Agenda CHEMCAD DYNAMICS Seminar – online

Referent: John Edwards

Day 1

Module 1
An introduction to dynamic simulation. Demonstrates the set-up procedures, the use of dynamic UnitOps, manipulation of parameters with Ramps and equipment sizing.

09.00 – 12.30 Introduction (Dynamic Modelling & Control, JEE, P&ID, 2nd Ed. 2014)
Dynamic simulation basics
Set up procedures and use of dynamic UnitOps
Equipment sizing including control valves and pumps
Control valve selection and calibration
Results, plots and Excel interface
12.30 – 13.30 Break


Module 2
Demonstrates a better understanding of plant design and frequent operations. An introduction to process control technology and the formatting of control loops.


13.30 – 17.00

Regular Processes – Process Control                                                   
Plant facility common operations without control
Road tanker load and offload with and without balance line
Introduction to process control technology
Control loop set ups and controller tuningWorkshop
General overview of topics and principles covered in first day

Each module is run in 1-hour sections with 10-minute breaks.


Day 2

Module 3
Demonstrates the use of dynamic simulation in the development of batch distillation processing procedures, scale up using appropriate equipment, services and control systems.

09.00 – 12.30 Batch Distillation (Batch Distillation, JEE, P&ID, 1st Ed., 2020)
Thermodynamic review including residue curve plots
Batch distillation operational procedures optimisation
Scale up of batch still and column selection
Process control systems applications
Data collection and process plots                                                                
12.30 – 13.30 Break


Module 4
Demonstrates the use of dynamic simulation in the design, operation and process control of continuous distillation. Studies the effect of process changes, upsets and control system interactions.

13.30 – 17.00 Continuous Distillation
Thermodynamic review including vapor liquid equilibrium plots
Distillation column set ups with and without contol
Equipment selection, operational strategies  and process control
Study feed change and column control characteristics
Data collection and process plots                                                                

Each module is run in 1-hour sections with 10-minute breaks.


Day 3

Module 5
Considers the design, operation and process control of batch stirred reactors with jackets or coils. Reviews shell and tube heat exchanger sizing and performance.

09.00 – 12.30 Batch Reactors – Heat Exchangers
Jacket services temperature control configurations
Reactor reaction kinetics studying heat removal capabilities
Shell and tube heat exchanger design, rating and and control
12.30 – 13.30 Break                                                                                                          


Module 6
Considers the safety aspects of process plant operation. Emergency relief and blowdown system sizing and behaviour are studied. Safety study of “What If” scenarios and equipment failure are set up in Excel operational matrices to test outcomes.

13.30 – 17.00 Emergency Relief (Emergency Relief, JEE, P&ID, 1st Ed., 2019)
Relief and blowdown system sizing fundamentals and applications
Multiple vessel relief and blowdown two phase flow simulations
Reaction runaway scenarios
Process plant stress analysis of process excursions failure modes

Each module is run in 1-hour sections with 10-minute breaks.