|Batch Operations - SIM-BAO|
|Furnace Operations - SIM-FOP|
|Pumps and Compressors - SIM-PAC|
|Fractionation Operations for Early-Career Engineers SIM-FOE|
Discipline: Operations & Maintenance
Duration: 2 days
Instructor(s): Matthew Garvey, Donald Glaser
This interactive 2-day course combines elements of high fidelity, generic process simulators as well as a student-driven learning model centered around the INSTO Methodology. The course allows early-career engineers an opportunity to explore the same system dynamics and process upsets that plant operators face. In this course each trainee will have access to their own generic simulators including a Heat Exchanger, Flash Drum, and Fractionation simulator. Trainees will have an opportunity to startup each piece of equipment as well as spend time troubleshooting common malfunctions relating to exchanger and separating units. Tower operations that promote both safety as well as optimization are stressed throughout the course. The material of the course is applicable to refineries, petrochemical sites, chemical plants, and any other facilities that operate distillation columns.
Comments from recent virtual participants:
"I found the troubleshooting exercises, startup, and what-if exercises most beneficial."
"I really liked finding the intitiating event and eliminating other possibliities to find the true root cause."
"I found it very relatable to the plant experience."
Early-career process or controls engineers that would benefit from an operations bootcamp
You Will Learn:
MATTHEW GARVEY holds the position of Engineering Manager, PetroSkills Simulation Solutions. Matthew delivers on-site training promoting operations excellence for refining and chemical plant personnel utilizing generic process simulators. The most popular courses that Matthew teaches focus on separation units and furnaces with a target audience of console operators.
Since 2014, Matthew has conducted over 75 training sessions for 800 process operators in the US and overseas. In addition to co-teaching these 2-Day Troubleshooting courses, Matthew develops and maintains the INSTO Methodology and generic simulator library of which these courses are centered around.
Matthew also works closely with institutions in the education sector to provide process operations and process safety training for both 4-year Chemical Engineering students, as well as 2-year Process Technology students. Matthew has been a member of the U.S. Military Academy's Chemical Engineering Advisory Board since 2015.
Since 2015, Matthew has had the opportunity to guest lecture for a Process Safety course offered at Columbia University on an annual basis. Matthew has co-authored 5 technical papers along with Dr. Robert Bozic (Columbia University) and Donald Glaser (Simulation Solutions) exploring the implementation of process simulation within the chemical engineering curriculum.
Specifically, Matthew's work with Columbia University has led to the 2019 creation of the "ChemE-Sports" competition which had 14 teams from different universities compete at the Annual AIChE Student Conference to promote process safety at the undergraduate level. Matthew holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Rutgers University (2014) and is pursuing an MBA from University of Delaware (expected 2021).
DONALD GLASER holds the position of Vice President, Simulation Solutions. Don was the founder of Simulation Solutions, Inc. prior to its recent acquisition by PetroSkills. Don has spent his entire 46-year career in the business of developing and providing Operator Training Simulators and related Simulator-based Operations and Troubleshooting Courses.
Don’s former company has been a leader in providing PC based dynamic Simulators. These Simulators have been used in over 230 locations in 30 countries on 6 continents.
Don also developed a successful and proven comprehensive 5 step approach to Simulator-Based-Training called INSTO™. This immersive and collaborative approach combines innovative student-driven learning with simulator-based exercises that provide for “Hands-On/Minds-On Training for Operators.” Since 2011, Don has conducted over 85 training sessions for more than 800 process operators in the US and overseas.
Don also developed the market for both 4-year Chemical Engineering College and Universities as well as 2-year Process Technology colleges . Don has been a charter member of the United States Military Academy’s Chemical Engineering Advisory Board.
Don has authored or co-authored numerous articles and technical papers about Operator Training and is a recognized expert in this field. Don holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Lafayette College, Easton, PA. (1974).
In-House Course Presentations
All courses are available for in-house presentation to individual organizations. In-house courses may be structured the same as the public versions or tailored to meet your requirements. Special courses on virtually any petroleum-related subject can be arranged specifically for in-house presentation. For further information, contact our In-House Training Coordinator at one of the numbers listed below.
Telephone 1- 832 426 1234
Facsimile 1- 832 426 1244
Public Course Presentations
How to contact PetroSkills:
1-800-821-5933 toll-free in North America or
Address P.O. Box 35448, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74153-0448, U.S.A