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This module covers the fundamental operating principles behind the various types of measuring instruments, pumps and valves in common use in the processing industries, and the criteria for correctly selecting and specifying them. Concepts of process control in terms of architecture and control modes are covered from a mainly qualitative point of view as well as analogue and digital signal types.
This module supports and amplifies lectures by providing practical experience of process equipment, its operation and performance. The Unit Operations Laboratory (UOL) experiments are carried out in pairs. The module involves a range of activities to enhance team work, report writing and time management skills, as well as developing further the understanding of subjects covered in taught modules.
Newly employed graduate process engineers need to be able to perform a wide range of fundamental process engineering calculations. This module will focus on ancillaries to main process equipment, with emphasis on pump selection, line sizing and pressure drop, pressure relief calculations and utilities.The module also builds upon topics covered in EG-206 (Instrumentation, Measurement and Control) to further develop students understanding of process automation with specific emphasis on the quantitative aspects of process control.