Polybed™ Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) System Training

Course Details

This course is designed for personnel who deal directly with the UOP PSA unit and want to know how to optimize its performance and on-stream reliability. The course objective is to give operators a thorough understanding of the PSA process through step-by-step sequencing of all aspects of unit operations. This is a discussion-based session, designed to encourage interaction and sharing of information among participants. You will learn about the various aspects of the PSA process and the principles of adsorption. You will get the most from this session if you have some prior knowledge of PSA technology.

  • Understanding PSA Basics
  • Understanding the Operating Parameters of the PSA unit
  • Understanding the PSA controls
  • Review of PSA Normal Operations and Startup Procedure


This course is designed for Process or Operation Engineers; Unit Operators and Shift Supervisors; Instrumentation & Process Controls Specialists.

Day 1
Day 2
PSA Basics Normal Operation
Adsorption Principles Start-up procedure
PSA Process Alarms
Operating parameters Shutdowns
Cycle details Troubleshooting
Switchover / Switchback Troubleshooting Cases
PSA Controls Instrumentation/Control System
Operator Interface


To ensure an effective virtual learning environment UOP will ensure that the training is delivered in concise virtual sessions to prevent learner fatigue. Each session will consist of short lecture-based delivery of training content, interspersed with ample time for discussion and question and answer time with the instructors.

The training will follow the same highly effective format as is used in the traditional classroom training and all training materials (e.g. slides, handouts, activities) typically used in the classroom course will be made available to participants.

To ensure that the topics can be delivered within the total instructional hours, and to ensure an engaging and interactive learning experience, not all slides will be presented. Instead, some material will be provided as pre-reading by participants with opportunity to discuss any topics or issues raised in the reading material at the beginning of the relevant topic session.

Each session will provide ample opportunity for participants to share their experience, raise operational issues for discussion and ask questions directly to the instructors. UOP may use a variety of instructors throughout to ensure GDA benefits from the broadest depth of UOP expert knowledge.

Dates: 16th – 17th February 2021 (2 Days)
Time: 8AM to 3PM Bahrain Time (Including 1-hour Break)
Venue: Microsoft Teams
Fee: USD 2,000 per participant (Special Rate)
*5% VAT will apply
Prerequisites: A computer with Internet access, webcam and audio capabilities.


Manas Mani is UOP Technology Services Specialist based out of UOP Dubai office and supports the customers with PSA units in Middle East and Turkey regions. His responsibilities include evaluating the commercial operations, through remote monitoring or on-site troubleshooting, of UOP PolybedTM units to assist customers achieving their goals. In the previous roles at UOP, Manas worked in the engineering group of UOP Equipment team where he performed the process design and engineering work of PSA units. He has a total of 10+ years of experience with UOP PSA operation and troubleshooting.

Manas earned his Chemical Engineering degree from Malaviya National Institute of Technology, India. Manas enjoys travelling and he is an enthusiast photographer.

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  • Polybed™ Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) System Training
  • Duration: 16-17 FEB 2021
  • Category: Technologies

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