COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Petroleum Refinery Engineering
Course Code: 
15MEC254
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Type: 
Elective
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Petroleum Refinery Engineering' is a course offered in the B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Origin, Extraction and Testing of petroleum.

Petroleum - Origin, nature, composition, classification, exploration, drilling, transportation and storage. Petroleum processing - Nature of crude from India, Indonesia, Burma and Middle East countries, classification of crude, evaluation of petroleum - Important properties and test methods T.B.P. and ASTM distillation.

Refining of Petroleum - Dewatering and desalting - Primary Oil refining - Treatments of crude - Topping, vacuum distillation.

Unit 2

Thermal cracking, visbreaking and coking, catalytic cracking, fluid bed and hydro cracking, reforming, chemical reforming and catalytic reforming, polymerization, alkylation, hydrogenation isomerisation, cyclization.

Treatment processes: Sweatening, desalting, hydrogen treatment, hydrodesulfurisation process, solvent extraction of kerosene, stabilization of gasoline. Lube oil manufacture - solvent dewaxing, solvent extraction, propane deasphalting, and treatment, clay treatment, hydro finishing, hydrotreatment, lube oil, additives and asphalt boiling.

Unit 3

Petroleum products: LPG Motor spirit, aviation gasoline, kerosene, aviation turbine fuel, white spirit, and solvents, diesel fuel, gas oil, fuel oil, petroleum coke, petroleum waxes, lubricating oil and bitumen. Petrochemicals - Olefines, acetylene, propylene, butadiene, isoprene, aromatics, benzene, xylene etc. Methanol, formaldehyde, chloromethane, ethylene oxide, ethanol amine, acetone, cumene, phenol, styrene, phthalicanhyride.

  • B. K. BhaskaraRao -‘Modern Petroleum Refining Process’ - Oxford IBH Publishing Company, New Delhi.
  • G. N. Sarkar - ‘Advanced Petroleum Refining’ - Khanna Publishers, Delhi - 2004
  • W. L. Nelson - ‘Petroleum Refinery Engineering’ - McGraw Hill
  • R. A. Meyer’s, -‘Hand Book of Petroleum Refining Process’ - McGraw Hill
  • N. K. Sinha - ‘Petroleum Refining & Petrochemicals’