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CHEMCAD training workshops

We offer basic and advanced CHEMCAD training courses several times per year throughout the U.S. We also offer on-site custom training sessions. In these courses, we use real-world examples to help users apply CHEMCAD to their specific needs.

To register for one of our CHEMCAD training sessions, call 800.243.6223 or download the registration form. (See instructions on the form to fill in and send your registration electronically.)

Throughout the year, we also offer webinars free of charge to CHEMCAD users. The Process Simulation Essentials webinar is helpful for new users, or those delving into particular topics (dynamics or piping, for example) for the first time.

For more information about the Process Simulation Essentials webinar, click here.
 

2017 WORKSHOP DATES

 

 Basic  

June 20-22  -  Chattanooga, TN

September 12-14  -  Providence, RI

November 7-9  -  Houston, TX

 

Advanced
 

October 17-19  -  Houston, TX

 

CHEMCAD
Productivity    
 

 July 11-13  -  Houston, TX

 

Dynamics  

August 1-3  -  Houston, TX

COURSE CONTENT


Basic

  • Overview of CHEMCAD functions
  • Overview and navigation of the physical property database
  • Adding a new component to the database
  • Overview of thermodynamic options
  • Building a flowsheet for design purposes
  • Modeling an existing process
  • Quantitative and qualitative use of simulation
  • Using simulation for day-to-day tasks
  • Using plant data in process flowsheets
  • CHEMCAD for unsteady-state, transient, and static problems
  • Simulation as an extension of your engineering thought process
  • Modeling plant utilities (steam, process water, etc.)
  • Course covers:
    • Recycle loops
    • Distillation
    • Reactors
    • Heat exchangers
    • CHEMCAD controllers
    • CHEMCAD plots and reports
    • Solid components
    • Electrolytes
    • Component binary interaction parameters (BIPs)

Advanced

  • Modeling entire existing processes
  • Avoiding common pitfalls in simulation
  • Quantitative and qualitative use of simulation
  • Manipulating thermodynamics to fit plant data
  • Dealing with "unruly" plant data
  • Using plant data in process flowsheets
  • Simulation as an extension of your engineering thought process
  • Using a laboratory to verify and investigate thermodynamics
  • Course covers:
    • Recycle loops
    • Distillation (continuous and batch)
    • Advanced heat exchanger topics
    • Advanced controller topics
    • Finding and breaking azeotropes
    • Batch and unsteady-state processes
    • Batch-to-continuous processes
    • Advanced electrolyte topics

Dynamics

  • Overview of dynamic models in CC-DYNAMICS
  • Batch processes
    • Basics of modeling batch processes
    • Building batch process flowsheets
    • Batch, semi-batch, and continuous vessels
    • Specifying a vessel and its associated equipment
    • Using dynamic controllers
    • Viewing, plotting, and using results
  • Batch reactors
    • Regressing kinetic data for reactions
    • Batch and semi-batch/continuous tank reactors
    • Using a laboratory to verify and investigate kinetics
    • Using calorimeter data with dynamics
    • Modeling batch reactors with distillation columns
  • Dynamic distillation
    • Basics of building dynamic distillation models
    • Moving from steady state to dynamics
    • Feed/process changes or disturbances
    • Start-up and shutdown of a column
    • Using PID controllers with distillation units

 

FEES AND CONDITIONS

The cost for each course is $1,750 per person, which includes all necessary materials and lunch.

Written cancellations must be received two weeks prior to the course date, and will be subject to an administrative charge of $75 per attendee. No refunds will be made for cancellations after this date or for nonattendance. Attendee substitutions may be made at any time. Chemstations reserves the right to cancel/reschedule any workshop if minimum enrollment is not reached, in which case all fees will be refunded.

 

CHEMCAD Productivity

  • Customization of CHEMCAD using Microsoft Excel® and Visual Basic for Applications® (VBA)
    • Using a worksheet as a front end for CHEMCAD
    • Customizing UnitOps and calculations
    • Simple data connection to an external workbook
  • Examination of real equipment selection based on process performance
  • Sizing of pipes, orifices, control valves, columns (packed and tray)
  • Mass transfer calculation for sized packed columns
  • Heat exchanger sizing using CC-THERM
  • Two- and three-phase vessel sizing
  • Nodes to model real hydraulics
  • Special calculation methods to help simulations converge:
    • Stream reference modules
    • Loop UnitOp
    • Controllers (feed-forward and feedback)
    • UnitOp sequence groups
  • Use of the META UnitOp to create simulation subroutines

Process Simulation Essentials Webinar

This high-level survey of CHEMCAD's capabilities is presented in two three-hour webinar sessions:

Session 1

  • Introduction and basic flowsheeting
  • Distillation columns
  • Recycle loops

Session 2

  • Analysis tools (sensitivity study, Excel links, etc.)
  • Piping network calculations
  • Creating and managing user components

Participation in our webinars is free, but space is limited. To sign up for an upcoming Process Simulation Essentials webinar, contact us at 1-800-CHEMCAD or sales@chemstations.com.

FEES AND CONDITIONS

The cost for each course is $1,750 per person, which includes all necessary materials and lunch.

Written cancellations must be received two weeks prior to the course date, and will be subject to an administrative charge of $75 per attendee. No refunds will be made for cancellations after this date or for nonattendance. Attendee substitutions may be made at any time. Chemstations reserves the right to cancel/reschedule any workshop if minimum enrollment is not reached, in which case all fees will be refunded.

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