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Propane Refrigeration Basics

Propane refrigeration is the most common mechanical refrigeration process. It has a wide range of applications in the gas processing industry.

The participant will be refreshed with mechanical refrigeration basics and gain practical understanding of the operation of a propane refrigeration system.

The primary objective of the webinar is to describe the major components, how they work, and how to minimize the operating problems.

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Webinar Objectives

  1. Explain how a simple propane refrigeration system works, including major equipment functions and the effect of condenser and chiller temperatures on compressor power

  2. Describe typical refrigeration process control

  3. Discuss common operating problems

What Will Attendees Learn?

  1. The function of each equipment in the system

  2. The theory of operation of propane refrigeration systems

  3. The impact of condenser and chiller temperatures on compressor power

  4. How to minimize operating problems

  5. How to control chiller temperature

Who Should Attend?

This webinar is directed toward supervisors, team leaders and staff in engineering and production that are responsible for facilities with propane refrigeration systems. The seminar will also benefit anyone who wishes to update themselves on mechanical refrigeration systems, and their potential operating problems.

About the Presenter

DR. MAHMOOD MOSHFEGHIAN is a Senior Technical Advisor and Senior Instructor for PetroSkills. He is the author of most Tips of the Month and develops technical software for PetroSkills. He has 40 years' teaching experience in universities as well as for oil and gas industries. Dr. Moshfeghian joined John M. Campbell & Co. in 1990 as a part time consultant and then as full time instructor/consultant in 2005. Dr. Moshfeghian was Professor of Chemical Engineering at Shiraz University.

Dr. Moshfeghian is a senior member of AIChE and has published more than 125 technical papers on thermodynamic properties and process engineering. Dr. Moshfeghian has presented invited papers at international conferences. He is a member of the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Oil, Gas, and Coal Technology. He holds a BS (74), an MS (75) and a PhD (78) in Chemical Engineering, all from Oklahoma State University.


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