Ethylene Training Courses
At Apex PetroConsultants, we focus on imparting working knowledge based on experience and expertise to promote efficient, reliable, and trouble-free operations. We invite you to join us in the learning journey that will help you to achieve more based on the knowledge you will gain.
The courses are practical and down-to-earth. We provide comprehensive coverage of ethylene and related technologies with special emphasis on process operation, control, and problem-solving. The courses provide an excellent opportunity to develop a working knowledge that can promote efficient, reliable, and trouble-free operations.
Through these courses, you will learn about:
Focused Training & Expertise in Ethylene/Olefins-based Petrochemical Facilities
We focus on Olefin-based petrochemical facilities based on our strength and expertise in this area.
These courses are conducted by Sanjeev Kapur. Sanjeev is a leading industry expert in ethylene and related technologies. His expertise covers a vast background and hands-on experience in technological know-how, design, engineering, operation, troubleshooting, and technical risk evaluation/ mitigation.
We can tailor the course to your needs. Typical courses include:
“As the petrochemical industry is going through a significant demographic and experience level change in staffing over the next few years, a wide range of skills is substantially lacking. These include technical, soft, and managerial skills, with particularly acute shortages in technical occupations such as petrochemical engineers. These shortages are imposing challenges to the maintenance of scheduled daily operations in the industry. A significant number of workers in the industry are retiring, taking with them years of knowledge and leaving less experienced operators and engineers to ensure that increasingly sophisticated and complex plants run reliably, safely, and profitably. What needs to change is the nature of how experience and expertise are taught and how technical information can be taught and learned.”
ETHYLENE MANUFACTURING COURSE (EMC)
In-person Course was successfully conducted on April 25-27, 2023
Watch this space for future courses!
Course content covered over 3 days: provides comprehensive coverage of the ethylene manufacturing process with special emphasis on process operation, control, and troubleshooting. The course provides an excellent opportunity to develop a working knowledge that can promote efficient, reliable, and trouble-free operation as well as a complete understanding of the process.
Easy to follow for those new to the industry and serves as a comprehensive refresher and update for experienced professionals involved in ethylene manufacturing and businesses. The course is practical and down-to-earth and applicable to a wide range of job functions.
Overview – History, Supply/Demand, Value Chain, Production Routes
Performance & Economics – Key performance data, cost of production
Technology – Cracking Furnaces, Processing Sequence, C4s, and Pygas
Key Equipment – Design requirements & Performance
Operation & Process Control – Operating parameters and interdependencies, process control and handles for optimizing operation for improved performance and economics
Process Safety – key aspects
Asset improvement & troubleshooting
CRACKING FURNACES COURSE (CFC)
This course was successfully conducted virtually online from October 3 - 7, 2022
Course content covered over 5 days with two 2-hour sessions each day: provides comprehensive coverage of ethylene plant cracking furnaces with special emphasis on process operation, control, and troubleshooting. The course provides an excellent opportunity to develop a working knowledge that can promote efficient, reliable, and trouble-free operation as well as a complete understanding of the process.
Easy to follow for those new to the industry and serves as a comprehensive refresher and update for experienced professionals involved in ethylene furnaces, manufacturing, and businesses. The course is practical and down-to-earth and applicable to a wide range of job functions.
Overview – Ethylene Manufacturing
Performance & Economic – Feedstock, Yields, Economics
Technology – Cracking Fundamentals
Key Furnace Components– Design, operation, process & environmental performance
Operation & Process Control – Operating parameters and interdependencies, process control and handles for optimizing operation for improved performance and economics, decoke/start-up/shutdown/emergency operations
Process Safety – key aspects
Furnace Revamps & Troubleshooting
INTRODUCTION TO ETHYLENE COURSE (IEC)
This course was successfully conducted virtually online from July 14-16, 2020
Course content covered over 3 days with two 2-hour sessions each day to introduce ethylene. Learn what ethylene is and how it’s produced. The course creates awareness of key drivers and changing landscape (global market, energy, environment, players) with its challenges and opportunities for the industry. Virtual course will focus on engaging participants and video platform for personal delivery.
Easy to follow for professionals (technical and non-technical) who would like an insight into the ethylene industry drivers, manufacturing process, economics and opportunities. The course offered is practical and down-to-earth and for wide range of job functions.
Overview – What’s ethylene, growth, use, production route
Performance & Economic – Feedstock, Yield, Economics
Ethylene Manufacturing – Steam cracking, basic process steps, Key equipment
Energy, Upstream and Downstream – relationship, interfaces and challenges
Future of Industry – Challenges and Opportunities
Please email email@example.com and we will keep you informed about upcoming courses. A new course announcement will be posted once the dates are finalized.
Who should attend
Attendees from the past courses:
BASF, Braskem, CPChem, Eastman, Huntsman, Indorama, Ineos, Lotte Chemical, Lyondellbasell, Motiva, Novachem, PTTGC, Repsol, Sabic, Sasol, SCG, Shintech, Sibur, Shell, Slovnaft AS, Westlake
Arvos Group, Athlon, Circor, Clariant, Daily Thermetrics, DeltaValve, Duraloy, Emerson, Hyundai, Koch-Glitsch, Manoir
Virtual Training Testimonials
"I thought the content was presented thoroughly and well explained. Sanjeev had great presentation skills and stayed on task and on time. I also thought the slides had enough information where you can reference them later and understand the material without the presenter but were not too busy or overwhelming."
“I realized that online course is more efficient for both the teacher and students than conventional off-line one, particularly in terms of an interactive process.”
“The virtual presentation is difficult to do but Sanjeev was very proficient. I thought the audio and slides were clear”
“I did enjoy the Virtual classroom and thought that the schedule worked well. Breaking the presentation into two two-hour portions per day was a good idea.”
"Sanjeev was open to discussion on problems that we face in the industry and provided recommendations"
Recent feedback from attendees in their words:
"Great explanation of different systems and good explanation of how they interact with each other"
"I liked how you had things broken down by groups - made it easier to understand"
"Engaging participants by asking for previous experiences and opinions on topics. The instructor is very knowledgeable on the topics presented"
"I found identifying the key control variables in each section very helpful. I plan to verify these variables/control schemes are used in my plant"
"Lots of questions answered, other students, had similar # years experience, very knowledgeable teacher"
"Thorough description of design differences which will provide for excellent troubleshooting skills"
"The course material and flow helped me understand the ethylene process, especially for a young engineer"
"Step-by-step teaching, that can help people with no experience to catch up easier"
"The contents are very detailed covering all the important points and are easy to understand with the simplicity well refined. It is a very valuable session providing the overall balanced quantity/quality information."
"Great course! I really enjoyed all the content. Sanjeev’s knowledge and expertise really shined through! "
You will receive a complete set of course material that will serve as a text during the course and as a reference for your future use