The course will cover all the many catalysts, absorbents and adsorbents used for hydrogen production. In general, these units have long periods
of operation between shutdowns and correct catalyst loading and activation procedures must be followed to avoid unintended outages.
All of the hydrogen purification options viz wash systems, methanation, PSA or membranes are covered in the course.
Professional & Specialized Short Courses
LIST OF PROFESSIONAL AND SPECIALIZED TRAINING COURSES
Title: Hydrogen Production for Steam Reforming
Increasing the importance of the steam reformer and the reasons behind the change in emphasis
-Refinery hydrogen balance.
– The role of the steam reformer for the production of both synthesis gas and steam
– Basic Steam Reformer Design
– Water and steam systems.
-Feedstock and feedstock purification
-Steam reforming chemistry and steam reforming catalyst.
– Monitoring and dealing with tube failures.
– Apply and gain in-depth knowledge on hydrogen production by steam reforming.
– Identify the reasons behind the change in emphasis and considers the refinery hydrogen balance.
– Distinguish the role of the steam reformer and understand the basic steam reformer design.
– Heighten their awareness on catalyst absorbents and adsorbents used for hydrogen production
Those involved in refinery process engineering, unit operations, research and development, sales and refinery technical service. Process engineers from design and construction companies as well as those who provide products and services to the petroleum refining industry will also find the course very useful and informative.
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|May 7-11, 2018|
|Aug 6-10, 2018|
Title: Gas Conditioning, Treatment and Processing Technology
This course is designed to provide participants with an up – to – date overview of gas conditioning and processing technology. This includes product specification and the processes available to condition the gas in order to meet the required specifications
Participants will learn the key physical and chemical properties of natural gas components as well as major processes such as Dehydration, Gas Sweetening,
Hydrocarbon Dewpoint Control (HCDP Control), LPG Recovery and Fractionation, Sulphur Recovery and Tail Gas Clean-up.
Also to be covered during the course are the factors to consider in designing and selecting the major process equipment such as the Separator/Fractionator.
Design and operation of process control systems, separator, absorption and fractionation facilities will be taught as well.
– Gain a vast knowledge of natural gas conditioning, treatment and processing
– Identify types of separators and their sizing.
– Understand the importance of water content and dew point applied in gas conditioning and processing technology
– Identify the formation, prediction and inhibition of hydrates and the process of liquid desiccant dehydration.
– Determine the operating variables of gas conditioning and processing technology and recognize enhanced glycol concentration and solid
-Recognize the thermodynamics of gas and utilize it for the removal of acid gases such as H2S, COS, CO2, RSH.
Participants should have a degree in science or engineering and some experience in the petroleum industry.
Process engineers or operators with an interest in gas conditioning, treatment and processing
Title:Filtration and Separations Technical Training - Principles, Applications and Troubleshooting
This course reviews the science behind separation, filtration, coalescing, activated carbon absorption in addition to other related technologies as well as their
applications in gas processing and refining industries. Attendees are able to better understand fundamental principles, equipment designs and modes of failure to assist in troubleshooting performance problems. Real cases will be reviewed and discussed.
This course is important for several reasons; Poor contamination control is the leading cause of process instability and losses, filtration and separation is often overlooked and poorly understood in many plants. Proper knowledge of separation systems is critical to plant performance. Lack of formal training across process industries leads to uninformed decision-making.
– Introduction to Process Separation
– Principles of Filtration
– Filtration in Liquid Streams
– Filtration in Gas Streams
– Filtration Vessel Designs
– Principles of Coalescence
– Coalescence in Liquid Streams
– Coalescence in Gas Streams
– Coalescing Vessel Designs
– Activated Carbon Beds
– Centrifuges, Cyclones and Scrubbers
– Membrane Pre-Filtration
– Problem Solving
– Real Cases
Process Engineers, Operations and Maintenance Personnel, Managers, Supervisors, Technical Specialists, R&D Personnel, Purchasing Personnel,
Engineering & Construction Personnel, Suppliers and Consultants.
Title: ASPEN HYSYS: Process Modelling and Simulation
ASPEN HYSYS is the leading plant design and simulation tool for the energy industry. It is used for process optimization in design and operations
in oil & gas processes. And it accelerates the ability of companies to bring new plants and designs to market in record time. Learn to build,
navigate and optimize process simulations using Aspen HYSYS. Participants will learn the efficient use of different HYSYS functions to build steady state process simulations
This course will teach students how to build, navigate and optimize process simulations using Aspen HYSYS. They will be able to use the different functions of the software to build steady state process simulations.
-Starting with HYSYS
-Equations of State
– Compressor operation in HYSYS to model the compressing process
– Expander operation in HYSYS to model the expansion process
– Heat exchanger operation in HYSYS to model the heat transfer process
– Flash separator operation in HYSYS to model the flash separation process
– Partial oxidation reaction of methane to produce hydrogen
– Absorber operation in HYSYS to model the absorption process
– Recovery of (NGL) from natural gas
– Develop a model that represents the water gas shift reaction
New engineering graduates/technologists who will be using Aspen HYSYS in their daily work, Process engineers doing process design and
optimization projects and studies, Plant engineers checking plant performance under different operating conditions, R&D engineers and researchers using Aspen HYSYS for process synthesis
Title: Fundamentals of Distillation for Engineers (Basic)
This course is designed to introduce the principles of distillation as a diffusional separation process and describe mathematical and graphical methods for process and plant analysis and design.
– Fundamentals of vapour- liquid equilibrium
– Flash distillation
– Continuous distillation and the McCabe-Thiele construction, including consideration of:
– The feed line
– The reflux ratio
– Non-ideal systems
– Batch distillation
– Plate distillation column design.
