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CCN January Meeting- Petroleum Refining 101

  • 13 Jan 2016
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • The Cynwyd Club, 332 Trevor Lane Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004


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      January 13, 2016 Meeting

Petroleum Refining 101

Doug Kriebel, PE

Presentation PDF can be downloaded here

Date & Time:  Wednesday, January 13, at The Cynwyd Club, Bala Cynwyd, PA; Networking, 5:30 PM; Dinner, 6:30 PM; Talk and Business Session, 7:30 PM


One of the fastest growing Industrial Sectors has recently been Oil and Gas.  It currently supports 9.8 million workers with more jobs being added.  A key part of this are refineries, which turn crude oil into transportation fuel, heating oils, waxes, lubricants, and an entire host of petrochemicals, which in turn become just about everything we use:  plastics, medicines and medical devices, cosmetics, furniture, appliances, TVs and radios, computers, parts used in every mode of transportation, solar power panels and wind turbines Industry, and many more than can be listed.

A Refinery can appear overwhelming.  There are tanks, pipes, pumps, heat exchangers, instruments, controls and other equipment. The purpose of this talk is to explain what a refinery does, and how the major units, processes and equipment make it happen.

If you drive a car, heat your home, eat food that is produced using energy, or benefit from using any of the other products this industry makes possible, this will be an interesting topic for you.


Doug Kriebel is a Principal at Anchor Pump and Engineered Equipment (previously Kriebel Engineered Equipment, Ltd.).  Doug has over 20 years of industrial experience in pump design, application and hydraulic systems; heat transfer; mass transfer; industrial water treatment; air pollution control systems.

Professional activities include ISPE, the CCN, the Joseph Priestly Society and AIChE.He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and was named the 2011 Delaware Valley Engineer of the Year by the Technical and Professional Societies of the Philadelphia Area

He has a BS in Chemical Engineering, and is a licensed Professional Engineer.

Location:  The Cynwyd Club, 332 Trevor Lane, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.  From I-76, drive S on City Line Ave. (US Rte. 1).  Turn right on Conshohocken State Rd. (Rte. 23); stay in right lane.  After second light watch for white left-turn arrows painted on street (about 0.14 mile).  Do not follow Rte. 23 left at turn but instead go straight ahead onto Llandrillo Rd. (passing to the right of Valley Press printing).  After one block bear left onto Trevor Lane at stop sign.  Clubhouse and parking are on the left.  Please park in lot if space is available; otherwise park on Trevor Lane.  If lost, call the club at 610-667-4524, ext. 312.  MAP

Reservation: , or e-mail or call the ACS office at 215-382-1589 (leave message on voicemail if necessary).  Fee, including food and beverages (wine, beer & sodas), is $30 by reservation/cancellation deadline:  Saturday, January 9th.  Dietary restrictions accommodated on a limited basis.  There is no charge for talk only, but registration is suggested using contact information above.

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