Static Equipment

E-learning This course can be adapted to virtual classroom mode

Who should attend?

  • This course provides in-depth knowledge related to static equipment technology.
Public :
  • Engineers, supervisors, technical staff from many departments: process, maintenance, operation, mechanical, inspection, HSE, instrumentation, electrical…

Level : Proficiency

Course Content


      • Overview of materials and steel microstructure. Effect of alloying elements.
      • Mechanical resistance of steels and alloys. ASTM and Euro Norms available material.
      • Use of plastics and other non metallic materials.

      • Different types of piping equipment per ASME B31.3: pipes, flanges & gaskets, valves, steam traps, bellows, safety valves, rupture discs…
      • Piping codes and standards. Piping classes. Criteria for selection and installation. Use and technology.
      • Pressure resistance: PN, series, impact of temperature. Symbols and equipment representation on PID’s. Insulation.
      • Main risks in case of failure, common problems. Corrective and preventive maintenance.

      • ASME VIII vessels: design of drums, columns, reactors. Specific internals technology of distillation columns and reactors.
      • API 650 Storage tanks: different types (atmospheric, pressurized, cryogenic…).
      • API 520 pressure relieving devices: design, technology; main safety and operating equipment; reliability criteria.
      • Pressure vessels stress analysis under pressure, vacuum, temperature. Various types of corrosion mechanisms. Prevention: material selection, coatings.

      • TEMA standard heat exchangers. Thermal performance: fluid flow distribution, geometrical characteristics and technological constraints.
      • Other types of heat exchanger: tubular or plate type, air coolers and condensers.
      • Different types of furnaces and their characteristics.
      • Boiler technology. Operating conditions.
      • Construction of heat exchange areas and refractory materials.
      • Air and flue gas circulation: natural and forced draft.
      • Burner technology: fuel and air supply and mixture. Low NOx and ultra-low NOx burners technology.

      • Sensors, transmitters, control valves. Instrument tags and symbolization on P&ID drawings. ISA standard.
      • Distributed Control System: Architecture, characteristics and functionalities. Systems operation: control, graphics, alarming, trends, etc.
      • Safety Instrumented Systems. Applications and exercises.
      • Process identification. Control strategies: split-range, cascade, feed forward, multivariable. Tuning of a PID controller.
      • Non-linearity of process; controller operating point. Application: loop tuning demo on a process dynamic simulator.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, the participants will be able to:
  • provide a clear understanding of Static Equipment installed in process plants,
  • describe the operating principle of these types of equipment,
  • give main applications of each type and highlight the main selection criteria,
  • list the common maintenance practices, and reliability criteria.

Ways & Means

  • Sharing of participants’ best practices.
  • Applications and case studies.
  • Visit of running plant or workshop if available.
  • Demo on a process dynamic simulator (PID loop).
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