San Jacinto College - Center for Petrochemical, Energy, & Technology

San Jacinto College’s LyondellBasell Center for Petrochemical, Energy, & Technology (CPET) will lead the way in training the advanced workforce to meet the growing demands of the industry.

San Jacinto College proudly continues to be the industry’s training hub. San Jacinto College has served as the training leader for the petrochemical, energy and technology workforce in the greater Houston area for more than 40 years.

This is a snapshot of labs that we are able to tour during #EPIC2022. If you see a lab that you would like to conduct a presentation in, or would like to see the other lab options for a presentation please reach out to us.

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Glycol Unit:

  • Propylene glycol, recirculating, distillation unit with 32 ft, 8 tray column

  • Emerson DeltaV control system

  • Embedded utilities: cooling water, boiler, reverse osmosis system

  •  72 I/O Rosemount smart transmitters

Glass Lab:

  • 2 tank farms feeding 4 process units

  • All glass/acrylic for ease of observation

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Process Instrument Control Lab:

  • Glycol unit simulator for hands-on  learning of simple control loops

  • Incorporates Emerson DeltaV

  • Includes filters, electric water heater, sample station, etc.

Emerson Instrumentation Labs:

  • 16 Emerson Performance Learning Platforms in 3 custom configurations (coriolis, vortex, and magnetic meter flow measurement)

  • Uses DeltaV DCS

  • Incorporates 23 I/O points using Rosemount instruments


Pump Trainer Lab:

  • 6 Amatrol pump trainer units (centrifugal, gear, positive displacement)

  • Supports pump changeouts as well as learning about cavitation, dead-heads, etc.

Mechanical Skills Lab:

  • 15 toolboxes filled with basic hand and power tools

  • Basic piping configuration to learn how to pull a valve, swap a gasket, etc.

  • Workbenches where students will assemble a simple piping configuration.

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Process Equipment Lab:

  • 4 exchanger acrylic models valve cutaways

  • 5 pump cutaways

  • Misc equipment items and parts students can handle