Practical Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering - Live online course

Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Chemical Engineering
City: 
Online - Attend from your desk!
Course Scheduled Number: 
160705E-AU
Course start date: 
Thursday, 21 January 2016
Course end date: 
Thursday, 21 January 2016
Contact Person: 
Ruth Kennedy
Contact Email: 
[email protected]

 

THE COURSE

This course aims to cover the fundamental concepts of chemical engineering and provide you with a solid working knowledge associated with it. If you are a non-chemical engineer this course will enable you to confidently talk to and work effectively with chemical engineers and process equipment. Many technical professionals today find themselves working with large-scale chemical processes even-though they do not have formal training in chemical engineering. This online course intends to fill this gap and provide you with this knowledge in the chemical engineering fundamentals and the ability to apply this knowledge to specify, design, operate, maintain and troubleshoot chemical processes.

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • Understand the fundamentals of chemical engineering 
  • Do simple specifications of pumps and heat exchangers
  • Understand mass transfer phenomena including agitation scale-up
  • Perform simple process calculations
  • Troubleshoot process equipment and provide fixes
  • Contribute to process design activities
  • Understand process drawings and link them to plant operation
  • pply safety guidelines to a process or chemical plant
  • Understand basic chemical engineering jargon and terminology

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course will be appropriate for the following professionals:

  • Chemical plant operator
  • Chemists
  • Civil engineer
  • Control and instrumentation engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Environmental engineers
  • Environmental technicians
  • Food scientists
  • Industrial engineer
  • Laboratory technician
  • Maintenance engineers
  • Maintenance supervisor
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Plastics and material engineers
  • Process development engineer
  • Shift tradespeople

PRE-REQUISITES
An elementary understanding of engineering concepts such as fluid flow, heat and mass transfer is useful; although not require.

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 and energy balance
  • Combustion

SESSION TWO
FLUID MECHANICS

  • Fluid statics and its applications
  • Fluid-flow phenomena
  • Basic equations and fluid flow
  • Flow of incompressible fluids in conduits and thin layers
  • Flow of compressible fluids
  • Flow past immersed bodies
  • Transportation and metering of fluids
  • Agitation and mixing

SESSION THREE
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 liquefaction
  • Thermodynamic analysis of processes

SESSION FOUR
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  
  • Introduction to design for heterogeneous reacting systems
  • Fluid - particle reactions
  • Fluid - fluid reactions
  • Solid - catalyst reactions
  • Reactivating catalysts

RECORDED LECTURES
RECORDING ONE

INTRODUCTION: THE CHEMICAL PROCESS UNDERSTANDING A PROCESS FLOW SHEET

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

RECORDING TWO
HEAT TRANSFER AND ITS APPLICATIONS

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

RECORDING THREE
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 FOUR
PROCESS EQUIPMENT DESIGN

  • Design considerations
  • Storage vessels
  • Pressure vessels
  • Reactors
  • Heat exchangers
  • Evaporators and crystallisers
  • Distillation and fractionation equipments
  • Agitators
  • Filters
  • Dryers
  • Process hazards and safety measures
  • Fundamentals of computer aided design

RECORDING FIVE
PROCESS CONTROL AND INSTRUMENTATION

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

RECORDING SIX
PROCESS ECONOMICS

  • Investment and profitability
  • Accounting and cost control
  • Manufacturing - cost estimation
  • Fixed and capital cost estimation

 

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Australia Tax$40.82 AUD
Price$449.00 AUD
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