Process Improvement Engineering, Consultants and Engineers An Affiliate of:
PROCESS CHEMICALS, INC
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P M B 267
5000 W. Esplanade
Metairie, Louisiana 70006 USA
Tel: 1+504 887 7714 • Fax: 1+504 456 1835

Email: norm@lieberman-eng.com

CLIENT HOSTED SEMINARS

PROCESS TROUBLESHOOTING

(A typical 3-day course outline.)

Day One - Distillation
Purpose of Trays and Reflux
Effect of Pressure on Fractionation
Heat Balance - Effect of Pumparounds
Damaged Trays
Incipient Flood
Fouling and Corrosion Effects Fractionation
Steam Stripping
Side Stream Draw-off Problems
Causes of Unstable Operations
Troubleshooting Using Temperature and Pressure Profiles
Vacuum Distillation
Damaged Packed Columns

Day Two - Heat Transfer
Thermosyphon Reboilers
Kettle and Forced Circulation Reboilers
How Reboiler Problems Cause Tower Flooding
Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers
Condensers
Air Fin-Fan Coolers
Surface Condensers

Vacuum Systems

Natural Draft Fired Heaters

Troubleshooting Air Preheaters

Coke Formation in Heater Tubes

Day Three - Rotating Equipment
Operation of Centrifugal Pumps
Optimum Impeller Size
Motor Drives - Amp Loading
Troubleshooting Reduced NPSH
Steam Turbines - Use of Hand Valves
Surface Condensers
Centrifugal Compressors
Surge and How to Prevent It
Rotor fouling
Vacuum Pumps


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