Course Description

Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Process Std. Troubleshooting and Operations

Course Overview

This course is designed for an experienced FCC engineer or operator looking to gain a better understanding of the tools available for monitoring and troubleshooting of the FCC Unit. The course discusses the normal daily operations of the FCC Unit and provides the basic calculation methods and the best practices used to monitor normal operations. Through lecture, team work and exercises, participants will gain the fundamentals to troubleshoot common FCC Unit issues. The classroom learning will be enhanced with real world case studies highlighting issues such as: catalyst losses, main column salt deposition, and exchanger fouling.

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Who Should Attend

This course is designed for engineers and operators with a fundamental understanding of the FCC technology.

Attendance is limited to UOP license holders.

The Course Duration is (in Days): 3.0

Course Benefits

  • Perform calculations regarding the catalyst section of the FCC Unit
  • Monitor the efficiency of critical equipment
  • Perform a detailed mass balance of the FCC Unit
  • Control the product specifications of all FCC Unit products
  • Troubleshoot common FCC Unit issues

Course Topics

  • Reactor/Regenerator Calculations and Monitoring
  • Mass Balance Calculations
  • Main Column Operations
  • Gas Concentration Operations
  • Compressor Efficiency Calculations
  • Troubleshooting Basics
  • FCC Catalyst Losses
  • Fluidization Issues
  • Mechanical Failures
  • Yield Degradation
  • Coking, Corrosion and Fouling

Supplemental Offerings

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