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. Please contact Bryan Research & Engineering for additional information on any training session.

BRE 203: Hydrate Prevention & Dehydration


The Hydrate Prevention & Dehydration course is a detailed discussion of hydrate inhibition and dehydration methods, including methanol injection, ethylene glycol injection, liquid desiccant regeneration, and triethylene glycol (TEG) dehydration. The operating principles of these systems are presented and modeled in ProMax®, as well as an exploration of the rationale for common variations seen in these processes.

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

Attendees will learn:

  • Hydrate properties and their impact on gas processing
  • Proper methods for modeling methanol in ProMax
  • Capabilities and features of ProMax simulation software
  • Plant modeling techniques for TEG dehydration units


  • Any 100 level course 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: Hydrate Inhibition

Explores using methanol and ethylene glycol for systems that are prone to hydrate formation.

  • Exercise 1: Hydrate Prediction – A basic methanol injection pipeline model. Teaches recommended methods for simulating methanol injection processes and reviews the various simulation tools used throughout the course (Simple Specifiers and Simple Solvers).
  • Exercise 2: Inhibition Method Comparison – Compares methanol and ethylene glycol injection for a simple JT stabilizer unit using the Scenario Tool®..
  • Exercise 3: Inhibitor Regeneration – Discusses ethylene glycol and methanol regeneration and the necessary considerations for each process.
Section 2: Dehydration

Discusses TEG dehydration, advanced regeneration methods, and process optimization.

  • Exercise 4: Glycol Dehydration – Studies the impact and relevance of various adjustable parameters in a TEG dehydration unit.
  • Exercise 5: TEG Regeneration Options – Examines the performance of different advanced regeneration methods for TEG units.
  • Exercise 6: Dehydration Process Optimization – Discusses optimization of an existing dehydration facility to meet a desired water content.
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.