Arabian American Center Details Training & Development
Program Title:
Water & Equipment Testing, Chemical Spills Safety, Problem Solving of Production Chemistry Issues
07.07.2019 - 11.07.2019
$ 2750


Course Description:

   This course is designed to discuss the methods, equipment and tolls used for water quality parameters and testing Technologies. The course includes all aspects related to Pressure Maintenance Plants (PMP), HP injection systems, Seawater Treatment Plant, Central Injection Pumping Facility (SWTP, CIPF & CIPF Extension) and application in Process plant for improving water quality parameters and Salt water disposal.

   This course is designed in accordance with ASTM/API Standard procedures

   In addition, this course is aimed at those who work with or around chemicals. Successful completion will prepare participants to look carefully at their own work activities when handling chemicals and contribute to the safer use and transport of chemicals in the workplace. It further goes on to teach the proper steps to control and reduce losses in the event of a spill.

   This training course is the fastest way to develop skills in effective decision making so that goals can be reached on time every time. This process works for any kind of problem, large or small. This course gives participants an overview of the entire creative problem-solving process, as well as key problem-solving tools that can be used every day.

Course Objectives:

         By the end of this Course the participant will be able to:

               • Describe Analytical chemistry methods and Instruments technique

               • Describe chemistry of Water, Produced water, Seawater

               • Use all methods for calibration.

               • Use statistical method according to ISO 17025 requirements

               • Describe what is the Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and its importance in modern

                   laboratories and in technology transfer


               • Describe water analysis parameters according to EPA, IP, ASTM, API, and APHA standards.

               • Describe Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)

               • Describe NFPA Labeling system

               • Describe Proper PPE for the various chemicals

               • Safely handle chemical containers


               • Safe storage of chemicals, protection needs and containment

               • Take actions and Precautions in the event of a spill

               • Limit a chemical spill disaster

               • Properly use a spill containment kit and clean up a chemical spill

               • Handle the chemical waste and used spill kit components


               • Apply problem-solving steps and tools

               • Analyze information to clearly describe problems

               • Identify appropriate solutions

               • Think creatively and be a contributing member of a problem-solving team

               • Select the best approach for making decisions


               • Create a plan for implementing, evaluating, and following up on decisions

               • Understand problem-solving

               • Use problem-solving model and toolkit

               • Make good group decisions

               • Analyze and select solutions

               • Plan and organize


Who should attend?

               • Chemical laboratory staff, (Chief Chemist, and Lab Tech.) in Oil fields, power stations,

                   water treatment stations, and refineries, etc.

               • Water Treatment Engineers and Operators.

Course Contents:



                              ─    Methods of analysis

                              ─    Titration methods

                              ─    Chromatography technique (GC and HPLC)

                              ─    Spectroscopy technique


              Water and Produced  Water Analysis Science

                              ─    Introduction to Analytical Chemistry

                              ─    Basic Tools of Analytical Chemistry

                              ─    EPA, ASTM, and APHA, for analysis of Water and Wastewater.

                              ─    SRBs Analysis Technique

                              ─    Scale and Corrosion tendencies

               Sampling technique

                              ─    Sampling technique at Injection Wells

                              ─    Surface facilities Sampling Technique

                Introduction to Instrumental Water Analysis

                              ─    Review of the Analytical Strategy

                              ─    Instrumental Analysis Methods

                              ─    Basics of Instrumental Measurement

                              ─    Preparation of Standards

                              ─    Blanks and Controls

               Water Analysis techniques in Oil and Gas industries

                              ─    Preparation of standard solutions for different water analysis             

                              ─    Calibration of all water testing instruments                     

                              ─    Functional knowledge on reagents and chemicals for water analysis

                              ─    General laboratory safety procedures

              Spectrochemical Methods

                              ─    Introduction

                              ─    The Electromagnetic Spectrum

                              ─    UV-VIS and IR Molecular Spectrometry

                              ─    UV-VIS Instrumentation

                              ─    IR Instrumentation for Oil and Grease and Petroleum Hydrocarbons.

