Process Plant means an industrial occupancy where materials, including flammable liquids, combustible liquids or Class 2 gases, are produced or used in a process. Process plant industry covers a wide spectrum of industries like Oil & Gas Production, Chemical, Nuclear Fuel Processing, Petroleum Refining, Gas Supply, Electricity Generation, Steel, Water & Sewerage, Food & Dring Industry. The Program focusses on Process Equipments, Layout, Piping Design, Plot Plans & Isometrics for Process Plant Engineering with Practical Examples.


  • Basic design requirements based on the types of plants / projects.
  • Introduction to PFD, P&ID and PDS of equipments.
  • Relevant Codes and Standards used in industry.
  • Development of PFD: Process & Utility.
  • Mass and Energy balance - Design Basis, Sample Calculations and Utility Sizing.
  • Interlocks, Control Philosophy, Valves Selection and sizing, Safety valves sizing.
  • Development of P&ID: Process and Utility, Line Sizing & Pressure Drop Calculations.
  • Pump Selection and sizing.
  • Heat Exchanger Design (Thermal Design).
  • Distillation Column Design.
  • Available Software used in industry and their applications.

Topics to be Covered in Workshop

Introduction to Process Engineering

  • Introduction
  • Overview of an Engineering Organization
  • Role of a Process Engineer
  • Project Documentation

Basic Engineering Package:

  • Overview of Basic Engineering Package.
  • Basic design requirements based on the types of plants / projects.
  • Introduction to PFD, P&ID and PDS, Equipment list, line list Equipment data sheets
  • Development of PFD, PFD specification,
  • Development of P&ID,
  • International Codes & Standards
  • Fundamentals of Material Balance
  • Fundamentals of Energy Balance
  • Process Block Diagram
Process Equipments Detail Design & Sizing:
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Pumps
  • Pressure Vessel
  • Seperation Column
  • Control Valve,
  • Reactor Technology
Process Simulation:
  • Butane, LPC Column simulation
  • Light Neptha, CO2 Absorber
  • Striper Design
Pipe Hydraulics & Line Sizing
  • Flow rate, velocity, pipe sizing calculations
  • Reynolds number- laminar/turbulent flow
  • Darcy weisbach & hazen William equations
  • pressure drop calculations, NPSH calculations
Equipments Used in Process Plants
  • Process equipment
            - Reactors
            - Towers
            - Exchangers
            - Furnaces
            - Vessels
            - columns
  • Mechanical equipment
            - Pumps
            - Compressors
            - Storage tanks

Duration: The duration of this workshop will be two consecutive days, with eight hour session each day in a total of sixteen hours properly divided into theory and hands on sessions.

Certification Policy:

  • Certificate of Merit for all the workshop participants.
  •  At the end of this workshop, a small competition will be organized among the participating students and winners will be awarded with a'Certificate of Excellence'.
  • Certificate of Coordination for the coordinators of the campus workshops.

Eligibility: This workshop is best suited for Chemical Engineering branch. It's a basic level workshop so there are no prerequisites. Any one interested, can join this workshop.

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