October 21st, 2014 Oil Refining at Jacobs Engineering

By Lyndsay Fitzer

PDH Oil refining by Doug Kriebel at Jacobs Engineering. A great dinner was served with about 30 attendees. His discussion was educational and captivating. The different raw materials, processes and products made at refineries were discussed. Doug taught us about end results such as Octane rating, environmental regulations and chemical structures. Tank farms, hydrocracking, catalytic reforming, isomerization, sulfur recovery, coking, vacuum distillation and other processes were reviewed. Equipment such as, sulfur pumps, feed pumps and air compressors were visualized and importance explained. Overall the presentation had an abundance of information and Doug did a great job teaching and refreshing everyone’s knowledge.