18-19 December 2015 at Mumbai.. Two-Day Seminar on OPERATIONS TROUBLE SHOOTING CASE STUDIES
Posted On : 24th November 2015

INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL (ICC), under the auspices of the Technology & Energy Expert Committee, is organizing a Two-day Seminar on "OPERATIONS TROUBLESHOOTING CASE STUDIES" on 18-19 December 2015. The venue of the Seminar is Terrace Hall, West End Hotel, Next to Bombay Hospital, Mumbai - 400 001. 


It is difficult to imagine any chemical industry operations not having any trouble any time whether it is in chemical processes involving conversions and/or in unit operations, supported by utilities, supplies, material storage and transfers. "Operations Problems" do happen in varying degrees and complexities. They exist, persist, reside or show up in the production operations.

The problems may have originated from inadequacies or malfunctioning in input-pursuits such as design & engineering, construction & maintenance and process & engineering materials or simply operating practices. Generally, they may reflect on production capacity, plant control, product quality, operations' productivity, efficiency and effectiveness, energy consumption, environment and plant safety. Individuals learn the art & science of troubleshooting by their own experience, by guidance from others' experience, by formal training supported by technical information and troubleshooting approaches.

Case Studies undoubtedly make the best and most welcomed tool for learning. Therefore, this Seminar is intended to serve the objective of imparting lessons, approaches and skills in practical "Operations troubleshooting" and is exclusively designed to use "Case Study" format and is expected to immensely benefit the concerned industry professionals.


The Seminar will be coordinated by Mr. O. P. Goyal, Member, Technology & Energy Expert Committee, ICC. Experts from manufacturing operations, engineering consulting, industrial research & development and academia would share their knowledge and experience through presentation of "Operations Troubleshooting Case Studies". Keeping in mind the multi-faceted subject, varied experiences and continuous solicitation for skill development, a seminar in troubleshooting with case studies has been considered very vital, the approach having a wide appeal to the concerned chemical industry personnel. Detailed program is given hereunder for reference.


 Senior Process/Production/Design/Maintenance engineers and managers working in petroleum refineries, petrochemical complexes, fertilizer industry and organic & inorganic, pharmaceutical & specialty chemicals industry would find this seminar professionally useful and invaluable to them


To defray the expenses, the registration charges will be:

  • ICC Members : Rs. 5,725/- per delegate (Rs. 5,000/- plus 14.5% Service Tax)
  • Non Members : Rs. 8,015/- per delegate (Rs. 7,000/- plus 14.5%  Service Tax)


We request members to consider partnering the Seminar by being Gold or Silver Sponsor:

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

ICC will acknowledge the partnership support by displaying an appropriate banner at the venue of the Seminar and will also allow 3 complimentary registrations to each Gold Partner and 2 complimentary registrations to Silver Partner.

We request all members to attend this important Seminar and take advantage of the same.  Please confirm registration giving details of the delegate viz: NAME, DESIGNATION, NAME OF COMPANY, ADDRESS, TEL.NO. / EMAIL ID, etc. with ICC-MUMBAI OFFICE ON OR BEFORE WEDNESDAY, 16 DECEMBER 2015.


Participants are requested to bring Scientific Calculator:
Recommended "Casio fx 991ES with Calc, Solve and Integration Keys"


Kindly draw the Cheque / Demand Draft for the requisite amount in favour of "Indian Chemical Council", payable at Mumbai.

Registration fees and partnership fee can also be paid electronically to our Account with
Bank of Baroda,
Horniman Circle Branch, 10/12 Mumbai Samachar Marg, Mumbai - 400 023,
Branch Code: 2794,
Current Account No. 27940200000736
MICR Code: 400012111.

For Further details and Registration, please contact

Sir Vithaldas Chambers
16 Mumbai Samachar Marg
Mumbai – 400 001
Tel: 022-2204 7649 / 8043
Email : iccmumbai@iccmail.in; events@iccmail.in

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


09.00 a.m. - 09.30 a.m.
09.30 a.m. - 10.15 a.m.

