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 102: Upstream Facilities

Introduction to Upstream Facilities and Process Simulation

This course introduces the basics of process modeling and optimization with ProMax® by using exercises focused on upstream facilities in the oil and gas industry. Topics include well sites, stabilizers, compressor stations, pipelines with methanol injection, glycol dehydration systems, and flares. 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…

BRE 141: Sustainable Hydrogen Technologies

Introduction to Hydrogen Production and Process Simulation

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. 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 203: Hydrate Prevention & Dehydration

The Hydrate Prevention & Dehydration course is a detailed discussion of hydrate inhibition and dehydration methods, including methanol injection, ethylene glycol injection, liquid desiccant regeneration, and triethylene glycol (TEG) dehydration. The operating principles of these systems are presented and modeled in ProMax®, as well as an exploration of the rationale for common variations seen in these processes. Prerequisites – BRE 101, 102, 111, or equivalent experience and understanding of ProMax specifiers, solvers, and Scenario Tool. 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: Amine Sweetening

The Amine Sweetening course is a detailed discussion of amine solvents and the proper performance of acid gas removal units. The operating principles of these units are presented and modeled in ProMax®, as well as an exploration of the rationale for common variations seen in these process units. Prerequisites – BRE 101, 102, or 111. More…

BRE 233: Sulfur Recovery

The Sulfur Recovery course is a detailed discussion of sulfur recovery units (SRUs) and tail gas cleanup unit (TGCU) methods. The operating principles of these units will be presented and modeled in ProMax, as well as an exploration of the rationale for common variations seen in these process units. Prerequisites – BRE 101, 102, or 111. More…

BRE 234: Sour Water Stripping

The Sour Water Stripping course is a detailed discussion of sour water units and various configurations in which they may operate. The operating principles of these units are presented and modeled in ProMax®, as well as an exploration of the rationale for common variations seen in these process units. Prerequisites – BRE 101, 102, or 111. More…

BRE 235: Physical Solvents

The Physical Solvents course is a detailed discussion of gas sweetening units that utilize physical solvents and hot potassium carbonate. In this one (1) day course ProMax users are given opportunities to explore and gain understanding of physical solvent and hot potassium carbonate systems through extensive, hands-on use of the Scenario Tool® and ProMax models. Prerequisites – BRE 101, 102, or 111. More…

BRE 236: Carbon Capture Technologies

The Carbon Capture course discusses numerous carbon capture applications and technologies, and reviews modeling techniques and concepts in ProMax. The course will cover CO2 recovery from various process facilities, pipeline transport, and injection. Prerequisites – BRE 101, 102, 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…

BRE 251: Pipelines

The Pipelines course explores hydraulic pipeline modeling with ProMax® including GIS data incorporation into a simulation, compressor station models, hydrate formation, multi-phase fluid flow through pipes, and pipe leak calculations. Prerequisites – BRE 101, 102, 111, or 121. More…

BRE 261: 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…

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: Coding with ProMax

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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