This intense short-course is targeted at practicing design/control engineers, production managers and process engineering R&D personnel to enable them to effectively use process simulators (Aspen Plus and Hysys) for significantly improving the design, operation and dynamic plantwide control of integrated, energy-efficient and sustainable chemical processes. It takes a very practical approach with participants developing their own steady-state and dynamic simulation modules of increasing complexity in guided laboratory sessions with specific learning objectives, followed by supervised self-study simulation exercises. Essential theoretical aspects are covered in a largely non-mathematical lecture format aimed at developing intuitive appreciation of the dominant non-linear effects due to material / energy integration (recycle) and its implications on design, operation and control.
Unlike extant offerings that treat individual unit operations in isolation, the course focuses on the plant in its entirety for a global plantwide perspective which is crucial to the success of any initiative on process design, troubleshooting, economic operation and control. It seamlessly integrates chemical engineering fundamentals for a comprehensive and holistic offering on applied industrial practice and represents the essence of the combined experience of the participating faculty.


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Who Should Take This Course

If you aspire to any of the following, then this course is for you

  • Understand what constitutes process engineering common sense

  • Develop innovative process designs for significant economic / sustainability benefit

  • Develop effective plantwide control strategies that realize the economic benefit by maximizing throughput / energy efficiency.

  • Learn and apply steady state and dynamic process simulators to evaluate and justify design, operation and control decisions for complete plants

Learning Objectives

  • Obtain design, steady state and control degrees of freedom (dof) for a flowsheet using a very simple, non-mathematical and intuitive procedure.

  • Leverage the choice of dof specification variables to build steady state simulations of complex processes with robust convergence properties.

  • Appreciate the dominant plantwide effect of material recycle on the reaction - separation interaction and its key role in optimum process design and economic operation.

  • Optimize the available dofs to obtain the economic optimum design / operating policy and understand the "global" plantwide and "local" unit-specific tradeoffs in the optimum.

  • Understand the unit-specific and plantwide material/energy balance control objectives and the conventional approach for plantwide control design.

  • Overlay economic considerations, in particular, control structure design solutions for effectively handling equipment capacity constraints to maximize process throughput.

  • Learn systematic tuning of decentralized PI(D) controllers for robust process operation handling large throughput changes and other disturbances.

  • Develop controllable optimized designs and implement a robust economic plantwide control system using steady state and dynamic simulations.

Course Highlights

  • Each participant works more than 6 hrs a day on a dedicated PC

  • Rigorous steady state and dynamic simulation of integrated chemical processes in Hysys and Aspen Plus.

  • Simulation case studies include realistic separation trains (e.g. homogenous azeotropic distillation)and complete plants (e.g. cumene process).

  • Delegates are encouraged to discuss and simulate their specific in-plant process engineering problems in the course.

Course Faculty

Prof. Nitin Kaistha (Coordinator)

Chemical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (India)

Dr. Kaistha did his PhD (1999) in Chemical Engineering from University of Tennessee, Knoxville and B.Tech (1996) from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. After brief stints as a Research Scientist at Hindustan Lever Research Centre, Bangalore, he joined IIT Kanpur in 2002 and has been there since. His research interest is in the area of process system engineering with particular focus on economic plantwide control and sustainable process design and intensification.

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Schedule

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Contact

Mr. Rahul Jagtap

Department of Chemical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Kanpur 208016 (India)

Mob: +91-9005681819

Enquiries: procengg@iitk.ac.in

jagtap@iitk.ac.in



Registration

  • Maximum # of delegates: 30 “First come first serve” registration policy
  • Fee: Rs 40,000 per participant
  • Fee includes:
    • Course material: Lecture DVD, registration kit and stationery
    • Lodging: Free accommodation in IITK guest house AC room
    • Catering: Includes daily breakfast, lunch and dinner at the guest house plus                   two tea breaks at the short course venue.

                  Also includes Short Course gala dinner.

  • Payment via online banking (preferred) or demand draft

  • Registration Deadlines:
    • 30th May '14

    • Hurry UP !!! Few seats are available !!!


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Travel to IIT K

Air connectivity:

IITK Kanpur is served by the Lucknow airport, which is about is about a 2 hour drive. There are currently three airlines (Air India, Jet and Indigo) serving Lucknow airport with several direct flights to/from Delhi and Mumbai everyday. Taxis are available at the airport and charge about Rs. 1600 to IIT Kanpur.

Rail Connectivity:

Kanpur Central (CNB) is one of the busiest railway stations. It is well connected to all the major cities in India. Convenient trains from New Delhi, which has excellent air connectivity, are all eastwards Rajdhani Expresses (Howrah, Sealdah, Patna, Bhubaneshwar, Guwahato etc), Shatabdi Express and Shramshakti Express. IIT Kanpur is about 17 kilometres from Kanpur Central (see google route map below). Upon disembarking, exit from platform no. 1 side and take a taxi or three wheeler auto to IIT Kanpur. The fares are around Rs.400 for taxi and Rs.200 for auto.

Note:

  • Course organizers would be pleased to make pick-up/drop-off arrangements from/to Kanpur railway station/Lucknow airport upon request by delegates.
  • Delegates should request pick-up/drop-off at least 3 days prior to their arrival/departure.
  • The pick-up/drop-off expenses are not included in the registration fee and shall be borne by the delegates.


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Who Should Take This Course

If you aspire to any of the following, then this course is for you

  • Understand what constitutes process engineering common sense

  • Use the understanding to improve your troubleshooting skills and develop innovative designs for significant economic / sustainability benefit

  • Develop effective plantwide control strategies that realize the economic benefit by maximizing throughput / energy efficiency.

  • Learn and apply steady state and dynamic process simulators to evaluate and justify design, operation and control decisions for complete plants

Terms & Conditions

  • Course registration fee is refundable (after charging processing fee of Rs 5,000) to confirmed delegates who withdraw before 2nd May, 2014.

  • Request for withdrawal after 2nd May will result in participant forfeiting the entire registration fee (exceptions may be made at the sole discretion of organising committee).