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  • 08 May 09 May
    On-line Course: Corrosion, Cracks, Catastrophes.

    CPD 3 credits. CPD Ref. No. SAIChE-421 Provider: E4A (SAIChE-SPV-004)
    Includes various sub-courses on Corrosion and Oxidation, Stress Corrosion Cracking, Permeation, Hydrogen Embrittlement, Cracks and Micro-cracks, Corrosion Barriers and Corrosion Allowances, Corrosion Charts, Fires and Explosions.
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  • 15 May 16 May
    On-line Course: Engineering Report Writing, Presentations, Communication.

    CPD 2 credits. CPD Ref. No. SAIChE-384 Provider: E4A (SAIChE-SPV-004)
    Includes sub-courses: Technical Presentations, Technical Scoping & The 4th Industrial Revolution.
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  • 22 May 23 May
    On-line Course: Design of Piping Systems

    CPD 3 credits. CPD Ref. No. SAIChE-434 Provider: E4A (SAIChE-SPV-004)
    Includes Sub-courses: Pipe Sizing, Corrosion, Temperature-Pressure Ratings, Installations.
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  • 27 May 28 May
    On-line Course: Design for Optimum Electrical Power Usage.

    CPD 2 credits. CPD Ref. no: SAIChE-390 Provider: E4A (SAIChE-SPV-004)
    Includes various sub-courses on Static Electricity - Fire and Explosion Risks, Solar Power, VSDs.
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  • 30 May 31 May
    On-line Course: Managing Risk and Legal Liabilities in Engineering

    CPD 3 credits. CPD Ref. no: SAIChE-437 Provider: E4A (SAIChE-SPV-004)
    Legal Terms in SA Engineering
    Includes Sub-Courses: Overview of Liabilities and Risk; Legal Frameworks for Eng. incl. Contracts, Terms + Conditions, Warrantees.
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On-line Course: Corrosion, Cracks, Catastrophes.

CPD online

08 MayMay
online

CPD 3 credits. CPD Ref. No. SAIChE-421 Provider: E4A (SAIChE-SPV-004)

Includes various sub-courses on Corrosion and Oxidation, Stress Corrosion Cracking, Permeation, Hydrogen Embrittlement, Cracks and Micro-cracks, Corrosion Barriers and Corrosion Allowances, Corrosion Charts, Fires and Explosions. 

This EXCITING and EXTENSIVE new Course covers an in-depth review of the 3 GREATEST RISKS in Engineering Design at a level beneficial to all engineering disciplines. The range of topics covered is immense and the course provides attendees with lots of basic principles and many design guidelines and checklists.              
This high-grade course enables engineers and scientists involved in design, projects and plant operations to assess the design requirements for addressing corrosion, crack avoidance and hazards risks at a first level of basic professional design assessment.
 
This Course focusses firstly on corrosion, sets out many aspects of the various corrosion types and mechanisms, and compares the way in which materials are selected for service in various corrosive environments. The use of variables analyses, special E4A analytical methods, and E4A selected corrosion charts, paves the way to the choice of materials for industry applications.             

The Course then sets out various crack types and mechanisms, and shows how materials are selected for service while limiting the crack prone services and thus the next level of material selection for service in industry. The Course especially addresses those aspects of risk that initiate cracks and crack propagation, as well as important critical variables such as stress corrosion cracking (SCC) and embrittlement, notably hydrogen embrittlement,   

The third main section of the Course addresses those areas of risk that are particularly hazardous in most industries with the main emphasis on fire and explosion hazards avoidance by design.  
The topics addressed are centered on the identification of critical variables in the total system analyses.    

The final summary is prepared as a series of DESIGN STAGES OR STEPS in the E4A master chart manner with control checklists and the appropriate design approaches. We include in the Course Interesting and unusual case studies and factual examples of materials selection and application.  

There is a full scope of reading material that extends the Course to enable the award of 3 CPD points and we will provide those details and discuss with attendees how these details can be addressed, at the time of your registration for the Course. The full live attendance remains at 2 days.

