Catalytic Cracking in Petroleum Refinery & Petrochemical Plants

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Online - Virtual , 20240716 16 - Jul - 2024 2 Hrs X 8 Sessions $2,100 Register
Istanbul - Turkey , 20240916 16 - Sep - 2024 5 - Day $5,950 Register
Online - Virtual , 20241118 18 - Nov - 2024 2 Hrs X 8 Sessions $2,100 Register
Dubai - UAE , 20241209 09 - Dec - 2024 5 - Day $4,950 Register


Catalytic Cracking is one of the most crucial conversion processes in a petroleum refinery and plays a vital role in an integrated refinery. The FCC process will likely be used for biofuels and possibly for reducing CO2 emissions. The catalytic cracking unit is a critical asset in refineries, requiring optimized processes in the context of engineering design to process a wide variety of feeds. The operation of the cat cracker must also be adjusted and maintained at optimum conditions for maximum profitability.

This training course will cover the Catalytic Cracking process. The catalytic Cracking unit converts feedstocks into valuable products, Catalytic Cracking feedstock quality and cracking, cracking technology and maximizing Catalytic Cracking, and troubleshooting deals with identifying and solving problems.


At the end of this Catalytic Cracking training course, delegates will be able to:

  • Understanding the Catalytic Cracking process and incorporating chemical engineering fundamentals in petroleum refineries.
  • Explain process control operation and feed physical properties
  • Describe the chemistry of reactions and Catalytic Cracking performance to optimize feed rate and product qualities
  • Understanding of cracking technology, the latest development, and maximize FFCU
  • Understanding of troubleshooting with effective and timely


This training course is designed for management level and operations staff that want to gain insight and knowledge of Catalytic Cracking operations and maximize FFCU.

This training course is suitable for a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Plant managers
  • Supervisors
  • Team leaders
  • Operations staff
  • Engineers
  • The personnel who wish to gain overview and insight of Catalytic Cracking


This training seminar will utilize a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, and retention of the information presented. The course is designed as a blended environment of presentations; workshops; group work; practical exercises; field application/ case studies, analysis, and several industry videos showing all processes; and general discussions.

Pre & Post course assessments will be used to measure the effectiveness of this training.


Module 1 – Catalytic Cracking Process

  • KeyTopics:

    • Refining processes
    • Refineries configuration
    • Fluidization and FCCU
    • The reactor regenerator
    • Partial versus complete combustion
    • The FCC gas plant
    • Product treating
    • LPG
    • Ultra-low sulfur gasoline (ULSG)

Module 2 - Process Control and Feed Characterization

  • KeyTopics:

    • Catalytic Cracking process control
    • Basic process control
    • Advanced process control
    • Hydrocarbon classification
    • Feedstock properties
    • Feedstock impurities
    • Metals

Module 3 – Reactions Chemistry and Catalytic Cracking unit Performance

  • KeyTopics:

    • Thermal cracking reactions
    • Catalytic reactions
    • Material balance
    • Heat balance
    • Pressure balance
    • Case study

Module 4 –Cracking Technology and Maximize FFCU

  • KeyTopics:

    • Reaction Technologies
    • Stripping technology
    • Regeneration technology
    • Reside catalytic cracking
    • Maximize FFCU performance

Module 5 – Troubleshooting

  • KeyTopics:

    • Effective troubleshooting
    • Catalyst losses
    • Coking/fouling
    • Hot gas expanders
    • Increase in afterburn
    • Safety and hazards in Catalytic Cracking units

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