Process Equipment Engineering


Who should attend?

  • This course aims to select and size piping system equipment, process equipment and review main problems in operation.
Public :
  • Engineers looking to acquire best practices for equipment design and troubleshooting.

Level : Foundation

Course Content


      • Main concepts and definitions: operating/design pressure, piping schedules and rating, thickness…
      • Piping codes and standards.
      • Pipe materials and manufacturing.
      • Flanges assembly, fittings, gaskets and other pipework elements (spectacle blinds, strainers…).
      • Valves for flow control and flow shut-off: technology and selection criteria; check valves.
      • Pressure relief equipment sizing guidelines and datasheet review: pressure safety valves, thermal expansion valves, rupture disks, restriction orifices.
      • Line sizing basics; pipe and valves material selection according to service; consequences of an incorrect choice or assembly.
      • Basics of pipe stress and rupture analysis.
      • Pressure vessels: various types of pressure vessels, vessels behavior under pressure and under vacuum.

      • Fundamentals of heat transfer.
      • Technology of heat exchangers and air coolers: selection criteria.
      • Fundamentals of design and heat exchanger performance.

      • Separators technology (review of typical internals and impact on sizing) and selection criteria.
      • Operating parameters and operations problems.
      • Elements of calculation standards (thickness, welding coefficient…).
      • Sizing a 2-phase and 3-phase separator (nozzles, diameter, thickness, liquid hold-up times…).

      • Columns technology (review of typical internals and impact on sizing).
      • Selection criteria.
      • Operating parameters: pressure, temperature, flowrate…
      • Elements of sizing (diameter, number of theoretical and actual trays…).
      • Case study: summary design of a TEG column.
      • Column troubleshooting.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • understand pipe standards and metallurgy,
  • be able to select several types of control valves, safety valves and restriction orifices,
  • describe heat exchangers technology and design,
  • describe oil-water separation equipment and gas-liquid separation equipment technology and design,
  • identify and propose adequate solutions to process equipment common operating issues.

Ways & Means

  • Highly interactive training with industry specialist lecturers.
  • Methodology illustrated by case studies for the sizing of key equipment.
  • Parts of the session customizable to a virtual remote classroom.
To French entities : IFP Training is QUALIOPI certified ; you may contact your OPCO about potential funding.
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