Chemical Engineering for Non Chemical Engineers

Dates flexible
Course Type
Professional Training Course
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Course Fee

Course Overview

This programme identifies the areas of chemical engineering that are most commonly encountered by the non-specialist with examples that will be drawn from a range of process industries including oil and gas processing petrochemicals chemical manufacturing.

Objectives In this programme you will:

Learn to interpret flow sheets 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 minimization 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 take this course

All those working in the chemical petrochemical oil and process industries with a need to understand and discuss issues with the chemical engineering specialists.These will include geo-scientists, petroleum engineers production engineers, trainee process engineers, R&D chemists, plant chemists, plant operators and economists. Case studies and examples will cover a range of levels making the course also suitable non-technical staff.



Course content

Day 1-Process Engineering Fundamentals:

  • Introduction
  • Basic concepts to remember
  • Flow diagrams
  • Piping and Instrumental Diagrams (P&ID's)
  • Process equipment
  • Introduction to mass and energy balances
  • Batch vs. Continuous
  • Risk assessments and hazard studies
  • Workshop session

Day 2- Fluid Flow:

  • Pressure and head
  • Bernoulli's Theorem Flow of liquids
  • Reynolds number pressure drop in pipes
  • Compressible flow
  • Introduction to Thermodynamics
  • 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
  • Workshop session

Day 4 - Introduction to Separation Processes:

  • Distillation basics
  • Phase behavior and vapors/liquid equilibrium
  • Gas/liquid separation
  • Absorption and adsorption
  • Solid liquid and separation
  • Air and water pollution control
  • Workshop session

Day 5 - Process Control Basics:

  • Measured variables
  • Simple feedback control
  • 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

About Course Provider

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