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Base Chemicals & Polymers Manufacturing*

Base Chemicals & Polymers Manufacturing*

80 days
PCH/PPM
Sessions
Dates Location Tuition Register
Feb 25 - Jun 28, 2019 Rueil 21,000 €
Online By email
Who should attend?

Audience

    • Engineers interested in a foundation training on polymers.

Level

  • Advanced
  • 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.
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.
Course Content

BASE CHEMICALS & MONOMERS MANUFACTURING

6 days

  • First and second generation monomers.
  • Interaction between refining and petrochemical.
  • Technical visit of an industrial plant (if possible).

POLYMER CHEMISTRY & POLYMERIZATION REACTION ENGINEERING

4 days

  • Fundamentals of radical, ionic, catalytic…, polymerization.
  • Polymer reaction engineering.

ENGINEERING IN PETROCHEMICAL PROCESSES

13 days

  • 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

15 days

  • 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

5 days

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

RISK MANAGEMENT

6 days

  • 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

7 days

  • Energy efficiency of the processes.
  • Bio polymers and polymers environment.
  • Regulatory affairs and chemical health effects.

OVERVIEW OF POLYMER PROCESSING(1)

9 days

  • 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

15 days

  • 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.
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Ways & Means
  • Case studies based on industrial situations.
  • Visits to industrial sites.
Certification
  • An international recognition of your competencies.
  • A Advanced Certificate is obtained.
  • An expertise confirmed in Base Chemicals & Polymers Manufacturing*.
  • Ready-to-use skills.