Course Description

Process Industries is the first module of the Process Engineering for Control Practitioners Certificate Program or can be attended as a stand-alone course. It is 100% Online.

Course Outline

1 - Process Industries
What is this Course About?
Process Industries vs. Manufacturing Industries (Oil & Gas, Water & Wastewater, Food, Mineral Processing etc.)

2 - Process Industry Elements
Plant Elements: Equipment, Utility Generation & Network
     A - Equipment
Fluid Conductors: Pipes, Tubes, Ducts
Fluid Movers: Pumps and Compressors
Containers: Tanks, Vessels
Heat Exchange Equipment: Heat Exchangers, Furnaces
Unit Operations and Unit Processes: Reactors, Separators, etc.
     B - Utilities
Different Utilities in Plants
Utility Distribution and Collection Networks

3 - Process Engineering Concepts & Calculations
Different Material Phases: Solid, Liquid and Gas
Fluid properties
Physical Operations vs. Chemical Processes
Flow of fluid in pipes
Hydraulic Calculations
Pipe Pressure Drop Calculations
Control Valve Hydraulic Calculations
PSV Hydraulic Calculations
Gas or compressible flow

4 - Process Discipline Deliverables (Relevant to Control Practitioners)
BFD (Block Flow Diagram)
PFD (Process Flow Diagram)
P&ID (Piping & Instrumentation Diagram)
H&MB Table (Heat & Material Balance)
Process design criteria and process design basis
Equipment Datasheets (Process Inputs)
Process Description
Process Control Narrative
Cause and Effect table (Process Input)

5 – Understanding P&IDs
Different Types of P&IDs
Anatomy of a P&ID Sheet
Parties Involved in P&ID Development
Different P&ID Milestones: IFR, IFA, IFD, IFC, As-built, Debottlenecking
Fluid Movers
Heat Exchangers
Pressure Safety Devices
Insulation & Tracing


It is highly recommended that participants attend Modules 1, 2 and 3 in their sequential order. We are unable to accommodate requests for advanced standing. Participants must complete all 3 modules including all quizzes and exams in order to be awarded a Certificate in Process Engineering for Control Practitioners. In special circumstances a participant may complete a certificate module outside the regular program schedule on a self-study basis. Application for self-study must be sent in writing to the Program Director.

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Section Title
Process Engineering for Control Practitioners: Process Industries (Module I)
Sep 25, 2019 to Nov 13, 2019
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $1,195.00
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