Day 1 - 18th March 2013

Introduction to Hydrotreating

• HDT role in a refinery
• Feed and product qualities
• Product uses (Naphtha, Kerosene, Gas Oil and FCC Pretreat)
• HDT reactions

Design Basics and Safety

• Unit design features
• Process and operating variables
• Special safety concerns

Catalysis

• Nature of HDT Catalysts
• Composition and activity
• Catalyst selection and reactor loading diagrams

Q&A Session

Day 2 - 19th March 2013

Operation, Monitoring and Troubleshooting

• Data and models

• Constraints
• Catalyst deactivation

Reactor Distribution Internals

• Effects of poor distribution
• Developments in internals design
• Pressure drop management

Reactor loading and unloading, catalyst handling

Q&A Session

Day 2 - 20th March 2013

Catalyst Management

• Regeneration
• Start-up procedures

Equipment Design and Process Debottlenecking

• Reactors, exchangers, separators, strippers, compressors
• Design options
• Typical bottlenecks
• How far can we push?

Case Studies - Session 2

Refinery Hydrogen Balance

• Using Hydrogen wisely
• HPU options

Q&A Session