support Engineers checking plant perfor m ance under different operating conditions, and who are involved in design of new facilities or reva m ps of existing facilities

•  R&D engineers and researchers using catalyst for process synthesis, upgrade or m odifications

•  Ideal for veterans and those with only a few years of experience who want to review or broaden their understanding of process safety

•  Other professional who desire a better understanding of the subject

Course Certificate
Petrolab Engineering certificate will be issued to all attendees completing minimum of 75% of the total tuition hours of the course.

Course Fee
US $ 2,950 per Delegate. This fee includes Student Pack (Folder, Manual, Hand-outs, book(s), etc.), buffet lunch, coffee/tea on arrival, m orning and afternoon of each day. 

Accommodation
Accommodation is not included in course fees. However, any accommodation required can be arranged by Petrolab Engineering at the time of booking. 

Course Instructors
(1) Mr. Mohammad Hamami .. More
Mohammed_Hamami@petrolab.org

(2) Dr. Emad Mansour
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Emad_Mansour@petrolab.us

Course Coordinator
Ms. Florabel Mateo: Tel: +971 2 6277405, Fax: +971 2 6277407, Email: florabel@petrolab.org



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