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Help! My Distillation Column is Flooding! How Can I Get it Operating Again?

My distillation/fractionation column is flooding! These fractionation columns may vary from amine & glycol absorbers/regenerators to demethaniser, deethaniser, depropaniser and debutaniser/stabiliser columns.

In this webinar (which builds partly on two earlier presented Fractionation webinars, of October 20 as well as November 24, 2020), the basics of a distillation column ideal tray design as well as column flooding mechanisms plus remedies are presented.

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Webinar Objectives

  1. Different types of trays, their areas and function

  2. Tray nomenclature

  3. Tray operation constraint diagram

  4. The four types of flooding phenomena

  5. Weeping and sealing phenomena

  6. Tray up/down scaling effects

  7. Tray pressure drops

  8. The ten most important criteria of a distillation tray

  9. The different contributions to tray pressure drops

  10. The most appropriate corrective actions in order to bring a mal-operating flooding fractionation column back on spec

What Will Attendees Learn?

Delegates will enhance their knowledge and expertise in fractionation-design as well as operation.

Who Should Attend?

This webinar is particularly valuable for process industry plant technical staff, as well as operations managers, engineers, operations and maintenance and personnel, as well as for technical personnel involved in fractionation design, operation and troubleshooting.

About the Presenter

MR. GERARD HAGEMAN is based in The Hague, where he settled after 33 years in the downstream oil and gas business (including LNG). He is equipped with thorough knowledge and experience in LNG, gas and refinery operations, start-up, design, process technology, teamwork, change processes, and competency assessment. He started his career with the Gulf Oil refinery in The Netherlands as a process engineer, followed by a job as economic analyst for Gulf Oil Chemicals in London, after which he joined Shell for 29 years. During his career with Shell, Mr. Hageman has worked in numerous countries including Malaysia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Oman, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Denmark and, of course, The Netherlands. He has been responsible for Process Engineering, Design, Operation, Start-up, Process Safety (Integrity), Interface Management, Change Processes, Competency Assurance and Training. He holds an MS in Chemical Engineering from Twente University in The Netherlands. He is a member of KIVI, i.e. The Royal Dutch Institute of Engineers. Mr. Hageman joined PetroSkills | John M. Campbell in 2012.


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