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Fundamentals of Operating Fractionation Systems

Fundamentals of Operating Fractionation Systems

Fundamentals of Operating Fractionation Systems

January 21-22, 2014
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
$600 per person
Location: ETL 111

ABOUT THIS COURSE
This two-day course is designed to teach the operational characteristics of fractionation and distillation systems by primarily engaging participants in hands-on activities.  Lecture time is kept to a minimum, leaving ample time for a complete run of McNeese's DCS controlled, outdoor glycol fractionation unit.  Participants will also learn on physical models and a computer simulation trainer.  Please join us to practice operations on this principle separation process.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
  • Operators with 0-5 years of experience
  • Engineers
  • Facility managers
  • Experienced technical personnel who are newly assigned to units with fractionation

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
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).

PROGRAM CONTENT
Day One:
Introductions, Course Overview
Slideshow on fractionation principles, tower parts, and typical system components
Activities with models, demonstrators, and tabletop units
Slideshow on typical fractionation system instrumentation, control objectives, and operational challenges
Introduction to DCS simulation program and distillation exercise
Cold distillation system startup on computer simulator
Troubleshooting distillation system on simulator
Shutdown distillation system on simulator
Discussion and questions on simulator exercises

Day Two:
Overview of day's activities and safety expectations
Startup glycol fractionation unit in teams
Teams will rotate outside work with DCS work
Turnover, monitor, sample, and adjust glycol fractionation unit
Shutdown glycol fractionation unit
Analysis of run with concluding questions and comments

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
  • $600 per individual. Cost includes lunch, refreshments and parking
  • 1.6 CEUs and 16 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