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Process Safety Modules

  • Process Safety Risk Analysis and Inherently Safer Design
  • Process Hazards Analysis and Layers of Protection Analysis Techniques
  • Leakage and Dispersion of Hydrocarbons
  • Combustion Behavior of Hydrocarbons
  • Sources of Ignition and Hazardous Area Classification
  • Specific Plant Systems and Equipment
  • Relief and Flare Systems
  • Historical Incident Databases, Plant Layout and Equipment Spacing
  • Fire Protection Systems
  • SIS, Monitoring and Control

DURATION: approximately 5 hours

FEE: $395

 

This module provides basic concepts and definitions needed to better understand and utilize Process Safety and Inherently Safer Design. This module also includes various models, strategies, and examples to better analyze and reduce risk and apply Inherently Safer Design.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR facilities/process engineers, as well as engineers and operations staff involved in process safety and asset integrity.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN

  • How to analyze and assess different types of risk analyses
  • How to utilize models that are associated with risk management
  • The importance of building safety into processes
  • How Inherently Safer Design can be applied

 

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DURATION: approximately 3.5 hours

FEE: $395

 

This module addresses Process Hazards Analysis (PHA) and Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA). It will cover PHA definitions, concepts, and techniques, as well as the definition and purpose of LOPA and the LOPA procedure.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR facilities/process engineers, as well as engineers and operations staff involved in process safety and asset integrity.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN

  • The purpose, premise, and scope of a PHA
  • PHA methodology, including HAZOP and API14C
  • The differences between methods, including benefits and disadvantages
  • The purpose and steps of a LOPA procedure
  • The role of independent protection layers and conditional modifiers in LOPA

 

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DURATION: approximately 2.5 hours

FEE: $250

 

This skill module covers accidental leaks and calculating concentration and dispersion of those leaks. This module also discusses how calculations can be made to keep people safe from exposure to leaks and what the risks are when working around hazardous materials.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR facilities/process engineers, as well as engineers and operations staff involved in process safety and asset integrity.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Detect the conditions in which accidental release can occur, and identify the factors that affect the amount of release
  • Assess gas and liquid leak rate equations
  • Estimate vapor cloud size
  • Describe the factors associated with gas dispersion
  • Analyze the risks of Hydrogen Sulfide and oxygen deficiency on people
  • Estimate downwind concentration of a leaked gas
  • Estimate probability of fatality from exposure to a material
  • Assess probit function and estimate probability of fatality using the function

 

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DURATION: approximately 3 hours

FEE: $395

 

This module covers Combustion Behavior of Hydrocarbons. It will review vocabulary, concepts, and the factors that drive calculations regarding combustion behavior.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR facilities/process engineers, as well as engineers and operations staff involved in process safety and asset integrity.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN

  • The fundamentals of flammability and flammable limits typical of hydrocarbons
  • The characteristics of hydrocarbon fires and explosions
  • Essential variables in calculations of typical fire and explosion scenarios

 

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DURATION: approximately 3 hours

FEE: $395

 

The Sources of Ignition and Hazardous Area Classification Core module covers two main sections, Sources of Ignition and Hazardous Area Classification. The Sources of Ignition section looks at electrical and non-electrical sources along with their controls. Non-power ignition is also included as an independent section regarding the sources of ignition. The Hazardous Area Classification section illustrates the fundamental purposes of HAC and the standards that are available.

 

 

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Identify the ignition characteristics of fuel
  • Explain the probability of leak ignition by release rate category
  • Identify common non-electric sources of ignition
  • Indicate the primary controls for non-electric sources of ignition
  • Describe how electrical equipment can become a source of ignition
  • Describe Hazardous Area Classification and design alternatives
  • Identify the purpose of Hazardous Area Classification
  • Compare IEC and US standards of Gas groups
  • Describe the correlation between area classification and risk assessment
  • Identify and describe non-power electrical ignition sources
  • Identify non-power ignition controls

 

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DURATION: approximately 4.5 hours

FEE: $395

 

The Specific Plant Systems and Equipment Core skill module covers several sections, including piping systems, storage facilities, pumps and compressors, heat exchangers, and pressure vessels.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR facilities/process engineers, as well as engineers and operations staff involved in process safety and asset integrity.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Define the piping system and identify the components associated with it
  • Explain why piping systems have a high incident rate and identify its failure modes
  • Identify different types of flanges and their main types of failures
  • Analyze an incident to determine its failure modes and how they could have been eliminated
  • Discuss the main issues that arise from storage tanks
  • Classify the different types of storage facilities
  • Explain the vapor recovery system from roof tanks and issues that can arise with floating roof tanks
  • Classify the different types of atmospheric storage tanks and the potential types of fires that can arise from each type
  • Identify the types of pressurized storage and the main issues associated with it
  • Illustrate how loading trucks and rail cars are used to prevent loss of containment
  • Identify the causes of pump release
  • Classify and analyze the two main types of pumps and their issues
  • Discuss mechanical single seals and tandem seals and explain their functions
  • Identify the three main types of compressors and issues that can arise
  • Identify the main types of fired heaters
  • Discuss the issues that can occur with direct fired heaters
  • Explain how furnace tube failure can occur
  • Compare firetube and furnace fired heaters in regards to ignition and explosion
  • Identify the main types of heat exchangers and issues that can arise
  • Identify types of equipment within pressure vessels
  • List and explain the causes of pressure vessel release