Welcome by:
Mr. S.R. Lohokare,  Chairman, Technology and Energy Expert Committee, ICC

Key Note Address:
Mr. C. M.T. Britto, Director-Technical, Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd (invited)

Vote of Thanks:
Mr. O. P. Goyal, Member, Technology & Energy Expert Committee, ICC

10.15 a.m. - 10.45 a.m. TEA BREAK
10.45 a.m. - 12.00 noon

Troubleshooting Art & Science and
Case Studies Set-1

  • Preamble, Skills and Model
  • Analogy, Facts &Fallacies
  • Case Study

Mr. O. P. Goyal
Member, Technology & Energy Expert Committee, ICC

12.00 noon - 01.00 p.m.

Case Studies Set-2

  • Solving the high furnace stack temperature problem post-commissioning
  • Sea water cooling tower new cell commissioning led to disaster
  • Propane compressor took too long to re-commission: problem solved

Mr. Dinesh Deshpande

01.00 p.m. - 02.00 p.m. LUNCH BREAK
02.00 p.m. - 03.00 p.m.

Case Studies Set-3

  • Improving Gas Dissolution
  • Reducing Cycle Time of Batch Distillation
  • Overcoming High COD Problem
  • Reducing Solvent Loss through Condenser

Dr. Ashwin Patwardhan
Dept. of Chemical Engineering Institute of Chemical Technology

03.00 p.m. - 03.30 p.m. TEA  BREAK
03.30 p.m. - 04.30 p.m.

Case Studies Set-4:

  • Temp Excursion in Ammonia Plant Boiler
  • Boiler Noise and Vibration in Ammonia Syngas Plant
  • Solving Problem of Glycol Loss

Mr. ArvindKaushik
Head-Thermal Eng
L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering Ltd

04.30 p.m. - 05.30 p.m.

Case Studies Set-5

  • Tube Failure of Crystallizer Condenser of PTA Plant
  • Failure of Thermosyphon Loop

Mr. Nageshwar Rao
L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering Ltd

09.30 a.m. - 10.30 a.m.

Case Studies Set-6

  • In-Plant Catch-Basin continuously Running Full
  • Eroding Cooling Water Channel Partition-wall
  • Perennial Material &Yield Loss in PAN Plant
  • Off-spec Hexane Correction required R&D

Mr. O. P. Goyal
Member, Technology & Energy Expert Committee, ICC

10.30 a.m. - 11.00 a.m. TEA / COFFEE BREAK
11.00 a.m. - 12.00 a.m.

Case Studies Set-7

  • Solved the Persistent Problem of High ∆P in Vacuum Distillation Column
  • Solved the Corrosion Problems Faced with New Solvent in L-L-Extraction
  • Unit Trip Failure Traced to DCS Program

Mr. Dinesh Deshpande

12.00a.m. - 01.00 p.m.

Case Studies Set-8

  • Problem Faced in Air Compressor of Ammonia-1Plant
  • Trip Logic Systems of Hydraulic Turbine in Ammonia Plant gave Problem
  • Problem of Nitrogen Supply to Dry Gas Seal of Synthesis Gas Compressor

Mr. Alkesh R. Takpere
Dy. General Manager  (Ammonia)

01.00 p.m. - 02.00 p.m. LUNCH BREAK
02.00 p.m. - 03.00 p.m.

Open Forum: Learning from More Case Studies

03.00 p.m. - 03.30 p.m. TEA / COFFEE BREAK
03.30 p.m. - 04.30 p.m.

Case Studies Set-9

  • Material Loss via refrigerated condenser
  • Firewater loop ruptured during worthiness test
  • Crude column-shell kept leaking repeatedly
  • Furnace burner-front always too hot

Mr. O. P. Goyal
Member, Technology & Energy Expert Committee, ICC

04.30 p.m. - 05.00 p.m.


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