TRAINING COURSES

Process Engineering for non-process Engineering Professionals

Start Date: 23 Aug 2020
End Date: 27 Aug 2020
Duration: 5
Fees:
Country: Sharm Alshaikh / Egypt
Category: Petroleum and Oil Programs
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INTRODUCTION

Process engineering (also referred to as chemical engineering) is at the heart of much of the chemical, oil, gas, and petrochemical industries. The process (chemical) engineer is interested in the transportation and transformation of solids, liquids and gases, but must also be familiar with many of the other engineering disciplines including mechanical, electrical and instrumentation. Of specific importance are separation processes including distillation, heat transfer, hydraulics and fluid flow, reaction engineering, but also process control and economics. These are the fundamental principles of process engineering.
This programme considers the areas of process engineering that are most commonly encountered, and will provide an understanding of the fundamentals to the non-specialist, and a refresher to practising engineers, with examples that will be drawn from a range of process industries including oil and gas processing, petrochemicals, chemical manufacturing. In this programme you will:

         Learn to interpret flowsheets and process flow diagrams

         Develop and understand mass and energy balances in process design

         Learn about fluid flow, pumps and compressors, and mixing

         Discuss heat transfer equipment and their design, including heat exchangers

         Understand distillation and separations used in oil and gas processing

         Discuss effluent minimisation and treatment

         Learn how to control processes

         Perform a basic economic analysis of a project

         Understand the safety and environmental responsibility on process engineers

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

         Practising or lapsed chemical engineers wanting to refresh their fundamental knowledge

         All those working in the chemical, petrochemical, oil and process industries with a need to understand and discuss fundamental process engineering and technology issues with the process engineering specialists or other professionals

         These will include geo-scientists, petroleum engineers, production engineers, trainee process engineers, R&D chemists, plant chemists, plant operators, EHS specialists and economists

         Case studies and examples will cover a range of levels, making the programme also suitable non-technical staff.

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

Using case studies from the oil, gas and chemical industry to illustrate the material, participants attending the programme will:

         Learn to interpret flowsheets and process flow diagrams

         Understand the use of mass and energy balances in process design

         Gain a basic understanding of fluid flow, including pumping and mixing

         Study examples relevant to the oil and gas industry

         Design a heat exchanger and know advantages/disadvantages of different types

         Understand distillation and separations used in oil and gas processing

         Appreciate the need to control environmental pollution from industry

         Learn how to control processes

         Perform a basic economic analysis of a project

TRAINING METHODOLOGY

In addition to formal lectures. videos and discussions, the participants will learn by active participation through the use of problem-solving exercises, group discussions and analysis of real-life case studies.

PROGRAMME SUMMARY

This programme identifies the areas of process engineering that are most commonly encountered and are fundamental to its understanding, enhancing process design and operation and enabling fruitful dialogue between the non-specialist and the engineer. Programme examples will be drawn from a range of process industries including the oil and gas processing, petrochemicals and chemical manufacturing industries.

PROGRAMME OUTLINE

DAY 1 -

PROCESS ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS

         Introduction

         Basic Concepts to remember

         Flow diagrams

         Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs)

         Process equipment

         Introduction to mass and energy balances

         Batch vs Continuous

         Risk Assessments and Hazard Studies

         Flammability and Electrical Area Classification

         Workshop Session

DAY 2 -

FLUID FLOW

         Pressure and Head

         Bernoulliís Theorem

         Flow of Liquids

         Reynolds number, pressure drop in pipes

         Compressible flow

         Introduction to Thermodynamics

         Principle of process relief devices and process design of relief systems

         Two-phase and Multi-phase Flow

         Pumps and Compressors

         Mixing and Mixers

         Workshop Session

DAY 3 -

HEAT TRANSFER

         Thermal conductivity

         Conduction and convection

         Insulation

         Heat transfer coefficients

         Heat exchangers, type and sizing

         Chemical reactions

         Reaction kinetics

         Introduction to catalysis and Green Chemistry

         Workshop session

DAY 4 -

INTRODUCTION TO SEPARATION PROCESSES

         Distillation basics

         Phase behaviour and vapour/liquid equilibria

         Distillation Equipment

         Distillation Troubleshooting

         Gas/Liquid separation

         Absorption and adsorption

         Solid Liquid separation

         Air and water pollution control

         Effluent treatment

         Workshop Session

DAY 5 -

PROCESS CONTROL & ECONOMICS BASICS

         Measured variables

         Simple feedback control

         SIS and SIL

         Process Utilities

         Air

         Water and cooling water

         Steam

         Electricity and power generation

         Process Economics

         Preliminary economic analysis

         Fixed and variable costs, break even

         Calculating raw materials usage

         Scale up and six tenths rule

         Estimating the cost of process equipment and plants

 
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