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  • 05 Jun 06 Jun
    On-line Course: Design of Vessels, Tanks and Piping

    CPD 3 credits. CPD no.: SAIChE-433 Provider: E4A (SAIChE-SPV-004)
    Includes Sub-courses: 7 Tank Material Designs, Design for Corrosion, Temperature-Pressure Ratings in Designs, Design for Pressure and Vacuum Services. Major Cost Saving Design features, Unique Vessels including 3D Printed Vessels.
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    Online
  • 12 Jun 13 Jun
    On-line Course: Design of Process Systems

    CPD 3 credits: Ref. No. SAIChE-436 Provider: E4A (SAIChE-SPV-004)
    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.
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    Online
  • 19 Jun 20 Jun
    On-line Course: Design of Pumping Systems

    CPD 3 credits. CPD Ref. no: SAIChE-435 Provider: E4A (SAIChE-SPV-004)
    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.
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    Online
  • 24 Jun 25 Jun
    On-line Course: Design of Electrical Systems for Plants and Building Services.

    CPD 2 credits: Ref. No. SAIChE-424. Provider: E4A (SAIChE-SPV-004)
    Includes numerous Sub-Courses such as Designing and planning of electrical systems, Compliance and Safety, Lighting designs, Earthing and Bonding, Static Electricity, and Optimization with Variable Speed Drives (VSDs).
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    Online
  • 26 Jun 27 Jun
    On-line Course: Managing Risk and Legal Liabilities in Engineering

    CPD 3 credits. CPD Ref. no: SAIChE-437 Provider: E4A (SAIChE-SPV-004)
    Legal Terms in SA Engineering
    Includes Sub-Courses: Overview of Liabilities and Risk; Legal Frameworks for Eng. incl. Contracts, Terms + Conditions, Warrantees.
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On-line Course: Design of Vessels, Tanks and Piping

CPD online

05 JuneJune
Online

CPD 3 credits. CPD no.: SAIChE-433 Provider: E4A (SAIChE-SPV-004)

Includes Sub-courses: 7 Tank Material Designs, Design for Corrosion, Temperature-Pressure Ratings in Designs, Design for Pressure and Vacuum Services.

The popular, unique and information packed course to enable those involved in design, projects and plant operations to analyse and design a range of process vessels, tanks and pipes in greater detail – thus achieving more cost-efficient and effective complete engineering designs aligned with each process requirement.

The vessel function and main design requirements are analysed through advanced systems, scoping, information and risk analytical methods. Each of the main materials types that can be applied in vessels designs are addressed in turn. Steels, Stainless Steels and Exotic Steels, Thermoplastics and Thermosets (Fibreglass), and Steel Plastic-lined Vessels are the main materials groupings evaluated. Applicable standards are addressed for each material and the critical variables in total design are fully addressed. Pressure Vessels are also addressed in a special sub-section. Hazardous Processes are discussed and attendees are introduced to the relevant design standards for hazards products.

The final summary is prepared as a series of DESIGN STAGES OR STEPS in a master chart with control checklists and the appropriate design standards and design limitations are discussed and finalized. Interesting and unusual case studies are also presented.

MAIN OBJECTIVES

A range of competencies are enhanced including use of engineering design and contextual judgement, developing knowledge-based engineering problem-solving, and other key design practices. The main objective is to widen knowledge of the materials choices in design of vessels and enable engineers to do the first level, or basic design of vessels, tank and piping before procuring the final detailed design from professional specialist suppliers or design consultants.

Economic benefits are achieved through the evaluation of different materials and assessing the most effective materials for the given process variables, service needs and potential hazards.

Attendee comments:
“Thanks for an excellent course”, Wikus P.
“Thanks for an interesting and excellent course”, Mark K.

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) Tel: 082 786 8507.    

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 follow

On-line Course: Design of Process Systems

CPD online

12 JuneJune
Online

CPD 3 credits: Ref. No. SAIChE-436 Provider: E4A (SAIChE-SPV-004)

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.