 

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DURATION: approximately 3 hours

FEE: $395

 

In this skill module you will learn about causes of overpressure, the different types of relief valves and their applications, depressurization, and flare systems.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR facilities/process engineers, as well as engineers and operations staff involved in process safety and asset integrity.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Understand the typical causes of overpressure
  • Identify the different types of relief devices and their applications
  • Describe the purpose and operation of a depressurization system
  • Identify major components of a flare system and describe their purpose

 

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DURATION: approximately 3 hours

FEE: $395

 

This skill module deals with Historical Incident Databases, Process Safety Metrics, and the layout of operating facilities at the Core level.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR facilities/process engineers, as well as engineers and operations staff involved in process safety and asset integrity.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN

  • Terminology related to historical incident databases (HIDs) and process safety metrics
  • How process safety metrics are related to HIDs
  • Why and how HIDs are used
  • Findings from a few readily-available HID sources, including Duguid and UKHSE
  • Where site selection and layout fit into the normal design sequence
  • The main safety considerations and other criteria in site selection and layout
  • Application of industry spacing guidelines

 

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DURATION: approximately 3.5 hours

FEE: $395

 

This module covers Fire Protection Systems at a core level. You will review the intent of fire protection as well as examples and applications of passive and active fire protection. This section will briefly cover explosion protection.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR facilities/process engineers, as well as engineers and operations staff involved in process safety and asset integrity.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN

  • The intent of fire protection
  • Passive fire protection options
  • Active fire protection options
  • Basic principles and applications of explosion protection systems

 

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DURATION: approximately 3.5 hours

FEE: $395

 

This skill module is comprised of two sections, Safety Instrumented Systems and Monitoring and Control. Within this module, you will find multiple control method examples and the concepts of SIL and SIF, along with a case study that highlights the module.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR facilities/process engineers, as well as engineers and operations staff involved in process safety and asset integrity.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Define and explain process control
  • Identify the process safety instrumentation goals
  • Identify and discuss the methods of control
  • Describe the elements of feedback, cascade, and feedforward control
  • Explain control modes and the elements of alarm philosophy
  • Discuss the application of SCADA, DCS, MVC, MIS
  • Describe what Safety Instrumented Systems are
  • Illustrate when and why Safety Instrumented systems are used with reference to some key aspects of IEC 61511/ISA S84
  • Define Safe Integrated Levels (SIL) and its assessment
  • Discuss the effects of Test Frequency on Risk Reduction and Safe Integrated Levels

 

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Gas Processing Modules

  • Hydrocarbon Components and Physical Properties
  • Introduction to Production and Gas Processing Facilities
  • Qualitative Phase Behavior and Vapor Liquid Equilibrium
  • Water/Hydrocarbon Phase Behavior
  • Thermodynamics and Application of Energy Balances
  • Fluid Flow
  • Separation
  • Heat Transfer Equipment Overview
  • Pumps and Compressors Overview
  • Refrigeration, NGL Extraction and Fractionation
  • Contaminant Removal - Gas Dehydration
  • Contaminant Removal - Acid Gas and Mercury

DURATION: approximately 4.5 hours

FEE: $395

 

This skill module describes the basic terminology and hydrocarbon nomenclature commonly used in the oil and gas industry. This skill module also explains methods used to determine hydrocarbon fluid composition and approaches to and implications of the characterization of heavy hydrocarbons (C6+) in mixtures. This module also demonstrates how to estimate hydrocarbon physical properties (density and viscosity) for both liquids and vapors, including their purpose and use as applied in facilities engineering calculations.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR petroleum engineers, production operations staff, reservoir engineers, facilities staff, drilling and completion engineers, geologists, field supervisors and managers, field technicians, service company engineers and managers.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Describe the concept of atomic mass, molecular mass, and the mol
  • Identify the four main hydrocarbon groups
  • Practice the concept of relative density
  • Discuss how a gas chromatograph works, the limitations of various analysis methods, and the difference between an extended analysis and a standard gas chromatographic analysis
  • Recognize the uncertainties involved with characterizing the C6+ components in a natural gas, condensate or crude oil stream, and describe the relationship of these factors with hydrocarbon liquid composition
  • Describe an Equation of State, it’s purpose and uses
  • Define standard (normal) conditions for SI and FPS units, and calculate the molar volume at these conditions
  • Describe the gas compressibility factor and use it to calculate gas density
  • Define the property “viscosity”, list applications where it is used, and describe correlations that can be used to predict its value
  • Estimate the density of a hydrocarbon liquid at a specified temperature and pressure

