Training Course Agendas

All of our training courses are provided at no charge.

These course agendas are a representation of the course material presented for the specific classes. All material is subject to change depending on the specific needs of the clients at each course.

Some courses may be shortened to one or two days when represented by a three day agenda; these courses will typically cover the first day or two days worth of material. Please contact Bryan Research & Engineering for additional information on any training session.

BRE 236: Carbon Capture Technologies

Upcoming Sessions

9/21/2021 - 9/22/2021Houston - TX - USA
10/5/2021 - 10/8/2021Online - - Europe
12/6/2021 - 12/9/2021Online - - Africa & Asia


The Carbon Capture course discusses numerous carbon capture applications and technologies, and reviews modeling techniques and concepts in ProMax. The course will cover CO2 recovery from various process facilities, pipeline transport, and injection.

In this two (2) day course ProMax users are given opportunities to explore and gain understanding of carbon capture technologies through extensive, hands-on use of ProMax models. The course demonstrates the tools available for plant design and process optimization.

Attendees will learn:

  • How upstream process conditions affect process configuration and solvent selection
  • Process optimization to minimize energy consumption
  • Specific applications of ProMax and its features with regards to absorber units
  • Capabilities and features of ProMax simulation software
  • Plant modeling techniques and methods for design and troubleshooting


  • BRE 101, 102, 111, or equivalent experience
  • Understanding of ProMax specifiers, solvers, and Scenario Tool


  • Instructor-led demonstrations
  • Hands-on simulation
  • Question-Answer
  • Open floor discussion


Installation of ProMax

The first step in all courses is to verify that ProMax is properly installed on each attendee’s computer.

Section 1: Carbon Capture
  • Exercise 1: Carbon Capture from Ethanol Production – The vent from an ethanol fermentor is largely CO2 with low-level contaminants that must be removed to meet pipeline specifications. This exercise models a process for contaminant removal and reviews various simulation tools used in later exercises.
  • Exercise 2: Carbon Capture from Steam Methane Reforming with Amines – Introduction to modeling amine-solvent processes in an application with relatively high-CO2 partial pressure. Additional review of simulation tools in ProMax.
  • Exercise 3: Carbon Capture from Steam Methane Reforming with DEPG – A continuation of the previous exercise that compares the performance of a physical solvent to an amine solvent.
  • Exercise 4: Carbon Capture from Natural Gas Turbine Exhaust – Examines an amine-based process to capture CO2 at low-CO2 partial pressure.
  • Exercise 5: Reducing Parasitic Losses in Solvent-Based Processes – A continuation of the previous exercise that focuses on methods to reduce reboiler duty and post-capture compression power. Introduces solvers to control multi-stage compression.
Section 2: Compression, Transport, and Injection
  • Exercise 6: CO2 Compression Strategies – Illustrates strategies for maximizing water removal during compression to avoid hydrate formation or minimize additional water removal downstream.
  • Exercise 7: Transportation and Injection – Illustrates the use of the GIS Tool to design a gathering network and transportation pipeline to a distant CO2 injection site.
Notes About the Agenda:

Our agenda is provided to give the approximate material to be covered in the course, in the approximate order it will be covered. All courses we provide will be tailored to the needs of the host company providing the training accommodations, as well as the needs of the course attendees. Some courses may cover additional topics, while some may cover less than indicated in the agenda.

Some courses may be shortened to one or two days when represented by a three-day agenda. These courses will typically cover both process simulation and process optimization topics, but will exclude several exercises. Please contact our training team here: Contact Training, or through the consulting engineer for your region, for specific information for any course.