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. Please contact Bryan Research & Engineering for additional information on any training session.

BRE 141: Sustainable Hydrogen Technologies

Introduction to Hydrogen Production and Process Simulation

Upcoming Sessions

6/28/2022 - 6/29/2022Online - - North America


This course introduces the concepts of grey, blue, and green hydrogen production along with potential storage and use applications. Specific topics include steam-methane reforming, carbon capture through amines, pressure swing adsorption, carbon dioxide compression and injection, electrolysis of water, a fuel cell, blending hydrogen into natural gas pipelines, ammonia production, and ammonia cracking. Each process is discussed with emphasis on common specifications, rules-of-thumb, and product requirements.

The basics of process simulation are also discussed, along with many capabilities and features of ProMax that can be used for design, optimization, and automation. Techniques and methods used in developing simulation models for plants and facilities will be covered. The course is designed to demonstrate the benefits ProMax can provide for hydrogen facilities and application of process simulation through hands-on implementation.

Attendees will learn:

  • Basics of hydrogen production technologies
  • Potential storage and use options for hydrogen energy
  • Capabilities and features of ProMax simulation software
  • Facility modeling techniques and methods
  • Common process design and operational practices


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  • 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.

Introduction to Hydrogen Energy Technologies Using ProMax
Day 1
  • Exercise 6: Electrolysis and Fuel Cell – Introduces attendees to modeling electrolyzers and fuel cells using Reaction Sets and a Conversion Reactor. Provides Simple Specifier practice and ties in User Value Sets to use as global variables. Presents how to run case studies and analyze trends using the Scenario Tool®.
  • Exercise 7: Pipeline Blending and Compression – Examines the impact on energy content, compressor power, and pipe sizing from blending hydrogen into natural gas pipelines.
Day 2
  • Exercise 8: Ammonia Production – The ammonia reaction is modeled using kinetic rate constants and rate expressions. Discusses the necessary information for simulating kinetic reactions and how to input that information in ProMax. Also introduces Simple Solvers which automatically adjust certain process parameters to achieve desired results in downstream operation.
  • Exercise 9: Ammonia Cracking and Membrane Separation – Reinforces knowledge on setting up a Gibbs Minimization Reactor by modeling the production of hydrogen from ammonia. Introduces gas separation using the membrane block.
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.