10-11 June 2016 - Two-Day Refresher Course on CHEMICAL ENGINEERING FOR PLANT PERSONNEL at West End Hotel Mumbai
Posted On : 2nd May 2016

INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL, under the auspices of the Technology & Energy Expert Committee, is organizing a Two-day Refresher Course on CHEMICAL ENGINEERING FOR PLANT PERSONNEL on 10&11 June 2016.The venue of the Refresher Course is BANQUET HALL, West End Hotel, 45 New Marine Lines, Near Bombay Hospital, Mumbai - 400 020.


Chemical/ process plant design and operation are based on well-established fundamentals and practices laid down in chemical engineering professional books, magazines and other published literature. Those who have taken formal education in chemical engineering need refresher training as theory and practice are mutually supportive. And, those personnel who are engaged in the conduct of chemical plant operations need to link and relate their operating experience with theory to have better work understanding and upgrade skills.

Attending refresher courses is a part of continuing education and helps update / upgrade plant knowledge and operating skills. Whereas theory and practice have their stand-alone identity, one is inadequate without the other. This is because both are complimentary, supportive and reinforcing to each other. They both are essential to achieve chemical industry objectives and solve problems, whether related to processes, equipment or materials.


Several experts from Industry and academia will lecture on various subjects. Detailed program is attached herewith. It is apparent from the Program that various key subjects such as Material & energy balance, Fluid flow concepts, Fluid transfer equipment, Heat transfer, Reaction engineering, Distillation & extraction,  Crystallization & filtration, Process utilities and Process plant piping will be taught to give the participants an interactive, integrated and condensed refresher training.


Chemical / process plant personnel including chemical engineers engaged in operation, operation-support activities such as process analysis and troubleshooting; and those personnel having qualification other than chemical engineering but are engaged in chemical plant operation will benefit from this course. Those who have lost touch with chemical engineering theory but would like to regain such knowledge/ skill can take advantage of this opportunity. Course is recommended also for senior Managers and executives.


To defray the expenses, the registration charges will be:

  • ICC Members:           Rs.5,725/- per delegate(Rs.5,000/- plus 14.50% Service Tax)
  • Others:                Rs.8,015/- per delegate (Rs.7,000/- plus 14.50% Service Tax)

Participants are requested to bring Scientific Calculator.
(Recommended - CASIO fx 991ES with Calc, Solve and Integration Keys.)

CERTIFICATES will be presented to the delegate-participants
at the end of the 2-day Refresher Course.


We request members to consider sponsoring the Refresher Course by being Gold or Silver Sponsor:

Gold Sponsor               :  Rs.2,00,000/-
Silver Sponsor             :  Rs.1,00,000/-

ICC will acknowledge the sponsorship support by displaying an appropriate banner at the venue of the Refresher Course and will also allow 3 complimentary registrationsto each Gold Sponsorand 2 complimentary registrations to Silver Sponsor.

We request all members to attend this important Refresher Course and take advantage of the same.

Please confirm registration as per the format enclosed and send to

MUMBAI – 400 001
Tel: 61144000 / 22048043
Email : iccmumbai@iccmail.in; events@iccmail.in


09.00 a.m. - 09.30 a.m. REGISTRATION
09.30 a.m. - 10.00 a.m. Welcome by:
Mr. H.S. Karangle,  Director General, ICC
Key Note Address:
Mr. S. R. Lohokare, Chairman, Technology & Energy Expert Committee, ICC
Vote of Thanks:
Mr. O. P. Goyal, Member, Technology & Energy Expert Committee, ICC
10.00 a.m. - 10.30 a.m. TEA BREAK
10.30 a.m. - 11.45 a.m Material & Energy Balance by Dr. A.W. Patwardhan, ICT, Mumbai
  • Fundamentals of Material Balance
  • Material balances with and without reactions: Computations
  • Energy Balances: Fundamentals and Computations
  • Combined Material and Energy Balances
  • Examples and a Case Study
  • 11.45a.m - 01.00 p.m. Fluid Flow Fundamentals by Dr. D.D. Kale, Consultant
    • Basic Laws related to Motion of Fluids
    • Application of Laws to Piping
    • Non-Newtonian Fluids
    • Examples
    01.00 p.m. - 02.00 p.m. LUNCH BREAK
    02.00 p.m. - 03.00 p.m. Fluid Flow Equipment by Mr. O.P. Goyal
    • Pumps and Compressors in common use
    • Characteristics, Affinity Laws and Power Calculations
    • Guidelines and Examples
    04.00 p.m. - 04.15 p.m. Heat Transfer by Mr. Arvind Kaushik, L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering Ltd.
    • Pumps and Compressors in common use
    • Characteristics, Affinity Laws and Power Calculations
    • Guidelines and Examples
    03.00 p.m. - 04.00 p.m. TEA  BREAK
    04.15 p.m. - 05.15 p.m. Process Utilities by Mr. O. P. Goyal
    • Overview of Utilities
    • Practical Considerations
    • Approach to Solving Operational Problems
    • Examples
    05.15 p.m. - 05.30 p.m. Quiz Test: by Mr. O.P. Goyal
    DAY TWO : SATURDAY, 11 JUNE, 2016
    09.30 a.m. - 10.30 a.m. Reaction Engineering by Dr. P.R. Gogate, ICT, Mumbai
    • Fundamentals of Various Types of Reactions and Reactors
    • Types of Multiphase Reactors and Design Considerations
    • Examples
    10.30 a.m. - 11.00 a.m. TEA BREAK
    11.00 a.m. - 12.00 a.m. Distillation and Extraction by Dr. A.W. Patwardhan, ICT, Mumbai
    • Fundamentals of Mass Transfer Operations
    • Design Considerations for Distillation
    • Design Considerations for Extraction
    • Examples
    12.00a.m. - 01.00 p.m. Crystallization and Filtration by Dr. A.W. Patwardhan, ICT, Mumbai
    • Fundamentals of Crystallization and Filtration
    • Design Considerations of Crystallization and Filtration Equipment
    • Examples
    01.00 p.m. - 02.00 p.m. LUNCH BREAK
    02.00 p.m. - 03.00 p.m. Process Plant Piping by
    Mr. Mrinmoy Ghosh Choudhary, Reliance Engineering Group
    • Overview of Process Plant Piping
    • Design, Standards used and practical Considerations
    • Approach for Solving Problems
    • Examples and Case Studies
    03.00 p.m. - 03.30 p.m. TEA BREAK
    03.30 p.m. - 04.30 p.m. Interactive Quiz by Mr. O.P. Goyal

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