Arabian American Center January Training & Development
Program Title:
Process Design Fundamentals (PDF)
29.01.2017 - 02.02.2017
$ 3500


Course Overview:

     This course delivers practical insights into the principles of process design. It features a review of chemical engineering unit operations, discussion of design and performance characteristics of commonly-used equipment, and case studies that deliver a broad perspective of the subject as well as an understanding of industrial engineering practices. Course content includes shortcut techniques, practical approaches to engineering problem solving, “rules-of-thumb”, and guidelines that can be put into practice when participants return to their jobs.

     Teamwork is encouraged through collaboration on exercises, sharing work experiences, and leveraging skills and knowledge.

     Optionally, the UniSim  process simulator can be incorporated to give students hands-on experience modeling refinery processes. Students use the simulator to apply the principles of thermodynamics, distillation, and column design learned during the lecture portion of the class.


Who Should Attend:

          This course is designed for:
           • Chemical engineers with less than two years of experience in the hydrocarbon processing

           • Engineers transferring from allied industries (e.g., chemicals, power, and other industries

               that employ continuous processing techniques)
           • Engineers returning to the workplace who need a refresher on process design principles 

          • The course will be of particular benefit to those engineers who are responsible for rating the

              performance of existing equipment and systems at new processing conditions, conducting

              revamps, determining and specifying equipment, and auditing the work of third party design

          • Students should have a level of competency commensurate with an undergraduate degree in

             chemical engineering


Course Objective:

                Course participants will be able to:
                 • Set up and solve heat and material balances
                 • Systematically assess hydraulic circuits
                 • Demonstrate competency in line sizing
                 • Evaluate the effectiveness of existing equipment under new processing conditions
                 • Generate requirements and equipment data sheets for new equipment
                 • Critique third party designs


Course Contents:

                • Applied thermodynamics and process modeling
                • Multi-component fractionation – process principles and
                • parametric analysis techniques
                • Column sizing
                • Line sizing/hydraulics
                • Pumps and compressors
                • Heat exchangers (shell and tube, air coolers)
                • Fired heaters
                • Relieving systems


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