705-05 - Catalytic Reformer

705-05 - Catalytic Reformer

Learning objectives

  • • Discuss naphtha and its chemical properties
  • • Describe the two methods of catalytic reforming including semi-regenerative catalytic reformers and continuous catalyst regeneration
  • • Discuss the process and equipment used in catalytic reforming
  • • Identify the inputs and outputs of the catalytic reformer

Course overview

One of the fractions produced in the crude distillation unit is naptha, also called straight-run naptha. This naptha, particularly heavy straight-run naptha, has a high naphthene content, high paraffin amounts, and low octane. This naptha is not desirable as a feed- or blendstock. It must be sent to a catalytic reformer to boost the octane rating by reforming its natural linear hydrocarbons into aromatic hydrocarbons. The result is called reformate, which is used as a blendstock in producing gasoline.

The Catalytic Reformer training course defines catalytic reforming. It discusses the basic chemistry involved in reforming. It also identifies and describes the catalytic reforming process and components. This online training course includes:

  • Naptha chemistry
  • Catalytic reformers
  • Inputs and outputs

Catalytic Reformer is part of the Refinery Operations training series.

  • 50 minutes
  • Format: Online Interactive
  • English
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