2022 CPD accredited courses by Engineers for Africa

COURSES AVAILABLE in First Half 2022.

All courses are live, on-line and extend over 2 days.
Courses are not Webinars and are Fees based. 
IMPORTANT: - Extended Notes on each of the Courses follow.

All courses include:
a. Interesting pre-reading material is sent to attendees normally 2 days prior to the start.
b. Full course materials are emailed ahead to you for the course and your personal library.

c. Video links through Microsoft Teams still enable samples of products to be shown.
d. The Course framework is sent to attendees as an Excel Document enabling easy tracking.
e. Workshops which include case studies and worked examples are interspersed with tea and lunch breaks and all materials are sent ahead to attendees for these exercises.
f. A Certificate of Attendance with CPD points reflected is provided at the end of the event.
g. All courses carry 2 CPD points.

COURSES
1. On-line Course: Knowledge Management, Communication and Report Writing.
Includes sub-courses on Experts-Rating and The 4th Industrial Revolution.
2-3 February 2022.

2. On-line Course: Multi-variable Problems in Engineering (Analysis, Solution and Control).
Includes sub-courses on Master Workplace Economics & Extreme Variables (Fires, Explosions).
16-17 March 2022, 14-15 June 2022.     

3. On-line Course: Design of Vessels, Tanks and Piping.
Includes sub-courses on Design for Corrosion, Design-Bellows, Temperature-Pressure Ratings.
16-17 February 2022, 4-5 May 2022.

 4. On-line Course: Design of Pumping Systems. 
Includes sub-courses on Vessel-Basics, Design of Drives, VSDs, PLCs, Design of Seals, Bellows.
9-10 March 2022, 8-9 June 2022.
     

5. On-line Course: Design of Process Systems.
Includes sub-courses on Workplace Economics, Design of Batches, Design of Installations.
30-31 March 2022, 22-23 June 2022.    

6. On-line Course: Design of Materials.
Includes sub-courses on Materials-Economics, Experts-Rating, New Materials Trends.
13-14 April 2022.

7. On-line Course: Engineering Design as Creativity, Innovation and Value Adding.
Includes sub-courses on Imagineering, Experts-Rating, Analysis of Constraints.
23-24 February 2022, 18-19 May 2022.

8. On-line Course: Design of Piping Systems.
Includes sub-courses on Corrosion, Design-Bellows, Temperature-Pressure Ratings.
9-10 February 2022, 11-12 May 2022.

Engineers for Africa is renowned for the excellent and extensive case studies and worked examples we provide. These are unmatched in their range, relevance to the courses, and relevance to all the African workplaces.    

Standard Fees Rates are R4400 plus VAT for the full 2-day CPD Courses.
Quantity discounts are available for group attendances or multiple bookings paid in advance

For more information or to make your booking, contact John Broli at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

COURSE DETAILS

1. On-line Course: Knowledge Management, Communication & Report Writing

ECSA CPD Accreditation. Credits: 2 – CPD Reference number: SAIChE-384. Updated 2022.

E4A addresses knowledge management with respect to current rapid change, complexity and the importance of current knowledge expansion. These topics are introduced as a lead-in to the key topics of communication and report writing. We address approaches to communication and technical report writing with an overview to important fundamentals such as audience analysis, needs statements, target markets, bias and vested interests, impacts on communication and matters such as attention markers or lead-ins to many communications and other report writing requirements. The course then presents analytical tools (system analyses, scope analyses, information analyses) to use in the importance of thorough background analysis for good professional technical reports. There is also analysis of how information can be better presented and the hazards of poor presentation especially in spreadsheets and graphical analyses.

Further course content covers types of reports, types of styles and matters of report content.

Important guidelines, rules and good practices for each of the communication and report modes are then presented and discussed. Attendees will also develop and enhance their presentations, reports and overall communication skills. The expectations of the coming 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) to control processes with Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics, Advanced Instrumentation and BIG DATA analyses are then debated and the need to complete the 3rdIR.

