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Ghadeer, A. S.

Saudi Aramco,

is an Operation Engineer within Saudi Aramco’s Jazan Refinery Department, specializing in naphtha hydroprocessing, reforming, and aromatics extraction and processing units. He is a chemical engineer with 10 yr of industrial experience in refining and petrochemicals facilities. Ghadeer earned a BS degree in chemical engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and an MS degree in refining and petrochemicals from the IFP School in Rueil-Malmaison, France.

Innovative approach to accelerating the startup of a gasoline block and associated units at Saudi Aramco’s Jazan refinery complex

This article elaborates on the startup of a refinery’s heavy naphtha reforming unit with an alternative approach to the initial unit design, including an evaluation of several startup techniques to ensure the adequacy and practicality of the selected option.

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