Two-Day Refresher Course on PRESSURE DROP CALCULATIONS
Posted On : 21st January 2015

Under the auspices of the Technology & Energy Expert Committee, ICC is organizing a Two-day Refresher Course on "PRESSURE DROP CALCULATIONS" on 13-14 February 2015.
The venue of the Refresher Course is Rainbow Hall, GRAND HOTEL, S. R. Marg, Ballard Estate, Mumbai - 400 001.  

OBJECTIVE

Chemical Industry operations handle a variety of fluids, may they be products, raw materials, intermediates, recycles, package unit streams or even utilities such as steam, refrigerant, air, water, fuels and thermic fluids, non-Newtonian fluids in situations such as single flow, two-phase flows; and are equipped with a variety of equipment, to name some: solid-liquid handling systems, mass transfer equipment such as distillation/ absorption towers, heat transfer equipment handling fluids on both hot & cold sides and direct fired heaters and boilers, involving fluids inside tubes, in the convection banks and in the stacks.

While flowing they all face/cause frictional pressure drops. Hence, accurate knowledge of pressure drop calculations in various systems becomes the necessary requirement for designing and operating the chemical/ process plant and equipment.

PROGRAM

The program will be coordinated by Mr. O. P. Goyal, Member, Technology & Energy Expert Committee, ICC. Experts from industry, academia, research and consulting would share their knowledge and experience. It would cover pressure drop calculation methods and solve various numerical problems to benefit the participants with broad based aids and skills of arriving at the right methods to calculate pressure drops. In relevant cases, where multiple methods are used, comparisons will be drawn and analyzed to decide the most reliable method.

Each lecture will begin with relevant theoretical aspects followed by several numerical examples and will explain the steps involved in a sequential and interactive manner.

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

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Process/production/plant engineers and managers engaged in design, operation, operation-support, project & engineering activities of design/engineering consultancy companies would benefit from the refresher course. Considering the importance of the subject, this course is recommended also for concerned senior executives.

REGISTRATION FEES

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)

CERTIFICATES WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE DELEGATE-PARTICIPANTS
AT THE END OF THE 2-DAY REFRESHER COURSE.

SPONSORSHIP

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 registrations to each Gold Sponsor and  2 complimentary registrations to Silver Sponsor.

Members are requested to attend this important Refresher Course and take advantage of the same.Please confirm registration to the ICC-Mumbai Office to reach on or before Wednesday, 11 February 2015. Kindly draw the Cheque in favour of "Indian Chemical Council".

For more details and Registration please contact:
INDIAN CHEMICAL COUNCIL
SIR VITHALDAS CHAMBERS
16 MUMBAI SAMACHAR MARG
MUMBAI - 400 001
Tel: 22047649 / 8043
Email: iccmumbai@iccmail.in; events@iccmail.in

P R O G R A M
DAY ONE: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2015
09:00 am - 09:30 am REGISTRATION
09:30 am - 10:00 am Welcome / Inaugural Address:
Mr. S.R. Lohokare,  Chairman, Technology and Energy Expert Committee, ICC
10:00 am - 11:00 am Lecture-1:  Pressure Drop Calculation Basic    
  • Concept of hydraulic diameter and friction
  • Friction Pressure drop in laminar & turbulent flows
  • Explaining friction factor charts, limitations and interpretations
  • Calculations for each of the above situations
  • Accounting for phase change, flashing, vacuum and fluctuation
Dr. D. D. Kale
Consultant
11:00 am - 11.30 am TEA / COFFEE BREAK
11.30 am - 12.30 pm Lecture-2: Conventional ISBL/OSBL Plant Piping
  • Introduction to plant piping, services, complexities
  • Pressure drop calculation for liquid/water/gas/air/steam piping
  • Problems encountered in piping selection and installation
  • Solutions adopted
Mr. O. P. Goyal
Member, Technology & Energy Expert Committee, ICC
12:30 pm - 01:30 pm Lecture-3: Pressure Drop Across Fittings and Valves
  • Various types of fittings, application, specifications, Standards
  • Use of various available press drop calculation methods
  • Comparing their results for given situation with various fittings/valves
  • Discuss limitations and relative preferences
Dr. A. W. Patwardhan
Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
01:30 pm - 02.30 pm LUNCH BREAK
02:30 pm - 03.30 pm Lecture-4: Pressure Drop in Two Phase Flow Piping
  • Introduction to Regime Maps
  • Explanation of press drop formulas and terms used
  • Press drop in horizontal & vertical pipes
Mr. Arvind  Kaushik
Head - Thermal Engg.
Research & Development
L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering Ltd.
03:30 pm - 04.00 pm TEA / COFFEE BREAK
04:00 pm - 05.00 pm Lecture-5: Pressure Drop in Non-Newtonian Flow Systems
  • Brief Introduction to Non-Newtonian fluid flow systems
  • Press drop in systems handling different type of flows
  • Comparing trends
Dr. D. D. Kale
Consultant
DAY TWO: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2015
09:00 pm - 10.30 pm Lecture-6: Pressure Drop Across ST Heat Exchangers
  • Review of various key "pressure drop calculation" methods
  • Tube side: liquid, gases
  • Shell side: Condensation, Evaporation, Subcooling
  • Thermosyphon reboilers
Mr. Arvind  Kaushik
Head - Thermal Engg.
Research & Development
L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering Ltd.
10:30 am - 11.00 am TEA/COFFEE BREAK
11:00 am - 12.00 noon Lecture-7: Pressure Drop Across Direct Fired Heaters & Steam Boilers
  • Tube side
  • Flue gas side
  • Economizers and Superheaters
  • Stacks
Mr. Nageshwar Rao
L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering Ltd.
12:00 noon - 01.00 pm Lecture-8: Pressure Drop in Distillation and Absorption Columns
  • Distillation Columns with different kind packing: structured, random
  • Distillation Columns with different kind trays
  • Miscellaneous internals
  • Scrubbers/ Absorption Columns
Mr. Sandeep Yadav
Manager Process
Koch Chemical Technology Group India Pvt. Ltd
01:00 pm - 02.00 pm LUNCH BREAK
02:00 pm - 03.00 pm Lecture-9:  Networks and Long Distance pipelines
  • Fire water network
  • Cooling water Distribution Grid
  • Long distance lines for ammonia/ propane
Mr. K. Mohanraj
Dy. General Manager - Process, Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (India) Pvt. Ltd.
03:00 pm - 04.00 pm  Lecture-10: Miscellaneous Equipment/ Situations
  • Cyclone separators
  • Static Mixers
  • Knock out drums
  • Restriction orifices
  • Fluidized beds
Dr. V.V. Ranade
Dy. Director
National Chemical Laboratory
04:00 pm - 04.15 pm TEA/COFFEE BREAK
04:15 pm - 04.45 pm Valedictory Address
Prof. S.S. Bhagwat, HoD, Dept. of Chemical Engineering,
Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
04:45 pm - 05.15 pm PRESENTATION OF CERTIFICATES

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