 

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DURATION: approximately 4 hours

FEE: $395

 

This module provides an overview of production and gas processing facilities. The concepts addressed in this module include: 1) the crude oil and natural gas value chains, 2) common contaminants in production streams, 3) crude oil, produced water and natural gas quality specifications, 4) typical production facility and gas processing schemes, and 5) NGL products the economics of their recovery. Knowledge of these basic concepts is critical to understanding the selection and specification of processing facilities between the wellhead and product markets.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR petroleum engineers, production operations staff, reservoir engineers, facilities staff, drilling and completion engineers, geologists, field supervisors and managers, field technicians, service company engineers and managers.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • State typical crude oil and produced water specifications
  • Describe process flows for each stream in production facilities
  • List problems associated with and strategies to deal with solids production, e.g. sand, wax, asphaltenes
  • List the components, including contaminants, found in produced gas streams
  • State typical natural gas sales or transportation specifications
  • Calculate higher heating value and Wobbe number
  • List the products of a typical natural gas processing plant, their associated markets, and describe common terminology
  • Describe typical process flows for each stream in gas processing facilities
  • Explain the difference between gas conditioning to meet a HCDP specification and gas processing to recover NGLs
  • Describe shrinkage and how it is calculated

 

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DURATION: approximately 4.5 hours

FEE: $395

 

This skill module describes the phase or phases that exist at given conditions of pressure and temperature of single and multi-component systems. The skill module also explains the concepts of critical point, cricondentherm, cricondenbar, dense phase, and retrograde condensation. In addition, the module explains how to perform bubble point, dew point, and flash calculations, and describes how to stabilize hydrocarbon liquids using stage separation.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR petroleum engineers, production operations staff, reservoir engineers, facilities staff, drilling and completion engineers, geologists, field supervisors and managers, field technicians, service company engineers and managers.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Describe pure component phase behavior
  • Describe multicomponent phase behavior and phase envelopes
  • Define critical point, cricondentherm, cricondenbar, dense phase, and retrograde condensation
  • Summarize the effect of C6+ characterization on the shape of the phase envelope
  • Recognize the effect of various non-hydrocarbon components on the shape of the phase envelope
  • List examples of fundamental applications of phase envelopes in facilities design and operations
  • Explain the concept of equilibrium vaporization ratio, K
  • List the common methods of estimating K values
  • Describe flash, bubble point, and dew point calculations and list examples of their application
  • Describe the effect of composition on bubble point, dew point, and flash calculations for a hydrocarbon mixture
  • Describe stabilization of hydrocarbon liquids using stage separation
  • Summarize the differences between Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) and True Vapor Pressure (TVP)

 

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DURATION: approximately 6 hours

FEE: $395

 

This skill module describes hydrates, explores conditions favoring hydrate formation, and discusses how to prevent hydrates from forming. The skill module also describes how to estimate the hydrate formation temperature of a natural gas stream and the key differences between low dosage hydrate inhibitors and thermodynamic inhibitors.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR petroleum engineers, production operations staff, reservoir engineers, facilities staff, drilling and completion engineers, geologists, field supervisors and managers, field technicians, service company engineers and managers.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Estimate the water content of sweet and sour natural gas
  • Describe the conditions that favor hydrate formation
  • Estimate the hydrate formation temperature of a natural gas stream
  • Compare and contrast the use of MeOH and MEG to prevent hydrate formation
  • Describe the differences between low dosage hydrate inhibitors and thermodynamic inhibitors

 

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DURATION: approximately 3 hours

FEE: $395

 

This module provides an overview of the concepts of thermodynamics, which is the foundation for all processing calculations. It also explains the first and second law of thermodynamics and their application in facilities. Also covered are applications of energy balance equations, the concepts of enthalpy and entropy, and an explanation of how to use P-H diagrams to perform calculations on a simple refrigeration system.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR petroleum engineers, production operations staff, reservoir engineers, facilities staff, drilling and completion engineers, geologists, field supervisors and managers, field technicians, service company engineers and managers.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Define the terms system and surroundings and explain the difference between open and closed systems
  • State the first law of thermodynamics and how it is applied to facilities
  • Describe the second law of thermodynamics, and explain how it is applied to facilities
  • Write the energy balance equations for a heat exchanger, valve, separator, and compressor
  • Calculate the duty of a heat exchanger where no phase change occurs and also for an exchanger where a phase change does occur
  • List methods used to estimate enthalpy and entropy
  • Describe a P-H diagram and use it to perform calculations on a simple refrigeration system

 

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DURATION: approximately 5 hours

FEE: $395

 

