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Start Date : 6 Oct,2024
End Date   : 10 Oct,2024
Duration    : 5 Days
Price          : $ 3,995 ( SAR 14,981.25 )



The Process Engineering Essentials training course is well-matched to those professionals and practitioners who require familiarity not only with chemical engineering principles, but also with many of the other engineering disciplines including mechanical, electrical and instrumentation. This is essential since Process Engineering is at the heart of much of the chemical, oil, gas, and petrochemical industries. Process Engineers are interested in the transportation and transformation of solids, liquids and gases. In the oil and gas sector, of specific importance are separation processes including distillation, heat transfer, hydraulics and fluid flow, reaction engineering, but also process control and economics. This training course focuses on the central areas of process engineering and guides the delegates in developing both fundamental and practical understandings of key issues. 


Course Objectives: 

  • Understand fundamental principles used in processes and facilities 
  • Apply practical understanding of hydraulics and fluid flow 

  • Apply learning from historical safety incidents 

  • Perform relevant calculations & analyses to assist in operation, sizing, & troubleshooting 

  • Develop perspective & focus from a company viewpoint of interaction of different engineering disciplines 


Course Content: 

1. Introduction and Fundamentals of Process Engineering 

  • Mass and energy balances 

  • Reactor types 

  • Process & Engineering Diagrams 

  • Flammability 

  • Electrical area classification 

  • Risk Management and Hazard Studies 


2. Hydraulics and Fluid flow 

  • Pressure and head & Bernoulli's theorem 

  • Flow of liquids, Reynolds number and pressure drop in pipes 

  • Two-phase and multi-phase flow 

  • Enthalpy and thermodynamics 

  • Principle of process relief devices and process design of relief systems 

  • Mechanical Equipment – Pumps, Compressors & Mixers 


3. Heat Transfer and Reaction Engineering 

  • Heat Transfer Mechanisms  

  • Heat transfer coefficients and calculation 

  • Heat exchangers, type and sizing   

  • Catalysis and Reaction Engineering 

  • Chemical reactions & kinetics 

  • Green Chemistry & Engineering and Sustainability 


4. Distillation Processes and Equipment 

  • Phase behavior and vapour/liquid equilibria 

  • Gas/Liquid separation 

  • Distillation equipment - Columns and vessels  

  • Troubleshooting of process equipment 

  • Overview of Other Separation Processes  

  • Effluent treatment [in refinery and petrochemical] industries 


5. Process Control and Economics 

  • Classification of control systems 

  • Measured variables 

  • Simple feedback control 

  • Preliminary economic analysis 

  • Fixed and variable costs, break even analysis 

  • Estimating the cost of process equipment and plants 


Targeted Audience: 

  • Plant/Operations Personnel and Managers 

  • Petroleum Engineers 

  • Production Engineers 

  • Trainee Process Engineers 

  • R&D Chemists, Plant Chemists 

  • Business Managers 

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