Simulation and optimization of nitric acid plants and nitrous vapors absorption

On-demand training

Summary

Level

Level 1

Language

French - English

Duration

Two days

Information

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Objectives

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.

Agenda

  1st day: 9:00am - 6:00pm

  1. Getting started with ProSimPlus HNO3
    1. General description
    2. Description of the graphical interface
    3. Application example
  2. Thermodynamics
    1. Introduction
    2. Physical properties (general database and database dedicated to nitric acid production and nitrous vapors absorption)
    3. Calculation models of phase equilibrium, enthalpies and transport properties dedicated to nitric acid production and nitrous vapors absorption
    4. Other models of phase equilibrium calculation, enthalpy and transport properties
    5. Simulis Thermodynamics: management of thermodynamics within ProSimPlus HNO3
    6. Application examples
  3. Chemical reactions
    1. Chemical reaction in nitric acid production units and nitrous vapors absorption units
    2. Representation of other reactions
  4. Unit operations modeling
    1. General presentation of the graphical interface of the modules
    2. Unit operations dedicated to nitric acid production and nitrous vapors absorption (nitrous vapor condensers, oxido-absorption columns, heat exchangers with oxidation reaction...)
    3. General unit operations (mixers & separators, heat exchangers, vapor-liquid flash , fluid transport, chemical reactors, vapor-liquid distillation)

2nd day: 9:00am - 5:00pm

  1. Controls, specifications, constraints and recycles
    1. Management of constraints and recycles
    2. Specifications
    3. Information transfer
    4. Resolution tools
    5. Application examples
  2. Advanced use: scripting in ProSimPlus HNO3
    1. Presentation
    2. Application examples
  3. Case studies and exercises
    1. Mono-pressure process
    2. NOx absorption packing column
    3. Dual-pressure process

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Cost and Conditions

  • ProSim is a certified training center.

Training organization

  • Duration: two days on site or several half days online
  • Material: one computer per participant
  • Approach: The training course consists in theoretical lectures and applications exercises. A number of concrete case studies are discussed.
  • Location: you choose the location for the training course (on-site, ProSim's office...)
  • Software: ProSimPlus HNO3

Prerequisites

  • 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)

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