This module discusses the flow of fluid through a pipe segment. Single phase and multiphase flow are explored. In addition, simple correlations are used to estimate important fluid flow parameters.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR petroleum engineers, production operations staff, reservoir engineers, facilities staff, drilling and completion engineers, geologists, field supervisors and managers, field technicians, service company engineers and managers.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Explain Bernoulli’s equation, including how to estimate and apply the friction factor
  • Describe the difference between Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids
  • Explain economic pipe diameter and describe typical velocity and pressure drop guidelines for sizing piping systems
  • Calculate fluid velocity and estimate the pressure drop in a plant piping system using simple correlations
  • Describe common gas transmission pipeline flow correlations and their applications
  • Describe the parameters that affect heat transfer for various piping systems
  • Describe the most common flow regimes in multiphase flow systems
  • Explain the difference between liquid hold-up and liquid volume fraction and list factors that affect their value
  • Describe common slugging mechanisms and list methods to limit or reduce the impact of slugging events
  • Describe erosional velocity and explain how it can be estimated for various systems

 

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DURATION: approximately 4 hours

FEE: $395

 

This skill module describes separators, their use and application, in the oil and gas industry. The principle of gas-liquid and oil-water separations are discussed along with separator sizing. This module also explains what are emulsions, how they form, and their influence on separator design. Also discussed are methods and equipment used to destabilize and eliminate emulsions.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR petroleum engineers, production operations staff, reservoir engineers, facilities staff, drilling and completion engineers, geologists, field supervisors and managers, field technicians, service company engineers and managers.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Describe separator applications and common types of separators
  • List the sizing criteria for 2-phase and 3-phase separators
  • Discuss the principles of gas-liquid separation and how they are applied in separator design
  • Describe the effect of inlet piping size and inlet devices on separator sizing
  • List the types of mist extractors and describe typical applications
  • Estimate separator size based on gas-liquid separation criteria
  • Describe emulsions, how they form, and how they influence separator design
  • Discuss how emulsions can be destabilized and eliminated
  • Estimate the size of an oil dehydrator based on liquid-liquid separation criteria

 

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DURATION: approximately 4 hours

FEE: $395

 

This module provides an overview of the heat transfer equipment and mechanisms commonly used in the oil and gas industry. The module also provides an overview including advantages, disadvantages, and applications of different types of heat exchangers.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR petroleum engineers, production operations staff, reservoir engineers, facilities staff, drilling and completion engineers, geologists, field supervisors and managers, field technicians, service company engineers and managers.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Identify types of heat exchangers and common applications in oil and gas processing facilities
  • Describe heat transfer mechanisms: conduction, convection, and radiation
  • Define heat transfer coefficient and describe the primary parameters that affect its value
  • Describe the rate equation used to calculate heat transfer area
  • Describe the “effective temperature difference” and explain how it affects heat transfer area
  • Estimate heat transfer surface area required for a heat exchanger application
  • Describe shell and tube exchanger types and applications
  • Describe compact heat exchangers and fired heaters
  • List the four primary process cooling (heat rejection) methods
  • Describe why air-cooled heat exchangers are so frequently used, key operating parameters, and the difference between induced draft and forced draft designs

 

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DURATION: approximately 5.5 hours

FEE: $395

 

This module provides an overview of types of pumps and the basic principles and criteria that apply to all pumps. The emphasis is on process-type pumps used in surface facilities. The concepts of Cavitation, Net Positive Suction Head Required (NPSHR), and Net Positive Suction Head Available (NPSHA) are also discussed. The second important focus in this module is compressors, including their applications, types, and selection criteria. The module ends with a discussion of the principles of operation of the various types of compressors.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR petroleum engineers, production operations staff, reservoir engineers, facilities staff, drilling and completion engineers, geologists, field supervisors and managers, field technicians, service company engineers and managers.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Identify types of pumps and common applications in oil and gas processing facilities
  • Describe how a pump selection chart can be used to select pump type
  • Explain the relationship between head and pressure
  • Calculate the pump power requirement
  • Describe the differences in performance characteristics of centrifugal and positive displacement pumps
  • Describe cavitation
  • Define NPSHR and NPSHA
  • Explain the principle of operation of a single stage centrifugal pump, and identify the main pump components
  • Describe the system head curve and explain how it affects pump selection
  • Explain the principle of operation of plunger pumps, common configurations, and identify the main pump components
  • Identify types of compressors and common applications in oil and gas processing facilities
  • Describe how a compressor selection chart can be used to select compressor type
  • Explain the relationship between compressor head and pressure
  • Calculate the compressor power requirement
  • Estimate the compressor discharge temperature
  • Explain the principle of operation of a centrifugal compressor, and identify the main compressor components
  • Describe a centrifugal compressor performance curve, and identify and describe the surge line and stonewall
  • Explain the principle of operation of a reciprocating compressor, and identify the main compressor components
  • Explain the principle of operation of a rotary screw compressor, and identify the main compressor components
  • List common drivers used for each compressor type 
  • Explain the relationship between compressor head and pressure
  • Calculate the compressor power requirement
  • Estimate the compressor discharge temperature
  • Explain the principle of operation of a centrifugal compressor, and identify the main compressor components

