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 233: Sulfur Recovery


The Sulfur Recovery course is a detailed discussion of sulfur recovery units (SRUs) and tail gas cleanup unit (TGCU) methods. The operating principles of these units will be presented and modeled in ProMax, as well as an exploration of the rationale for common variations seen in these process units.

In this one (1) day course, ProMax users will be given opportunities to explore and gain understanding of sulfur recovery units through hands-on exercises. This course demonstrates the tools available for plant design and process optimization.

Attendees will learn:

  • Industrially relevant processes used in sulfur recovery and tail gas cleanup units
  • Specific applications of ProMax and its features regarding to sulfur recovery units and tail gas cleanup methods
  • Capabilities and features of ProMax simulation software
  • Plant modeling techniques and methods


  • 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.

  • Exercise 1: Sulfur Recovery Unit- Straight Through – A basic Claus unit. Provides a review of modeling in ProMax, and teaches how to fully specify an SRU model using Gibbs Minimization-type reactors. Reviews various simulation methods and ProMax calculators.
  • Exercise 2: Tail Gas Handling Methods– Explores several different tail gas cleanup methods using ProMax Scenario Tool®, comparing the resulting sulfur recoveries and the impact on SO2 emissions.
  • Exercise 3: Tail Gas Cleanup Amine Unit - Examines modeling an Amine unit of the widely used SCOT® technology, and demonstrates the ability to rate heat exchangers and control their performance within ProMax.
  • Exercise 4: Mass and Heat Flux - Introduces mass and heat flux calculations available in ProMax that can be used for waste heat boiler design and operation. Additionally, illustrates modifying the inlet configuration to accommodate additional feed streams and analyzing the resulting flux changes.
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.