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Start Date : 10 Nov,2024
End Date   : 14 Nov,2024
Duration    : 5 Days
Price          : $ 3,995 ( SAR 14,981.25 )



This course considers the areas of chemical engineering that are most commonly encountered and will provide an understanding of the fundamentals to the non-specialist, and a refresher to practicing engineers, with examples that will be drawn from a range of process industries including oil and gas processing, petrochemicals, chemical manufacturing.


Course Objectives: 

  • Learn to interpret flow sheets 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 the 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


Course Content: 

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


2. Fluid Flow

  • Pressure and Head
  • Bernoulli’s Theorem
  • Flow of Liquids
  • Reynolds number, the pressure drops 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

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

4. Introduction to Separation Processes

  • Distillation basics
  • Phase behavior 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

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
  • Estimating the cost of process equipment and plants



Targeted Audience: 

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

Basic Principles of Chemical Engineering

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