COURSE TITLE : PE0390 : Distillation Design, Operation, Control & Troubleshooting
COURSE DATE : Jan 28 - Feb 01 2024
INSTRUCTOR : Dr. Hesham Abdou Days
VENUE : Dubai, UAE
COURSE FEE : $ 5500
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Course Description

This practical and highly-interactive course includes various practical sessions and exercises. Theory learnt will be applied using our state-of-the-art simulators. The Distillation Process is used in many industries to separate mixtures into components. It is defined as a process in which a liquid or vapor mixture of two or more substances is separated into its component fractions of desired purity by the application and removal of heat. The application and removal of heat makes the distillation process energy intensive as it consuming up to 50 percent of a refinery?s operating costs due to intense heating and cooling cycles. Having accurate measurements to feed the control system is critical for energy efficient, safe and reliable operation. Improving distillation columns has always been challenging as problems can occur when operators and engineers have insufficient information about operating conditions. Failing to properly monitors and control process variables can result in decreased product quality and throughput, increased energy costs and unsafe operations that put employees and capital equipment at risk.This course is designed to provide delegates with a detailed and up-to-date knowledge on the operation, design and troubleshooting of distillation process. It covers distillation technology; different distillation methods; and distillation process that involve normal operation of bubble plate, vapor velocity and velocity distribution. The course will also discuss the factors influencing plate efficiency; the scope of distillation column including flash stages, process design basic and reflux ratio; how tray works; the various types and function of reboilers; features and use of condensers in the operation of distillation columns; instrumentation and control application; the importance of steam stripper and its efficiency; the purpose of pumparound; as well as pumparound heat removal, vapor flow and fractionation. At the completion of the course, participants will be able to operate the vacuum system; explain the functional and structural efficiency of packed towers; employ distillation column packing as well as tray columns; recognize the guidelines and methods on how to determine the column diameter; and troubleshoot various distillation column problems. link to course overview PDF


This interactive training course includes the following training methodologies as a percentage of the total tuition hours

Workshops & Work Presentations
Case Studies & Practical Exercises
Videos, Software & Simulators

In an unlikely event, the course instructor may modify the above training methodology before or during the course for technical reasons.


If this course is delivered online as a Virtual Training, the following limitations will be applicable

Certificates: Only soft copy certificates will be issued to participants through Haward’s Portal. This includes Wallet Card Certificates if applicable
Training Materials: Only soft copy Training Materials (PDF format) will be issued to participant through the Virtual Training Platform
Training Methodology: 80% of the program will be theory and 20% will be practical sessions, exercises, case studies, simulators or videos
Training Program: The training will be for 4 hours per day starting at 09:30 and ending at 13:30
H-STK Smart Training Kit: Not Applicable
Hands-on Practical Workshops: Not Applicable
Site Visit: Not Applicable
Simulators: Only software simulators will be used in the virtual courses. Hardware simulators are not applicable and will not be used in Virtual Training


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