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Course Details


Dubai, UAE
From Date: 25-Dec-2023   
To Date: 29-Dec-2023
5 Days

Ref No:                 PE050
Title:                    Separation Technique in Oil/Petroleum Industries
Start Date:          25 December 2023 End Date: 29 December 2023
Venue:                 Dubai, UAE
Fee:                      $5,250

In any of the 5 star hotels. The exact venue will be informed once finalized.


This course is designed for Junior Engineers, Senior Operators, and Operators who are working in Oil Production Facilities and Oil Refineries.
Technical personnel involved in the activities of oil desalting. Specifically, technical, operations and maintenance personnel who had limited exposure to this area, or professionals involved in other areas of the gas/oil industry who require a comprehensive overview of natural gas processing will find this course ideally suited for them.


The following topics will be covered in 5 days

Course Contents


  1. Separation Process
  2. Principles of Separation
    1. Gravity Separation
    2. Separation System Problems
    3. Factors Affecting Separation
  3. Phases Separation
    1. Primary Separation
    2. Secondary Separation
    3. Mist Extraction
    4. Liquid Accumulation
    5. Oil and Water Separation
  4. Terminology and Applications:
    1. Vessels Terminology
    2. Separator Application
  5. Stage Separation
  6. Separators Classification
    1. The Vessel Shape
    2. The Number of Fluids to be Separated
  7. Separator Internals
    1. Inlet Configuration
    2. Intermediate Configuration
    3. Outlet Configuration
  8. Separator Sizing
    1. Definitions
    2. Sizing Knock Out Drum
    3. Sizing Liquid Accumulators
    4. Sizing Vapor Liquid Separators
  9. Separation Operation and Troubleshooting
    1. Separator Control
    2. Troubleshooting
  10. Operating Problems
    1. Foamy Crudes
    2. Paraffin
    3. Sand
    4. Emulsion
    5. Slugging
  11. Fundamentals of Separation in Towers
    1. Distillation
    2. Principles of Distillation
    3. Reflux
    4. Reboiling
  12. Crude Distillation
  13. Process Description
  14. Product Specifications
  15. Crude Distillation Operation
  16. Reflux Rate Changing
    1. Feed Temperature Changing
    2. Side Product (Draw off) Rate Changing
  17. Fractionator Control
  18. Feed Surge Control
    1. Feed Temperature (Thermal Condition)
    2. Column Pressure Control
    3. Reboiler Control
    4. Variable Feed Tower
  19. Operating Difficulties
    1. Fouling
    2. Temperature Profile
    3. Operation near Critical Properties
    4. Use of Grid Trays
    5. Loads in Rectifying Section
    6. Way of Introducing Feed
    7. Reboiler
  20. Troubleshooting Operating Problems
    1. Flooding
    2. Dry Trays
    3. Damaged Trays
    4. Water in Hydrocarbon Column 4.6.5 Foaming
    5. Condenser Fogging
    6. Suspect Laboratory Analysis
  21. Glossary

Pre & Post Tests will be conducted
Case Studies, Group Exercises, Group Discussions, Last Day Review & Assessments will be carried out.


Define Management Consultancy & Training Certificate of course completion will be issued to all attendees.


A highly interactive combination of lecture and discussion sessions will be managed to maximize the amount and quality of information, knowledge and experience transfer. The sessions will start by raising the most relevant questions, and motivate everybody finding the right answers. The attendants will also be encouraged to raise more of their own questions and to share developing the right answers using their own analysis and experience.
All attendees receive a course manual as a reference.

This interactive training workshop includes the following training methodologies:

  • 30% Lectures
  • 30% Workshops and work presentation
  • 20% Group Work& Practical Exercises
  • 20% Videos& General Discussions
5,250 US$ per participant for Public Training includes Materials/Handouts, tea/coffee breaks, refreshments & Buffet Lunch

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