- Understand your refinery hydrogen system
- Set targets for minimum hydrogen supply
- Improve hydrogen recovery and distribution
- Minimise the need for hydrogen production or imports
- Choose the best purification options
- Minimise capital investment to meet increased hydrogen demand
- Decrease operating costs
- Identify opportunities for yield improvements via more effective hydrogen supply
The worldwide trend to produce low sulphur and low aromatic gasoline and diesel, and to process heavier crude oils in general, places increased demands on refinery hydrogen systems.
Meeting the resulting increased demands for hydrogen can require significant capital investment in, for example, steam reformers and compression equipment. Yet, most refinery hydrogen systems are inefficient and have significant room for improvement. By modifying the hydrogen network and considering alternative hydrogen recovery options, refiners can often satisfy the increased demands for hydrogen with significantly reduced investment.
Alternatively, refiners can improve the operation of currently operating hydrogen systems, to make them more efficient and significantly reduce their running costs.
PIL has completed a number of successful hydrogen studies where significant cost opportunities have been realised in the hydrogen management system. This 2-day course presents the techniques used in such studies so that attendees can check the efficiency of their own hydrogen systems and identify improvement opportunities themselves.
Who Should Be Trained?
The course is intended for people with a chemical engineering background working in the petroleum industry, or in engineering and consultancy companies, servicing the industry. Process engineers and refinery managers with an interest in improving hydrogen management should attend this course.
Dates & Course Fees
We currently do not have plans to run a public course for this topic. However, please contact us to register your interest and we shall contact you should there be any new course date announcements made.
We have some offers for group bookings. Also, if you would like this course to be delivered in-house at your business, please contact us to discuss this option.
Typical distribution systems, modelling of producers and consumers, constructing a hydrogen balance, steam reforming, partial oxidation, catalytic reforming, basic chemistry, typical flowsheets, process economics
Superstructure based programming approaches
Possible process modification options to minimize or optimise hydrogen use
Debottlenecking of hydrogen networks with purifiers, and modelling of synergies between different purifier