Training Courses

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Our Training courses

We offer introductory, advanced and custom training courses on virtual process modeling throughout the year. They are attended by thousands of students and engineers from around the world.

To reserve your spot for one of these training courses or for more information see below.

 

Basic Training

Symmetry Flare Workspace>

Course Description:

This course introduces attendees to the unparalleled capabilities of Symmetry Flare. With a single application engineers can now size relief devices, evaluate inlet piping and the header system, and analyze stack height along with the flare tip.

We will also show how Flare can link seamlessly to Flaresim for detailed radiation and dispersion calculations.

Calgary, AB - June 17, 2020

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Tulsa, OK - April 7, 2020

Dallas, TX - June 4, 2020

Houston, TX - June 18, 2020

Houston, TX - August 6, 2020

Denver, CO - October 1, 2020

Tulsa, OK - October 15, 2020

Houston, TX - November 12, 2020

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To register for a course please provide your name, company, and preferred course date.

Attendance is limited. Early registration is recommended. Laptops are required.

Symmetry Pipe Workspace>

Course Description

Attendees will learn how to maximize the potential of Symmetry's Pipe workspace by leveraging focused capabilities such as:

  • Shape file import for model building,

  • Advanced fluid characterization,

  • Elevation profile import and filtering,

  • Pigging and slugging studies,

  • and more.

Tulsa, OK - April 8, 2020

Dallas, TX - June 3, 2020

Houston, TX - June 17, 2020

Houston, TX - August 5, 2020

Denver, CO - September 30, 2020

Tulsa, OK - October 14, 2020

Houston, TX - November 11, 2020

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To register for a course please provide your name, company, and preferred course date.

Attendance is limited. Early registration is recommended. Laptops are required.

Symmetry Process Workspace>

Course Description:

This course is valuable for both new and experienced users as our trainers will walk attendees through property package selection, flowsheeting, model reporting, and more with a focus on 'tips and tricks' to enhance the user experience.

Calgary, AB - June 16, 2020

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Tulsa, OK - April 7, 2020

Dallas, TX - June 2, 2020

Houston, TX - June 16, 2020

Houston, TX - August 4, 2020

Denver, CO - September 29, 2020

Tulsa, OK - October 13, 2020

Houston, TX - November 10, 2020

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To register for a course please provide your name, company, and preferred course date.

Attendance is limited. Early registration is recommended. Laptops are required.

Custom Training>

For questions regarding customized courses or off-site training opportunities, contact us directly.

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Advanced Training

Symmetry Dynamics>

Course Description

The Dynamics course is a fast-paced, hands-on course where attendees receive in-depth instruction in dynamic model building and application of dynamic simulation in Symmetry. This course will provide attendees with a fundamental understanding of dynamic simulation and key differences from typical steady-state analysis. You will also learn the best workflow for converting steady-state models into dynamics, as well as building dynamic models from scratch including distillation columns, control strategies, and blowdown studies.

Areas of focus:

  • Understanding the dynamic simulation solution method

  • Best practice specifications, guidelines and rules

  • Unit operations – Dynamic models for commonly used unit operations, i.e., exchangers, compressors, pipes, pumps, separators, turbo-expanders, etc.

  • Depressuring studies including fire cases

  • Valves – Dynamic models for control valves and relief valves, including actuator dynamics, two phase relief and choked flow

  • Hydraulic Modeling in Symmetry Dynamics

  • Pipeline/gathering network pigging/slugging

  • Compressor Train modeling

  • Controller functionality, general discussion on tuning

  • Distillation column dynamics, configuring columns and controls

  • Transitioning models from Steady state to Dynamics, initializing models

  • Dynamic flare network modeling for relief/blowdown scenarios

  • Dynamic plant models (eg. cryogenic gas plants, amine & glycol units, sulfur recovery units) allowing control system analysis, operational studies, virtual plant startups, plant shutdowns, malfunctions, scenarios, etc.

  • Specialized unit operations – Selector block, Event Scheduler for automated scenarios, Cause & Effect Matrix, etc.

Houston, TX - September 15 - 16, 2020

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To register for a course please provide your name, company, and preferred course date.

Attendance is limited. Early registration is recommended. Laptops are required.

Symmetry Multiphase Flow Dynamics>

Course Description:

Led by our senior upstream consultants, this course will take a deep-dive into Symmetry's ability to evaluate liquid drop-out, generate pigging schedules, evaluate slug catcher design and control strategies and more. Attendees will also gain a fundamental understanding of the mulitphase mechanistic flow models available within Symmetry.

This seminar will also investigate:

  • How to create integrated gathering system pipeline and facility models in Symmetry

  • Analyzing the hydraulic, thermodynamic, and heat transfer behavior associated with pipeline design and operation

  • How to simulate pipeline pigging and formulate a pigging schedule

  • How to evaluate turndown and future expected phase flowrates at the design stage

  • How to check both steady-state and transient scenarios for risks of Hydrate formation and possibility of line blockage

  • Simulation of highly-transient safety incidents such as controlled blowdown and uncontrolled rupture   

 

Denver, CO - November 4 -5, 2020

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Attendance is limited. Early registration is recommended. Laptops are required.

Integrated Relief System Modeling / Steady State & Dynamics>

Course Description

With Symmetry's integrated workflow, attendees will learn how to take an existing process model and design a full relief system to ensure both equipment and people are properly protected. From relief load calculation to relief valve sizing through failure scenario identification and generation, attendees will be left with a full understanding of how to best design their full relief systems.

Houston, TX - December 9 - 10, 2020

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To register for a course please provide your name, company, and preferred course date.

Attendance is limited. Early registration is recommended. Laptops are required.