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Chemical Plant Operations

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Description

Plant operator training from Gatlin International is the convenient and affordable way to get the training you need to begin your career in one of the most in demand fields in the world today. With tens of thousands of chemical plants around the world the demand for qualified operations personnel is always high. Our plant operator training course provides the technical skills you need to land a high paying job virtually anywhere in the world and, unlike classroom based chemical operator training courses, our anytime, anywhere approach to learning makes it easier and more affordable than ever before. In addition to above average pay, chemical plant operators also enjoy a high degree of job stability when compared to many other industries. As more countries, around the world, become increasingly industrialized, the need for entry-level chemical plant operators is on the rise. In general, chemical plant operators begin their careers in entry-level positions and advance through the corporate ladder - often to senior management operations positions. A large portion of the chemical plant workforce is currently retiring which has created a critical shortage of qualified workers that many expect to continue for many years to come. Gatlin International is one of the few teaching institutions providing comprehensive, entry-level plant operator training.

Our chemical plant operator training programme is a unique, user-friendly programme designed for those who have minimal knowledge of plant operations, math, physics and chemistry. These necessary sciences are covered in great detail in the various course modules.

Chemical plant operators typically have responsibility for making sure unit process systems are in proper functioning order. The job of plant operator includes the following:

  • Consider personnel safety as the primary objective and ensure production processes are operating safely
  • Continually monitor instrumentation and the operation of equipment
  • Make adjustments to keep system process variables such as flows, temperatures and pressures within acceptable ranges
  • Detect potential and actual problems and take corrective action to prevent the interruption of system operations
  • Analyze operational trends and take corrective actions
  • Use standard operating procedures to start/stop production equipment
  • Maintain communication with other operators, maintenance and the management

Benefits of becoming a chemical plant operator:

  • High salary. Depending upon industry and location, generally entry-level chemical plant operators make $13.00 to $20.00 per hour. After a few years of experience generally the pay range is $18.00 to $30.00/hr.
  • Stable employment. Chemical plant operators are rarely laid off.
  • Employment portability. Nearly all regions of the United States have some chemical manufacturing facilities.
  • Career enhancement potential. Many entry-level chemical workers eventually make their way into supervisory and management positions.
  • Better benefits. Generally chemical plants have above-average benefits for workers.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Operate a chemical plant with safety as the prime consideration
  • Monitor instrumentation and the operation of equipment
  • Make adjustments to keep system process variables such as flows, temperatures and pressures within acceptable ranges
  • Detect potential and actual problems and take corrective action to prevent the interruption of system operations
  • Analyze operational trends and take corrective actions
  • Use standard operating procedures to start/stop production equipment
  • Maintain communication with other operators, maintenance and the management

Outline

  1. Basic Safety
  2. Basic Hazard Communication
  3. Basic Lockout-Tagout
  4. Math 1000: Basic Math 1
  5. Math 2000: Basic Math 2
  6. Math 2500: Basic Math 3
  7. Applied Physics 1
  8. Applied Physics 2
  9. Applied Physics 3
  10. Heat Exchangers
  11. Lubrication and Bearings
  12. Electrical Safety
  13. Electricity for Operators and Technicians
  14. Industrial Valves
  15. Compressed Air
  16. How to Read Process Drawings
  17. Basic Process Instrumentation and Control
  18. Pump Fundamentals
  19. Centrifugal Pumps: Operation
  20. Chemistry Fundamentals
  21. Chemical Reactions
  22. Chemical Reactors

Demo

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Additional Info

Languages
English
Course Length
400.00 hours
Duration of Access
All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Most programs allow you 180 days after you register to complete them. If you need more time, extensions are available.
Instructor
Dr. John Galiotos, Ph.D., is the instructor for this program. He has extensive experience as professor and chair for the process technology department at one of the largest community colleges in the country.
Prerequisites/Audience

To enroll in this program, you should have basic keyboarding and computer skills and be comfortable navigating the Internet and using e-mail. You should have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

This program is for you if you’re seeking entry-level employment in chemical plants.

Requirements/Materials Included

To take this program, you’ll need the following items:

  • Computer running Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT, or Windows 95/98
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher
  • Access to the Internet (a high-speed connection is recommended)

No textbooks are required for this program. You’re encouraged to print the on-screen program material for your reference. It’s a good idea to go through the printed material prior to job interviews.