Training Courses

100 Level

BRE 101: Oil & Gas

Introduction to Oil and Gas and Process Simulation

Formerly named the Level 1 Foundations: Oil and Gas Focus, this course introduces the basics of process modeling and optimization with ProMax® by using exercises focused on Oil & Gas industry units, such as a simple gas plant with stabilizer, an amine system, a glycol system, and a sulfur recovery unit. Prerequisites – None. More…

BRE 111: Refining

Introduction to Refining and Process Simulation

Formerly named Level 1 Foundations: Refinery Focus, this course introduces the basics of modeling and optimization with ProMax, focusing on Refinery units, such as naphtha splitting, hydrodesulfurization, amine sweetening, sour water stripping, and sulfur recovery. Prerequisites – None. More…

BRE 121: Air Emissions

Introduction to Air Emissions and Process Simulation

Formerly named Level 1-Air Emissions, this course is designed to provide insight into the use of process simulation software to calculate air emissions. VOC emissions, BTEX calculations, Working & Breathing, Loading, and Flash losses are all covered. Prerequisites – None. More…

200 Level

BRE 201: Gas Processing

The Gas Processing course explores various gas separation technologies used in field processing (JT and mechanical refrigeration) as well as in plant processing (Turbo-Expander, GSP, and RSV type demethanizers, and NGL fractionation). Prerequisites – BRE 101 or 111. More…

BRE 202: LNG

The LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) course includes an in-depth discussion of the various technologies used in the liquefaction and revaporization of natural gas, including cascade refrigeration systems, mixed refrigerants, and nitrogen expander cycles. Prerequisites – BRE 101 or 111 More…

BRE 211: Refinery Operations

The Refinery Operations course offers an immersion into the simulation of Refinery Process Technologies. This course focuses on "how-to" efficiently model separation and conversion processes such as Fractionation, Blending, Isomerization, Hydrotreating, Hydrocracking and Reforming among others. Prerequisites – BRE 101 or 111. More…

BRE 231: Sour Gas Processing

The Sour Gas Processing course is a detailed discussion of amine units, physical absorption units, glycol dehydration units, and sulfur recovery units. The operating principles of these units are presented and modeled ProMax, as well as exploring the rationale for common variations seen in these process units. Prerequisites – BRE 101 or 111. More…

BRE 232: Equipment Rating and Sizing

The Equipment Rating and Sizing course is designed to provide detailed insight into rating and sizing of process equipment including relief valves, heat exchangers, separators, and columns, along with their implementation in ProMax. Prerequisites – BRE 101 or 111. More…

BRE 241: Ammonia Production

The Ammonia Production course walks through an ammonia production process. The technologies that are presented include steam-methane reformation, gas-shift reactors, liquid absorbent-based CO2 removal, and Haber-Bosch ammonia production. More…

300 Level

BRE 311: Refinery Reactors

The Refinery Reactor course is designed to provide a deeper understanding of multiphase catalytic fixed bed reactors using ProMax’s AutoKinetic® Reactor blocks. Processes include hydrocracking, hydrotreating, hydrodesulfurization, and catalytic reforming. Prerequisites – BRE 211. More…

BRE 331: Extending Capabilities with VBA

This course will introduce the ProMax library for VBA programming and will focus on both in-Process and out-of-Process control of ProMax through VBA. It is designed for those with moderate programming experience and knowledge of ProMax. Prerequisites – Any 200 level course. More…


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