Process Systems & Operations


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    701 Petroleum Refining

    701-01 Introduction to Petroleum Refining
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to identify and briefly describe various refining processes that take place in a typical petroleum refinery.

    701-02 Basic Petroleum Chemistry
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to discuss the molecular structure, physical properties, naming conventions, and commercial uses of several common hydrocarbons.

    701-03 OSHA’s Process Safety Management Standard
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to identify the main components and explain the objectives of the OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) standard.

    701-04 History of Refining
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to provide a general overview of the evolution of crude oil processing from 1846 until the present day.

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    707 Process Heaters

    707-01 Features and Operation of Process Heaters
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the features and operation of process heaters.

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    709 Process Tanks

    709-01 Features and Uses of Process Tanks
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the main features and uses of process tanks.

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    711 Distillation

    711-01 Introduction to Distillation
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the theory of distillation and the configuration of a distillation column and its components.

    711-02 Start-up, Normal Operation and Shutdown of a Distillation Column
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the start-up, normal operation and shutdown of a distillation column.

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    713 Process Separators

    713-01 Introduction to Process Separators
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to identify common types of process separators and their components. You will also be able to describe the process separator’s operating principles.

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    715 Process Reactors

    715-01 Introduction to Process Reactors
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe chemical reactions, the features and operations of various types of reactors, and their application in the refining industry.

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    717 Reforming and Synthesis

    717-01 Introduction to Naphtha Reforming
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to explain how reforming relates to the operation of a refinery. You will also be able to identify reforming technologies, types of catalytic reformers, and how variables affect the process.

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    719 Process Safety Systems

    719-01 Safety Alarm Systems and Instrumentation
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the design, operation and use of safety alarm systems and instrumentation.

    719-02 Overpressure Safety Systems
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the design, operation and use of overpressure safety systems.

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    721 Process Utilities Systems

    721-01 Process Utilities Systems - Part 1
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to explain the function and design of plant water and air utility systems.

    721-02 Process Utilities Systems - Part 2
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to explain the function and design of heat and fuel, refrigeration, and power supply utility systems, and how they are linked in order to meet energy demands from industrial processes.

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    723 Process Product Movement and Storage

    723-01 Process Product Movement and Shipment
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe efficiency considerations in facility design, types of product storage and transportation, and precautions taken when handling product.

    723-02 Tanks and Vessels Used for Storage
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe and explain various types of non-pressurized, pressurized and refrigerated storage tanks and vessels. You will also be able to explain safety equipment associated with these tanks and vessels.

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    725 Process Sampling and Testing

    725-01 Sampling Principles and Methods
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the importance of accurate sampling. You will also be able to explain several sampling types and systems. You will be able to describe correct sampling procedures.

    725-02 Testing Principles and Procedures
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe how tests are used to ensure on-specification quality products.. You will be able to explain common chemical and physical tests performed on products to ensure this quality.