November 9, 2019 CE – Topics

Topics to be Covered

  1. Flameless Thermal Oxidation – An Innovative Technology:
    This course provides an overview of Flameless Thermal Oxidation technology, at technology first developed in collaboration with the Department of Energy in the 1980s. More recently Flameless Thermal Oxidation has seen a resurgence in popularity due to a high removal efficiency, 99.9999% DRE and very low NOx emission levels, < 1ppmv. Participants will learn about relevant design parameters, functional characteristics, and the performance values of FTO equipment.
  2. Ethics: The Human Infrastructure Component of Engineering:
    The set of rules of conduct that govern the engineering profession is the definition of engineering ethics. Ethics constitutes the infrastructure of all engineering decisions, from the most technical calculation to personnel decisions in human resources departments. Our beliefs and perceptions play an important role in how we make judgments, interpret data and analyze situations. Awareness of these factors leads to better engineering decisions. The formulation of perceptions will be discussed and a strategy for analyzing ethical questions will be presented. Ethical decision making will be illustrated with interactive examples.
  3. Fundamentals of Proper Design and Engineering for Oxidation Technologies:
    This course provides an overview of the information required to properly design, engineer, and select an appropriate oxidation system. The presentation will cover the basic fundamentals and associated steps required to develop a compliant system and attendees will learn how to select the proper oxidation technology for a given application requirement.
  4. Pumping Issues and Pump Designs That Address Them:
    This course provides participants with some common pumping applications and provides potential solutions for pump and pump sealing type to meet those applications. Focus is on choosing a pump with lowest life cycle cost. In addition, pump seal types for various levels of hazardous applications are discussed. Upon completion of the workshop, the participants will be able to: Describe some common pumping applications and determine what pumps and pump seals would be best suited to meet those applications.
  5. Multi-Stage Thermal Oxidizer – NOx minimization:
    This course provides a Description of multi-stage thermal oxidation technology, including its functionality and how it effectively minimizes NOx emissions. Participants will learn basic conceptual design of low NOx systems, engineering requirements, and performance capabilities.
  6. Hydraulic Performance and Maintenance Problems Induced in Centrifugal Pumps by Improper Piping Arrangements:
    This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to understand how to determine proper and improper piping issues for centrifugal pumps. This is important because the piping arrangement (especially suction piping) can have a major effect on the performance and reliability of the pump. Upon completion of the workshop, the participants will be able to: Define and describe typical centrifugal pump suction issues E.G. Effect of air entrainment on pump performance, Freefall, Submergence, Vortex reduction designs, suction pipe velocities, elbows, side suction piping arrangements, proper reducer arrangements, multiple pump suction manifolds, air pockets due to improper pipe routing, minimum distance from pump suction nozzle to first obstruction,  etc.; and describe typical pump discharge piping sizing.
  7. Bio-Oxidation Technology for the treatment of Industrial Air:
    Basic technological overview, functionality, and general operational parameters needed to successfully treat air borne VOC’s biologically.
  8. Rupture Disks:
    Rupture disks are a non-mechanical pressure relief device designed to activate at a specific pressure. They are used in every industry and serve as the last line of defense for pressure relief. This presentation will examine how rupture disk technology has progressed over the past 90 years since BS&B introduced the first commercially available rupture disk. It will focus on the many variables involved when selecting a rupture disk for an application and the applicable codes pertaining to rupture disks. Accessories for rupture disks will also be discussed. Product samples will be passed around the room and various rupture disks will be activated via pressurized test stand to demonstrate precision and opening characteristics.
  9. Steam Trap Types and Testing Methods:

    The duty of a steam trap is to discharge condensate, air and other incondensable gases from a steam system while not permitting the escape of live steam. The need for steam traps, considerations surrounding their operation, basic modes of operation are to be discussed.

    Various trap testing methods will be reviewed. A major problem has always been the accurate identification of faulty traps. Wrong diagnosis can allow faulty traps to remain troublesome, and perfectly sound traps to be replaced unnecessarily.

    Accurate diagnosis is therefore important to any maintenance program.