MAIN OBJECTIVES

The main objective is to provide engineers with the fundamentals of design and risk management of the 3 GREATEST RISKS subjects of the Course and to thereby limit risk of failure and avoid the excessive costs of failure and downtime stemming from failure. 
Economic benefits are achieved also with the materials cost savings in the designs concluded. 

Presenter: John Broli. (MD E4A) 

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.

IMPORTANT -
Extended Notes on each course follows.

On-line Course: Engineering Report Writing, Presentations, Communication.

CPD online

15 MayMay
Online

CPD 2 credits. CPD Ref. No. SAIChE-384 Provider: E4A (SAIChE-SPV-004)

Also called: Engineering Report Writing, Presentations, Communication.

Includes sub-courses: Technical Presentations, Technical Scoping & The 4th Industrial Revolution

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.

Attendee comments:
“The course enlightened me well on the small details that matter in communication”, Tebogo P.;
“A great course. I will especially use the tools for report writing of my technical reports”, Siphamandla B.

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.

Presenter: John Broli. (MD E4A) Tel: 082 786 8507.    

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.

IMPORTANT -
Extended Notes on each course follows.

On-line Course: Design of Piping Systems

CPD online

22 MayMay
online

CPD 3 credits. CPD Ref. No. SAIChE-434 Provider: E4A (SAIChE-SPV-004)

Includes Sub-courses: Pipe Sizing, Corrosion, Temperature-Pressure Ratings, Installations.

This relatively new Course covers a very wide and 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 piping in industry is also considered from the perspective of a wide range of services, such as pressure piping, 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, but not only, 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.              
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. 

Attendee comments:      
“A great course which I really enjoyed”, Grant D.;
“Thank you for presenting a very relevant and interesting course”, Wikus P.             

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.

Presenter: John Broli. (MD E4A) 

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.

IMPORTANT -
Extended Notes on each course follows.

On-line Course: Design for Optimum Electrical Power Usage.

CPD online

27 MayMay
Online

CPD 2 credits. CPD Ref. no: SAIChE-390 Provider: E4A (SAIChE-SPV-004)

Includes various sub-courses on Static Electricity - Fire and Explosion Risks, Solar Power, VSDs. 

This new Course covers an interesting range of electrical engineering topics at a level beneficial to all engineering disciplines and guides the course attendees with lots of basic electrical principles and many design guidelines and checklists. This information packed course enables those involved in design, projects and plant operations to assess the design requirements of electrical systems at a first level of design for power saving and then to conclude the full detailed design with specialist electrical engineering consultants in industry.

This course focusses on power savings and optimization of power usage, primarily in the process industries. The course also reviews electric motors and related drives and equipment from the perspective of and needs of all professional engineers, and especially in the context of process industries. The course also addresses strategies of power saving in industry.
There is a presentation of the main power equations of process equipment to enhance power savings. These are an interesting topic and seldom widely applied in industry, primarily of lack of awareness of the economic benefits that can be achieved.
Energy saving checklists are also provided for all the main equipment types such as process mixers, pumps, fans, blowers, compressors and suchlike.
There is an interesting overview of solar energy also provided in a sub-course with interesting indications of new trends expected to be applied in industry in the near future.
The hazards of power as static electricity and lightning are discussed in a sub-section that shows the risks arising of fire and explosions from static electricity.
An important and interesting sub-course is also provided illustrating variable speed drives (VSDs) as key power optimization equipment.
The final summary is prepared as a series of DESIGN STAGES OR STEPS in a master chart with control checklists and the appropriate design approach. Interesting and unusual case studies are also presented.

MAIN OBJECTIVES  

The main objective is to provide engineers with the fundamentals of design for efficient electrical energy usage and thereby to achieve an optimal power usage design. 
Economic benefits are achieved through the power savings achieved in the designs concluded. 

