Refining and Petrochemical > Distillation Technology – Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

About this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) 

This Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) course is the basic building block to provide awareness on the fundamentals of Distillation and its application in oil refining. The course will introduce the fundamentals and theory behind distillation as well as provide an overview of industrial distillation equipment. The key focus of the course is on the most important distillation processes of the (atmospheric) crude oil distillation unit and the vacuum distillation unit. Secondary applications like 2-cut splinters and stabilizers will also be addressed.

This course equips participants with the understanding of the design aspects as well as provide guidance for refinery staff on the optimal operation of their distillation units.


This VILT course is intended for operational staff and (process) engineers on all levels on crude oil and vacuum distillation units or other distillation sections.

The VILT course will be delivered online in 5 half-day sessions comprising 4 hours per day, with 2 x 10 minutes break per day, including time for lectures, discussion, quizzes and short classroom exercises.

Your expert course leader is a passionate chemical engineer with 20 years’ international experience in Refinery Process Technology, Petrochemicals, Bio-Fuels and Bio-Chemicals design, economic evaluation, research & development and customer unit support.

Her specific areas of expertise are: Distillation Technologies, Simulation and Equipment design and R&D, Hydroprocessing and Hydrotreating Technologies, techno-economical refinery, chemical and bio process evaluations, biochemical and biofuel R&D design and implementation. She worked in Shell R&D and Shell’s Technology consulting team out of Amsterdam in the Netherlands for her global Shell and 3rd party customer base.

Besides her technical core competencies, she has hands-on experience in service management and implementation of multi-year service plans with in-house and commercial customers. Over the years, she developed a deep expertise in many bio-based technologies that she evaluated on behalf of Shell to be part in Shell’s renewable strategy.

Her passion is dealing with challenging technical problems and opportunities to deliver value through practical solutions. She has a hands-on mentality, is flexible and builds strong relationship with customers. She coached many junior engineers and was hydroprocessing course focal point and lecturer at the Shell Open University.

Besides her very broad technical experience, she understands the cultural impact of outstanding services delivery very well and she worked for customers in Europe, in America and in the Far East.

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
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