Industrial Process Fundamentals

Plant personnel need a wide range of knowledge to effectively perform their job duties. Whether getting new employees up to speed quickly or providing refresher training to experienced personnel, OverNite Software’s Industrial Process Fundamentals lays the groundwork.

OverNite Software’s Industrial Process Fundamentals series of 29 courses provides basic plant knowledge for all industrial plant personnel. These courses discuss safety, detail various industrial processes, and much more. The courses emphasize the principles and theories involved in the processes providing plant personnel with an adequate background and understanding. Each course has objectives, multiple lessons, and feedback screens that allow the learner to revisit content. Automatic bookmarking makes it easy to take a course in segments. All courses are enhanced with professional graphics, animations, and narration, as well as test questions to ensure learning. Courses are delivered via a state-of the-art learning management system that allows you to customize curricula, adjust testing parameters, and even customize courses with site-specific content and photos.

211 How Process Operators Can Reduce Costs

Looks at how to reduce costs by reducing time, material, and labor wastes and cost reduction pertaining to fuel, steam, and utility waste, heat conservation, leaking safety relief valves, and preventive maintenance. (50 min)

212 Process Control Tests – Part 1

Examines proper sampling methods for process control tests, reporting, interpreting test results and common tests to determine physical properties. (30 min)

213 Process Control Tests – Part 2

Examines sample purity, production composition, quality and composition testing methods. (20 min)

214 Plant Firefighting

Fuels and Combustion examines the operator’s role in fighting plant fires, fire classifications, burning and extinguishing characteristics, boiling point and vapor pressure, and sources of oxygen, ignition, explosions, and detonations. (45 min)

215 Plant Firefighting

Use of Water addresses water’s effect on different types of fires, proper hose handling, monitors and sprays, and tools for an effective water stream. (45 min)

216 Plant Firefighting:

Extinguishers and Foam examines fire extinguisher effectiveness and when to use each type of fire extinguisher. (45 min)

217 Plant Firefighting

Tactics and Strategy explains how to handle different hoses, nozzles, and types of fires and how to approach a fire. (45 min)

218 Heat

Temperature and Heat examines the states of matter, how heat energy works, and the use of boilers and cooling towers. (45 min)

219 Heat: Heat Transfer

Addresses types of heat transfer, heat transfer rate calculations, ways heat is transferred in a furnace, how furnace efficiency is maximized, and identification of shell-and-tube exchangers, transverse baffles, tube sheet exchangers, u-tube exchangers, and pitch. (50 min)

220 Heat: Heat Combustion and Fuel

Examines basic chemical reactions; components of a basic chemical reaction; general combustion requirements for liquid, solid, and gaseous fuels; and combustion reaction and control. (40 min)

221 Fluid Mechanics

The Nature of Fluids defines fluids, lists the states of matter, and identifies the types of phase changes. (25 min)

222 Fluid Mechanics

Units of Measurement addresses density, specific gravity, viscosity and units of measurement for pressure and temperature. (20 min)

223 Fluid Mechanics

The Behavior of Gases examines the gas laws, gas measurement and handling, and real and ideal gases. (35 min)

224 Fluid Mechanics

Fluid Statics examines static pressure, fluid pressure, specific gravity, and formulas for net positive suction head and calculating static pressure and liquid head from measurements. (45 min)

225 Fluid Mechanics

Motion of Fluids explores types of flow, how flow is measured and controlled, and how flowing liquid is affected by gravity, piping, valves, pumps, compressors, fans, and blowers. (40 min)

226 Centrifugal Pumps

Addresses the types of centrifugal pumps, pump operation, and pump systems. (65 min)

227 Positive Displacement Pumps – Part 1

Addresses pumps and their function, capacity, pressure, and mechanical efficiency. (45 min)

228 Positive Displacement Pumps – Part 2

Explains the parts of a pump and how they function, proper ways to prepare, start, and shut down a pump, and how to prevent and correct common pump problems. (60 min)

229 Process Control Instruments

Explains the types of valves and how they open and close other types of process controls, and safety devices used to shut down or repair areas in a plant. (50 min)

231 Furnaces

Combustion and Air Control describes the parts of a furnace and how it operates and how to control combustion and maintain an optimal supply of air to the furnace. (40 min)

232 Furnaces

Startup and Shutdown examines proper startup and shutdown procedures for furnaces, the appropriate time for shutdown, and how to restore correct and efficient firing of a furnace. (40 min)

233 Distillation

Hydrocarbons define atoms, molecules, and hydrocarbons and explain fractionation and how to calculate BTUs. (55 min)

234 Distillation

Fractionating Equipment examines fractioning towers and trays, how to safely clean and enter a tower, and proper shutdown and startup procedures. (60 min)

235 Distillation

Normal Operations explains what happens in a fractionating tower and proper ways to collect and analyze data. (35 min)

236 Accident Control Techniques

Addresses accident causes and avoidance, PPE, and potentially hazardous areas or situations. (50 min)

