Training Courses Offered by PROCESS - Summary Examples

With PROCESS' strong background in process engineering and our bent toward only performing technical work, it has been hard for us as a company to get excited about teaching courses. Our strong preference is solving problems, creating solutions, etc. However, over the years PROCESS has gradually developed a few courses as driven by the demand of our clients. If you have suggestions for courses you would like to see made available, please email us your suggestions at info@processengr.com.

While PROCESS will never evolve into a training company, a few courses are now being offered on a limited basis as described below. Shorter duration courses are offered via Webinar while more in depth courses are offered only in a classroom setting. Contact us today to either schedule a Webinar or receive a proposal for an on-site session. A description of the courses currently being offered are provided below.

Process Safety Related Courses

1. Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) Leader Training Course

The purpose of the 4-day training course is to assist personnel at chemical plants, petrochemical plants, and petroleum refineries in becoming proficient in leading and documenting process hazard analyses (PHAs) by becoming familiar with various qualitative hazard review techniques and industry best practices for conducting and documenting PHAs.

The PHA Leader Training Course will include coverage of the following topics:

  • Overview of the US OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) regulation, 29 CFR 1910.119, and the accident prevention Program Level 3 requirements of the US EPA Risk Management Program (RMP) regulation, 40 CFR 68, and how the various elements of the regulations work together to manage risk in a plant
  • Detailed instruction of the various qualitative hazard review methodologies used in PHAs, including
  • Hazard and Operability (HAZOP)
  • What-If
  • Checklists
  • Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA) and appropriate circumstances for their application
  • Extensive workshop exercises that involve the practice of facilitating PHAs using the various qualitative techniques with coaching demonstrating industry best practices for leading PHAs
  • How to document a PHA in a complete and thorough manner
  • Overview of the ISA standard 84.00.01-2004 for Safety Instrumented Systems
  • How to incorporate safety integrity level (SIL) selection in a PHA
  • How to use a PHA for Management of Change (MOC)
  • How to revalidate a PHA
  • How to use certain PHA documenting software to document a PHA (i.e., PHA Pro or Hazard Review Leader)

We suggest starting the class at 8:00 AM and ending the class at 4:00 PM with 1 hour for lunch each day.  This schedule is flexible and can change to accommodate plant personnel’s schedule and availability.

2. Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) Training Classes (Webinar or On-Site):

These classes cover a variety of aspects of the Safety Lifecycle for Safety Instrumented Systems.

    • Four (4) Hour User Session – This training session is designed for process engineers,
      maintenance, and instrumentation and electrical personnel that will be involved in
      designing and maintaining SIS. It will cover the main aspects of the Safety Lifecycle for
      a SIS, including how to determine, design, verify, and maintain a SIF (Safety
      Instrumented Function). Workshops will incorporate what is covered in the session.
    • Two (2) Hour Management Session – This training session is designed for management
      personnel that require a working knowledge of SIS. It will cover all aspects of the Safety
      Lifecycle for a SIS from a higher level, including how to determine a SIF (Safety
      Instrumented Function) and the best methods to design, verify, and maintain a SIF
      (Safety Instrumented Function). A workshop will aid in comprehension of the material.

    Each class attendee will receive a training notebook containing a copy of all slides and a certificate of course completion.  Registered professional engineers in attendance will receive credit for professional development hours (PDHs).

3. Management of Change Training Class (2 Days, On-Site Only):

This class presents an overview of the OSHA PSM regulation, 29 CFR 1910.119, and the accident prevention Program Level 3 requirements of the EPA RMP regulation, 40 CFR 68 and how MOCs and PSSRs affect the other elements of the regulations.

    • Identification of what specifically constitutes a change with regard to the following areas:
      • Process chemicals
      • Controls/critical alarms/instrumentation
      • Equipment/piping
      • Operating limits
      • Operating procedures
      • Relief/safety systems
      • Technology
      • Personnel staffing
      • Occupied buildings.
    • Review of the regulatory requirements and local refinery requirements for MOCs and PSSRs
    • Overview of MOC hazard review (PHA - Process Hazards Analysis) methodologies, as well as the appropriate circumstances for their application:
      • HAZOP
      • What-If
      • Checklists
      • FMEA.
    • Workshop exercises that involve practice of facilitating MOC hazard reviews using the various qualitative techniques
    • How to document the MOC hazard review.

    Each class attendee will receive a training notebook containing a copy of all slides and a certificate of course completion.  Registered professional engineers in attendance will receive credit for 12 professional development hours (PDHs).

4. Incident Investigation Training Class (2 Days, On-Site Only):

The incident investigation training class will include coverage of the following topics:

    • Brief overview of the requirements for incident investigations in the OSHA PSM regulation, 29 CFR 1910.119, and the accident prevention Program Level 3 of the EPA RMP regulation, 40 CFR 68
    • Review of Root Cause Failure Analysis methodology
    • Review of the local plant’s policy on incident investigations
    • Examples of incidents and results from their investigations
    • Incident investigation workshop exercises.

    Each class attendee will receive a training notebook containing a copy of all slides and a certificate of course completion.  Registered professional engineers in attendance will receive credit for 12 professional development hours (PDHs).

5. Want more? - let us know what you would like to see by e-mail at info@processengr.com

Process Design Related Courses

None yet - let us know what you would like to see by e-mail at info@processengr.com

 

Process Simulation Related Courses

1. CHEMCAD Productivity Course

PROCESS' very own Joel Reagan has been selected by Chemstations as the instructor of the CHEMCAD Productivity Course. The course is organized and hosted by Chemstations. Information on currently scheduled dates and registration are available here at Chemstations Support.

This course teaches advanced techniques which can make process engineers much more efficient in performing process design work. Here are some of the topics covered:

  • Customization of CHEMCAD using Microsoft Excel® and Visual Basic for Applications® (VBA)
    • Using a worksheet as a front end for CHEMCAD
    • Customizing UnitOps and calculations
    • Simple data connection to an external workbook
  • Other topics covered include:
    • Examination of real equipment selection based on process performance
    • Sizing of pipes, orifices, control valves, columns (packed and tray)
    • Mass transfer calculation for sized packed columns
    • Heat exchanger sizing using CC-THERM
    • Two- and three-phase vessel sizing
    • Nodes to model real hydraulics
    • Special calculation methods to help simulations converge:
      • Stream reference modules
      • Loop UnitOp
      • Controllers (feed-forward and feedback)
      • UnitOp sequence groups
    • Use of the META UnitOp to create simulation subroutines

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