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Simulation and optimization of nitric acid plants and nitrous vapors absorption

On Demand Training Course
  • ProSimPlus HNO3
Language: English
Duration: 2 Days
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This level 1 training will enable participants to master the fundamental principles of simulation and optimization of nitric acid plants and nitrous vapors absorption. Trainees will study issues related to physico-chemical properties, unit operation modeling, mass-energy balances and numerical aspects.

At the end of the training, participants will have the required elements to assess the benefits of simulation and to analyse rigorously a process with a flowsheeting software. Additionally they will have a practical experience of the ProSimPlus HNO3 simulator. 

Who should attend?
This training session is designed for engineers involved in design, optimization and analysis of processes and for those in charge of the efficiency of an installation running under different operating conditions.



  1st day: 9:00am - 6:00pm
I Getting started with ProSimPlus HNO3
    - General description
    - Description of the graphical interface
    - Application example
II Thermodynamics
    - Introduction
    - Physical properties (general database and database dedicated to nitric acid production and nitrous vapors absorption)
    - Calculation models of phase equilibrium, enthalpies and transport properties dedicated to nitric acid production and nitrous vapors absorption
    - Other models of phase equilibrium calculation, enthalpy and transport properties
    - Simulis Thermodynamics: management of thermodynamics within ProSimPlus HNO3
    - Application examples
III Chemical reactions
    - Chemical reaction in nitric acid production units and nitrous vapors absorption units
    - Representation of other reactions
IV Unit operations modeling
    - General presentation of the graphical interface of the modules
    - Unit operations dedicated to nitric acid production and nitrous vapors absorption (nitrous vapor condensers, oxido-absorption columns, heat exchangers with oxidation reaction...)
    - General unit operations  (mixers & separators, heat exchangers, vapor-liquid flash , fluid transport, chemical reactors, vapor-liquid distillation)
  2nd day: 9:00am - 5:00pm
V Controls, specifications, constraints and recycles
    - Management of constraints and recycles
    - Specifications
    - Information transfer
    - Resolution tools
    - Application examples
VI Advanced use: scripting in ProSimPlus HNO3
    - Presentation
    - Application examples
VII Case studies and exercises
    - Mono-pressure process
    - NOx absorption packing column
    - Dual-pressure process


Training organization
Duration: Two consecutive days
Location: you choose the location
Approach: The training course includes theoretical parts and applications exercises. A number of concrete case studies are discussed.
Software to be used: ProSimPlus HNO3

Background in chemical engineering / process engineering
Knowledge in thermodynamics
Basic knowledge in software utilization in windows environment

Additional relevant training
Thermodynamic approach in chemical process simulation (suggested prerequisite)