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Who is the course for?
This eLearning course is aimed at individuals working in the oil and gas industry with natural gas and gas liquids. It is particularly suited to those who have already completed our Natural Gas Liquids and Liquified Natural Gas (NGL & LNG) Part 1 course.
Is previous experience required?
It is expected that as a participant in this course you will have a basic understanding of the properties and processing of natural gas liquids. The topics covered in our Natural Gas Liquids and Liquified Natural Gas (NGL & LNG) Part 1 course are assumed as prior knowledge for this Part 2 course.
How will the course benefit me?
Natural gas is now one of the most widely used energy sources in the world. This course will build on your existing knowledge of natural gas processing by providing an overview of the chemical and physical properties of gas liquids, and how gas liquids are stored both on- and offshore.
The knowledge gained in this course will help you deepen your understand of NGL and LNG processing. The course also covers health and safety issues associated with gas liquids.
How will the course benefit my company?
As natural gas becomes more important as an energy source, it is vital that companies employ people who understand how it is produced, processed and stored. A good understanding of the risks involved in gas liquid processing can help to reduce incidents and improve safety.
What standards are referenced in the course?
This course is written to current HSE guidelines and industry best practice, and references examples of standard-setting bodies such as the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and the Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operations (SIGTTO).
Is there an assessment?
Once you have completed the course, you will be asked a series of questions to check your knowledge and understanding. These are based on the learning objectives for the course and have a pass mark of 80%.
• Identify the organic group associated with gas liquids
• Identify the main molecular components of the hydrocarbon alkane series
• Describe the molecular structure of the alkane series
• Identify the alkane boiling points
• Explain how vapour pressure plays an important role in the processing of gas liquids
• Describe the physical properties of hydrocarbons
• Describe how multi-component mixtures affect the processing of gas liquids
• Explain the purpose of shore-based liquefied storage tanks
• Describe the equipment used for storage under pressure at ambient temperature
• Identify the two main standards for pressurised storage tanks
• Describe the different types of containment systems
• Describe the storage methods at atmospheric pressure in refrigerated conditions
• Identify the two main internationally recognised standards for low-temperature vertical storage tanks
• Identify the materials used for low-temperature storage tanks
• Illustrate the sequence in size of shore storage tanks
• Describe the hazards of liquefied gas shore storage tanks
• Describe the various types of liquefied gas carrier ships
• Describe the main types of cargo containment systems
• Describe typical LNG carrier cargo equipment and systems
• Describe the main equipment and systems of a liquefied gas terminal
• Describe typical cargo-handling operations
• List the advantages and disadvantages of different gas carrier propulsion systems
• Explain why the safety record of producing, storing and transporting liquefied gas is improving
• Explain the difference between hazard and risk
• Describe the hazards associated with liquefied gas operations
• Explain the importance of HSE legislation and regulations in the liquefied gas industry
• Internet Access - Users will need a computer or device with a web browser and an internet connection.
• System - Runs on desktop computers and tablets. Microsoft Windows 7, 8 and 10 and MAC OS. Apple Tablets running IOS 11.
• Browser - Runs on Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari, no plug-ins required
• Minimum browser size - 1024x672
• Audio – Requires speaker or headphones.
• Notes - Not suitable for smartphones
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