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CHM 145 - Design, Operation and Control of Small Modular Reactors (SMR) and Furnaces

Code Start Date Duration Venue
CHM 145 11 March 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CHM 145 15 April 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CHM 145 20 May 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CHM 145 24 June 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CHM 145 29 July 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CHM 145 02 September 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CHM 145 07 October 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CHM 145 11 November 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CHM 145 16 December 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

This 5 day advanced training course is directed toward improving the level of understanding among plant management, engineers, operators, maintenance, and HSE personnel. This course will assist all attendees to apply more effectively the knowledge gained from this course to make better decisions on how to manage specific operating and maintenance issues that plant personnel face on a daily basis, how to coordinate their efforts to achieve the best long-term performance, and to identify opportunities for improvement. 

Course Objectives

  • Gaining a solid understanding of the key elements associated with the design, operation and control of SMR Reactors and Furnaces 
  • Gaining valuable insights into how to optimize, debottleneck and troubleshoot SMR Reactors and Furnaces
  • Realizing the impact of feed quality, catalyst, operation conditions and unit design on the SMR Reactors and Furnaces unit.
  • Recognizing the process safety controls and ESD systems and their functions

Who Should Attend?

  • 1st Line Operation and Production personnel.
  • Process and Operational Engineers and Supervisors
  • Mechanical and Maintenance Engineers and Supervisors 
  • Reliability Engineers and Supervisors
  • Inspection Engineers and Supervisors
  • Instrumentation and Process Control Engineers and Supervisors
  • Safety Engineers and Supervisors  
  • Other personnel involved in the design, operation, modification or maintenance in Ammonia, Methanol, Hydrogen, and GTL plants that require SMR furnaces for generation of hydrogen, synthesis gas, or reducing gas. 

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Small Modular Reactors (SMR) and furnaces design principals and arrangements overview
  • Applications: ammonia, methanol synthesis gas, and hydrogen production
  • Critical design features: radiant section, convection section, heat recovery
  • Flue gas and combustion air handling
  • Design for high efficiency
  • Design for low emissions, and insulation systems
  • Autothermal reforming of natural gas to synthesis gas

Day 2

  • Operation and maintenance
  • Controls & safety systems
  • Control functions and hazard protection, interlocks/permissive
  • Combustion fundamentals and safety
  • Combustion APH & SCR Systems, Burner Systems, Low NOx, Centrifugal Fans
  • Start-up & normal operations
  • Emergency and upset conditions

Day 3

  • Typical operating and maintenance issues
  • Inspection best practices
  • Reformers retrofit options
  • Centrifugally cast tubes and fittings, spring hangers
  • Reforming catalyst, catalyst tube inspection best practices
  • Tube temperature measurement

Day 4

  • Turnaround planning
  • Detailed planning / scheduling
  • Material planning and laydown
  • Pre-turnaround preparations
  • Turnaround activities
  • Post-turnaround activities

Day 5

  • Reformer furnace outlet systems: design considerations, emergency repair, and enhanced reliability
  • Carbon formation in steam reforming and effect of potassium promotion
  • Damage analysis of catalyst tube
  • Modern techniques for optimization of primary reformer operation