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					  Refinery                                                  Desalination




                         Petrochemicals
Gas Plant                                                     Environment

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             King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
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                Overview
What is Chemical Engineering ?
Chemical Engineering at KFUPM
Chemical Engineering
Opportunities
Future of Chemical Engineering
in Saudi Arabia

                                 A Petrochemical Plant



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What is Chemical Engineering ?
 Chemical engineering deals with industrial processes in which
 raw materials are changed or separated into useful products.




           A view of chemical plant at night
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  Who is a Chemical Engineer ?
Chemical engineers must have knowledge of:
 Mathematics
 Physics
 Chemistry
 Engineering Concepts to design and safely
 operate chemical plants to produce value
 added products.

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Who is a Chemical Engineer ?
Chemical Engineers deal with plant-scale
production of chemicals
Involved in both economical and technical
calculations in chemical industry.
Design and Fabrication of the Plant to
accommodate high production capacity



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 Who is a Chemical Engineer ?
                                      -Continued
 The Chemical Engineer has also to consider:

the market value of the product
possible raw materials; how they can be
obtained?
regulations for petrochemicals production,
transportation, and storage.
Environmental concern of petrochemical
products
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Who is a Chemical Engineer ?
                               -Continued


Chemical & petrochemical plant operations
Optimization to increase profitability
Knowledge of process control for chemical
plants
Familiar with new technology for the
petrochemical industries


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Major Courses in Chemical
 Engineering Discipline

Mathematics
Physics
Chemistry
Mass Conservation Laws
Energy Conservation Laws



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Major Courses in Chemical
Engineering Discipline -Contd.
Thermodynamics
Fluid Mechanics
Heat Transfer
Mass Transfer
Unit Operations such as Distillation
Columns, Gas Absorbers, Gas Stripping
Reactor Design and Operation
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 Major Courses in Chemical
 Engineering Discipline -Contd.
Computer Applications
Process Design & Economics
Process Control
Optimization
Elective Courses:
          - Natural Gas processing
          - Environment
          - Petroleum Refining
          - Corrosion
          - Desalination
          - Petrochemicals

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   Chemical Engineering at
          KFUPM
               Our Mission
Provide Quality Education to Students
Contribute Effectively in the Development and
Operation     of    the Saudi    Chemical  and
Petrochemical Industries
Provide Advanced Technical Knowledge to
students in Classical Chemical Engineering and
other related fields
Prepare students to join the Saudi Industry
immediately after graduation
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Chemical Engineering at
      KFUPM        -Continued

Conduct Basic and Applied Research
relevant to the needs of the Kingdom.
Students are taught both core and
elective courses in chemical engineering
Students study 133 credit hours to earn
a B.S degree in Chemical Engineering


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     Faculty Strength
      Expertise in
 Catalysis & Kinetics
 Refining
                              Others: 9      Professors: 8
 Materials & Polymer
 Thermodynamics
                         Lecturers: 5         Assist. Profs: 10
 Process Control
 Separation Processes           Assoc. Profs: 9

 Computer Simulation
 Transport Phenomena
 Electrochemical Eng.
 Environment
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             Chemical Engineering at
                KFUPM (Facilities)
        Unit Operations
Unit Operations deals primarily
with steps used in either preparing
reactants, separating and purifying
the products, recycling unconverted
reactants, or controlling the energy
transfer into or out of the chemical
reactor
         Distillation Experiment
  (i.e., separation of chemicals)
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     Chemical Engineering at
      KFUPM (Facilities) -Continued
Unit Operation




 Continuous Distillation of a
Binary Mixture under steady
state conditions

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        Chemical Engineering at
         KFUPM (Facilities) -Continued
 Reaction Kinetics
Chemical aspects of processing are
studied in Reaction Kinetics.



   Neutralization of Aqueous
  Solution of Acetic Acid



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           Chemical Engineering at
            KFUPM (Facilities) -Continued

    Dynamics & Process
     Control
Applying control strategies in
operating modern processes
safely and profitably, while
satisfying plant quality standards

  Temperature,      Level
 and Flow rate control

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             Chemical Engineering at
              KFUPM (Facilities) -Continued
   Heat Transfer
Deals with mechanisms of energy
transfer and the fundamental relationships
used in evaluating the rate of the energy
transfer.


      Shell &         Tube     Heat
     Exchanger

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          Chemical Engineering at
           KFUPM (Facilities) -Continued
  Fluid Mechanics
Involves the study of the motion of
fluids and the forces that produce
these motions.



        Fluidized Bed (to
       promote mixing)

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          Chemical Engineering at
           KFUPM (Facilities) -Continued
  Mass Transfer
Transport of one-component
from a region of higher
concentration to that of a
lower concentration



  Drying Experiment


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             Chemical Engineering at
              KFUPM (Facilities) -Continued
  PC Applications
Simulation of Petrochemical
Plants & solution of chemical
engineering problems



Chemical Engineering
Computing laboratory

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              Chemical Engineering at
              KFUPM (Facilities) -Continued
Reaction Kinetics
Research lab


 RISER Simulator




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          Chemical Engineering
             Opportunities
Refineries                    Research & Dev.
Petrochemicals, Polymers      Optimization &
& Specialty Chemicals         Process Control
Water Resources Dev. &        Environmental Health
Recycle                       and Safety industries
Process Design & Simulation   Fertilizers, Cement
Natural Gas Processing        Biotechnology &
Desalination                  Pharmaceuticals
Air & Water Pollution         Pulp and Paper, Food
Control                       processing
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     Typical Career Paths

Process or Technical Engineer (3-5 years)
Operations Engineer (3-5 years)
Area Supervisor (3-5 years)
Technical Manager or Plant Supervisor (3-5
years)
Plant Manager (3 to 5 years)
Company Vice-President (3-5 years)
Company President (i.e., SADAF)
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         Major Employers

Saudi Aramco
SABIC Industries
Government Ministries in Petroleum, and
Petrochemicals.
Environmental Organizations
Government Ministries
Private Industries (hundreds of them)
Local Supplier Industries to Majors.
Research Laboratories

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    Future of Chemical
Engineering in Saudi Arabia

 Chemical Engineers have a very good
 future in Saudi Arabia.
 The Gas projects coming up will provide
 employment to a large number of Chemical
 Engineers




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Some Employers of Chemical
 Engineers in Saudi Arabia




    Saudi Aramco
 Ras-Tanura Refinery
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   Some Employers of Chemical
   Engineers in Saudi Arabia –Contd.



 YANPET Saudi-Yanbu
Petrochemical Company




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      Some Employers of Chemical
      Engineers in Saudi Arabia –Contd.



IBN HAYYAN National
Plastic Company, Al-Jubail




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     Some Employers of Chemical
     Engineers in Saudi Arabia –Contd.



SAFCO Saudi Arabian Fertilizer
Company, Dammam




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   Some Employers of Chemical
   Engineers in Saudi Arabia –Contd.


Ju’aymah Gas Plant




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  Chemical Engineering

Make Plans to become a
 Chemical Engineer today



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