Catalytic Reforming Technology Course

Catalytic Reforming Technology Course



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  • Identify process flow of the CCR Plat forming unit
  • Describe the implications of process variable changes and their effect on performance and catalyst deactivation
  • Explain the catalyst chemistry and its effect on performance
  • Identify catalyst poisons
  • Compare and contrast procedures for catalyst regeneration
  • Understand operating procedures and put them into practice
  • Monitor process operations
  • Troubleshoot typical operating problems

Who should attend?

  • 1st Line Operations personnel,
  • Operation Supervisors,
  • 1st Line Maintenance personnel,
  • Maintenance Supervisors,
  • Senior Plant Supervisors,
  • Operations Engineers
  • Process Support Engineers,
  • Design Engineers,

Course content:

Day 1

 Basic Principles


  •   The Problem of Antiknock Quality
  •    Octane Number
  •   Composition Effect on Octane Number
  •   Thermal Reforming
  •      Feed Treatment by Hydrogen

The Catalytic Reforming Process

  •  Introduction
  • Feed to Catalytic Reforming
  • Product from Catalytic Reforming
  • The Typical Yield
  • Reformate Composition
  •  Reformate Specification
  • Catalytic Reforming Techniques

Day 2

Process Chemical Reactions and Thermodynamics

  • Introduction
  • Process Reactions
  • Relative Reaction Rate
  • Heats of Reaction

Catalytic Reforming Catalyst

  •  Introduction
  • Classification of Catalyst
  •  Main Types of Catalyst
  • General Catalyst Characterization and Properties
  • Catalyst Deactivation
  • Catalyst Regeneration
  •  Catalyst Regeneration Steps

Day 3

Discussion of Process Variables              

  •  Reactor pressure    
  • Temperature              
  •  Feed quality               
  •  Hydrogen to hydrocarbon ratio              
  • Space velocity           
  • Catalyst protection, aging and poison



Day 4


  •  Normal Start-Up after Prolonged Shutdown      
  • Discussion                    
  • Detailed procedure – catalytic reforming

 Normal Start-Up after Short Shutdown

Day 5

Process troubleshooting & EMERGENCY SHUT                      

  • Loss of Recycle Compressor                         
  • Loss of Feed                 
  •  Explosion, Fire, Line Rupture, or Serious Leak –
  •  Instrument Air Failure              
  •  Power Failure            
  •  Steam Failure            
  • Cooling Water Failure                
  • Heater Failure            
  •  Fuel Gas / Fuel Oil Failure      

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