One-day Workshop on Heat exchanger network design using PINCH TECHNOLOGY
Posted On : 5th September 2009

Under the auspices of Technology & Energy Expert Committee, ICC is organizing a one-day Workshop on "Heat Exchanger Network Design Using Pinch Technology" on Saturday, 5 September 2009. The venue of the workshop is Banquet Hall, WEST END HOTEL, 45 New Marine Lines, Next to Bombay Hospital, Mumbai - 400 020.

Chemical and process industry has been a very large consumer of fuel, power and other forms of utilities. It is important that conceptual thinking and advanced techniques of high order are adopted as much and as fast as possible in order to reduce both capital and operating cost particularly that of energy systems.

There has always been need for energy efficient design of chemical plant processes and equipment. Energy prices take their toll from time to time and suggest that competition and cost of operation are better managed by keeping the energy input cost at the minimum possible. To achieve this requires knowledge of energy benchmarks and design techniques for efficient process and heat integration.

Pinch Technology has found respectful place in process and energy network integration/ synthesis, considered to be vital for petroleum refining, gas processing, petrochemical, bulk chemicals, specialty chemical, pharmaceutical, steel, cement, paper & pulp and in fact any industry that involves use and rejection of energy particularly heat.

Pinch analysis involves understanding of the concepts of minimum energy requirement in other words maximum energy recovery targets, identifying "Pinch" and using this awareness to achieve energy integration of plants and synthesize heat exchanger networks.

ICC is arranging a workshop to render a hands-on training to a spectrum of participants comprising process and mechanical engineers and managers engaged in design engineering, production-process analysis, troubleshooting, expansion and optimization studies for manufacturing industry and design and engineering consultancy companies.

The workshop will cover all necessary aspects of the subject, examples, case study and guided exercises for the participants to try their hands on to get the feel and gather the knowledge. The participants will also have a short exposure to simulation based computer technique offered by a technology supplier.

Those wanting to have the step-by-step hands-on experience of building network are advised to bring their calculators.

All the three Technical Sessions will be conducted by Mr. O. P. Goyal, Member, Technology & Energy Expert Committee who is very knowledgeable expert on the subject.

The main faculty Mr. Om P. Goyal, a graduate of Chemical Engineering from University of Roorkee (now IIT-R) and Masters from University of Waterloo, Canada has been teaching for many years, engineering and management subjects at Institute of Chemical Technology (well known as UDCT).

Previously, he was with Jacobs H&G Ltd. as GM Project, GM-Design Operations and GM-Marketing Services at different times and had worked with ESSO/ HPCL, Mumbai; PDVSA, Venezuela and Netherlands Antilles; and Herdillia Chemicals, Mumbai.

He has written extensively on technology and management for international magazines like Hydrocarbon Processing and for McKetta's Encyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design, of which he was also a member of International Advisory Board.

Recently he has published 400 Thumb-rules of Management and a 32-part series on Petroleum Refining Technology and Management. His articles on heat exchangers have received a very wide international attention for their practical usefulness and unique approaches. He guided design and troubleshooting of a number of heat integration trains.

Besides expert from ASPEN TECHNOLOGY will also make presentation.

Process and mechanical engineers and managers engaged in design engineering, production-process analysis, troubleshooting, expansion and optimization studies for manufacturing industry and design and engineering consultancy companies (Petroleum refineries / petrochemical plants / fertilizer plants etc.). The workshop will benefit also the engineering faculty and students who have HEN (Heat Exchange Network) Design in their syllabus.

To defray the expenses, the registration charges will be Rs. 3,000/- per delegate.

ICC requests its members to consider sponsoring the Workshop by being Gold or Silver Sponsor:

Gold Sponsor : Rs. 1,00,000/-
Silver Sponsor : Rs. 50,000/-

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

On this occasion, ICC intends to bring out a Souvenir which will contain papers to be presented at the workshop. The souvenir will be extremely useful not only to delegates who are attending but also to those who may not be in a position to attend the workshop due to prior commitments. We also solicit advertisement support in the Souvenir for which the tariffs are:

Back Cover Rs. 25,000/-
Inside Front Cover Rs. 15,000/-
Inside Back Cover Rs. 15,000/-
Colour Full Page - Inside Rs. 10,000/-
Black & White Full Page - Inside Rs. 5,000/-

Please send your Space Order as per format enclosed with the advertisement material (soft copy) to reach us on or before SATURDAY, 29 AUGUST 2009.

All members are requested to take advantage of this important workshop by deputing their Executives.Please confirm participation as per the REGISTRATION FORM and send it to the Mumbai Office of ICC so as to reach on or before Thursday, 3 September 2009. Kindly draw the Cheque / Demand Draft in favour of "Indian Chemical Council", payable at Mumbai.

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