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Course Description

Engineering Design Seminar June 26, 2023 - August 25, 2023 UOP Training Center, 95 E. Algonquin Rd, Bldg. D, Des Plaines, IL, 60017 USA

Registration Closing Date

May 15, 2023

Register by April 22, 2023 to receive a 10.0% discount.

Course Overview

This intensive nine week program gives participants the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of refining process design. Each topic is presented in the context of the design of a refinery process unit or the selection of a specific type of refinery equipment. Seminar sessions are led by UOP process design and equipment design specialists who demonstrate how to apply engineering principles to solve design problems.

An I-Pad is provided to each student for storing course materials and is classified as course materials.

This class is typically conducted one time a year and begins second or third quarter of the year. For more details contact: https://uoptraining.secure.force.com/UOPTrainingContactUsPage.

All prices are net of taxes.

Cost with/without Service Agreement (In-person): $40900 / $48100 USD

Cost with/without Service Agreement (Virtual): $40900 / $48100 USD

Who Should Attend

The course is designed for refinery or petrochemical plant technical staff who meet the following minimum requirements:
-Two years of experience in the refining or petrochemical industries
-A level of competency commensurate with an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering
-English language fluency (speaking and writing)

The Course Duration is (in Days): 39.0

Course Benefits

  • Understand the practical applications of basic design engineering principles
  • Develop steady state simulations of process flowsheets including understanding design guidelines, generation and use of heat/mass balances, and process optimization
  • Understand key criteria involved in the specification of rotating equipment and instrumentation
  • Understand key criteria for designing vessels, heat exchangers, piping, relief valves, fractionating columns, and fired heaters
  • Explain how process stream properties affect process equipment metallurgy
  • Understand content and applications of process flow diagrams (PFDs) and piping and instrument diagrams (P&IDs)

Course Topics

  • Compressors
  • Corrosion and fouling
  • Crude distillation unit design
  • Energy systems
  • Environmental issues
  • Fractionation
  • Gravity separation
  • Heat exchangers
  • Heaters
  • Instrumentation
  • Line sizing and hydraulics
  • Metallurgy
  • Operational safety
  • Pinch technology
  • Process fluid properties
  • Process unit design
  • Pressure vessel and flange ratings
  • Process and project engineering
  • Pumps
  • Refinery business economics
  • Pressure relief systems
  • Simulation tools for process design
  • Steam turbines
  • Tray sizing
  • Utilities and offsites
  • Vacuum distillation unit design
  • Vacuum ejectors

Supplemental Offerings