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Industrial Process Fundamentals

Course Library

A complete library for all of your industrial process fundamentals training needs.

Whether you are training new employees or providing refresher instruction to experienced personnel, OverNite Software, Inc.’s Industrial Process Fundamentals is essential in laying the groundwork.

Industrial Process Fundamentals series of 29 courses from OSI, provide basic plant knowledge for all industrial plant personnel. These courses provide plant personnel with an adequate background and understanding of process fundamentals by discussing safety, detailing various industrial processes, emphasizing principles and theories involved in the process and much more.

Our 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.

Industrial Process Fundamentals Course Descriptions

211 How Process Operators Can Reduce Costs

How Process Operators Can Reduce Costs looks at how to reduce costs by reducing wastes of time, material, and labor.Also addressed is cost reduction as it pertains to: wasted fuel, steam, and utilities; heat conservation; leaking safety relief valves; and preventive maintenance.

212 Process Control Tests - Part 1

Process Control Tests – Part 1 examines proper sampling methods for process control tests, interpretation and reporting of test results, and common tests to determine physical properties.

213 Process Control Tests - Part 2

Process Control Tests – Part 2 examines sample purity as determined by a BS&W test, cloud and pour point tests, and the neutralization value (NV) test.Production composition and quality are also addressed as are methods of composition testing.

214 Plant Firefighting: Fuels and Combustion

Plant Firefighting: Fuels and Combustion examines the operator’s role in fighting plant fires; the fire triangle; burning and extinguishing characteristics of fuels; flammable and combustible liquids; boiling point and vapor pressure; fire classes; extinguishing Class B, LPG, and heavy oil fires; and sources of oxygen, ignition, explosions, and detonations.

215 Plant Firefighting: Use of Water

Plant Firefighting: Use of Water addresses water’s effect on different fires, types of nozzles, proper hose handling, use of monitors and sprays for fighting fires, and tools for an effective water stream.

216 Plant Firefighting: Extinguishers and Foam

Plant Firefighting: Extinguishers and Foam examines fire extinguisher effectiveness, use of carbon dioxide extinguishers, types of fires fought with dry chemical extinguishers, dry chemical and carbon dioxide extinguishers, use of foam extinguishers on tank or spill fires, and how foam chambers, towers and other foam types are used.

217 Plant Firefighting: Tactics and Strategy

Plant Firefighting: Tactics and Strategy explains: how to handle different hoses and nozzles; how to approach a fire; proper nozzle angle; fuel supply shut-off procedures for single-man firefighting; how to handle different types of fires, including small interior fires; and more.

218 Heat: Temperature and Heat

Heat: Temperature and Heat examines the three states of matter, how heat energy works, heat energy of an object, molecular speed and subsequent liquid states, use of boilers and cooling towers, and the expansion method of measuring temperature.

219 Heat: Heat Transfer

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.

220 Heat: Combustion and Fuel

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.

221 Fluid Mechanics: The Nature of Fluids

Fluid Mechanics: The Nature of Fluids teaches the learner to define fluids, list the states of matter, and identify the types of phase changes.

222 Fluid Mechanics: Units of Measurement

Fluid Mechanics: Units of Measurement addresses density, specific gravity, viscosity, and units of measurement for pressure and temperature.

223 Fluid Mechanics: The Behavior of Gases

Fluid Mechanics: The Behavior of Gases examines the gas laws, gas measurement and handling, real and ideal gases, and gas handling precautions.

224 Fluid Mechanics - Statics

Fluid Mechanics: Fluid Statics examines static pressure, fluid pressure, specific gravity of a liquid, tools for measuring liquids, and formulas for net positive suction head and calculating static pressure and liquid head from measurements.

225 Fluid Mechanics - Motion of Fluids

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.

226 Centrifugal Pumps

Centrifugal Pumps addresses the types of centrifugal pumps, pump operation, and pump systems.

227 Positive Displacement Pumps - Part 1

Positive Displacement Pumps – Part 1 addresses basic pumps and their function, capacity, pressure, and mechanical efficiency.The effect a pump has on the liquid moving through it is explained. Reciprocating and rotary pumps are also examined.

228 Positive Displacement Pumps - Part 2

Positive Displacement Pumps – Part 2 explains the parts of a pump and how they function; how pumps move liquid through them; proper ways to prepare, start, and shut down a pump; and ways to prevent and correct common pump problems.

229 Process Control Instruments

Process Control Instruments explains: types of valves and how to control the ways they open and close; other types of process controls; ways to display, read and transmit signals from measurements throughout a plant; and safety devices that can be used to shut down or repair areas in a plant.

231 Furnaces: Combustion and Air Control

Furnaces: Combustion and Air Control teaches the learner about the parts of a furnace, how a furnace operates, the importance of combustion in a furnace, and how to control combustion and maintain an optimal supply of air to the furnace.

232 Furnaces: Startup and Shutdown

Furnaces: Startup and Shutdown examines proper startup and shutdown procedures for furnaces, the appropriate time for shutdown, and how to chart a course of action to restore correct and efficient firing of a furnace.

233 Distillation: Hydrocarbons

Distillation: Hydrocarbons defines atoms, molecules, and hydrocarbons; explains fractions of the refining process and conversion between temperature scales; defines pressure, specific gravity and density, viscosity, sensible heat and latent heat, heat of vaporization, and the process of enrichment; explains how to calculate BTUs; defines volatility, steady state distillation, multiple stills, stripping, and batch distillation; and examines fractionation.

234 Distillation: Fractionating Equipment

Distillation: Fractioning Equipment examines fractioning towers and trays, including structure, types, purpose, major processes, and useful and foreign products.Ways to safely clean and enter a tower are also addressed as are proper shutdown and startup procedures.

235 Distillation: Normal Operations

Distillation: Normal Operations explains what happens inside a fractionating tower in terms of pressure, flow rate, and material and heat balance.Conducting tests, flash point, API gravity, and proper ways to collect and analyze data are also examined.

236 Accident Control Techniques

Accident Control Technique addresses accident cause and avoidance, personal protective equipment, and human awareness of potentially hazardous areas or situations.

237 Compression in Industry - Part 1

Compression in Industry – Part 1 explains how to calculate pressure from the weight, force, and area of gas and how to measure atmospheric pressure.Also discussed are special pressure areas, heat and thermal energy, scales used to measure temperature, temperature conversions, thermocouples, and kinetic energy.

238 Compression in Industry - Part 2

Compression in Industry – Part 2 examines: temperature and volume; Charles’ Law; Boyle’s Law; compressors and gas temperature; discharge temperature, work, power, and efficiency; and ways to measure work.

380 Basic Plant Mathematics

Basic Plant Mathematics explains how to: use, interpret, and convert fractions; how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions and decimals; convert percentages and state the percent formula; state the relationship between ratios and proportions; and define direct and inverse proportions, and number conversion.

611 AC Motors

AC Motors examines how an AC motor changes the energy of an electrical current into mechanical power; types of motors, their functions and uses; and how an operator should use a motor, including reversing and braking, grounding the electrical current, motor enclosures, and bearings and lubrication.