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On-line Course: Multi-variable Problems in Engineering (Analysis, Solution and Control)

CPD online

19 FebFeb
john@e4a.co.za

CPD 2 credits. CPD no.: SAIChE-389

Includes sub-courses:  Critical Variables in Vessels, Pipes, Pump Designs, Variables in Corrosion and Extreme Variables Analyses (Fires, Explosions). 

E4A has accumulated a wealth of information on the multi-variable problems that impact on modern process operations and control thereof.  Most modern processes are complex in nature and becoming increasingly so with every year that passes. This course first takes a look at the meaning and implications of complexity for variables control. After explaining a very broad viewpoint on the range of variables and variables interactions, this course addresses the need to understand the effect variables can have on processes and thus the high risks to profit loss and deterioration. There is a brief but appropriate training on the real cost of failed batches as rework or disposal costs to give context to the need for a total RIGHT FIRST TIME (RFT) philosophy.

The course thoroughly addresses the need to ensure proper detailed monitoring of all variables and the lock-in or fixing of variables through appropriate procedures – to in turn build up the RFT commitment. A range of industries are reviewed through case studies from the Southern African region. These case studies deal with basic variables problems and are thus at levels all staff can absorb and relate to.

This course is designed to guide and train attendees on the process of detailed research and review of every variable that can impact on a design, or process, or plant upgrade, and to draw up a systems diagram and Excel spreadsheet summary of the total variables in the system analysed. The participants are then directed to study the critical variables and propose solutions from the in-depth problem analysis performed. 

MAIN OBJECTIVES

The main objective is to build up skills of attendees in determining all variables in a system and especially highlighting the critical variables. The control methods and problem solving around critical variables is addressed under the non-conformance monitoring and removal system.

Economic benefits are achieved through process improvements that lead to energy or materials savings and tighter control of processes. The benefits arise especially from the control and enhancement of the critical variables identified.  
Attendee comments in 2021: “It is a really informative and gives guidelines to designing as well”, Noah T.; “Course provided a great discussion of a field that is not widely practiced or understood. The value of skill sets of attendees provided a good variety of insights”. James F.

Engineers for Africa is renowned for the excellent and extensive case studies and worked examples we provide. These are unmatched in their range, relevance to the courses, and relevance to all the African workplaces.

Presenter: John Broli. (MD E4A) 

For more information or to make your booking, contact John Broli at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

IMPORTANT -
Extended Notes on each course follows

On-line Course: Design of Piping Systems

CPD online

21 FebFeb
john@e4a.co.za

CPD 2 credits.  Provider: E4A (SAIChE-SPV-004)

Includes Sub-courses such as Pipe Sizing, Corrosion, Temperature-Pressure Ratings, Installations. 

On-line Course: Design of Process Systems

CPD online

28 FebFeb
john@e4a.co.za

Includes Sub-courses: Design of Liquid-based Processes, Design of Solids/Powder-based Processes, Design of Batches, Design Guides of Pumps, Pipes, Vessels, and Installations.

A new information rich course to enable those involved in plant operations, general design, and projects to analyse, design and select equipment appropriate for a total systems approach and a range of liquid-liquid or solid-solid processes or other blends. 

This course first shows how the best approach is treating process design as a total system of process equipment, pumps, pipes and storage or process vessels. These components (the equipment) are considered as sub-systems of the total system being analysed.
Special mills, reactors, agitators, filters and other equipment such as pipes and pumps are then addressed and reviewed, covering liquid-liquid services, powder services and other services.  

There are also some sub-courses that are always added such as motor drive systems (including VSDs), platform design and corrosion as materials selection parameters - to broaden the course and provide the full sub-systems design considerations.

The equipment designs and thus selection is analysed through the E4A advanced systems, scoping, information and risk analytical methods. Important variables critical to equipment designs are also thoroughly evaluated. The final scope is prepared with control checklists and the appropriate and available design bases are discussed and selected. Interesting and unusual case studies are also presented.

MAIN OBJECTIVES  

The lead objective is to develop skills of approaching process systems as a total design system. 
E4A focuses on key approaches to the total process design, points of critical importance and prior recorded failures, and thus serves to make the attendees aware of the wider but important considerations of equipment types and design of complete process systems.

Economic benefits are achieved by optimization of the total design of each process system.

Attendee comments in 2021: “Great course, covering a range of material with adequate depth”, Marco Z.; “Excellent introductory course – highly recommend it for young graduates. Charts and Checklists will come in handy”, Sergio B.

Engineers for Africa is renowned for the excellent and extensive case studies and worked examples we provide. These are unmatched in their range, relevance to the courses, and relevance to all the African workplaces.

Presenter: John Broli. (MD E4A) 

For more information or to make your booking, contact John Broli at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

IMPORTANT -
Extended Notes on each of the Courses follows.

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