The Eight Steps to Specify a Catalyst Bed Originally delivered Nov 12, 2014 Source: AIChE Type: Archived WebinarLevel: Advanced Duration: 1 hour PDHs: 1.00 Share This Post: Preview Webinar: This webinar outlines the eight basic steps in specifying a hydro-genation catalyst: performance specification, process configuration, catalyst selection, mass balance, heat balance, calculating catalyst volume, selecting the reactor diameter, and estimating life. Catalysts are essential in oil refining and in the production of petrochemicals. In a typical refinery, each crude oil fraction passes through two to six different catalyst beds in the transformation to gasoline, diesel, or petrochemical feedstock. At least one of these catalyst beds contains hydrogenation catalyst. Additional catalyst is required to convert hydrocarbon feedstocks to refined petrochemicals. Specifying the right catalyst bed can mean the difference between years of profitable, trouble-free operation and continuously dealing with “issues” and “opportunities for improvement". Presenter(s): Gary Gildert Gary Gildert has been an active member of the South Texas Section of the AIChE for the past four years serving as Chair of the PE/PO workshops, Position 1 Executive, and presently co-producing our meeting webcasts. He has previously contributed to two workshops and served as a dinner speaker. Gary received his Bachelor of Applied Science (Ch.E.) from the University of Waterloo in 1981 and his Masters of Business Administration from Rice University in 2005. He is a registered professional engineer in Ontario, Canada (1986) and Alberta, Canada (1990), a member of American Institute...Read more Once the content has been viewed and you have attested to it, you will be able to download and print a certificate for PDH credits. If you have already viewed this content, please click here to login. Checkout Checkout Do you already own this? Log In for instructions on accessing this content. Pricing Individuals AIChE Member Credits 1 AIChE Members $69.00 AIChE Graduate Student Members Free AIChE Undergraduate Student Members Free Non-Members $99.00 Webinar content is available with the kind permission of the author(s) solely for the purpose of furthering AIChE’s mission to educate, inform and improve the practice of professional chemical engineering. All other uses are forbidden without the express consent of the author(s).