Crude oil distillation processes


The processes involved in the distillation of crude oil using a crude oil distillation unit (CDU) or atmospheric distillation unit, which distils the various constituents of crude oil to separate them.

Alternative labels

use of CDU
distillation processes for crude oil
process of oil distillation
distilling crude oil
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distillation process for crude oil
use CDU to distil oil
CDU use
crude oil distillation process
use of crude oil distillation unit

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Essential knowledge

Crude oil distillation processes is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Optional knowledge

Crude oil distillation processes is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Oil refinery control room operator: Oil refinery control room operators perform a range of tasks from the control room of an oil refinery. They monitor the processes through electronic representations shown on monitors, dials, and lights. Control room operators make changes to variables and communicate with other departments to make sure processes keep running smoothly and according to established procedures. They take appropriate actions in case of irregularities or emergencies.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022