Comments attendees
"This was an excellent workshop and very interesting subject matter. The presenter has excellent all-round general knowledge on this subject." D.G. Naidoo.

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.

Presenter: John Broli. (MD E4A) Tel: 082 786 8507.    

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.

IMPORTANT -
Extended Notes on each of the Courses follows.

On-line Course: Managing Risk and Legal Liabilities in Engineering

CPD online

30 MayMay
online

CPD 3 credits. CPD Ref. no: SAIChE-437 Provider: E4A (SAIChE-SPV-004)

Includes special selection of sub-courses of Important Legal Terms in South African Engineering and relevance of Competencies and Negligence; Overview of Liabilities and Risk; Legal Frameworks for Engineering including Contracts, Terms and Conditions, Warrantees and Guarantees; Engineering Standards, Codes and Liabilities;
OSH Act, Regulations, SANS 347, SANS 310 and Design Liabilities.

This important Course is on the management of risk and legal liabilities in engineering analyses risks and liabilities that affect all engineering products and projects and can of course lead to outcomes of litigation and substantial penalties and legal claims. Risks, liabilities, and failures are studied extensively and are linked to the essential role of designed lifetimes of engineered products.            

The liabilities for professional engineers and engineering companies are considered through the main legally relevant documents such as Terms and Conditions, Design Lifetimes, Guarantees and Warrantees, and SEP and GEP (Sound Engineering and Good Engineering Practices).
Important factors and principles in design are then evaluated and discussed including negligence, competency, and the importance of the Engineering Standards in managing risk and legal liabilities. There is detailed attention to the subjects of compliance to the appropriate Engineering Standards, especially the responsibilities of Professional Engineers spelt out in the Standards.     

The Course also addresses the OSH Act and the Regulations therein and the impact on engineering design approaches as well as the links to Engineering Standards such as SANS 347 (Pressure Vessels) and SANS 310 (Storage of Hazardous Chemicals). The NEMA and SEMA Acts are also dealt with as areas of potentially high liabilities and penalties and are introduced under the environmental principles, decision making and penalties and liabilities topics, which are all core to the Act. The ISO 9001 sub-course also mentions and provides key points from ISO 9001 and especially the topic of non-conformances.         Non-conformances have a high probability of being the cause of failure, which when significant, can lead on to failure consequences that can or may invite litigation.

There is an important sub-course included for the Design Algorithm that E4A provides to manage designs and thereby limitation and avoidance of risk and liabilities. This sub-course also shows the importance of the analysis of critical variables. There is also a linked toolbox sub-course provided on materials and corrosion as the lead factor in degradation and thus a high-risk area in design.

Finally there are selected risk sub-courses analyzed and presented to the attendees as well as risk checklists for all the major equipment types. There are also many sub-courses and supporting literature for attendees to study in the private time planned sector.                      
The final summary is prepared as a series of DESIGN STAGES OR STEPS in the E4A master chart manner with control checklists and the appropriate design approaches. We include in the Course Interesting and unusual case studies and factual examples of risk management.

MAIN OBJECTIVES

The main objective is to provide engineers with the fundamentals of risk management and legal liabilities avoidance in design and practice and to thereby limit the risk of failure and avoid the excessive costs of failure and downtime resulting.

 
Economic benefits are achieved also with the materials cost savings in the designs concluded.

Presenter: John Broli. (MD E4A) Tel: 082 786 8507.    

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.

IMPORTANT - 

Extended Notes on each of the Courses follows

SAIChE news

May 28, 2024

New Issue Quarterly: South African Journal of Chemical Engineering

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This open access Journal has a 2022 CiteScore 6.9 and is top quartile journal in four Scopus categories (Education, Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes, Energy…
February 01, 2024

GCCE2024 - Global Congress of Chemical Engineering

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Registrations Open: 1 March 2024
January 31, 2024

ANNUAL INVOICES for 2024

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Annual Invoices for 2024 were emailed end January 2024.
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