Training & Workshops

Training:  We make training as personal as possible and of short enough duration that it can be conducted via WebEx, Teams, or Zoom without you having to leave the comfort of your conference room or office.  Although only relatively brief sessions (up to about an hour) can be conveniently accommodated via the internet, these platforms are much more accessible and cost effective than in-person events requiring travel and absence from work.  If you or your colleagues are interested in a personalized tutorial, please contact Simon Weiland via this email link or by phone at +1 512 312 9424 (Office) or +1 214 533 6016 (Cell).  We can provide training anywhere you happen to be in the world.

Workshops are generally half-day to three-day events and are  conducted face-to-face.  Workshops address broader topics than Training sessions and focus not just on using our software products but they also take a deeper dive into the technologies involved in various processes.  If your company is interested in hosting a workshop we'd be happy to oblige and travel to your facility.  Just let us know.  Currently scheduled workshop sessions are listed here.

Upcoming Workshops

Where: Linde AG Offices at Wolfratshauser Strasse 138, 82049 Pullach, Germany

When: October, 19 – 21, 2022 **DATES UPDATED**

Presenters: TBD

* Attendees are responsible for hotel reservations; however, a list of hotel recommendations will be provided upon request. 

** Linde AG Site Map can be downloaded at https://www.dropbox.com/s/apwi...

Agenda

Day 1: Gas Treating

  • 09:00 – 09:15 Opening Remarks
  • 09:15 – 10:00 Introduction to Linde
  • 10:00 – 10:15 Introduction to Optimized Gas Treating
  • 10:15 – 10:30 Morning Break
  • 10:30 – 11:30 Overview of Technology and Services (Linde)
  • 11:30 – 12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30 – 13:30 Mass Transfer Rate Model (Predictive power and scientific phenomenological basis) 
  • 13:30 – 14:30 Amine Treating - Important Parameters 
  • 14:30 – 15:00 Afternoon Break
  • 15:00 – 15:45 Amine Treating – Blended Amines 
  • 15:45 – 16:30 Amine Treating – Heat Stable Salts  
  • 16:30 – 17:00 End of Day 1 Q&A

Day 2: Gas Treating (Continued)

  • 09:00 – 09:45 Acid Gas Enrichment and Selective Treating
  • 09:45 – 10:30 MDEA and formulated MDEA based solvents for bulk and deep CO2 removal (Syngas and LNG)
  • 10:30 – 11:00 Morning Break
  • 11:00 – 11:30 CO2 Capture — How it differs from traditional treating & unusual behaviors
  • 11:30 – 12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30 – 13:00 Physical Solvents including HotPot and amine promoted HotPot 
  • 13:00 – 13:30 Glycol Dehydration including modeling Stahl columns
  • 13:30 – 14:00 Afternoon Break
  • 14:00 – 14:30 Caustic Treating
  • 14:30 – 15:15 Corrosion
  • 15:15 – 16:00 Sour Water Stripping including 2-stage stripping
    • i. Important parameters and differences from amine regeneration
    • ii. Tray efficiencies - the moving target
    • iii. Phenolic vs. Non-phenolic Water
      • 1. Common Contaminants
        • a. HCN
        • b. Phenols
        • c. Alkanolamines
        • d. Alkali metal cations
        • e. Strong acid anions
        • f. Hydrocarbons
      • 2. Optimal Caustic Injection Points
    • iv. Corrosion and Metallurgy Considerations
    • v. 2-Stage Stripping
  • 16:00 - 16:15 COS and Mercaptans Removal
  • 16:15 - 16:30 Hybrid Solvents
  • 16:30 – 17:00 Gas Treating Wrap-Up, Q&A

Day 3 : Sulphur Recovery Units

  • 09:00 – 09:30 Claus Process Overview
  • 09:30 – 10:00 Feed Preparation
    • a. Refinery vs. gas plant feeds
    • b. Acid Gas knockout
    • c. Combustion air 
  • 10:00 – 10:30 Morning Break
  • 10:30 – 11:30 Reaction Furnace
    • a. Overview of one and two zone furnace designs
    • b. Ammonia destruction
    • c. BTEX & hydrocarbon destruction
    • d. CS2 formation 
  • 11:30 – 12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30 – 13:15 Waste Heat Boiler
    • a. H2 & COS recombination reactions
    • b. Sizing & rating
    • c. Corrosion & reliability considerations
  • 13:15 – 13:45 Condenser
    • a. Sizing & rating
    • b. Turndown studies
    • c. Emphasis on differences vs. WHB
  • 13:45 – 14:30 Converter
    • a. Deactivation mechanisms
    • b. Interpreting temperature profiles
    • c. COS and CS2 hydrolysis
    • d. Catalyst types and selection parameters 
  • 14:30 – 15:00 Afternoon Break
  • 15:00 – 15:45 TGU
    • a. Hydrogenation Reactor
    • b. Incinerator
    • c. SO2 breakthroughs
    • d. pH – to control or not to control
  • 15:45 – 16:00 Integrating the SRU with Upstream and Downstream Amine Units
  • 16:00 - 16:15 CAPE-OPEN Capabilities in ProTreat/SulphurPro and Upcoming Features
  • 16:15 – 16:30 Closing remarks
  • 16:30 – 17:00 Sulphur Recovery Wrap-up, Q&A
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Upcoming External Workshops

Venue: Office of Sulzer Singapore, 10 Benoi Sector, 629845, Singapore

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Photos from previous workshops