 

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DURATION: approximately 5.5 hours

FEE: $395

 

This module explains the concepts of mechanical refrigeration, valve and turbine expansion, and NGL extraction systems. The module also explains the process of fractionation in oil and gas operations.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR petroleum engineers, production operations staff, reservoir engineers, facilities staff, drilling and completion engineers, geologists, field supervisors and managers, field technicians, service company engineers and managers.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • List the most common applications of refrigeration in oil and gas processing
  • Review the operation of a mechanical refrigeration system, and describe the effect of condenser and chiller temperature on compressor operation and energy consumption
  • Explain why economizers are commonly used in mechanical refrigeration systems
  • Describe factors that are considered in selection of a refrigerant, and explain cascade refrigeration and why it is used
  • Explain the operation of expansion refrigeration processes (valve and turboexpander)
  • List the common process configurations for the different levels of NGL extraction (including HCDP control)
  • Understand the difference between stage separation and fractionation
  • Define relative volatility and how it affects the difficulty of separation
  • Explain how a fractionator (distillation column) separates components, and describe the operation and purpose of the reboiler, condenser, reflux accumulator, and pump
  • List types of internals used in fractionators to achieve mass transfer, and describe their advantages and disadvantages

 

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DURATION: approximately 4.5 hours

FEE: $395

 

This module provides an overview of processes used to dehydrate natural gas with specific emphasis on the following two methods:
 

  1. Absorption using glycol dehydration
  2. Adsorption using molecular sieve

 

 

DESIGNED FOR petroleum engineers, production operations staff, reservoir engineers, facilities staff, drilling and completion engineers, geologists, field supervisors and managers, field technicians, service company engineers and managers.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • List the three most common gas dehydration options used in oil and gas processing
  • Identify typical applications
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of each
  • Describe the components and process flow in a typical glycol dehydration unit
  • State the typical TEG circulation ratios for a glycol dehydration system
  • Determine the minimum lean TEG concentration required for a given water removal requirement
  • Calculate the volumetric TEG circulation rate based on a given water removal requirement
  • Describe the effect of the number of trays or height of packing on the contactor performance
  • Describe the sizing parameters for the contactor and regeneration system
  • Describe the co-absorption BTEX, H2S, CO2 and the TEG; and list the methods to mitigate emissions
  • Explain the process of adsorption
  • List the common adsorbents used in gas dehydration
  • Describe the typical adsorption dehydration cycle for a molecular sieve unit
  • Describe the factors that cause the useful capacity of the sieve to be less than the new equilibrium capacity
  • List the parameters that affect the sizing of the adsorber vessels
  • Describe the mol sieve regeneration process and factors that affect its design and operation

 

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DURATION: approximately 3.5 hours

FEE: $395

 

This module explains the processes of removing mercury and acid gases from a natural gas stream. The module also describes the basic amine process flow diagram (PFD) and explains the advantages of using MDEA for removing H2S but leaving CO2 in the gas stream. Also discussed are when to use a Claus sulfur recovery unit (SRU) and a tail-gas-clean-up unit (TGCU) vs. acid gases injection and why liquid product treating may be required.

 

 

 

DESIGNED FOR petroleum engineers, production operations staff, reservoir engineers, facilities staff, drilling and completion engineers, geologists, field supervisors and managers, field technicians, service company engineers and managers.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Explain why mercury is removed from a natural gas stream, and list two common mercury absorbents
  • List the process options for acid gas removal from a natural gas stream
  • Describe a basic amine process flow diagram
  • Estimate the amine circulation rate, regenerator reboiler duty, and circulation pump power for an AGRU
  • State the conditions where a physical solvent may be advantageous over an amine solvent for acid gas removal
  • List examples where it may be advantageous to selectively remove H2S from a gas stream but leave some or all of the CO2 in the gas
  • Describe the process flow diagram for a standard Claus sulfur recovery unit (SRU)
  • Explain why a tail-gas-clean-up unit (TGCU) may be required, and list processes that may be applied
  • Describe why liquid product treating may be required, and provide examples of common processes used
  • List the advantages of acid gas injection over installation of an SRU and TGCU

 

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Mechanical Engineering Modules

  • Mechanical Equipment
  • Properties of Materials
  • Corrosion Control and Protection
  • Fired Heaters and Boilers
  • Gas and Steam Turbines
  • Machinery Design, Materials and Subsystem
  • Piping Systems and Welding
  • Reciprocating Engines, Electric Motor Drivers and Generators
  • Storage Tanks
  • Unfired Pressure Vessels

