PFDs, Material Balances and Separator Design

A Sample Course from Introduction to Process Engineering for Feedback and Testing
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (322 ratings)
6,214 students
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PFDs, Material Balances and Separator Design
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (322 ratings)
6,214 students
The fundamentals of process PFDs and Material Balances

Requirements

  • At least 2 years of a Chemical Engineering Degree

Description

This course will teach process engineering students and professionals, and those who often interface with process engineers, like managers or mechanical engineers, the fundamentals of PFDs, material balances and process separator design in the oil and gas industry.

This course is intended to be run as a trial for BP Azerbaijan, but anyone is welcome to take it while it's posted on Udemy. We intend to use this trial to gain feedback from you about this learning format and to, hopefully, create a full suite of process engineering and mechanical engineering training courses for engineers all over the world.

The course is short but packed with valuable information. We worked hard to condense the most pertinent and relevant information on this subject that engineers will be using in the day to day professional activities. 

We hope you enjoy this first trial. If you found this valuable and would like more please leave feedback here and pass on any positive feedback to your training and development manager. 

Who this course is for:

  • Engineering students and Engineering professionals

Course content

1 section • 24 lectures • 55m total length
  • Introduction
    00:38
  • Well Compositions
    09:17
  • Phase Behaviour
    06:35
  • Heat and Material Balances
    03:09
  • Process Flow Diagrams
    01:51
  • PFDs and Material Balances Summary
    00:54
  • Separator Sizing Intro
    00:36
  • Gravity Separation
    02:40
  • Stokes' Theory
    02:12
  • Droplet Size Distributions
    01:42
  • Residence Time
    00:55
  • Calculating Volume
    02:30
  • Residence Times
    00:30
  • Putting Liquid Sizing Together
    01:18
  • Sizing for Liquid Separation from Gas
    01:02
  • Putting Gas and Liquid Sizing Together
    01:37
  • Gas Maximum Velocity
    01:24
  • Gas Side Sizing
    01:40
  • Getting the Final Size
    02:25
  • Separator Components
    02:26
  • Mist Eliminators
    02:33
  • Vertical Gravity Separators
    01:19
  • Level Settings
    04:59
  • Separator Sizing Summary
    01:21

Instructor

Learning something new every day in order to give back
Patrick Mockridge
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 322 Reviews
  • 6,214 Students
  • 1 Course

I am a process engineer with 8 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. I decided to create online training content as a means to help others overcome the professional growth and development challenges that I experienced in the hyper-competitive oil industry environment. I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to achieve their true creative potential in any field.

In the last two years I have become involved in numerous internet startups, blockchain, web development, marketing and robotics.