Archived: VIRTUAL SHORT COURSE | Fluid Transfer and Liquid Mixing – Module 1

A virtual course delivered by Britest Ltd in conjunction with Scientific Update

Date: 16 November - 16 November 2020

Location: Online Event

Tutors: Mr Robert Peeling, Dr Mark Talford

This VIRTUAL short course is split into 3 modules and part of the well-received “Chemical Engineering: What Scientists and Other Disciplines Need to Know” course. You can have the choice to attend one, two or all three modules.  This module is set to take place on Monday, November 16th at 2.00pm – 5.00pm GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).  If you are also interested in the full Introduction to Chemical Engineering Science, click here for more details.

These modules have been developed, and are presented, by chemical engineers and chemists who specialise in facilitating knowledge transfer and understanding between different scientific and engineering disciplines working at the R&D-manufacturing interface. They do not dwell on the derivation of mathematical formulae or equations used in chemical engineering design, but instead focuses on what other disciplines need to know about the information and data that chemical engineers require for design, scale-up and process troubleshooting.

Chemical engineering without mathematics is impossible, but only relevant mathematics is presented at a level that should not trouble anyone with a numerate scientific degree.   Other disciplines do not need to know how to design plants or equipment and the modules do not attempt to teach this. They focus on understanding chemical engineering principles to promote clear communication between disciplines, facilitating information and knowledge transfer.

If you are interested in the other two modules, please click on the dates below, along with the Introduction to Chemical Engineering.  Please note there is a special discount if you attend the full course and all three modules.

Module 2 – Mass Transfer Applications | Tuesday, November 17th – 2.00pm – 5.00pm BST

Module 3 – Heat Transfer Equipment and Drying | Wednesday, November 18th – 2.00pm – 5.00pm BST

Introduction to Chemical Engineering Virtual Course | November 2nd – 5th – 2.00pm – 5.00pm BST

Module Outline

Module Outline

Based on the well-received face-to-face Chemical Engineering course, these modules have been structured to provide flexibility in a virtual training environment.  Interactivity is retained by enabling participants to split out into virtual break-out rooms to work on examples that help cement understanding of the material presented. Each module duration will be 3 hours.

Module 1: Fluid Transfer and Liquid Mixing

Fluid transfer systems

  • Reynolds number
  • Pressure drop in pipes
  • Types of pump and pump selection

Liquid mixing

  • Applications of mixing
  • Types of agitators
  • Mixing regimes and their effects on process
  • Solid-liquid and gas-liquid mixing

Module Objectives

  • Chemists, biologists and engineers regularly interact and collaborate in process R&D projects. For effective team working they should each understand the needs and objectives of the other disciplines.
  • These modules give scientists and other engineering disciplines an introduction to some key aspects of the application of chemical engineering science to…
    • 1) Fluid transfer and liquid mixing
    • 2) Mass transfer applications
    • 3) Heat transfer equipment and Drying
  • The objective is to enable delegates to be aware of the impact of chemical engineering principles on successful scale-up and process problem solving.  The principle aim is that delegates will be able to discuss chemical engineering issues affecting their processes and relate them to their own areas of expertise.

What's Included

The course fee includes:

  • one module
  • course certificate at the end
  • PDF’s of the slides sent in advance of the course

Please note recordings of any sessions will not be shared.


2018 Delegate

Course topic was very interesting and definitely made me reconsider how to think or consider things from now on. Also will help me to understand my colleagues and their views better.

2018 Delegate

Very good course, covering important fundamentals of chem engineering and relates them to practical applications useful as introduction to subject, as well as a refresher.