237 Compressions in Industry – Part 1

Explains how to calculate pressure and discusses heat, kinetic and thermal energy, temperature conversions, and thermocouples. (35 min)

238 Compressions in Industry – Part 2

Examines temperature and volume; Charles’ Law; Boyle’s Law; compressors, and ways to measure work. (35 min)

380 Basic Plant Mathematics

Explains how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions and decimals, defines direct and inverse proportions, and number conversion. (60 min)

611 AC Motors

Examines the types of motors including their functions and uses. (50 min)

211 How Process Operators Can Reduce Costs

Looks at how to reduce costs by reducing time, material, and labor wastes and cost reduction pertaining to fuel, steam, and utility waste, heat conservation, leaking safety relief valves, and preventive maintenance. (50 min)

212 Process Control Tests – Part 1

Examines proper sampling methods for process control tests, reporting, interpreting test results and common tests to determine physical properties. (30 min)

213 Process Control Tests – Part 2

Examines sample purity, production composition, quality and composition testing methods. (20 min)

214 Plant Firefighting

Fuels and Combustion examines the operator’s role in fighting plant fires, fire classifications, burning and extinguishing characteristics, boiling point and vapor pressure, and sources of oxygen, ignition, explosions, and detonations. (45 min)

215 Plant Firefighting

Use of Water addresses water’s effect on different types of fires, proper hose handling, monitors and sprays, and tools for an effective water stream. (45 min)

216 Plant Firefighting:

Extinguishers and Foam examines fire extinguisher effectiveness and when to use each type of fire extinguisher. (45 min)

217 Plant Firefighting

Tactics and Strategy explains how to handle different hoses, nozzles, and types of fires and how to approach a fire. (45 min)

218 Heat

Temperature and Heat examines the states of matter, how heat energy works, and the use of boilers and cooling towers. (45 min)

219 Heat: Heat Transfer

Addresses types of heat transfer, heat transfer rate calculations, ways heat is transferred in a furnace, how furnace efficiency is maximized, and identification of shell-and-tube exchangers, transverse baffles, tube sheet exchangers, u-tube exchangers, and pitch. (50 min)

220 Heat: Heat Combustion and Fuel

Examines basic chemical reactions; components of a basic chemical reaction; general combustion requirements for liquid, solid, and gaseous fuels; and combustion reaction and control. (40 min)

221 Fluid Mechanics

The Nature of Fluids defines fluids, lists the states of matter, and identifies the types of phase changes. (25 min)

222 Fluid Mechanics

Units of Measurement addresses density, specific gravity, viscosity and units of measurement for pressure and temperature. (20 min)

223 Fluid Mechanics

The Behavior of Gases examines the gas laws, gas measurement and handling, and real and ideal gases. (35 min)

224 Fluid Mechanics

Fluid Statics examines static pressure, fluid pressure, specific gravity, and formulas for net positive suction head and calculating static pressure and liquid head from measurements. (45 min)

225 Fluid Mechanics

Motion of Fluids explores types of flow, how flow is measured and controlled, and how flowing liquid is affected by gravity, piping, valves, pumps, compressors, fans, and blowers. (40 min)

226 Centrifugal Pumps

Addresses the types of centrifugal pumps, pump operation, and pump systems. (65 min)

227 Positive Displacement Pumps – Part 1

Addresses pumps and their function, capacity, pressure, and mechanical efficiency. (45 min)

228 Positive Displacement Pumps – Part 2

Explains the parts of a pump and how they function, proper ways to prepare, start, and shut down a pump, and how to prevent and correct common pump problems. (60 min)

229 Process Control Instruments

Explains the types of valves and how they open and close other types of process controls, and safety devices used to shut down or repair areas in a plant. (50 min)

231 Furnaces

Combustion and Air Control describes the parts of a furnace and how it operates and how to control combustion and maintain an optimal supply of air to the furnace. (40 min)

232 Furnaces

Startup and Shutdown examines proper startup and shutdown procedures for furnaces, the appropriate time for shutdown, and how to restore correct and efficient firing of a furnace. (40 min)

233 Distillation

Hydrocarbons define atoms, molecules, and hydrocarbons and explain fractionation and how to calculate BTUs. (55 min)

234 Distillation

Fractionating Equipment examines fractioning towers and trays, how to safely clean and enter a tower, and proper shutdown and startup procedures. (60 min)

235 Distillation

Normal Operations explains what happens in a fractionating tower and proper ways to collect and analyze data. (35 min)

236 Accident Control Techniques

Addresses accident causes and avoidance, PPE, and potentially hazardous areas or situations. (50 min)

237 Compressions in Industry – Part 1

Explains how to calculate pressure and discusses heat, kinetic and thermal energy, temperature conversions, and thermocouples. (35 min)

238 Compressions in Industry – Part 2

Examines temperature and volume; Charles’ Law; Boyle’s Law; compressors, and ways to measure work. (35 min)

380 Basic Plant Mathematics

Explains how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions and decimals, defines direct and inverse proportions, and number conversion. (60 min)

611 AC Motors

Examines the types of motors including their functions and uses. (50 min)