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This 4-day program is designed to provide basic understanding & skills in process engineering of petroleum processing plants & equipment. The program is a good opportunity to familiarize participants with practical techniques, useful criteria for design


 
Course Outline

After participating in this course, you will be able to:
• Calculate, evaluate and compile basic process data essential for specification, design, selection and operation of process equipment
• Possess enhanced skills and knowledge in process engineering including design methods, criteria, calculation procedures and short-cut techniques
• Perform evaluation, diagnostic monitoring and troubleshooting of existing process equipment including debottlenecking and revamp methods
• Evaluate technical proposals and prepare scoping cost estimates
• Prepare comprehensive process specification documents for bid packages

Description

In the current tight energy and resources environment, there is greater focus on increasing oil and gas production capacity and an urgent need for trained technical talent to carry out the required work. This four-day program is designed to provide basic understanding and skills in process engineering of petroleum processing plants and equipment.  The program is a good opportunity to familiarize participants with practical techniques, useful criteria  (including short cuts) for design, revamp and troubleshooting of process equipment commonly used in petroleum refineries, petrochemical and related oil and gas plants. 

Objective

To provide basic understanding and skills in process design and engineering of petroleum processing plants and equipment.

Who Should Attend

The course is intended for process engineers with 2 to 10 years experience engaged in process engineering of processing plants and equipment.  The program is also recommended for mechanical, equipment and project engineers who wish to learn basic principles of process engineering.  

Special Feature
Session will be conducted in lecture/discussion format designed to provide intensive instruction and guidance.  Instructor will be available following each day’s session to provide participants with further opportunity for discussion and consideration of specific problems.  
Participants will be provided with a comprehensive listing of ‘most-valuable’ references and web-sites of process engineering resources.

Instructors: Ernie Maurier and Colin Key, Thermo Design Engineering

Program Outline

Day I

Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method
 
Introduction
• Course overview
• Petroleum processing overview
• Process equipment categories
• Mechanical and Safety Aspects

Process Control and Instrumentation
• Instrumentation sizing and selection
• Control Valves sizing and selection
• Pressure relief: devices and systems
• Control logic and applications

Conventional Separators
• Types and functions 
• Sizing criteria and method
• Design considerations and internals
• Process operating problems

High Efficiency Separators
• Types and functions 
• Sizing criteria and method
• Design considerations and internals
• Process operating problems
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Adjournment

Day II

Crude Oil Dehydrators and Desalters

• Dehydrator types
• Process applications
• Sizing requirements
• Selection guidelines
• Process operating problems

Fired Heaters
• Heater types
• Process applications
• Fouling factors
• Calculation methods
• Selection guidelines
• Process operating problems

Pumps
• Categories and types 
• Performance characteristics
• Control systems
• Design criteria and parameters
• Calculation Method
• Pump Selection Guidelines
• Process Operation Troubleshooting

Piping
• Fluid flow principles
• Pressure loss categories
• Pipe properties 
• Sizing methods and criteria
• Two-phase flow 

Adjournment

Day III

Compressors

• Categories and types
• Compression process
• Characteristics and terminologies 
• Design Criteria and parameters
• Compressor control methods
• Calculation methods
• Selection guidelines
• Drivers
• Process operation problems / troubleshooting

Heat Exchangers
• Heat exchanger types
• Shell-and-Tube Construction – TEMA
• Process applications
• Heat transfer terms and equations
• Design criteria and parameters  
• Fouling considerations 
• Reboilers
• Calculation methods
• Selection guidelines
• Process operation problems / troubleshooting

Air Coolers
• Air vs water cooling
• Air cooler types 
• Design and operating considerations
• Calculation method
• Process operating problems / troubleshooting

Fractionator Columns
• Fractionator types
• Process design methods
• ‘Hardware’ design
• Trays and packing
• Operating parameters
• Performance comparison
• Process operating problems/ troubleshooting

Adjournment

Day IV

Gas Processes

Gas Sweetening
• Process selection
• Process description
• Major equipment
• Equipment Design Guidelines
• Troubleshooting

Gas Dehydration
• Process selection
• Process description
• Major equipment
• Equipment Design Guidelines
• Troubleshooting

HC Dewpoint Control
• Process selection
• Process description
• Major equipment
• Equipment Design Guidelines

NGL Recovery
• Process selection
• Process description
• Major equipment
• Equipment Design Guidelines

Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes

Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment

There will be a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to a refreshment and networking break during each morning and afternoon session.

Daily Schedule:

8:00   Registration and coffee (first day only)
8:30   Session begins
12:00 Lunch
4:30   Adjournment

Faculty
Colin Key
Colin Key, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, P. Eng., is Manager of Process and Applications Engineering with Thermo Design Engineering.   He has over 20 years experience in Oil and Gas Processing.

Ernie Maurier
Ernie Maurier, CET., P.Eng., Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Diploma in Instrumentation Engineering Technology is Manager of Oil Processing and Specialized Equipment with Thermo Design Engineering.  He has over 10 years of experience in Oil and Gas Processing.
Prerequisites & Certificates
Pre-Requisites

Certificates offered

2.4 CEU / 24 PDH


Cancellation Policy
To withdraw from a course, you must send a request, in writing, with the official receipt to our office. Fifteen or more business days in advance: full refund less $50.00 administration charge. Five to fifteen business days in advance: non-refundable credit of equal value for any future EPIC seminar within one year. Credits are transferable within your organization. In case of an unexpected event occurring after this time, you may send someone else to take your place without any additional cost.
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The course was very well presented and the course instructor was absolutely amazing.
Reviewed by 2013
Our instructor, Stephen Lamming, was outstanding and a true expert in his field. He was able to complement the technical air monitoring information with practical real life examples which was highly beneficial. He is an excellent communicator and was highly interactive with the course attendees. This course was recommended to me because Stephen Lamming does an outstanding job. I was very impressed with this course and have subsequently recommended it to my colleagues.
Reviewed by 2012
Would have liked more interactive problem solving.
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