MAIN OBJECTIVES

The main objective is to improve technical communication and writing skills of the attendees, thus providing enhanced communication of emails, and technical records and procedures. The course also sets out to provide a sound understanding of the nature of knowledge and information and the dominant role it plays in all communication in modern economies.

Economic benefits are achieved through reduction of errors and miscommunications in the workplace and thus improved control of processes and operations.  

 

2. On-line Course: Multi-variable Problems in Engineering (Analysis, Solution and Control).

ECSA CPD Accreditation. Credits: 2 – CPD Reference number: SAIChE-366. Updated 2022.

E4A has accumulated a wealth of information on the multi-variable problems that impact on modern process operations and control thereof.  Most modern processes are complex in nature and becoming increasingly so with every year that passes. This course first takes a look at the meaning and implications of complexity for variables control. After explaining a very broad viewpoint on the range of variables and variables interactions, this course addresses the need to understand the effect variables can have on processes and thus the high risks to profit loss and deterioration. There is a brief but appropriate training on the real cost of failed batches as rework or disposal costs to give context to the need for a total RIGHT FIRST TIME (RFT) philosophy.

The course thoroughly addresses the need to ensure proper detailed monitoring of all variables and the lock-in or fixing of variables through appropriate procedures – to in turn build up the RFT commitment. A range of industries are reviewed through case studies from the Southern African region. These case studies deal with basic variables problems and are thus at levels all staff can absorb and relate to.

This course is designed to guide and train attendees on the process of detailed research and review of every variable that can impact on a design, or process, or plant upgrade, and to draw up a systems diagram and Excel spreadsheet summary of the total variables in the system analysed. The participants are then directed to study the critical variables and propose solutions from the in-depth problem analysis performed. 

MAIN OBJECTIVES

The main objective is to build up skills of attendees in determining all variables in a system and especially highlighting the critical variables. The control methods and problem solving around critical variables is addressed under the non-conformance monitoring and removal system.

Economic benefits are achieved through process improvements that lead to energy or materials savings and tighter control of processes. The benefits arise especially from the control and enhancement of the critical variables identified.   

 

3. On-line Course: Design of Vessels, Tanks and Piping. Updated for 2022.

ECSA CPD Accreditation. Credits: 2 – CPD Reference number: SAIChE-383

The popular, unique and information packed course to enable those involved in design, projects and plant operations to analyse and design a range of process vessels, tanks and pipes in greater detail – thus achieving more cost-efficient and effective complete engineering designs aligned with each process requirement.

The vessel function and main design requirements are analysed through advanced systems, scoping, information and risk analytical methods. Each of the main materials types that can be applied in vessels designs are addressed in turn. Steels, Stainless Steels and Exotic Steels, Thermoplastics and Thermosets (Fibreglass), and Steel Plastic-lined Vessels are the main materials groupings evaluated. Applicable standards are addressed for each material and the critical variables in total design are fully addressed. Pressure Vessels are also addressed in a special sub-section. Hazardous Processes are discussed and attendees are introduced to the relevant design standards for hazards products.

The final summary is prepared as a series of DESIGN STAGES OR STEPS in a master chart with control checklists and the appropriate design standards and design limitations are discussed and finalized. Interesting and unusual case studies are also presented.

MAIN OBJECTIVES

A range of competencies are enhanced including use of engineering design and contextual judgement, developing knowledge-based engineering problem-solving, and other key design practices. The main objective is to widen knowledge of the materials choices in design of vessels and enable engineers to do the first level, or basic design of vessels, tank and piping before procuring the final detailed design from professional specialist suppliers or design consultants.

Economic benefits are achieved through the evaluation of different materials and assessing the most effective materials for the given process variables, service needs and potential hazards.

 
4. On-line Course: Design of Pumping Systems. Updated for 2022.

ECSA CPD Accreditation. Credits: 2 – CPD Reference number: SAIChE-369

This popular, unique and information packed course to enable those involved in design, projects and plant operations to analyse and design a range of pumping systems in greater detail – thus achieving more cost-efficient and effective complete engineering designs aligned with each process requirement.

