Petroleum Refining Services

PROCESS provides a wide range of engineering services to petroleum refineries. Our company has a great deal of refinery unit design, process safety, operations, and troubleshooting experience. After proving ourselves on smaller sized projects, many of our clients begin utilizing our services on a routine basis as an extension of their own in-house engineering team. From solving a vapor-locked pump problem to designing complete units, PROCESS can meet your needs.

Our Refining Niche

PROCESS can provide preliminary design packages, Heat & Mass Balances, process and equipment design packages, and any number of front-end related services. This is true for most typical refinery processes, a few of which include:

  • Crude Units
  • Vacuum Distillation Units
  • Hydrotreating
  • Isomerization
  • Fluid Catalytic Cracking
  • Reforming
  • Coking (Learn More)
  • and more....


We have worked on a broad base of refinery projects for many years, and that breadth allows us to rapidly respond to our clients' needs with quality information and reliable front-end design packages. A few of the project types completed by PROCESS have included:

  • Capacity Evaluations
  • Unit Debottlenecking
  • Fractionation Upgrade Design
  • Capital Project Development Support (FEL-0, 1, 2, 3)
  • Unit Simulation and Modeling
  • Energy Usage Improvements
  • Flare Header Studies
  • Relief Valve Sizing Validation
  • Balance of Process Design for New Technology Deployment
  • and more.... View list of Refinery Projects

PROCESS is also able to provide a qualified 3rd party evaluation of refinery unit design packages and we are very adept at conducting unit capacity evaluations and revamp studies, utility evaluations, small to medium sized process designs, relief valve studies, and almost any refinery process safety related function.

PROCESS can also provide expert consulting services and bid evaluations on larger projects that may require additional resources. Examples of such larger projects would include reviewing the design package for a new Fluid Catalytic Cracker (FCC) unit or Hydrocracker.


A Great Fit for All Sizes of Refiners

PROCESS is uniquely structured for providing services to small to medium sized refineries (10,000 BBL/day to 200,000 BBL/day) in addition to larger refineries. Even a small refiner should expect a premier level of service, and that's what PROCESS provides. In today's world even the smallest of refineries has to boost yields, increase utilization, and minimize operating costs or they may not be able to effectively compete as an independent refiner.

One specific example of how smaller refineries can benefit from our services is by having us provide the process design work necessary to implement the technologies most suited for smaller sized refineries such as the Dupont Isotherming process. PROCESS can first help the client identify and evaluate such technologies and then provide the 'balance of plant' process design to effectively integrate the new technology into a refiner's existing operations. This often includes modifications to the existing refinery utilities systems and adaptations to to the technology package that take into account specific conditions at a particular location. Utilizing PROCESS for this purpose helps ensure an effective startup, and minimizes refinery down time.

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