On-line Course: Design of Pumping Systems

CPD online

19 JuneJune
Online

CPD 3 credits. CPD Ref. no: SAIChE-435 Provider: E4A (SAIChE-SPV-004)

This popular, unique and information packed Course enables those involved in design, projects and plant operations to analyse and design a range of pumping systems in greater detail – thus achieving more cost-efficient and effective complete engineering designs aligned with each process requirement.

This Course provides first overviews the range of pumps available and then addresses all the technical points of pump design such as piping hydraulics, pump sizing, pump curves, NPSH and how a pump’s operation is reflected in the curves. A solid presentation of all pump design parameters including impellers and seals is presented. Special pump types are then addressed and reviewed, covering plastic pumps, chemical service steel shrouded pumps, chemical service sump pumps, diaphragm pumps and other services, such as magnetic driven pumps. A special sub-course on slurry pumps is presented with interesting features of slurry pump designs.

The assessment of pipe layouts and the conditions of the pump operation (such as water hammer, pump sparing and others) are followed through to a detailed selection of the pump for the relevant service.

There are also some sub-courses that are always added such as bellows design and corrosion as materials selection parameters - to broaden the Course and provide the full pump system design considerations.

MAIN OBJECTIVES

The main objective is to develop skills of attendees to approach pump designs as a total systems design including vessel drain connections, piping systems and control circuits such as VSD and PLC designs. Attendees are also guided to include key components such as check valves, filter systems and bellows to protect against water hammer and other systems mechanical loading.

Economic benefits are achieved through optimization of the total pumping system and power savings from specialised VSD and PLC control system.


Attendee comments:
“This is a thorough and immersive Course. Thank you for the exciting course”, Emile R.;
The Course covered a broad spectrum of pump design and material selection and pump seals”, Carinee N.

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.

On-line Course: Design of Electrical Systems for Plants and Building Services.

CPD online

24 JuneJune
Online

CPD 2 credits: Ref. No. SAIChE-424. Provider: E4A (SAIChE-SPV-004)

Includes numerous Sub-Courses such as Designing and Planning of Electrical Systems, Compliance and Safety, Lighting designs, Earthing and Bonding, Static Electricity, and Optimization with Variable Speed Drives (VSDs).      

This is our second IMPORTANT Course under electrical systems design and is presented at a level beneficial to all engineering disciplines and guides the Course attendees with lots of basic principles and many design guidelines and checklists.          
This information packed Course enables those involved in design, projects and plant operations to assess the design requirements of Electrical Systems for Plants and Building Services. The Course is provided to especially assist non-electrical engineers on the first level of considerations of electrical supply design, to ensure that there is a sound assessment of the power supply to any project or plant at early stages of the total project design.

This Course also covers basic design of electrical supply systems for those engineers who need to prepare the first level of design of an electrical supply system to a new plant or process. The sub-courses cover important topics such as compliance and safety, earthing and bonding, as well as the basics of incoming supply voltages and general awareness of alternate sub-station arrangements.

The Course also provides an overview of key electrical equipment in plant power distribution systems including topics like Motor Control Systems (MMCs), Distribution Boards and various cable requirements. There is also a Sub-course on VSD selection and design information on VSD systems in industry. There is a short presentation of the main power equations of process equipment to enhance power savings. These are an interesting topic and seldom widely applied in industry, primarily due to lack of awareness of the economic benefits that can be achieved.         
There is an interesting brief overview of solar energy also provided in a sub-course with interesting indications of new trends expected to be applied in industry in the near future.

The final summary is prepared as a series of DESIGN STAGES OR STEPS in a master chart with control checklists and the appropriate design approach. Interesting and unusual case studies are also presented.

MAIN OBJECTIVES

The main objective is to provide engineers with the fundamentals of the design of a sound electrical supply system and thereby to prepare for sound and safe operations of all equipment. E4A guides all attendees to prepare a basic design and then to consult with senior registered engineers on the final design details and safe operations review.

