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 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. These systems are compared using ProMax® models, and the revaporization techniques of open rack, submerged combustion, and intermediate fluid vaporization are also explained and demonstrated.

Clients are provided with hands-on opportunities to model the refrigeration technologies mentioned above and to observe the effects of multiple stages with inter-stage cooling, economizers, subcooling, and superheating on the refrigeration processes. The development of a mixed refrigerant is also presented, allowing the exploration of a composition with the lowest energy requirements. The course also presents modeling techniques that make extensive use of the propagation terminal, solvers, specifiers, and the Scenario Tool® found in the ProMax modeling software.

Attendees will learn:

  • Specific applications of ProMax and its features with regards to liquefied natural gas (LNG) processes
  • Plant modeling techniques and methods, specifically towards complex refrigeration networks


  • BRE 101 or 111, or equivalent experience
  • Understanding of ProMax specifiers, solvers, and Scenario Tool, preferably from previous attendance at a 200 Level course.


  • Instructor-led demonstrations
  • Hands-on simulation
  • Question-Answer
  • Open floor discussion


Introduction and Installation of ProMax

The first step in all courses is to verify that ProMax is properly installed on each attendee’s computer. This will be followed by an overview of the different process engineering aspects of the LNG industry.

Natural Gas Liquefaction Processes Using ProMax
  • Exercise 1: Basic Refrigeration Cycle –This exercise introduces the basic concepts of liquefaction using the simple cascade process. It also serves as a refresher for propagation terminals, solvers, and scenario tool.
  • Exercise 2: Optimized Cascade Process –This exercise explores a more complex refrigeration loop with three refrigerants and multiple stages of compression, and includes power optimization and extensive heat integration. This exercise uses compound cooling curves and complex solvers.
  • Exercise 3: Mixed Refrigerant Process – This exercise examines the behavior and optimization of the most widely used large-scale liquefaction cycle, the propane pre-cooled mixed refrigerant process (C3MR). Effects of refrigerant composition and solver strategy are demonstrated. The material recycle block is featured.
  • Exercise 4: Turboexpansion Process – This exercise looks at single and dual nitrogen expansion processes and their unique performance behavior.
Other LNG-Related Processes
  • Exercise 5: Heavies Removal – An NGL column is incorporated into a refrigeration system to meet product specification. This will demonstrate optional column specification and solution strategies.
  • Exercise 6: Re-vaporization Processes – The combustion-driven and air/water heated processes are simulated.
  • Exercise 7: Inlet Gas Treating – The gas pre-treatment process is examined, with emphasis on amine treating and particular focus on CO2 removal.
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.