DURATION: approximately 4 hours

FEE: $395

 

 

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Define and describe the principles and application of thermodynamic work, energy, efficiency, fluid flow, heat transfer and machines
  • Describe the structural and foundation concepts and its impact on equipment performance and the typical mounting interface used for supporting rotating equipment and outline mounting interface options
  • Define the cause and effect of different types of vibrations, how to collect accurate data on them and how to mitigate them in machinery
  • Define the basic principles of centrifugal action in pumps and compressors and describe how these principles achieve and limit performance, efficiency, vibration and heat
  • Describe how a pumping / compression system is evaluated and why it is a prerequisite to selecting a pump / compressor

 

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DURATION: approximately 2.5 hours

FEE: $250

 

 

With time, significant improvements have been made to metal compositions to ensure increased safety, operability, and reliability of the finished product in the field. These improvements have been documented in standards such as American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Knowledge of these standards is crucial to understanding design and fabrication specifications. This module provides an overview of the standards that impact the design and fabrication of pressure vessels.

 

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Recognize the basic materials used in pressure vessels
  • Define what materials are acceptable and which are not for vessels as compared with piping
  • Compare the chemical and physical characteristics of plates, forgings, and piping materials
  • Name the most common steel making process for fine grain pressure vessel steel
  • Describe the difference between “as rolled” and normalized plate grain structure
  • Discuss the iron carbon phase diagram
  • Discuss the characteristics of Austenitic Stainless and Martensitic Stainless Steels
  • Identify uses of Austenitic Stainless in low temperature applications
  • Discuss uses of Martensitic Stainless
  • Describe an overview of Duplex Stainless materials
  • Discuss Low Alloy Chrome Moly materials for high temperature applications
  • Define the types of cladding
  • Discuss the advantages of each type
  • Review the steps necessary to produce a clad plate in each process

 

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DURATION: approximately 2.5 hours

FEE: $250

 

 

This module covers the main causes of corrosion in upstream oil and gas operations, as well as monitoring and mitigation methods. The various corrosion mechanisms give rise to a number of different forms of corrosion damage, which will be reviewed. Participants will be introduced to the design principles of simple cathodic protection systems and the basics of utilizing corrosion inhibitors.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR managers, engineers, chemists, and operators who need to understand corrosion and its control management in oil and gas production and processing.

 

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Define corrosion
  • List the different forms of corrosion
  • Describe the likely effects of corrosion on safety, environment, and business issues
  • Describe the basic aspects of electrochemical corrosion
  • Describe the four necessary elements to form an electrochemical corrosion cell
  • Identify the different forms of corrosion encountered in oil and gas facilities
  • Define the basic corrosion principles which apply to cathodic protection
  • Describe the galvanic series of metals and its significance
  • Identify methods of corrosion control
  • Recognize the use of coatings, corrosion inhibitors, biocides and cleaning pigs and scrapers as forms of corrosion protection

 

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DURATION: approximately 4 hours

FEE: $395

 

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO

  • Describe the types of fired heaters used in oil and gas processing, most common applications and service conditions

  • Describe design and operation of fired heaters, economic selection criteria, typical pressure-temperature ratings, materials of construction and limitations, list applied loads and their effect on design

  • Identify basic types of boilers, applicable service conditions, materials of construction and limitations for boilers and water quality considerations.

  • Identify organizations that provide codes and standards for fired heaters and boilers. Describe major code requirements that affect design, material selection, inspection and safe practices.

  • Describe process conditions and how they affect fired vessels, discuss material properties at elevated temperatures and pressures, and describe the effect of creep on stressed components.

  • Describe types of burners, applicable service conditions, construction materials and limitations, describe how NOx emissions are monitored and controlled.

  • Describe the purpose of coatings, linings, and heat insulation.

  • Describe corrosion processes and protection requirements

  • Identify issues related the layout of fired heaters and boilers and integration with other equipment and piping

  • Describe testing and inspection procedures, Integrity Operating Windows, (IOW), Corrosion Control Documents (CCD) and Risk Based Inspection (RBI) as applied to fired vessels.

 

