Handling Chemicals and Chemical Processes - Live online course

Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Chemical Engineering
City: 
Online - Attend from your desk!
Course Scheduled Number: 
160408E
Course start date: 
Wednesday, 27 April 2016
Course end date: 
Wednesday, 27 April 2016
Contact Email: 
idc@idc-online.com
Contact Telephone: 
1300 138 522

 

THE COURSE
This online course will provide you with practical knowledge (including tips, tricks and tools) covering the fundamentals of chemistry, chemical and process engineering. It will greatly assist you in communicating more effectively with your chemical engineering colleagues. In industry, handling chemicals is considered a hazardous occupation. Chemical engineers are a trained set of specialists who have spent years in understanding the nature and behavior of chemicals and chemical process systems. If you are a non-chemical engineer, we aim at bringing this knowledge to you via intensive online learning.

 

UPON COURSE COMPLETION YOU WILL:

  • Gain the valuable know-how used by chemical engineers to troubleshoot chemical processes and process equipment
  • Understand process design activities
  • Design a simple plant from the ground upwards
  • Understand the role of safety in a process or chemical plant
  • Understand the fundamentals of chemistry, chemical processing and chemical engineering 
  • Understand chemical formulae, equations and process calculations
  • Get an overview of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer applications
  • Understand mass transfer phenomena 
  • Perform simple process calculations
  • Get a first hand look at a chemical disaster and learn how to avoid this 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? 

  • Chemical plant operators
  • Chemists
  • Civil engineers
  • Control and instrumentation engineers
  • Electrical engineers
  • Environmental engineers
  • Environmental technicians
  • Food scientists
  • Industrial engineers
  • Laboratory technicians
  • Maintenance engineers
  • Maintenance supervisors
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Plastics and material engineers
  • Process development engineers
  • Shift trades staff

PRE-REQUISITES:
An elementary understanding of engineering concepts such as fluid flow, heat and mass transfer is useful; however a revision will be undertaken at the commencement of the course. 
 
AT THE END OF THIS COURSE, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE FAMILIAR WITH:
1. The fundamentals of chemistry and chemical engineering (using practical tips and tools) with regards to:

  • Stoichiometry and reaction kinetics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat transfer
  • Mass transfer and fluid flow
  • Unit operations
  • Process control

2. Quick tips in understanding process design considerations for:

  • Pumps
  • Heat exchangers
  • Reactors
  • Agitators
  • Filtration equipment 

3. Practical application of the principles involved in design and process revamp 
4. Troubleshooting various processes and process equipment
5. Understanding why safety is of paramount importance – troubleshooting a real-life disaster

COURSE OUTLINE
This is an intensive online course. The course is split up in to two sections – Live sessions and recorded lectures. All 8 hours will be provided upon course completion for review.

LIVE SESSIONS
SESSION ONE

STOICHIOMETRY

  • Dimensions and units
  • Processes and process variable
  • Process data representation and analysis
  • Basic chemical calculations
  • Material balance without chemical reactions
  • Material balance with chemical reactions
  • Energy balance
  • Combustion

SESSION TWO
CHEMICAL KINETICS

  • Basic definitions
  • Kinetics of homogenous reactions
  • Interpretation of batch reactor data
  • Introduction to reactor design
  • Single ideal reactors
  • Design for single reactions
  • Design for multiple reactions
  • Temperature and pressure effects
  • Non ideal flow
  • Mixing of fluids  
  • Solid-catalyst reactions
  • Reactivating catalysts

SESSION THREE
PROCESS EQUIPMENT DESIGN

  • Design considerations
  • Storage vessels
  • Pressure vessels
  • Reactors
  • Heat exchangers
  • Evaporators and crystallisers
  • Distillation and fractionation equipments
  • Agitators
  • Filters
  • Dryers

SESSION FOUR
PROCESS CONTROL AND INSTRUMENTATION

  • Quantities of measurement
  • Process instrumentation:
  • Temperature
  • Pressure 
  • Level
  • Flow

SESSION FIVE
SAFETY, THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

  • The Bhopal Chemical Disaster
  • Long term effects of chemical pollution

PRACTICAL DISCUSSION SESSIONS

  • Chemical formulae, equations
  • Designing a chemical processing unit 
  • Troubleshooting a chemical disaster

 

RECORDED LECTURES
RECORDING ONE
INTRODUCTION

  • Chemistry, chemical processing and chemical engineering

RECORDING TWO
FLUID MECHANICS

  • Fluid statics and its applications
  • Fluid-flow phenomena
  • Basic equations and fluid flow
  • Transportation and metering of fluids
  • Agitation and mixing

RECORDING THREE
HEAT TRANSFER AND ITS APPLICATIONS

  • Heat transfer by conduction in solids
  • Principles of heat flow in fluids
  • Heat transfer to fluids without phase change
  • Heat transfer to fluids with phase change
  • Radiation heat transfer
  • Heat-exchange applications
  • Evaporation

RECORDING FOUR
MASS TRANSFER AND ITS APPLICATIONS

  • Equilibrium-stage operation
  • Distillation, leaching and extraction
  • Introduction to multi component distillation 
  • Principles of diffusion and mass transfer between phases
  • Gas absorption
  • Humidification operations
  • Adsorption
  • Drying of solids

RECORDING FIVE
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS

  • Fundamental quantities
  • First law of thermodynamics
  • Volumetric properties of pure fluids
  • Heat effects
  • Second law of thermodynamics
  • Thermodynamic properties of fluids
  • Thermodynamic properties of homogenous mixtures
  • Phase equilibria
  • Chemical reaction equilibrium
  • Thermodynamics of flow processes
  • Conversion of heat into work by power cycles
  • Refrigeration and liquefication
  • Thermodynamic analysis of processes

RECORDING SIX
UNDERSTANDING A PROCESS FLOW SHEET 

  • Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs)
  • Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs)
  • Process legends used in flow sheets

SUMMARY & OPEN FORUM

CLOSING

 

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