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  • 03 Apr 04 Apr
    On-line Course: Design of Vessels, Tanks and Piping

    CPD 3 credits. CPD no.: SAIChE-433 Provider: E4A (SAIChE-SPV-004)
    Includes Sub-courses: Tank Material Designs, Design for Corrosion, Temperature-Pressure Ratings in Designs, Design for Pressure and Vacuum Services.
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  • 08 Apr 09 Apr
    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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  • 18 Apr 19 Apr
    On-line Course: Engineering Design as Creativity, Innovation and Value Adding.

    CPD 2 credits. CPD no.: SAIChE-381 Provider: E4A (SAIChE-SPV-004)
    Includes Sub-Courses: Creative Thinking Processes & Strategies, Managing IP and IP Marketing.
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    Online
  • 24 Apr 25 Apr
    On-line Course: Materials in Engineering Design, Important Trends and Innovations

    CPD 3 credits. CPD no.: SAIChE-438 Provider: E4A (SAIChE-SPV-004)
    Includes Sub-Courses: New Insights on many materials subjects including Corrosion, 3D Printing, Recycling, Innovative Materials - Annual updates!
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    Online
  • 29 Apr 30 Apr
    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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On-line Course: Design of Vessels, Tanks and Piping

CPD online

03 AprApr
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.

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Extended Notes on each of the Courses follow

On-line Course: Managing Risk and Legal Liabilities in Engineering

CPD online

08 AprApr
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.

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Extended Notes on each of the Courses follows

On-line Course: Engineering Design as Creativity, Innovation and Value Adding.

CPD online

18 AprApr
Online

CPD 2 credits. CPD no.: SAIChE-381 Provider: E4A (SAIChE-SPV-004)

Includes Sub-Courses: Creative Thinking Processes & Strategies, Managing IP and IP Marketing.

A new and interesting course to enhance creative developments and innovative ideas in all fields of engineering. There is something of a dire need for creative work in Africa and it is important to see the possibilities in the right perspective. The course first addresses the thought processes of the human mind and the sub-conscious mind to point out the first level of important constraints from human biases and illusions and then addresses an interesting, focussed summary of thinking processes from global leaders in these studies.
A main topic of review is counter-intuitive thinking as so much of big science (Einstein, Planck) innovation and engineering is counter-intuitive (CI) and a lot of CI thinking has pointed the way to seeking opportunities for innovation and importantly value adding. Prior times have seen much CI research work done under the auspices of E4A and associate companies and CI is thus used as a main sector of case studies for this course.

Du Pont was also an associate of E4A and E4A predecessors and a short course on their awards program is also addressed to use as illustrations of innovative work.

The IChemE program titled – Chemical Engineering Matters will also be shared.

An overview of intellectual property (IP) – its nature, value & limitations will be presented.

This course also provides an analysis of constraints from marketing, cost of development, human needs focus and energy optimisation. The concluding sessions will address a range of developments that overcame hurdles & these will be used to direct effort in future workplaces.

MAIN OBJECTIVES 

The lead objective is to develop skills amongst attendees to seek out opportunities that can be applied in the African workplace to add value to African companies and benefit economies on many fronts. Much emphasis will be placed on avoiding excessive constraints and keeping an open mind to drive new business opportunities and achieve real value-add.  

Economic benefits are achieved through break-through new processes and products.

Attendee comments:
“Very Insightful and valuable course”, Hannes P.;
“I enjoyed that this was an online course, it was presented in a very professional and engaging manner”, Jo L.;
“I am really happy and impressed with the content. I think this should be presented at university to future engineers”, Fakih FN.

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: Materials in Engineering Design, Important Trends and Innovations

CPD online

24 AprApr
Online

CPD 3 credits. CPD no.: SAIChE-438 Provider: E4A (SAIChE-SPV-004)

Includes Sub-Courses: New Insights on many materials subjects including Corrosion, 3D Printing, Recycling, Innovative Materials - Annual updates!

E4A has a wide-ranging content of engineering materials information and provides a valuable course covering selection of materials in a series of services such as engineering parts and equipment designs. The course covers selected applications in various processes, important materials properties and key details of manufacturing and assembly that should be carefully considered for successful long-term performance life in service. This course is thus to be considered as a broad-based overview of selection and design of materials for practical and reliable in-plant services. 

E4A focuses on key approaches to material selection (materials design), points of critical importance and prior recorded failures, and thus serves to make the attendees aware of the wider but important considerations of each material and standard. The use of industry standards and ratings of institutes (such as API for rating of pipes) - both metal and plastic and the service conditions to which the nominal coding applies - are a special and interesting sub-section addressed.

Each year there are new materials developments added and in the 2022/3 edition we have also added content on the new E4A approach termed GREY INNOVATION. This leads on to savings and profit leverage that can be achieved through deeper understanding of design benefits from application of Grey Innovation design concepts. We take you through the simplified but very effective workplace economics models that E4A has developed and applied.

In the 2022/3 edition we have added new features on plastic recycling and discuss the grades of PVC, PP and HDPE, also with reference to applications in piping systems. Comparison between materials and grades is also addressed to enhance understanding of both virgin and filled material grades and how this greatly extends performance in industry.

Economic benefits are achieved by optimization of the total design of each material system. We strive through our course examples and case studies to drive the economic payback.

Attendee comments:
“Thank you for presenting an excellent and very relevant course. I am looking forward to the next one”, Wikus P.; “The training content was very good for laying the foundation into material design”, Mbombi B.

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 Electrical Systems for Plants and Building Services.

CPD online

29 AprApr
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.

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Extended Notes on each course follows

SAIChE news

January 31, 2024

ANNUAL INVOICES for 2024

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Annual Invoices for 2024 were emailed end January 2024.
January 15, 2024

GCCE2024 - Global Congress of Chemical Engineering

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Registrations Open: 1 March 2024
October 11, 2023

New Issue: South African Journal of Chemical Engineering - Volume 46

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Volume 46, Pages 1-408 , October 2023. The open access Journal has a 2021 CiteScore 6.8 and is top quartile journal in four Scopus categories …
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