Course Description

Refinery Energy Management

Course Overview

Refinery operations receive a significant benefit from lowering operating costs with programs that address energy efficiency and energy optimization. This course combines lecture, directed discussion, case studies and examples to present the latest information on energy management. There is discussion on how to effectively manage energy consumption within the refinery as well as how to enhance the profitability of existing projects through site-wide energy integration.

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Who Should Attend

This course is designed for operations personnel, energy specialists, managers and process engineers who are part of a team responsible for energy efficiency and energy optimization. Participants should have at least 2 years of refining experience.

The Course Duration is (in Days): 3.0

Course Benefits

  • Describe the economics of energy efficiency and its impact on refinery profitability
  • Understand the fundamentals of energy systems including steam, fuel, and power-generating equipment
  • List the methodologies used in assessing and optimizing energy efficiency
  • Explain specific opportunities to improve energy efficiency in both utilities and process areas
  • Illustrate techniques to analyze and monitor the energy efficiency of a refinery
  • Discuss ways to establish or improve an on-going energy management program

Course Topics

  • Impact of energy costs on profitability
  • Benchmarking energy efficiency
  • Determining refinery utility costs
  • CO2 impact on energy costs
  • Utilities, offsites and energy systems
  • Process unit energy efficiency - analysis techniques including: process unit energy monitoring and benchmarking
  • Key energy indicators
  • Energy loss analysis
  • Process heat recovery (pinch analysis)
  • Turndown analysis
  • Process unit energy efficiency including both process and equipment reviews
  • Setting up a program
  • Refinery energy audits
  • Optimizing energy
  • Considering commercial issues
  • Energy monitoring tools

Supplemental Offerings

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