– Multi – component distillation
-Understand vapour-liquid equilibrium
-Understand flash distillation, continuous distillation and the McCabe-Thiele construction
Early-career engineers, process engineers and technical staff in the refining and petrochemicals industries.
Title: Fundamentals of Distillation for Engineers (Advanced)
This course provides a comprehensive understanding of efficient distillation columns operations as well as optimization strategies implementation.
Upon completion of the course, the participants will be able to know about all parameters and profiles for the analysis of a distillation column
operation, master the concepts necessary to optimize the operation of a column, identify the performances and limits of different control systems
and deepen their knowledge of the detection and effects of deficiencies.
– Operating Parameters
–Definition and Significance
– Fractionation Capability of an Industrial Distillation Column
– Process Control Parameters
– Equipment Technology and Troubleshooting
– Be able to identify, understand and explain the significance of Operating and and Process Control Parameters
– Fractionation Capability of an Industrial Distillation Column
– Develop skills and knowledge of equipment Technology and Troubleshooting
Engineers, process engineers, process control personnel and technical staff in the refining and petrochemicals industries.
Title: Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Processing
This course provides a comprehensive technical and economic review of the Liquefied Natural Gas industry.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to review the structure of an LNG chain and the world map of LNG plants, understand main LNG physical properties and specificities, assess LNG facilities’ hazards and HSE issues, along with risk mitigation and prevention techniques, grasp main liquefaction processes’ operating principles, conditions and constraints, gain an overview of the technology of equipment used in the LNG industry and grasp the essence of LNG markets and contracts.
– The LNG World
– LNG Specific Properties and Associated Hazards
– Liquefaction and Regasification Process
– LNG Storage, Loading/Off – loading and Transport
– Technology of LNG Specific Equipment
– LNG Plant Operation
– LNG Economic Aspects
Professionals involved or interested in the LNG industry: technical and managerial staff in the LNG industry, equipment providers, personnel from
engineering companies, etc
Title: Refinery Operator Basic Training Course I
This course provides operators with the knowledge and know-how required for safe, efficient and reliable field operations. For each equipment
type, participants will be exposed to its principle, technology, ancillary systems, monitoring, basic operations, risks, safety devices, good practices.
Continuous assessment – written tests and oral presentations will be conducted throughout the training.
– Piping & Storage Vessels – Instrumentation and Control Devices
– Heat Exchanger Equipment
– Valves, fittings, flexible hoses, safety devices/interlocks. Vessels, storage tanks. Identification symbols for various items of equipment.
– Block diagrams, flow sheet, P&ID. Introduction to isometric drawings.
– Field applications: equipment recognition, practical exercise of line-plotting, demonstration equipment in the workshop
– Heat, energy and heat transfer. Heat exchangers: technology, main types, workings and operation.
– Physical variables used in process operations (pressure, temperature, flowrate, density, specific gravity).
– Components of a control loop Instrumentation: workings and operation.
Operators of oil refineries or chemical plants, without any operator certification background, Technicians or staff to be retrained as operators in the chemical, petrochemical or oil industries.
Title: Refinery Operator Basic Training Course II
This course provides operators with the knowledge and know-how required for safe, efficient and reliable field operations. For each equipment type, participants will be exposed to its principle, technology, ancillary systems, monitoring, basic operations, risks, safety devices, good practices.
Continuous assessment – written tests and oral presentations will be conducted throughout the training
– Basic chemistry. Chemical products and chemical solutions: composition and hazards.
– Distillation: principles of the separation, distillation columns.
– Products. Quality control tests. Sampling.
– Principles of manufacturing processes.
– Plant documentation: inventory, content, usage.
– Radio communication. Teamwork.
– Reporting and handover duties.
– Job Safety Analysis for field operators’ routine activity (equipment checks, circuit alignment, sampling, etc.).
– Example of procedures for equipment shut-down and start-up.
– Case studies – Group work. Lessons learned.
– On-site practical exercise on different processes (main equipment, operating conditions).
– Role plays.
-Understand Rotary Machinery, Fluid flows, Rotating machinery field recognition, Centrifugal and positive displacement pumps, Centrifugal and eciprocating
– Gain understanding of Single stage, back-pressure steam turbines, Electric motors operation.
– Explain Processes – Products –Sampling & Testing – Utilities
– Understand Notion of material and heat balance.
-Manufacturing process diagram.
– Utilities: flare network, waste water treatment, cooling water, air production.
– Operators’ Tools – Skills & Organization
– Understand Safety Requirements for plant operations
– Understand Product hazards:flammability, toxicity, physical hazards.
Operators of oil refineries or chemical plants, without any operator certification background, Technicians or staff to be retrained as operators in the chemical, petrochemical or oil industries
Title: Recent Developments in Oil Refining Technologies
This course provides an up-to-date information on present and future trends of oil refining processes
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to get a broad vision of future from technical, safety and environmental constraints
for the refining industry, quote the recent developments in oil refining processes, explain how the latest breakthroughs can help meet the new challenges.
– Refinery Products & Process Evolution Outlook for 2020
– Atmospheric & Vacuum Distillation: New Concepts
-Catalytic Reforming & Isomerization
– FCC: More Polypropylene, More LCO
– Gasoline & Sulfur Reduction Strategies
– Ultra – low Sulfur Diesel Production & VGO Deep Hydrotreatment
-Hydrocracking for Vacuum Distillates & Residues
-Hydrogen Balance – Thermal Conversion of Residues
– Criticity of Sulfur Units
Engineers, Managers, HSE Professionals, and other oil and gas professionals