Live online course – starts on 1 December 2021.
Successful chemical process scale-up can be a formidable challenge due to a combination of several phenomena that only become manifest at a change of process scale. The aim of this online course is to provide an understanding of the fundamentals and a practical guide to predicting and avoiding common problems, thereby minimising the risk of unforeseen scale-up problems.
Initially, we will identify the main challenges in scale-up and review the key chemical engineering tools required for addressing them. We will then apply these tools to approach scale-up problems which involve fluid mixing, heat transfer, mass transfer, chemical reactors and particulate processes. Finally, we will address practical issues relating to scale-up. Throughout the course we will draw on examples from a wide range of processes and unit operations. Process safety is hard-wired into the course and will be a continuous theme.
Teaching will be delivered across three live modules (approximately 3 hours in length each), alongside independent study and pre-recorded video sessions issued before/between modules.
Certificates will be issued to candidates on completion of the course.
By the end of the course, participants should:
- be aware of the challenges and risks involved in process scale-up
- be familiar with the essential chemical engineering tools for addressing scale-up challenges
- appreciate how to tackle scale-up of operations involving fluid flow and mixing
- appreciate how to tackle scale-up of operations involving heat transfer
- appreciate how to tackle scale-up of operations involving mass transfer
- appreciate how to tackle scale-up of chemical reactors
- appreciate how to tackle scale-up of operations involving particulates
- understand the benefit of semi-batch reactor operation
- be aware of the potential issues created by increased batch processing time
- be aware of materials of construction constraints
- be aware of the impact of changes in rheology
- be aware of foaming, fouling and deposition problems.
Who will benefit
Anyone with a technical background who is involved in process development and process scale-up.
- The challenges of process scale-up
- Chemical engineering tools
- Mass and energy balances
- Transport mechanics
- Dimensional analysis
- Fluid mixing issues
- Heat transfer issues
- Mass transfer issues
- Chemical reaction issues
- Particle processing issues
- Semi-batch operations
- Increased batch processing time
- Materials of construction
- Changes in rheology
- Foaming, fouling and deposition
Module dates and times
Wednesday 1 December 2021, 14:00–17:00 GMT.
Wednesday 8 December 2021, 14:00–17:00 GMT.
Wednesday 15 December 2021, 14:00–17:00 GMT.
There will be independent study and pre-recorded video sessions issued before/between modules.
Not available then? Register your interest in future course dates.
- IChemE member: £1080 + VAT
- Non-member: £1296 + VAT
Early bird offer – 25% discount if you book your place before 5 November. Quote early25 at the time of booking.
Discounts are available to companies booking more than one place:
- 2 places – 10% discount
- 3 places –15% discount
- 4 or more places – 20% discount.
Bookings must be made at the same time to receive the discount.
Modules will be delivered via Microsoft Teams. If you don't already have this installed, you can join as a guest in order to access the training. We'll share information about how to do this after you've registered.
This can also be delivered as a virtual in-company course. Contact us for more details.
* CPD hours should be used as an approximate guide and will vary depending on the preferred approach of the delegate and to what extent additional learning is completed.