Environment & Safety Gas Processing/LNG Maintenance & Reliability Petrochemicals Process Control Process Optimization Project Management Refining

Ali, S. A. W.

Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

is a Operation Engineer within Saudi Aramco’s Jazan Refinery Department, specializing in naphtha block hydroprocessing and reforming units. He is a professional chemical engineer with 12 yr of industry experience, and an active member in international engineering bodies such as Engineers Australia and IChemE, UK. He earned an MS degree in chemical engineering from the University of the Punjab in Lahore, Pakistan, and an MBA degree from Bahauddin Zakariya University in Multan, Pakistan.

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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