Workshops

Tailored and comprehensive training designed to help you unlock the full potential of CHEMCAD's advanced process simulation software. Our specialists provide step-by-step guidance that's backed up by practical, interactive examples.

Training Workshops

Register for one of our holistic training workshops and equip yourself with the knowledge to unlock CHEMCAD's process simulation power.

To register:

We also offer webinars throughout the year, free of charge to CHEMCAD customers. This Process Simulation Essentials webinar is helpful for new users or those delving into particular topics, like dynamics or piping, for the first time. For more information on the Process Simulation Essentials webinar below. 

 
Workshop Dates:

Basic
May 15-17  - Cleveland, OH
July 18-20  -  Orlando, FL
September 25-27 - Pittsburgh, PA
November 6-8 - Houston, TX

Advanced 
October 16-18  -  Houston, TX

CHEMCAD Productivity and CHEMCAD Dynamics
Please contact us at
sales@chemstations.com
to discuss dates for these workshops.

Course Content

The CHEMCAD suite includes six products that can be purchased individually or bundled as needed to accommodate specific industries, projects and processes. 

  • Overview of CHEMCAD functions
  • Overview and navigation of the physical property database
  • Adding a new component to the database
  • Overview of thermodynamic options
  • Building a flowsheet for design purposes
  • Modeling an existing process
  • Quantitative and qualitative use of simulation
  • Using simulation for day-to-day tasks
  • Using plant data in process flowsheets
  • CHEMCAD for unsteady-state, transient, and static problems
  • Simulation as an extension of your engineering thought process
  • Modeling plant utilities (steam, process water, etc.)
  • Course covers:
  • Recycle loops
  • Distillation
  • Reactors
  • Heat exchangers
  • CHEMCAD controllers
  • CHEMCAD plots and reports
  • Solid components
  • Electrolytes
  • Component binary interaction parameters (BIPs)
  • TModeling entire existing processes
  • Avoiding common pitfalls in simulation
  • Quantitative and qualitative use of simulation
  • Manipulating thermodynamics to fit plant data
  • Dealing with "unruly" plant data
  • Using plant data in process flowsheets
  • Simulation as an extension of your engineering thought process
  • Using a laboratory to verify and investigate thermodynamics
  • Course covers:
    • Recycle loops
    • Distillation (continuous and batch)
    • Advanced heat exchanger topics
    • Advanced controller topics
    • Finding and breaking azeotropes
    • Batch and unsteady-state processes
    • Batch-to-continuous processes
    • Advanced electrolyte topics

This high-level survey of CHEMCAD's capabilities is presented in two three-hour webinar sessions:

Session 1

  • Introduction and basic flowsheeting
  • Distillation columns
  • Recycle loops

Session 2

  • Analysis tools (sensitivity study, Excel links, etc.)
  • Piping network calculations
  • Creating and managing user components

Participation in our webinars is free, but space is limited. To sign up for an upcoming Process Simulation Essentials webinar, contact us at 1-800-CHEMCAD or sales@chemstations.com.

  • Overview of dynamic models in CC-DYNAMICS
  • Batch processes
    • Basics of modeling batch processes
    • Building batch process flowsheets
    • Batch, semi-batch, and continuous vessels
    • Specifying a vessel and its associated equipment
    • Using dynamic controllers
    • Viewing, plotting, and using results
  • Batch reactors
    • Regressing kinetic data for reactions
    • Batch and semi-batch/continuous tank reactors
    • Using a laboratory to verify and investigate kinetics
    • Using calorimeter data with dynamics
    • Modeling batch reactors with distillation columns
  • Dynamic distillation
    • Basics of building dynamic distillation models
    • Moving from steady state to dynamics
    • Feed/process changes or disturbances
    • Start-up and shutdown of a column
    • Using PID controllers with distillation units
  • Customization of CHEMCAD using Microsoft Excel® and Visual Basic for Applications® (VBA)
  • Using a worksheet as a front end for CHEMCAD
  • Customizing UnitOps and calculations
  • Simple data connection to an external workbook
  • Examination of real equipment selection based on process performance
  • Sizing of pipes, orifices, control valves, columns (packed and tray)
  • Mass transfer calculation for sized packed columns
  • Heat exchanger sizing using CC-THERM
  • Two- and three-phase vessel sizing
  • Nodes to model real hydraulics
  • Special calculation methods to help simulations converge:
  • Stream reference modules
  • Loop UnitOp
  • Controllers (feed-forward and feedback)
  • UnitOp sequence groups
  • Use of the META UnitOp to create simulation subroutines

FEES AND CONDITIONS

The cost for each course is $1,750 per person, which includes all necessary materials and lunch. 

Written cancellations must be received two weeks prior to the course date, and will be subject to an administrative charge of $75 per attendee. No refunds will be made for cancellations after this date or for nonattendance. Attendee substitutions may be made at any time. Chemstations reserves the right to cancel/reschedule any workshop if minimum enrollment is not reached, in which case all fees will be refunded.