This is an online version of our famous Global Petrochemical Industry training. These modules will provide you with a complete understanding of the Petrochemical industry. Starting from oil and gas to the production of petrochemicals in the refinery and the cracker. We then turn to the seven building blocks as precursors to all the main petrochemical value chains. We review technologies, producers, applications and trade and cover the entire range of petrochemicals, including polymers and plastics, intermediates and fertilizers.
This section provides an understanding of the concept of chemicals, introducing the industry and reviewing the connection between energy and chemicals and the feedstocks we use to produce them. This section itself could be used separately as an introductory course for those who want to gain overall understanding of petrochemical industry.
Diving into C2 value chain – ethylene and its derivatives including polyethylene, PVC, ethylene oxide / ethylene glycol, alpha olefins, vinyl acetate and styrene. We discuss these important products including production technologies, market dynamics (supply, demand, trade) and applications.
Diving into C3 value chain – propylene and its derivatives, including polypropylene, acrylic acid, acrylonitrile, cumene, propylene oxide and oxo alcohols. We review production technologies, market dynamics (supply, demand, trade) and applications
Diving into C4 value chain, looking at butadiene, elastomers, ABS, isobutylene, butene-1 and butene-2. WE review production technology, market dynamics (supply, demand, trade) and applications
Diving into the aromatics value chains – benzene, toluene and xylenes, including their major derivatives such as polyamide (nylon), polyurethanes and polyester. We review production technology, to market dynamics (supply, demand, trade), to the applications. We also explain how to make and serparate aromatics.
Diving into C1 value chain – synthesis gas (syngas) and its derivatives including ammonia and fertilizers and methanol and derivatives. We review the production technology, market dynamics (supply, demand, trade) and the applications.