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InnoVenton and The Downstream Chemicals Technology Station

This short course gives a broad overview of chemical engineering and enable Operators to understand the various processes and operations they encounter. It will help the participants understand the basic principle behind operation and sizing of the equipment used in process industry.

 

Who should attend?

The short learning programme “Basic Chemical Engineering for Operators in Chemical Process Industry” is aimed at people who wish to be skilled in the field of process operator. The course is geared towards applications of chemical engineering principles in the chemical process industry.

Prior learning requirements

Matric with a minimum of Mathematics APS 4 and Science APS 4, or a C in the previous National Certificate. The student should have passed the “Basic Chemistry” short course and must have two years working experience in the chemical process industry.

Course outcomes

After completion of this course, the participant will:
 

  • Understand the principles behind the operations routinely carried out in the industry
  • Evaluate the effects of changes in operating parameters of a process on the performance of the process

The following subjects will be presented:
 

  • Background to Chemical Engineering and Mathematics
  • The Manufacturing Process including Sampling Techniques
  • Operation of Stationary Equipment
  • Operation of Rotational Equipment
  • Mass and Energy Balance
  • Reaction Kinetics
  • Heat Exchangers and Filtration
  • Fluid Flow and Crystallization
  • Instrumentation

The students are evaluated by completing a test on the work covered.

To Register

Please download the application form which you will find under "Forms, Fees and Duration". Send your completed application form and a copy of your ID document for the attention of the SLP Co-ordinator at InnoVenton, Margriet Bosma.

Receipt of the application form will be acknowledged by e-mail.