Process engineering is at the heart of much of the chemical, oil, gas, and petrochemical industries. It requires familiarity not only with chemical engineering principles, but also with many of the other engineering disciplines including electrical and instrumentation, but especially mechanical.
The process engineer is interested in the transportation and transformation of solids, liquids and gases. Of specific importance are separation processes including distillation, heat transfer, hydraulics and fluid flow, reaction engineering, but also process control and economics.
The mechanical engineer is interested in safe containment and movement of solids, liquids and gases, often at high temperature and pressure. Of specific importance are failure modes such as fracture, fatigue and creep, corrosion and corrosion minimization, material properties, design standards, static & rotating equipment design, inspection and repair as well as an understanding of maintenance strategies and condition monitoring. Sound mechanical engineering principles, together with other engineering techniques including inspection, monitoring and condition evaluation, enable the mechanical engineer to design and maintain the equipment required by the process engineers.
Module 1 - Fundamentals of Process Technology: Upstream and Downstream Process Control & Optimisation
Module 2 - Fundamentals of Mechanical Technology: Compressors, Pumps, Static Equipment and Materials
This seminar focuses on the central areas of process engineering and mechanical engineering and guides the delegates in developing both fundamental and practical understandings of key issues and the links between the two engineering disciplines.
The course introduces the process engineering basics first, and the mechanical engineering aspects follow on.
Workshop examples will be drawn from the oil and gas processing, petrochemicals and chemical manufacturing industries and their related equipment.
In addition to formal lectures and discussions, the delegates will learn by active participation through the use of problem-solving exercises, group discussions, analysis of real-life case studies, and industry best practices.
Upon completion of this workshop, the delegates will develop both fundamental and practical understanding of central issues in processes used in oil, gas, petrochemical, chemical, and allied facilities together with a practical understanding of central issues in mechanical engineering as applied in those industries.
The seminar provides a practical introduction to the fundamentals of both process and mechanical engineering thereby developing mutual understanding, perspective and focus from a company viewpoint.
The Core Competencies
Key competencies include practical understanding of essential process units and classes of units involved in separations, heat exchange, and reactions as well as hydraulics and fluid flow. Delegates will be able to perform relevant calculations and analyses to assist in operation, sizing, and troubleshooting of processes and process equipment.
Delegates will also enhance their competencies in the areas of:
The Programme Content
Fundamentals of Process Technology: Upstream and Downstream Process Control & Optimisation
Introduction and Fundamentals of Process Engineering
Heat Transfer and Reaction Engineering
Distillation Processes and Equipment
Separation Processes and Equipment
Process Control and Economics
Fundamentals of Mechanical Technology: Compressors, Pumps, Static Equipment and Materials
Introduction & Fundamentals
Materials Selection and Inspection
Valves, Piping & Fitness for Service