Base Chemicals & Polymers Manufacturing*PCH/PPM

Who should attend?

  • This course provides a comprehensive understanding of practical expertise in monomer manufacturing, polymerization processes, market and products, storage and transport of products, with attention to environmental, safety, quality and economic issues.
Audience :
  • Engineers interested in a foundation training on polymers.

Level : Advanced

Course Content

  • BASE CHEMICALS & MONOMERS MANUFACTURING

      • First and second generation monomers.
      • Interaction between refining and petrochemical.
      • Technical visit of an industrial plant (if possible).
  • POLYMER CHEMISTRY & POLYMERIZATION REACTION ENGINEERING

      • Fundamentals of radical, ionic, catalytic…, polymerization.
      • Polymer reaction engineering.
  • ENGINEERING IN PETROCHEMICAL PROCESSES

      • Description of the main steps of a polymer project and methodology for organizing the sustainably safe and clean operation of petrochemical plants (HAZOP studies).
      • Corrosion and materials.
      • A PFD/PID project is organized with the support of an engineering company.
  • COMMODITY PLASTICS

      • Chain value and manufacturing processes: polymerization reactions, unit description, main operating parameters, technical evolution of processes, troubleshooting, main producers, market trends, economics.
      • A period of one week in Italy is organized with lectures, case studies and plant visits: development of a product (PP) and associated process, main characteristics of PP, industrial manufacturing process, main relations between the operating parameters and final characteristics of the product.
  • MAIN ENGINEERING & HIGH PERFORMANCE PLASTICS

      • Specificities, advantages and drawbacks of standard polymers compared to engineering & high performance plastics.
      • Discuss the inter-polymer competition.
  • RISK MANAGEMENT

      • Methodology for organizing a sustainably safe and clean operation of a petrochemical plant.
      • Reaction run-away and run-away prevention, powder explosions. How to handle toxic chemicals.
      • Life cycle analysis of products.
  • SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN PETROCHEMICALS

      • Energy efficiency of the processes.
      • Bio polymers and polymers environment.
      • Regulatory affairs and chemical health effects.
  • OVERVIEW OF POLYMER PROCESSING(1)

      • Structure of polymer processing industry.
      • Various processing technologies.
      • Optimum technico-economical selection of material during final product development.
      • Resin specifications, process control and quality control.
      • (1) 5 days are spent at the “Institut Supérieur de la Plasturgie”, in Alençon - France (ISPA).
  • ELECTIVE COURSES: PETROCHEMICAL ECONOMICS OR PRODUCTION SUPPLY CHAIN

      • Petrochemical economics:
      • General economics, competitor analysis, benchmarking.
      • A project deals with the conceptual study of a new petrochemical plant project.
      • Production supply chain:
      • Logistics and transportation.
      • A project deals with the design of a finishing section of a polyolefin plant.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, the participants will be able to:
  • participate in studies involving the design, sizing and economics of processes used in the refining, petrochemicals, polymers and plastics sectors,
  • acquire the know-how for a position in production,
  • acquire a thorough knowledge of industrial incidents and related safety and environmental issues,
  • grasp the essence of the collaboration between R&D and Production departments,
  • analyze the quality of manufactured products,
  • understand the relationship between suppliers and manufacturers in the plastic's chain.

Ways & Means

  • Case studies based on industrial situations.
  • Visits to industrial sites.

Certification

  • An international recognition of your competencies.
  • A Advanced Certificate is delivered.
  • An expertise confirmed in Base Chemicals & Polymers Manufacturing*.
  • Ready-to-use skills.