• Class and Course

    Process Equipment

    This course will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the equipment process, design, concepts, and practices for process engineers, as well as plant designer and project engineers.  Design fundamentals, standards, criteria, and operating practices will be covered in order to familiarize engineers with the procedures for the designs operation, support, and specification for plant equipment and production facilities. The course will also cover the main process equipment like pumps, compressors, heat exchangers, turbines, heaters, and boilers.

    Day 1


    • Pump selection
    • Types of pumps
    • Design and operation practices      

    On day one each participant will go through an initial evaluation to gauge their knowledge of process equipment prior to taking this course.  The main focus of the first day is to provide the fundamentals, classifications, and types of pumps.  Pump design calculations for reciprocating and centrifugal pumps, and design and operation practices will all be covered on this day.

    Day 2


    • Types of compression
    • Classification and design
    • Performance evaluation procedures 

    Compressors will be the focus of day two.  The day will start with a discussion of fundamentals, thermodynamic compression, isothermal, and adiabatic and polytropic compression.  Compressor classification, positive displacement, centrifugal compressors, and design parameters will also be covered.  Participants will learn about standard design and operation practices for gas compressors in the petroleum industry and compression performance evaluation procedures.                 

    Day 3

    Heat Exchangers

    • Fundamentals 
    • Types of heat exchangers
    • Shell-and-tube heat exchanger design and rating
    • Design exercises      

    On day three participants will learn about heat exchangers types, design and selection.  Heat transfer fundamentals which includes conduction, convection, and radiation will be discussed on this day.  Thermal design equations such as LMTD, LMTDe, global coefficients, film coefficients, and fouling resistances will also be covered.  The day will end with participants learning about shell-and-tube heat exchangers design and rating, as well as participating in heat exchanger design exercises.   

    Day 4

    Turbines, Heaters, and Boilers 

    • Turbine types and components
    • Turbine efficiency
    • Fire heater and boiler types
    • Design factors

    Day four will focus on teaching participants about turbines, heaters, and boilers.  Turbine types, components, and efficiency will be covered.  Gas turbines will also be discussed to include mechanical drive gas turbines, gas turbine cycles, gas turbine types, internals, and performance.  After, the day will shift its focus to heaters and boilers.  Types of both, along with fired heater and boiler design factors and applications will be covered.

    Day 5

    Field Trip and Final Evaluation

    • Field trip
    • Final evaluation      

    The last day will include a field trip for attendees to show the operation of the main process equipment in the oil and gas processing, after which a final evaluation will be administered.                 

    Process engineers, mechanical engineers, and surface facilities plant design and project engineers.


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