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. Drawing of P&IDs is built upon.
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. Overall, each pair of students will conduct 4 different experiments on 4 different pieces of pilot plant apparatus and will be required to produce 4 experimental reports. In each session, each pair of students will conduct various experiments on a piece of pilot plant equipment to obtain experimental data which they will need to analyse and write-up within a lab report. Online videos of will be provided giving guidance on writing reports, handling error and risk assessment.
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.
This module is a practical catch-up designed to ensure that students have the opportunity to undertake practical skills that may have been missed due to COVID19.