Air Separation UnitRAF/ASU

Who should attend?

  • This course reminds the basic background and knowledge of Air Separation Unit technology and operation.
Audience :
  • Operators, supervisors and plant managers involved in operation and optimization, technicians support, process engineers, process control engineers and safety personnels.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content

  • PRINCIPLES OF AIR SEPARATION UNIT

      • Overview on the air separation technology along the relevant process units:
      • Introduction to air separation technology.
      • Basics of the separation process.
  • PROCESS UNIT DETAILS, DESCRIPTION, TECHNOLOGY & OPERATING PARAMETERS

      • Air filtration system.
      • Air compression.
      • Pre-cooling system.
      • Front end purification.
      • Brazed alumina heat exchanger.
      • Distillation columns.
      • Vapor/condenser.
      • Cryogenic pumps/expander.
      • Storage and backup vaporization.
  • THE SPECIFIC RISK OF OXYGEN/NITROGEN

      • Introduces to oxygen risk, reactivity of material with oxygen, design of O2 installation.
      • Review of incidents in air separation units, causes and preventive measures.
      • Safe operation and maintenance of equipment.
      • Anoxia, deficient atmosphere.
  • BASIC CONTROL PRINCIPLE

      • Main control loops.
      • Safety loops, elements important for safety.
      • Transition phase: start-up, load change, shutdown.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • describe the main equipment associated with the Air Separation Unit and their function,
  • explain the operating parameters and the product management,
  • grasp safety concerns and safe operation of ASU,
  • detect abnormal situations by troubleshooting and implement preventive measures.