Posted On : 5th January 2015

Under the auspices of the Technology & Energy Expert Committee, ICC is organizing a Two-day Refresher Course on "CHEMICAL ENGINEERING FOR PLANT PERSONNEL" on 9-10 January 2015. The venue of the Refresher Course is Terrace 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.


Mr. O. P. Goyal, Member, Technology & Energy Expert Committee, ICC is the Coordinator for the program. Dr. Ashwin W. Patwardhan and Dr. Parag R. Gogate of Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai and Mr. O. P. Goyal will deliver lectures on various subjects. 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, and Process Utilities & Process Piping will be taught to give the participants 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.5,618/- per delegate (Rs.5,000/- plus 12.36% Service Tax)
Others : Rs.7,865/- per delegate (Rs.7,000/- plus 12.36% Service Tax)

Participants are advised to bring SCIENTIFIC CALCULATOR while attending the program: (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.


Members are requested 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 registrations to each Gold Sponsor and 2 complimentary registrations to Silver Sponsor.

We request all members to attend this important Refresher Course and take advantage of the same. Please confirm your Registration by giving following details of the Participant/s, viz: NAME / DESIGNATION / COMPANY NAME & ADDRESS TEL/FAX NOS. / EMAIL ADDRESS; etc. to:

MUMBAI – 400 001
Tel: 22047649 / 8043
Email: ;

to reach on or before Thursday, 8 January 2015. Kindly draw the Cheque in favour of "INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL".

09.00 am - 09.30 am REGISTRATION

09.30 am - 10.00 am

Welcome and Theme Presentation:
Mr. O. P. Goyal, Member, Technology & Energy Expert Committee, ICC
Keynote Address:
Mr. S. R. Lohokare, Chairman, Technology & Energy Expert Committee, ICC
Vote of Thanks:
Mr. H. S. Karangle, Director General, ICC
10.00 am - 10.30 am TEA / COFFEE BREAK
10.30 am - 11.45 am

Lecture-1: Material & Energy Balance (Dr. A.W. Patwardhan)

  • Fundamentals of Material Balance
  • Material balances with and without reactions: Computations
  • Energy Balances: Fundamentals and Computations
  • Combined Material and Energy Balances
  • Examples and Case studies
11.45 am - 01.00 pm

Lecture-2: Fluid Flow and Mixing (Dr. A.W. Patwardhan)

  • Basic Laws related to Motion of Fluids
  • Applications of Laws to Piping, Metering of Fluids
  • Basic Concepts of Mixing
  • Examples and Case Studies
01.00 pm - 02.00 pm LUNCH BREAK
02.00 pm - 03.00 pm

Lecture-3: Fluid Flow: Equipment (Mr. O.P. Goyal)

  • Pumps and Compressors in common use
  • Characteristics, Affinity Laws and Power Calculations
  • Guidelines, Examples, Case Studies
03.00 pm - 04.00 pm

Lecture-4: Heat Transfer (Dr. A.W. Patwardhan)

  • Types of Heat Exchangers
  • Design aspects of Heat Exchangers, Condensers, Reboilers
  • Design Examples and Case Studies
04.00 pm - 04.15 pm TEA / COFFEE BREAK
04.15 pm - 05.15 pm

Lecture-5: Process Utilities (Mr. O.P. Goyal)

  • Overview of Utilities
  • Practical Considerations
  • Approach to Solving Operational Problems
  • Case Studies
05.15 pm - 05.30 pm Quiz Test: by Mr. O.P. Goyal
DAY TWO : Saturday, 10 January 2015 :
09.00 am - 10.00 am

Lecture-6: Process Piping (Mr. O.P. Goyal)

  • Overview of Process Piping Systems
  • Design and practical Considerations
  • Approach to Solving Problems
  • Examples and Case Studies
10.00 am - 10.30 am TEA / COFFEE BREAK
10.30 am - 11.45 am

Lecture-7: Reaction Engineering (Dr. P.R. Gogate)

  • Fundamentals of Various Types of Reactions and Reactors
  • Types of Multiphase Reactors and Design Considerations
  • Examples and Case Studies
11.45 am - 01.15 pm

Lecture-8 : Pt-1:Distillation (Dr. A.W. Patwardhan) and
Pt-2:Extraction (Dr. P.R. Gogate)

  • Fundamentals of Mass Transfer Operations
  • Design Considerations for Distillation and Extraction
  • Examples and Case Studies
01.15 pm - 02.15 pm LUNCH BREAK
02.15 pm - 03.45 pm

Lecture-9: Crystallization and Filtration(Dr. A.W. Patwardhan)

  • Fundamentals of Crystallization and Filtration
  • Design Considerations of Crystallization and Filtration Equipment
  • Examples and Case Studies
03.45 pm - 04.00 pm TEA / COFFEE BREAK
04.00 pm - 04.30 pm Interactive Quiz by Mr. O.P. Goyal
04.30 pm - 05.00 pm Summing Up & PRESENTATION OF CERTIFICATES

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