Course at a Glance
Code: CCG
Course Length: 3 Months

In this interactive 3 month LIVE ONLINE course, you will learn:

  • The fundamentals of chemical engineering
  • Simple process calculations including mass and energy balances
  • How to develop Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs)
  • How to contribute to process design activities
  • Simple specifications of pumps and heat exchangers
  • Mass transfer phenomena
  • How to process drawings and link them to plant operation
  • To apply safety guidelines to a process or chemical plant
  • Basic chemical engineering jargon and terminology
  • Plant layout fundamentals and procedures
  • Terminology and symbols used in plant layout
  • The equipment used in process plants
  • Piping design and engineering principles
  • Terminology, symbols and abbreviations in piping design
  • Documents (bill of materials, equipment specifications) and drawings (PFDs P&IDs) used in plant layout and piping design
  • 3D modeling



 

Course Details

Overview

Process plants such as refineries and petrochemical plants are complex facilities consisting of equipment, piping systems, instruments, electrical systems, electronics, computers and control systems. The design, engineering and construction of process plants involves multidisciplinary team effort. Process design, plant layout and design of piping systems constitute a major part of the design and engineering effort. The objective is to design safe and dependable processing facilities in a cost effective manner. There are few formal training programs with a comprehensive coverage of all three major topics of process design, plant layout and design of piping systems. Therefore, most of the required skills are acquired while on the job, reducing productivity and efficiency.

This course provides you with the basic knowledge and skills in the disciplines of chemical engineering and plant design to facilitate faster learning curves while on the job. It covers the fundamental principles and concepts used in process design and plant design. Upon completion of this course, you will have a clear understanding of the design and engineering principles used in the design of process plants.

 

Course Outline

MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

The role ofa chemical engineer
Unit operations
Unit processes

 

MODULE 2: INTRODUCTION TO PROCESS DRAWINGS

Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs)
Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs)
Plot Plans
3-D Models

 

MODULE 3: MASS AND ENERGY BALANCES

Physical quantities
Units and dimensions
Process stoichiometry
Mass balances
Energy balances


MODULE 4: THERMODYNAMICS

Ideal Gas Law
I and II Laws
Applications to pumps, turbines and compressors
Vapor - liquid equilibrium


MODULE 5: FLUID MECHANICS

Continuity equation
Velocity
Laminar and turbulent flows
Friction factor
Pressure drop
Pump sizing and performance curves
Pump data sheet
Flow meters
Layout and piping for pumps

 

MODULE 6: PROCESS CONTROL AND INSTRUMENTATION

The need for process control
Feedforward and feedback control loops
Basics of Advanced Process Control (APC)


MODULE 7: HEAT TRANSFER

Principles of conduction
Convection and radiation
Heat exchangers
Heat exchanger data sheet
Layout and piping for heat exchangers

 

MODULE 8: MATERIALS AND MATERIALS SPECIFICATIONS FOR PIPING AND EQUIPMENT

Pipes
Fittings
Flanges
Valves


MODULE 9: PRINCIPLES OF MASS TRANSFER

Distillation
Absorption
Evaporation
Layout and piping for a distillation unit

 

MODULE 10:INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL ENGINEERING II

Plot Plans
3-D Models
Drawings and documents used in plant design


MODULE 11: CHEMICAL KINETICS AND REACTOR DESIGN

Chemical reactors
Reactor design
Layout and piping for reactors

 

MODULE 12: PIPING SYSTEM COMPONENTS

Process safety
Process economics

Learning and Teaching

Benefits of online learning to Students

  • Cost effective: no travel or accommodation necessary
  • Interactive: live, interactive sessions let you communicate with your instructor and fellow students
  • Flexible: short interactive sessions over the Internet which you can attend from your home or office. Learn while you earn!
  • Practical: perform exercises by remotely accessing our labs and simulation software
  • Expert instructors: instructors have extensive industry experience; they are not just 'academics'
  • No geographical limits: learn from any location, all you need is an Internet connection
  • Constant support: from your instructor(s) and a dedicated Learning Support Officer for the complete duration of the course
  • International insight: interact and network with participants from around the globe and gain valuable insight into international practice 


Benefits of online learning to Employers

  • Lower training costs: no travel or accommodation necessary
  • Less downtime: short webinars (60-90 minutes) and flexible training methods means less time away from work
  • Retain employees: keep staff who may be considering a qualification as full time study
  • Increase efficiency: improve your engineering or technical employees’ skills and knowledge
  • International insight: students will have access to internationally based professional instructors and students

 

How Does it Work?

EIT online learning courses involve a combination of live, interactive sessions over the Internet with a professional instructor, set readings, and assignments. The courses include simulation software and remote laboratory applications to let you put theory to practice, and provide you with constant support from a dedicated Learning Support Officer.


Practical Exercises and Remote Laboratories

As part of the groundbreaking new way of teaching, our online engineering courses use a series of remote laboratories (labs) and simulation software, to facilitate your learning and to test the knowledge you gain during your course. These involve complete working labs set up at various locations of the world into which you will be able to log to and proceed through the various practical sessions.

These will be supplemented by simulation software, running either remotely or on your computer, to ensure you gain the requisite hands-on experience. No one can learn much solely from lectures, the labs and simulation software are designed to increase the absorption of the materials and to give you a practical orientation of the learning experience. All this will give you a solid, practical exposure to the key principles covered and will ensure that you obtain maximum benefit from your course.

 

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