gPROMS training courses

Advanced: Advanced Reactor Design for FBCR (1-day)

Generally, a successful small-scale (lab or pilot) reactor cannot be directly scaled-up to a large commercial-scale reactor due to different hydrodynamic characteristics between the two scales. Modelling techniques combined with experiments are very effective upon the scale-up design of a commercial-scale reactor in terms of reducing time, effort, and cost. For this purpose, modelling techniques should be able to effectively capture 3D hydrodynamics happening inside a commercial-scale reactor together with non-flow phenomena.

SPSE’s hybrid gPROMS-CFD modelling technologies engage CFD to reactor modelling in a cost-efficient way. "Non-flow" phenomena (reaction, multicomponent mass transfer, etc.) from gPROMS and "flow" phenomena (mixing, turbulence, etc.) from CFD are considered simultaneously using hybrid gPROMS-CFD interfaces. These interfaces make it possible to solve complex reaction systems in a reasonable time but can capture the right level of detail of physics necessary for predicting reactor performance. As a result, engineers can do a successful scale-up from small-scale to comer-scale with reduced time, cost, and risk.

There are various products in SPSE’s hybrid gPROMS-CFD modelling interfaces. This course focuses on designing multitubular FBCR (fixed-bed catalyst reactor) using "hybrid gPROMS-CFD Multitubular interface” developed for detailed multitubular reactor modelling.


This course is aimed at chemical and process engineers who wish to develop a commercial-scale multitubular reactor using hybrid gPROMS/CFD modelling technology with the minimum experiments (to identify reaction kinetics) done in the pilot-scale reactor.


This one-day course helps attendees to apply effectively advanced reactor design techniques to the design of commercial-scale fixed-bed catalytic reactors. It combines tutorials and hands-on sessions. By the end of this course, attendees will know how to:

  • Construct a flowsheet model of multitubular FBCR system in gPROMS
  • Find a set of reaction kinetic parameters using the model validation technique of gPROMS
  • Export the gPROMS model to CFD environment
  • Set and perform gPROMS-CFD hybrid multitubular simulation
  • Analyze hybrid simulation results in gPROMS and CFD environments


The course assumes that attendees have both knowledge of gPROMS to the level covered by the courses "Introduction: gPROMS Process" and "Advanced: Custom Modelling and Model Publishing," and usage experience of commercial CFD software, ANSYS Fluent.

Email to register

Please drop us an email for the dates and the course you would like to register for and we would get in touch.