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This training program provides an overview of the role of the process operator and a chemical technician for the chemical industry. Participants will be introduced to an overview of process operations including analysis of process flow sheets, analysis of operations as they involve reactors, distillation columns, heat exchangers, and other types of operations in the typical chemical plant.
This course provides an overview of the principles of distillation including identification of the equipment systems used to make up a distillation system. Participants will be able to describe the various concepts associated with pressure, boiling points and column design.
This course covers the basic principles of fluid flow inside a heat exchanger as well as identifying various types of heat exchangers. Hands-on exercises will assist participants in understanding the methods of heat transfer that apply to heat exchangers.
Instrumentation & Control
This course will describe the basic instrumentation and controls used in the chemical process industry. Participants will be able to describe temperature, pressure, flow and level-measurement techniques. Hands-on exercises will assist participants in understanding the elements of a control loop.
Piping & Vessels
This course will describe the different types of process piping and various vessels found in a process plant. Participants will understand the effects of corrosion and be able to describe various inspection procedures used in a process plant. Hands-on exercises will assist participants in understanding information found on a vessel sketch and vessel specification sheet.
This course provides an overview of the scientific principles at work in a process plant. Participants will be introduced to units of measurement, force
and motion, properties of solids/liquids/gases, heat transfer, electricity, magnetism, transformers, solenoids, basic circuits, etc.
This course provides an overview of the use of process diagrams and the information they contain. Participants will understand process diagram symbols, process flow diagrams, process and instrumentation drawings and various process equipment relationships.
This course will cover the design and operation of various pumps used in the chemical industry. Participants will understand the principles and typical troubleshooting associated with: centrifugal pumps, positive displacement pumps, rotary pumps, screw pumps, sliding and flexible vane pumps, lobe pumps, reciprocating pumps, diaphragm pumps, piston pumps, plunger pumps.
This course provides an overview of the function of a reactor. Participants will be able to describe exothermic, endothermic, replacement, neutraliz-ation, and combustion chemical reactions as wells as reaction variables and their effects.
This course covers the purpose of valves in the chemical industry. Participants will understand and be able to describe the design and operation of: gate valves, globe valves, ball valves, check valves, butterfly valves, plug valves, diaphragm valves, relief valves, safety valves, and automatic valves.
CHEMICAL PROCESSING LAB
Hands-On Equipment Lab
This course offers supervised hands-on exercises with typical chemical process equipment found in industry. Participants operate valves, pumps, heat exchangers, controllers, tanks, distillation equipment, reactors, filters and drum-off scales, and automated maintenance and principles of operation.
COMPUTER NUMERICAL CONTROL (CNC)
1961 Delta Road
University Center, MI 48710
Phone: (989) 758.3602
Fax: (989) 758-3639