Process Design and Engineering of Gas Processing Plants and Equipment

Online /
Dec 14 - 17, 2020 /
Course Code: 1232-ONL20

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Please Note:
This course is held online over 4 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

10:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks) *********************************************************************************

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Calculate, evaluate and compile process data for the specification, design, selection and operation of process equipment
  • Possess enhanced skills and knowledge in process engineering, including design methods, criteria, calculation procedures and short-cut techniques
  • Perform the evaluation and troubleshooting of existing process equipment, including de-bottlenecking methods
  • Evaluate technical proposals and prepare scoping cost estimates
  • Prepare comprehensive process specification documents for bid packages

This four-day program is designed to provide a basic understanding and skills in process engineering of gas processing plants and equipment. Participants will familiarize with practical techniques, useful criteria for designing and troubleshooting process equipment commonly used in gas processing plants

Course Outline

  • Fundamental background on natural gas properties and single/multiphase flow factors
  • Equipment selection criteria, and critical design considerations
  • Simplification of the major gas processing procedures, like sweetening, dehydration, and sulfur recovery
  • Detailed explanation of plant engineering and design steps for natural gas projects
  • Methods to schedule, plan, and manage a safe and efficient processing plant
  • Conventional and unconventional gas resources such as coal bed methane and shale gas
  • Bridges natural gas processing with basic and advanced engineering design of natural gas projects including real world case studies
  • Sizing calculations for flare systems, safety relief valves, and control valves

Who Should Attend
Those involved with process engineering, including:
Process Engineers • Mechanical and Equipment Engineers • Project Engineers

Participants will be provided with a comprehensive listing of ‘most-valuable’ references and websites for process engineering resources.

More Information


Please Note:
This course is held online over 4 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

10:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks) *********************************************************************************

Daily Schedule:
10:00 Session begins
6:00 Adjournment

There will be a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to a refreshment and networking break during each morning and afternoon session.

Day I

Welcome, Introduction, Seminar Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

Introduction: Overview of Natural Gas Resources

Natural Gas Properties

Single-phase and Multiphase Flow in Natural Gas Production Systems

Gas–Liquid Separators

Day II

Gas Compressors

Blow-Down and Flare Systems

Safety Relive Valves Design

Sizing of Valve and Control Valve


Natural Gas Dehydration

Natural Gas Sweetening

Sulfur Recovery

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Recovery

Day IV

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

Basic Engineering Design for Natural Gas Processing Projects

Detailed Engineering and Design for Natural Gas Processing Projects

Start-up Sequence and Commissioning Procedures

Questions and Answers, Feedback on Achievement of Learning Outcomes


Sherif Hanna, P.Eng., PMP, Ph.D.

Sherif Hanna is a professional mechanical / process engineer with 15 years’ experience in process design and plant operations in the heavy industrial section, having led the process and mechanical aspects on major projects in the O&G and Mining sectors.

Sherif Hanna holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees from Texas A&M University in mechanical engineering. His research area was developing new laser-based techniques to increase the efficiency and reliability of process equipment based on chemical kinetic imaging.

Sherif is currently teaching mechanical eng. technology courses in Humber and Seneca colleges.


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Fee & Credits

$2595 + taxes

  • 2.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 28 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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