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Technical Courses

Lab Safety

This course is intended to provide information for laboratory personnel such as chemists, senior chemists, lab technologists, laboratory supervisors, lab designers, R & D engineers etc about the Quality Control Methods adopted in the chemical laboratory on various products.

Course Outline:-
1. Identifying Quality Control Requirements for products.
2. Specifications for feed stock / finished products
3. Identifying critical quality tests
4. Test methods for

  • Density
  • Viscosity
  • Refractive index
  • Distillation range
  • Melting point
  • Composition
  • Average boiling point
  • Catalyst composition
  • Catalyst activity
  • % Conversion
5. Tests for polymers
  • PONA Analysis
  • Olefin tests
  • Feed composition
  • Particle size distribution
  • Average particle size determination
  • Polymerization degree tests
  • Melt flow index
  • Melting point
  • Molecular mass determination
6. Analytical methods for gases and liquids
  • Conventional Analysis
  • Liquid and Gas chromatography
7. Specification for hydrocarbon mixes
  • Molecular weight estimation for gases
  • Molecular weight of liquids
  • Molecular weight of heavy products
  • Molecular weight of polymers
8. Calibrating analytical instruments
9. On-line analyzers
10. Correction of off-spec parameters
11. Blending rules
  • Optimal product mix blend vs profitability
  • Chemical laboratory – profit center
  • Future Trends and Case Studies
  • Computer Based Quality Control
  • Safety Considerations
12. Quality Control Basics
  • Statistical Quality control
  • Basic Control Actions
  • Feedback/Troubleshooting
  • Process Variables on quality
  • Blend Simulation
  • Discussion

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