TROUBLESHOOTING of CHEMICAL PLANTS

Techniques to Identify and Correct Plant Problems

Course Description

Training Benefits:

  • The difference between troubleshooting, optimization, and debottlenecking
  • How to recognize trouble when it is occurring
  • How to develop a methodical approach to troubleshooting
  • To recognize how different components of a facility interact with each other, and the significance of these interactions
  • How to gather, validate, and utilize the data needed for troubleshooting
  • The criteria to be considered for identifying the best solution when several feasible solutions are available
  • Typical causes of problems, and their solutions, for the main types of processes and equipment used in the chemical industry 

Training Abstract:

Process Equipment Malfunctions offers proven techniques for finding and fixing process plant problems and contains details on failure identification. Diagnostic tips, examples, and illustrations help to pinpoint and correct faults in the chemical process and petroleum refining equipment. Complex math has been omitted. An essential resource for plant operators and process engineers, this training workshop is based on the faculties long career in field troubleshooting process problems.

 Program Description:

Troubleshooting of chemical plants is required to restore or improve on-line time and production capacity, achieve specification of product, by-products and waste streams, reduce safety hazards, improve yields, reduce consumption of utilities, auxiliary chemicals and meet environmental standards. This program will outline a systematic approach to troubleshooting.

 

Training Agenda

TROUBLESHOOTING of CHEMICAL PLANTS

Techniques to Identify and Correct Plant Problems 

02 Days Training Agenda

Day-1

Session-1

Classification of Trouble: Different categories like product specifications, process parameters, material consumption, etc.

Session-2

Identification of Troubles: Top-down & Bottom-up approach, Levels of trouble statements

Session-3

Introduction to tools & techniques: 5 Whys, Fishbone diagram

Session-4

Steps of Troubleshooting: Trouble identification, Preventive action, Cause determination, Trouble correction

Day-2

Session-1

Chemical Plant Troubleshooting Exercise: For a chemical plant not getting desired capacity

Session-2

Centrifugal Pump Troubleshooting Exercise: Pump not delivering liquid at desired capacity

Session-3

Distillation Column Troubleshooting Exercise: Production quality is not achieved

Session-4

Troubleshooter Skills: Identification of skills required for good Troubleshooter.

Program Contents:

o Engineering Approach for Trouble Identification

o Appropriate Preventive Action

o Cause Determination at its Entry Level

o Corrective Action by Engineering Analysis

Case Studies – Troubleshooting of Centrifugal Pump, Distillation System, etc.


Course Director

B.E. (Chemical)- IIT Roorkee, 1985, M.Tech. - (Chemical) - IITKanpur, 1987, DBM - IGNOU, 1997 Multifaceted years of Industrial work experience in companies such as Birla Research Institute (Aditya Birla Group), Udhe India Ltd., Atul Products Ltd., Praj Industries Ltd. Since 2001, delivering training programs to Corporate Sectors as well as Engineering & Management Colleges. Has published 35 Technical and Management articles in International and Indian Journals, published a book named “Present Your Thoughts Effectively” and over 100+ Letters in English Newspapers.
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