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  • Describe basic types of and list the major characteristics of each turbine engine used as prime movers / drivers in oil and gas applications, and describe the key mechanical components
  • Describe efficiency calculation and how  other parameters are used in selection and design, and the factors affecting delivered power, and  list key performance criteria
  • Describe the contents of project mechanical spec's typical for turbine engines based on company standards and spec's, and the processes and applicable tools to design turbine engines
  • Describe the types of fuels used in turbine engines with adv. and limitations of each fuel type and the techniques used to reduce NOx and SOx emissions and how fuel quality effects performance/emissions
  • Describe the various parameters that affect the performance of gas turbines, the controls dealing with transient conditions, the various turbine emission control methods, and the typical operating modes/control strategies
  • List and define the scope of the applicable company standards and industry codes for turbine engines
  • Describe the inspection and testing typically done during manufacturing, the acceptance criteria, the applicable field performance testing, and turbine testing criteria for exhaust emissions and noise
  • Outline the sizing process for turbines engines as drivers / prime movers
  • Describe components of each rotors and the key material and manufacturing considerations, outline the functions of these components and list key operational and maintenance issues
  • Describe the maintenance and repair techniques used on gas turbines, list the typical damage mechanisms encountered and typical repair techniques
  • Describe the basic types of steam turbines, the key mechanical components, the auxiliary systems and controls used as prime movers in oil and gas applications
  • List the key performance criteria for and describe the factors of steam turbine drivers that affect design and material selection of mechanical components and power delivered to the user
  • Describe the design processes and applicable analytical tools for the design of the mechanical components of steam turbines and factors that impact the interface of steam turbines/plant design
  • Describe methods and processes that control steam turbine operations, the performance curves and use define operating characteristics and the typical operating and control strategies
  • Describe the overall steam generation process including waste steam use and recovery, the basic req'ts for water used in a boiler and feed water systems, and outline thermodynamic system losses
  • List and define the scope of the applicable company standards and industry codes for steam turbine driven equipment
  • Outline the key steps in supplier selection, materials sourcing, and supplier / sub-supplier manufacturing processes for turbine combustion engines and describe procedures for over-speed testing
  • Outline the sizing process for steam turbines as drivers / prime movers
  • Describe the components of each of the rotors, outline the components function, the key operational and maintenance consideration of these components, and key manufacturing considerations
  • Describe the maintenance and repair techniques used on steam turbines, list the typical damage mechanisms encountered and typical repair techniques

 

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  • Describe the principles, design, material of manufacturing, operational and maintenance considerations of gears and gearing, transmission, and coupling systems used with the major types of rotating equipment

  • List seal types and key operational and maintenance considerations of each, describe the seal systems and major components and used with the major types of rotating equipment and outline their functions and principal design factors, their failure modes and how to prevent failures

  • Describe the principal materials used, outline the criteria used in the selection of these materials for the components for each major type of rotating equipment and their impact on operation and maintenance

  • Describe the lubrication and filtration systems and the key material and manufacturing considerations, list the key operational and maintenance, outline the functions and principal design factors for each system and the component considerations used with the major types of rotating equipment

  • List the various types of bearings, describe the principles of lubrication for the different bearing types, explain bearing life expectation and how maintenance and operation are affected

 

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  • Describe industry design, material, manufacturing and construction methods and define in-house piping specifications, economic selection criteria and project specific requirements

  • Identify pressure, temperature and weight factors and describe how they are applied to piping systems and how these factors influence piping projects

  • Identify organizations that provide codes and standards used in the piping systems, describe major codes affecting basic design, etc., and the key concepts of codes and standards and applications

  • Define pipe sizing criteria/equations, outlining loads/limits, identify thermal and dynamic effects, and describe key code refs applicable to piping sizing, selection criteria and system stress analysis

  • Describe and define the issues related to applicable code and standards applying to piping arrangement and integration and identify how piping systems can influence other engineering disciplines

  • Describe basic types of valves, applicable service conditions, construction materials and limitations.   Identify valve material press/temp ratings, basic valve actuator types, and valve isolation characteristics

  • Describe piping sizes, ratings, materials and design considerations, explain pipe and fitting manufacturing codes, standards and industry specifications. Identify piping materials for oil and gas and other industrial applications

  • Describe and identify basic industry codes and standards that define piping classes, services and service conditions used in the oil and gas and other industries

  • Describe and identify practical operation and maintenance factors and factors influencing material, design, and fabrication of piping systems along with codes and standards influencing operations

  • Describe company, industry and regulatory requirements for permanent and temporary repairs to piping systems and components

  • Identify and describe industry requirements and principles related to piping system operation, safety, reliability and availability outlining applicable codes/standards, and statutory requirements

  • Describe the purpose of welding and its limiting factors

  • Describe codes and standards utilized for welding and welding materials and the organizations that publish them

  • Describe the basic types of weld processes and the limiting factors

  • Describe welding metallurgy and its limiting factors

  • Describe filler materials, their purpose, and their limiting factors

  • Describe shield materials, their purpose, their properties, and their limiting factors

  • Describe common material testing and inspection practices.

