An intensive professional development training course on

Process & Mechanical
Engineering Essentials

Understanding the Engineering, Underpinning Design and Operations

13-24 May 2024
Dubai - UAE
16-27 Sep 2024
Dubai - UAE
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Why Choose this Training Course?

This intensive and combined Process and mechanical engineering essentials training course focuses on the central areas of Process and Mechanical Engineering and guides the delegates in developing both fundamental and practical understandings of key issues. Process engineering is at the heart of much of the chemical, oil, gas, and petrochemical industries.

Process and Mechanical engineers are interested in the safe containment, transportation and transformation of solids, liquids and gases. Of specific importance are separation processes including distillation, heat transfer, hydraulics and fluid flow, reaction engineering, process control and economics. Process and mechanical engineering essentials training course focuses on sound mechanical engineering principles, together with other engineering techniques including inspection, monitoring and condition evaluation, that enable mechanical engineers to design and maintain the equipment required by process engineers.

This AZTech training course will feature:

  • Practical introduction to the fundamentals of process engineering
  • Practical introduction to the fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering, Equipment and Materials
  • Key areas applicable to major process industries especially oil, gas & petrochemical
  • Process and Mechanical Engineering influence on Safety and Risk, Failure Modes and Maintenance
  • The links between the two engineering disciplines


The Structure

This comprehensive AZTech training course consists of two modules which can be booked as a 10 Day Training event, or as individual, 5 Day courses.

Module 1 - Process Engineering Essentials: Upstream & Downstream Process Control & Optimisation

Module 2 - Mechanical Engineering Essentials: Rotating & Static Equipment & Structural Integrity

What are the Goals?

By the end of this AZTech training course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply practical understanding of central issues in process & mechanical engineering in oil, gas, petrochemical, chemical, and allied facilities
  • Understand fundamental principles used in processes & facilities & apply practical understanding of essential process units & classes of units involved in separations, heat exchange & reactions
  • Apply practical understanding to static & rotating mechanical equipment & related condition mentoring & inspection techniques
  • Understand mechanical testing methods, Failure Mechanisms & Fitness for Service, NDT & principles of corrosion & corrosion protection
  • Perform relevant calculations & analyses to assist in operation, sizing, & troubleshooting of chemical processes & mechanical equipment

Who is this Training Course for?

This AZTech training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit technical and non-technical personnel in the chemical, petrochemical, oil and process and mechanical industries with a need to understand and discuss fundamental process and mechanical engineering:

  • Petroleum Engineers
  • Maintenance & Production Engineers
  • Process Engineers
  • R&D Chemists, Plant Chemists
  • Economists & Business Managers

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This AZTech training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes formal lectures and discussions, active participation through the use of problem-solving exercises, videos, group discussions, analysis of real-life case studies, and industry best practices. Case studies and examples will cover a range of levels, making the course also suitable non-technical Staff.

The Course Content

Module 1: Process Engineering Essentials: Upstream & Downstream Process Control & Optimisation
Day One: Introduction and Fundamentals of Process Engineering
  • Mass and energy balances
  • Reactor types
  • Process & Engineering Diagrams
  • Flammability
  • Electrical area classification
  • Risk Management and Hazard Studies
Day Two: Hydraulics and Fluid Flow
  • Pressure and head & Bernoulli's theorem
  • Flow of liquids, Reynolds number and pressure drop in pipes
  • Two-phase and multi-phase flow
  • Enthalpy and thermodynamics
  • Principle of process relief devices and process design of relief systems
  • Mechanical Equipment – Pumps, Compressors & Mixers
Day Three: Heat Transfer and Reaction Engineering
  • Heat Transfer Mechanisms 
  • Heat transfer coefficients and calculation
  • Heat exchangers, type and sizing  
  • Catalysis and Reaction Engineering
  • Chemical reactions & kinetics
  • Green Chemistry & Engineering and Sustainability
Day Four: Distillation Processes and Equipment
  • Phase behavior and vapour/liquid equilibria
  • Gas/Liquid separation
  • Distillation equipment - Columns and vessels 
  • Troubleshooting of process equipment
  • Overview of Other Separation Processes 
  • Effluent treatment [in refinery and petrochemical industries
Day Five: Process Control and Economics
  • Classification of control systems
  • Measured variables
  • Simple feedback control
  • Preliminary economic analysis
  • Fixed and variable costs, break even analysis
  • Estimating the cost of process equipment and plants
Module 2: Mechanical Engineering Essentials: Rotating & Static Equipment & Structural Integrity
Day Six: Static Equipment, Pressure Vessels
  • Pressure vessel parts, and Service Classification
  • Overview of ASME VIII-1
  • Material Selection, Designation and Essential Properties
  • Corrosion, Types, Allowance and protection
  • Overview of API pressure vessel inspection
  • Non-Destructive Examination 
Day Seven: Static Equipment, Heat Exchangers
  • Classification of Heat Exchangers
  • Overview of TEMA
  • Design of Shell and Tube heat Exchangers
  • Design of Air cooled and Plate Heat Exchangers
  • Overview of API 660 and API 661
  • Heat Exchangers Failure Mechanisms 
Day Eight: Static Equipment, Valves & Piping
  • Valves Types and Characteristics
  • Valve Components, Selection and Materials 
  • Valve and Actuators Sizing
  • Piping Systems and Pipe Materials & Coatings
  • Overview of API 570 - Inspection & Repair of Pipelines
  • Fitness for Service, API 579 overview
Day Nine: Rotating Equipment, Pumps & Compressors
  • Pump Types and Performance Curves
  • NPSH and Cavitation
  • Pump Selection and Sizing
  • Types of Compressors and Performance Curves
  • Surge, Stall and Chocking
Day Ten: Rotating Equipment, turbines
  • Classification of turbines
  • Gas turbines Main Components and Control
  • Steam Turbines Main Components and Control
  • Turbine Materials and Coatings 
  • Failure analysis of Gas Turbine Components
  • Failure analysis of Steam Turbine Components 

The Certificate

  • AZTech Certificate of Completion for delegates who attend and complete the training course

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