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Applied Chemical Process Equipment for Engineers

Applied Chemical Process Equipment for Engineers

January 28-30, 2014
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
$800 per person
Location: ETL 111


ABOUT THE COURSE
This 3-day course is designed for engineers to learn, in a lab-based program, about common process equipment. Valves, pumps, compressors, drivers, heat exchangers, and separators will be covered. Participants will spend more than half of the class time engaged in hands-on activities, learning with cutaways, models, tabletop systems, and McNeese's outdoor hands-on trainer (H.O.T. unit) and glycol distillation unit. Process equipment types, applications, parts, common problems, operating principles, as well as typical startup and shutdown procedures will be discussed. Join us in this collaborative environment to strengthen your effectiveness and comfort with the vital machinery in your plant.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
  • Engineers with 0-3 years of experience
  • Facility managers
  • Experienced technical personnel that are newly assigned to process-related jobs

PROGRAM CONTENT

DAY ONE
  • Introductions, Course Overview
  • Discussion/exercises with Valve Examples & Cutaways
  • Valve Operation adn System Lineup Exercises

DAY TWO
  • Slideshow on Rotating Equipment Operation
  • Discussion/exercises with Compressor, Steam Turbine, and Electric Motor Cutaways
  • Discussion/exercises with Heat Exchanger models and examples
  • Heat Exchanger Analysis Excericse with Indoor Unit
  • Temperature Control Exercise on Outdoor H.O.T. Unit
  • Operation of Tabletop Distillation Unit

DAY THREE
  • Slideshow/Discussion on Fractionation Equipment and Operation
  • Startup and Adjust Variables on Outdoor Glycol Fractionation Unit
  • Monitor/Turnover Operation of Glycol Unit
  • Sample/Analyze Glycol Unit Production
  • Shutdown Glycol Unit and Blowdown Boiler

INSTRUCTOR
Richard J. Nyberg, Jr. (Rick), M.S., Mech. Engr. - McNeese State University, has 20 years of experience with equipment and systems in engineering, operations, and maintenance. As a field engineer for River Bend Nuclear Power Station, his responsibilities included pump and valve in-serve testing, leak rate testing, procedure writing, maintenance planning, and failure analysis. He also spent over a decade as operations/maintenance engineer for the brewing industry, a short time as a commercial engineer, and conducted research at refineries. Rick served seven years as assistant professor of engineering technology and process plant program coordinator at McNeese where he developed and taught custom training programs for industries in Southwest Louisiana. He is currently the training coordinator for McNeese's Institute for Industry-Education Collaboration (IIEC). Rick brings enthusiasm to the courses he teaches and is known for his interactive training style that creates lasting memories and valuable concepts. Publications: "Analysis of Fired-Heater Fouling in a Refinery Coking Unit," proceedings of the 2004 ASME Heat Transfer/Fluids Engineering Summer Conference (HT-FED2004-56166).

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
  • $800 per individual. Cost includes lunch, refreshments and parking
  • 2.4 CEUs and 24 PDHs awarded to participants
  • Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover accepted
  • Checks should be made payable to McNeese State University and mailed to the following address: 
​          McNeese State University
          Institute for Industry-Education Collaboration
          Box 91834
          Lake Charles, LA 70609

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, CONTACT THE OFFICE OF CONTINUING EDUCATION: 
Phone: 337-562-4139
Fax: 337-562-4272
Email: continuing-ed@mcneese.edu

TO REGISTER: 
To download a registration form, click the link below. Please return the completed form via email to: iiec@mnceese.edu or fax to: 337-562-4272 Registration form IIEC.pdf