To demonstrate their ability to organise themselves in a project engineering team and to carry out a substantial Chemical Engineering process design from the preliminary stage to detailed design. To be aware of the financial, environmental and other aspects associated with a major design project. Apply the skills acquired from all previous modules.
Team Work (6 weeks): Process appreciation; Preliminary process flow diagrams; Initial material and energy balances; Presentation in week 5 and an initial report. Final process flow diagram and revised material and energy balances, including any revisions that may ensue from the oral presentations and/or possible plant visits
Individual Work (4 weeks): Chemical Engineering Design: (i) Specification of all plant items including a statement of duty, a preliminary recommendation of type of equipment, an estimate of services required and materials of construction. (ii) Complete design calculations on specified items of equipment. (iii) Approximated design calculations on specified equipment items
Special Task (1 week): each student will complete one special task allocated by the tutor. (a) An engineering flow diagram. (b) Plant layout drawings. (c) Capital and manufacturing cost estimates. (d) Plant commissioning and normal plant operation. (e) Mechanical engineering design of one plant item. (f) Process integration study
Group work on hazard and operability study (1 week): This study of a section of the plant specified by the tutor may lead to proposals for modifying the flow sheet and/or procedures for the commissioning and normal operations