This course provides first overviews the range of pumps available and then addresses all the technical points of pump design such as piping hydraulics, pump sizing, pump curves, NPSH and how a pump’s operation is reflected in the curves. A solid presentation of all pump design parameters including seals is presented. Special pump types are then addressed and reviewed, covering plastic pumps, chemical service steel shrouded pumps, chemical service sump pumps, diaphragm pumps and other services, such as magnetic driven pumps.

The assessment of pipe layouts and the conditions of the pump operation (such as water hammer, pump sparing and others) are followed through to a detailed selection of the pump

for the relevant service.

There are also some sub-courses that are always added such as bellows design and corrosion as materials selection parameters - to broaden the course and provide the full pump system design considerations.

MAIN OBJECTIVES

The main objective is to develop skills of attendees to approach pump designs as a total systems design including vessel drain connections, piping systems and control circuits such as VSD and PLC designs. Attendees are also guided to include key components such as check valves, filter systems and bellows to protect against water hammer and other systems mechanical loading.

Economic benefits are achieved through optimization of the total pumping system and power savings from specialised VSD and PLC control systems.   

 

5. On-line Course: Design of Process Systems. Updated for 2022.

ECSA CPD Accreditation. Credits: 2 – CPD Reference number: SAIChE-368

A new information rich course to enable those involved in plant operations, general design, and projects to analyse, design and select equipment appropriate for a total systems approach and a range of liquid-liquid or solid-solid processes or other blends. 

This course first shows how the best approach is treating process design as a total system of process equipment, pumps, pipes and storage or process vessels. These components (the equipment) are considered as sub-systems of the total system being analysed.
Special mills, reactors, agitators, filters and other equipment such as pipes and pumps are then addressed and reviewed, covering liquid-liquid services, powder services and other services.  

There are also some sub-courses that are always added such as motor drive systems (including VSDs), platform design and corrosion as materials selection parameters - to broaden the course and provide the full sub-systems design considerations.

The equipment designs and thus selection is analysed through the E4A advanced systems, scoping, information and risk analytical methods. Important variables critical to equipment designs are also thoroughly evaluated. The final scope is prepared with control checklists and the appropriate and available design bases are discussed and selected. Interesting and unusual case studies are also presented.

MAIN OBJECTIVES  

The lead objective is to develop skills of approaching process systems as a total design system. 
E4A focuses on key approaches to the total process design, points of critical importance and prior recorded failures, and thus serves to make the attendees aware of the wider but important considerations of equipment types and design of complete process systems.

Economic benefits are achieved by optimization of the total design of each process system.

  

6. On-line Course: Design of Materials. Updated for 2022.

MATERIALS IN DESIGN - PROCESSES, PROPERTIES, PERFORMANCES

ECSA CPD Accreditation. Credits: 2 – CPD Reference number: SAIChE-380

E4A has a wide-ranging content of engineering materials information and provides a course covering selection of materials in a series of services such as engineering parts and equipment designs. The course covers selected applications in various processes, important materials properties and key details of manufacturing and assembly that should be carefully considered for successful long-term performance life in service. This course is thus to be considered as a broad-based overview of selection and design of materials for practical and reliable in-plant services. 

It is not possible to address every point of material selection and design in service, but E4A focuses on key approaches to the designs, points of critical importance and prior recorded failures, and thus serves to make the attendees aware of the wider but important considerations of each material and standard. The use of industry standards and ratings of institutes (such as API for rating of pipes) - both metal and plastic and the service conditions to which the nominal coding applies - are a special and interesting sub-section addressed.

Each year there are new materials developments added and in the 2021 edition we have also added content on the new E4A approach termed GREY INNOVATION. This leads on to savings and profit leverage that can be achieved through deeper understanding of design benefits from application of Grey Innovation design concepts. We take you through the simplified but very effective workplace economics models that E4A has developed.

Economic benefits are achieved by optimization of the total design of each material system.
We strive through our course examples and case studies to drive the economic payback.

