Static Equipment

EMT/MATEQ1-E

Who should attend?

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

Level : Proficiency

Course Content

  • PIPING - FLANGES

      • Different types of piping equipment: 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.
  • VESSELS & STORAGE TANKS

      • Vessels: technology of separator drums; technology and internals of distillation columns and reactors.
      • Storage tanks: different types (atmospheric, pressurized, cryogenic…).
      • Design, technology. Main safety and operating equipment. Reliability criteria.
  • METALLURGY OF FERROUS & NON FERROUS MATERIAL USED IN PROCESS INDUSTRIES

      • Overview of materials & steel structure. Effect of alloying elements.
      • Structure of steels and alloys. Behavior during operating conditions. Behavior to the pressure and depression of the equipment.
      • Calculation conditions. Various types of corrosion mechanisms. Prevention: material selection, design, coatings…
  • THERMAL EQUIPMENT

      • 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.
  • INSTRUMENTATION

      • 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).