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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 Tech Day>

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a Symmetry tech day June 15th- 17th from 9am to 1pm (Central) each day.
  
This tech day is over three consecutive days which gives you the option to attend a single day or any combination of the full three-day course depending on your simulation needs.

Each day focuses on one of the core workspaces within Symmetry: Process (VMGSim) Workspace, Pipe Workspace (Multiphase Pipeline Networks), and Flare Workspace – Flaresim (PRV, Flare Header Networks and Radiation Calculations).

This is a complimentary course and is open to anyone who would like to attend. Attendees will need to have Symmetry installed before the start of the course. Prior to the course, we will provide temporary licenses of Symmetry where required. For proper usage of Symmetry, attendees will also need Microsoft Visio installed on their computer. Additional information regarding PC requirements will be provided upon registration.

 

Day 1 - June 15

Symmetry Process (VMGSim) Workspace Tech Day
9:00am - 1:00pm Central Time

This tech day is valuable for both new and experienced users as our trainers will walk attendees through property package selection, flow sheeting, model reporting, and more with focus on 'tips and tricks' to enhance the user experience. You are guided through the creation of a series of typical simulation case examples in Symmetry covering oil & gas processing, refinery units, petrochemical facilities, gas treating with glycols and amines, fluid characterization, NGL recovery and fractionation.

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Day 2 - June 16

Symmetry Pipe Workspace Tech Day
9:00am - 1:00pm Central Time

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

  • Shape file import model building,
  • Advanced fluid characterization,
  • Elevation profile import and filtering,
  • Pigging and slugging studies,
  • And more.

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Day 3 - June 17

Symmetry Flare Workspace & Flaresim Tech Day
9:00am - 1:00pm Central Time

Day three introduces to the unparalleled capabilities of the Symmetry Flare & Flaresim. With a single application engineers can now size relief devices, evaluate inlet, outlet and header system pipelines hydraulically, develop radiation calculations and analyze stack height along with the flare tip. We will also show how Symmetry Flare can link seamlessly to Flaresim for detailed KO Drum sizing and dispersion calculations (flammability and toxicity).

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Symmetry Flare Workspace>

Course Description:

This course introduces the unparalleled capabilities of the Symmetry Flare & Flaresim. With a single application engineers can now size relief devices, evaluate inlet, outlet and header system pipelines hydraulically, develop radiation calculations and analyze stack height along with the flare tip. We will also show how Symmetry Flare can link seamlessly to Flaresim for detailed KO Drum sizing and dispersion calculations (flammability and toxicity).

Tech Day - June 17, 2021
9:00am - 1:00pm

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This is a complimentary course and is open to anyone who would like to attend. Attendees will need to have Symmetry installed before the start of the course. Prior to the course, we will provide temporary licenses of Symmetry where required. For proper usage of Symmetry, attendees will also need Microsoft Visio installed on their computer. Additional information regarding PC requirements will be provided upon registration.

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. 

Tech Day - June 16, 2021
9:00am - 1:00pm Central Time

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This is a complimentary course and is open to anyone who would like to attend. Attendees will need to have Symmetry installed before the start of the course. Prior to the course, we will provide temporary licenses of Symmetry where required. For proper usage of Symmetry, attendees will also need Microsoft Visio installed on their computer. Additional information regarding PC requirements will be provided upon registration.

Symmetry Process Workspace>

Course Description:

This training day is valuable for both new and experienced users as our trainers will walk attendees through property package selection, flow sheeting, model reporting, and more with focus on 'tips and tricks' to enhance the user experience. You are guided through the creation of a series of typical simulation case examples in Symmetry covering oil & gas processing, refinery units, petrochemical facilities, gas treating with glycols and amines, fluid characterization, NGL recovery and fractionation.

TechDay - June 15, 2021
9:00am - 1:00pm Central Time

Register

This is a complimentary course and is open to anyone who would like to attend. Attendees will need to have Symmetry installed before the start of the course. Prior to the course, we will provide temporary licenses of Symmetry where required. For proper usage of Symmetry, attendees will also need Microsoft Visio installed on their computer. Additional information regarding PC requirements will be provided upon registration.

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.

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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   

 

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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.

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