 

7. On-line Course: Engineering Design as Creativity, Innovation and Value Adding. Updated for 2022. Includes sub-courses on Imagineering, Experts-Rating, Analysis of Constraints.

ECSA CPD Accreditation. Credits: 2 – CPD Reference number: SAIChE-381. 

A new and interesting course to enhance creative developments and innovative ideas in all fields of engineering. There is something of a dire need for creative work in Africa and it is important to see the possibilities in the right perspective. The course first addresses the thought processes of the human mind and the sub-conscious mind to point out the first level of important constraints from human biases and illusions and then addresses an interesting, focussed summary of thinking processes from global leaders in these studies.
A main topic of review is counter-intuitive thinking as so much of big science (Einstein, Planck) innovation and engineering is counter-intuitive (CI) and a lot of CI thinking has pointed the way to seeking opportunities for innovation and importantly value adding. Prior times have seen much CI research work done under the auspices of E4A and associate companies and CI is thus used as a main sector of case studies for this course.

Du Pont was also an associate of E4A and E4A predecessors and a short course on their awards program is also addressed to use as illustrations of innovative work.

The IChemE program titled – Chemical Engineering Matters will also be shared.

An overview of intellectual property (IP) – its nature, value & limitations will be presented.

This course also provides an analysis of constraints from marketing, cost of development, human needs focus and energy optimisation.

The concluding sessions will address a range of developments that overcame hurdles and these will be used to direct effort in future workplaces.

MAIN OBJECTIVES 

The lead objective is to develop skills amongst attendees to seek out opportunities that can be applied in the African workplace to add value to African companies and benefit economies on many fronts. Much emphasis will be placed on avoiding excessive constraints and keeping an open mind to drive new business opportunities and achieve real value-add.  

Economic benefits are achieved through break-through new processes and products.


8. On-line Course: Design of Piping Systems. Updated for 2022.

ECSA CPD Accreditation. Credits: 2 – CPD Reference number: SAIChE-382.

This new Course covers an interesting range of pipe selection details and presents various piping system types for a range of industries and applications. This information packed course enables those involved in design, projects and plant operations to assess the design requirements of various pipeline systems for a range of services from water to highly corrosive systems and judge the materials suitable for each application. The range of services is also considered from the perspective of pressure pipe services, steam services and special installation design details – thus achieving more cost-efficient and effective complete engineering designs aligned with each process requirement.

The piping systems are also analysed through special systems, scoping, information and risk analytical methods. Each of the main materials types that can be applied in piping designs are addressed in turn. Steels, Stainless Steels and Exotic Steels, Thermoplastics and Thermosets (Fibreglass), and Steel Plastic-lined Piping are the main materials groupings evaluated. Applicable standards are addressed for each material and the critical variables in total design are fully addressed. Pressure Piping is also addressed in a special sub-section. Hazardous Processes are discussed and attendees are introduced to the relevant design standards for hazardous products.

The final summary is prepared as a series of DESIGN STAGES OR STEPS in a master chart with control checklists and the appropriate design limitations are discussed and finalized. Interesting and unusual case studies are also presented.

MAIN OBJECTIVES

A range of competencies are enhanced including use of engineering design and contextual judgement, developing knowledge and variable-based engineering problem-solving, and other key design practices. The main objective is to widen knowledge of the materials choices in design of piping and enable engineers to do the first level, or basic design of piping before procuring the final detailed design from professional specialist piping engineers or pipe design consultants.

Economic benefits are achieved through the evaluation of different materials and assessing the most effective materials for the given process variables, service needs and potential hazards. 

 

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TOTAL COST PER PERSON: R4400.00 (EXCL. VAT).  All programs are on-line.
For registered SAIChE, SAIMechE, SACI members: R4200.00 (EXCLUDING VAT) per attendee
Bulk rate for 3 or more Courses pp per annum:      R4000.00
(EXCLUDING VAT) per attendee
Bulk rate for 3 or more Attendees of 1 company:  R4000.00
(EXCLUDING VAT) per attendee
Special Large Group rates are provided on request.

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