Auxiliary Vessels

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Process facilities contain a number of process units, and each process unit consists of one or more process systems. These process systems are made up of many different types of components, including various types of process vessels. A process operator must be familiar with the functions and features of all the different types of process vessels. This course focuses on a general group of vessels that can be referred to as auxiliary vessels.

Course Details

Specs

Training Time: 60 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • Topic I: The Process System
  • • Identify the major parts of a process system.
  • • Define the terms primary vessel and auxiliary vessel.
  • • List three major functions of auxiliary vessels.
  • Topic II: Storage Vessels
  • • Describe common types of auxiliary vessels that store bulk solids.
  • • Describe general types of aboveground storage tanks that store bulk liquids.
  • • Describe a common type of auxiliary vessel that stores gases.
  • Topic III: Mixing Vessels
  • • Define the terms homogeneous mixture and heterogeneous mixture.
  • • Describe the basic parts and operation of a typical mixer.
  • • Describe the two main types of impellers used for mixing low-viscosity liquids and explain how the positioning of an impeller can affect mixing.
  • • Describe various types of impellers used for mixing high-viscosity liquids.
  • • Describe the operation of a high-speed mixer.
  • • Describe the operation of a jet mixer.
  • Topic IV: Basic Separation Vessels
  • • Define the following terms: density, backwashing, immiscible, and interface.
  • • Describe how the use of separation techniques in auxiliary vessels is different from the use of separation techniques in primary vessels.
  • • Describe the following types of auxiliary separation vessels: settling tanks, or separators; knockout drums; filters; and decanters.
  • Topic V: Centrifuges and Cyclones
  • • Describe the basic operation of a basket centrifuge.
  • • Describe the basic operation of a solid-bowl centrifuge.
  • • Describe the basic operation of a disc centrifuge.
  • • Describe the basic operation of a cyclone.
  • Topic VI: Clarifiers, Absorbers, and Adsorbers
  • • Describe the basic operation of a clarifier.
  • • Describe the basic operation of a scrubber or an absorber.
  • • Describe the basic operation of an adsorber.
  • Topic VII: Strippers and Evaporators
  • • Describe the basic operation of a stripper.
  • • Describe the basic operation of a continuous circulation evaporator.
  • Topic VIII: Dryers
  • • Describe the basic operation of a tray dryer, a pressure filter dryer, a drum dryer, a paddle-type dryer, and a double cone dryer.
  • • Describe the basic operation of a desiccant dryer.

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