Economic benefits are achieved through the early and sound preparation of the main electrical layout details, thus limiting operational failures, faults and constraints in future operations. 

Presenter: John Broli. (MD E4A) Tel: 082 786 8507.    

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: Managing Risk and Legal Liabilities in Engineering

CPD online

26 JuneJune
online

CPD 3 credits. CPD Ref. no: SAIChE-437 Provider: E4A (SAIChE-SPV-004)

Includes special selection of sub-courses of Important Legal Terms in South African Engineering and relevance of Competencies and Negligence; Overview of Liabilities and Risk; Legal Frameworks for Engineering including Contracts, Terms and Conditions, Warrantees and Guarantees; Engineering Standards, Codes and Liabilities;
OSH Act, Regulations, SANS 347, SANS 310 and Design Liabilities.

This important Course is on the management of risk and legal liabilities in engineering analyses risks and liabilities that affect all engineering products and projects and can of course lead to outcomes of litigation and substantial penalties and legal claims. Risks, liabilities, and failures are studied extensively and are linked to the essential role of designed lifetimes of engineered products.            

The liabilities for professional engineers and engineering companies are considered through the main legally relevant documents such as Terms and Conditions, Design Lifetimes, Guarantees and Warrantees, and SEP and GEP (Sound Engineering and Good Engineering Practices).
Important factors and principles in design are then evaluated and discussed including negligence, competency, and the importance of the Engineering Standards in managing risk and legal liabilities. There is detailed attention to the subjects of compliance to the appropriate Engineering Standards, especially the responsibilities of Professional Engineers spelt out in the Standards.     

The Course also addresses the OSH Act and the Regulations therein and the impact on engineering design approaches as well as the links to Engineering Standards such as SANS 347 (Pressure Vessels) and SANS 310 (Storage of Hazardous Chemicals). The NEMA and SEMA Acts are also dealt with as areas of potentially high liabilities and penalties and are introduced under the environmental principles, decision making and penalties and liabilities topics, which are all core to the Act. The ISO 9001 sub-course also mentions and provides key points from ISO 9001 and especially the topic of non-conformances.         Non-conformances have a high probability of being the cause of failure, which when significant, can lead on to failure consequences that can or may invite litigation.

There is an important sub-course included for the Design Algorithm that E4A provides to manage designs and thereby limitation and avoidance of risk and liabilities. This sub-course also shows the importance of the analysis of critical variables. There is also a linked toolbox sub-course provided on materials and corrosion as the lead factor in degradation and thus a high-risk area in design.

Finally there are selected risk sub-courses analyzed and presented to the attendees as well as risk checklists for all the major equipment types. There are also many sub-courses and supporting literature for attendees to study in the private time planned sector.                      
The final summary is prepared as a series of DESIGN STAGES OR STEPS in the E4A master chart manner with control checklists and the appropriate design approaches. We include in the Course Interesting and unusual case studies and factual examples of risk management.

MAIN OBJECTIVES

The main objective is to provide engineers with the fundamentals of risk management and legal liabilities avoidance in design and practice and to thereby limit the risk of failure and avoid the excessive costs of failure and downtime resulting.

 
Economic benefits are achieved also with the materials cost savings in the designs concluded.

Presenter: John Broli. (MD E4A) Tel: 082 786 8507.    

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

SAIChE news

May 28, 2024

New Issue Quarterly: South African Journal of Chemical Engineering

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This open access Journal has a 2022 CiteScore 6.9 and is top quartile journal in four Scopus categories (Education, Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes, Energy…
February 01, 2024

GCCE2024 - Global Congress of Chemical Engineering

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Registrations Open: 1 March 2024
January 31, 2024

ANNUAL INVOICES for 2024

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Annual Invoices for 2024 were emailed end January 2024.
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