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An Introduction to Refineries and Refining

An oil refinery is effectively a factory that converts crude oil into a range of marketable products in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible.This course is designed to help you understand the basics of working on a refinery, from the different processes and units used, to the general maintenance, safety implications and products produced.

Approximate duration: 30 minutes.

By the end of this course you should be able to:


  • Understand the role of a refinery
  • Recognise the importance of regular maintenance
  • Explain the different types of refinery
  • Recognise the products produced by refining processes
  • Identify the various processes carried out by refinery units


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