               Atomic Spectroscopy

                              ─    Flame Atomic Absorption, Na+, K+, Ba++, and Heavy Metals etc.

                              ─    Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption

                              ─    Inductively Coupled Plasma ICP, introduction, technique, and applications.

               Ion Chromatograph

                              ─    Basic Principles of Ion Exchange

                              ─    Ion Exchangers in Ion Chromatography

               pH MEASUREMENT

                              ─    Definition of pH

                              ─    Importance of pH measurements

                              ─    Calibration of the pH meter

                              ─    Electrode Storage


                              ─    Potentiometric Methods

                              ─    Procedure



                              ─    Definitions

                              ─    CHLORINE (RESIDUAL) IODOMETRIC METHOD

               DISSOLVED OXYGEN (DO)

                              ─    DO METER METHOD

                              ─    DO Meter Calibration


                              ─    Total Solids Procedure

                              ─    Balance Calibration and Standardization

                              ─    Calculations.


                              ─    Filter Preparation

                              ─    TSS Procedure

              OIL AND GREASE IR Methods

                              ─    Introduction

                              ─    SPAN calibration

                              ─    OCP standard

             BIOCHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND (5 days)

                              ─    Introduction

                              ─    Definition

                              ─    Technique

             HACH spectrophotometers Test Kits

                              ─    Chemical oxygen demand (COD)

                              ─    COD Theory

                              ─    Closed Reflux, Colorimetric Method

                              ─    COD reactor and spectrophotometer

             Turbidity and Turbidimeters

                              ─    Introduction

                              ─    Turbidity meter

                              ─    NTU unit

                              ─    Calibration

             Conductivity meters and Calculated TDS

                              ─    Introduction and Theory of Conductivity meter

                              ─    Calibration


                              ─    Physical and chemical properties of field water

                              ─    Analysis of field water

                              ─    Total Cations and Anions

                              ─    pH of field water

                              ─    Alkalinity and acidity

                              ─    Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)

                              ─    The Stiff-Davis index

                              ─    MINERAL SCALES: Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Sulfate, Barium Sulfate,  Scale


             Seawater Analysis

                              ─    Sampling and Storage

                              ─    Determination of Anions

                              ─    Anions in Estuary and Coastal Waters

                              ─    Dissolved Gases in Seawater

                              ─    Cations in Seawater

                              ─    COD in Seawater

                              ─    BOD5 in Seawater


                              ─    Role of Emergency Response Team

                              ─    Review of Chemical classifications and hazard labeling

                              ─    Spill activation procedures and response priorities

                              ─    Review of Personal Protective Equipment and clean-up materials

                              ─    Hands-on familiarization with equipment

                              ─    Personal Protective Equipment donning exercises

                              ─    Review of simple chemical identification tests

                              ─    Practical chemical identification exercise

                              ─    Spill clean-up and waste disposal procedures, e.g. acids and solvents

                              ─    Decontamination procedures


                              ─    Requirement of the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005

                              ─    What is a Hazardous Substance?

                              ─    Identifying Hazardous Substances

                              ─    Health impacts of exposure

                              ─    Identify risks associated with chemical use

                              ─    Safety Data Sheets (SDS) Explained

                              ─    Personnel Protection Equipment – Overview

                              ─    Practical Chemical Spill Demonstration

                              ─    Fire Extinguisher/Fire Blanket use for Chemical Spill

                              ─    Immediate first aid action for chemical burns

                              ─    General Principles of Chemical Safety

                              ─    Emergency Plans

                              ─    Site Familiarization


                              ─    An understanding of SDS and how to use the data for risk assessments

                              ─    The knowledge to predict a chemical’s behavior if released

                              ─    The problem-solving method

                              ─    Information gathering

                              ─    Problem definition

                              ─    Preparing for brainstorming

                              ─    Generating solutions

                              ─    Analyzing solutions

                              ─    Selecting a solution

                              ─    Planning your next steps

                              ─    Recording lessons learnt

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