SC-DS14: Dynamic process simulation (petrochemicals focus)
The course content covers the basic needs of dynamics process simulation users from the petrochemical and refining industries, including the modeling of chemical reactors and of complex column configurations. The attendees will learn the fundamentals of dynamic process modeling using commercial dynamic simulators and the main differences between steady state and dynamic modeling will be introduced. In addition, the necessary basic control theory will be reviewed briefly. To facilitate an efficient learning experience, all concepts will be studied using simple and practical hands-on examples. The basic unit operations are introduced in a stepwise manner with the objective of being able to build dynamic process flowsheets by the end of the course. The use of several software functionalities will show users how to explore operating alternatives for the processing plant units that are being studied, including the setup of a Cause & Effect Matrix in the simulation model to mimic the behaviour of the plant Safety System
The course has been designed to include many hands-on exercises to facilitate a more efficient and interesting learning experience. Theory is used to introduce the objectives of every module in the course as well as to help attendees to understand how the underlying calculations are performed.