  • Describe codes and standards utilized for quality control and reliability and the organizations that publish them

 

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  • Describe and list the key mechanical components, basic motors types, and generators, tabulate commercially available generators by their different characteristics and list same that affect the selection of drivers/prime movers

  • List key performance criteria for electric motors and generators affecting mechanical components, describe these according to the company standards and the factors that affect the selection of a power source of generators

  • Describe the key factors in the specification of motors and generators affecting the major mechanical components

  • Describe the overall electric power generation and distribution system for electric motor operations

  • List and define the scope of the applicable company standards and industry codes applicable to electric motors and generators

  • Describe typical inspection and testing done during manufacturing, the acceptance criteria, the interrelationships of manufacturing and inspection and applicable field performance testing for large motors and generators

  • Describe the electrical power system required to drive electric motors and outline starting load considerations for power reliability in using variable frequency drives

  • Describe the monitoring and inspection techniques used on electric motors and generators, list the typical damage mechanisms encountered and typical repair techniques

  • Describe the basic types of reciprocating engines used as prime movers / drivers in oil and gas applications and the key mechanical components of each

  • List key performance criteria for reciprocating engine drivers affecting design, describe factors affecting power delivery, and how the efficiency calculation is used in selection/design

  • Describe the contents of project mechanical spec's typical for reciprocating engines based on company standards and spec's and the design processes for same

  • Describe the types of fuels, list the adv. and limitations of each fuel type, and the type of aspiration systems used in reciprocating engines and their proper applications

  • List applicable company/industry codes and standards for reciprocating engines

  • Describe the inspection and testing of reciprocating engine emissions and performance typically done during manufacturing

  • Outline the sizing process for reciprocating engines as drivers / prime movers

  • Describe the maintenance and repair techniques used on reciprocating engines, list the typical damage mechanisms encountered and typical repair techniques

 

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  • Describe tank types, the proper application of each type and identify in-house storage tank (ST) specifications, economic selection criteria, and project specific requirements

  • Describe storage tank classification and the factors that distinguish them, the selection process and proper use, types of floating - roof tanks, and identify economic factors used to size and select tanks

  • Describe factors influencing above ground and buried tanks, explain environmental and safety considerations of same.

  • Describe process facilities and how they affect STs, identify pressure limitations, max/min, operating P/T, construction materials and company specifications and policies determining service conditions

  • Identify organizations that provide codes and standards used with STs governing field or shop welded, bolted atm. and low-pres. STs, and describe code requirements affecting engineering design and safe practices

  • Identify common types of STs, industry and company specifications, fire protection, and safety recommendations used to store petroleum products and crude oils and outline design requirements and foundation types

  • Describe common STs used to store NGL and LPG products, design requirements, company specifications and outline industry fire protection, maintenance and safety recommendations

  • Describe common water STs used to store water types, design requirements, foundation types, company ST specifications, and outline industry maintenance and safety recommendations

  • Identify codes, standards, containment, environment, equipment, personnel hazards, company specifications and describe risk assessment of dealing with the storage of hazardous or toxic materials and STs

  • Identify internal components associates with tank types, company specifications for tank internals, and describe roof drains, leg supports, and chilling piping

  • Identify types of foundations for storage tanks, specifications on tank foundations and exterior components, and describe external tank components

  • Describe factors influencing ST integration with other equipment, tank farm layout, in/external corrosion protection…dike arrangement, and identify company specifications on tanks and related systems

  • Describe procedures and factors influencing the design, industry codes and standards dealing with ST testing and inspection requirements and identify company policies dealing with same

  • Describe industry and regulatory requirements for permanent and temporary repairs to storage tanks

  • Describe applicable codes, standards, and statutory requirements related to ST operation, basic principles safety and reliability

 

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  • Identify the purpose of the code

  • Identify the sections of the Boilers and Pressure Vessels (B&PV) Code

  • Learn the major components of Section VIII, Div. 1

  • Differentiate between an ASME Section VIII, Div. 1 vessel and B31.3 piping

  • List the bodies and regulations that govern pressure vessel design and operations

  • Describe all design criteria items for pressure vessels

  • Differentiate between design pressure, maximum allowable working pressure, and maximum allowable pressure

  • Discuss design stress levels according to temperatures

  • Differentiate between operating and design temperatures and pressures

  • List the flange ratings and temperature

  • Calculate wall thicknesses of shells, heads, and cones using the formulas from ASME Section VIII, Div. 1

  • List corrosion allowances for process nozzles and minimum nozzle neck thicknesses

  • State the differences in types of heat treatment

  • Compare the results of each type of heat treatment

  • Discuss requirements for Post Weld Heat Treatment, methods, and cooling procedures

  • Explain the basics of corrosion including rust and

  • Determine corrosion allowance (CA) for general hydrocarbon use and natural gas service

  • Identify the corrosive elements in hydrocarbon processing

  • Discuss ways to combat corrosion

  • Discuss the ramifications of vessel penetrations

  • Identify the options available to remedy nozzle penetrations

  • Examine the vacuum forces on pressure vessels

  • Study the corrosion allowance chart in reference to nozzle sizes

  • Discuss the rules for inspection openings and manways

  • Identify the Records Retention requirements

  • Examine the following vessel appurtenances:
    - Vessel internals, externals, and supports
    - Openings (other than process nozzles)
    - Externals
    - Vessel supports

 

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