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PE1816: Process Control and Equipment Integrity

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 6, Max 35.
Pre-requisite(s): None.
Co-requisite(s): None.
Teaching Period(s): Semester 2.
Teaching Methods: 18 x 1hr(s) Lectures (blended learning)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Denis Ring, Department of Process and Chemical Engineering.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Process and Chemical Engineering, Mr. Neil Alcock, Department of Process and Chemical Engineering; Mr. Fergal Lalor, Department of Process and Chemical Engineering; Guest Lecturers.
Module Objective: To develop an understanding of the basic principles of process control and mechanical equipment integrity.
Module Content: Control theory, measurement and transducers, process control systems, automation in industry, S88 & Gamp4, advances in control systems. Materials of construction, mechanical properties of metals, polymers & ceramic materials, corrosion, emergency pressure relief & venting, welding of process vessels, safety & process fluid leakage.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Choose appropriate control instrumentation.
  • Recognise process control fundamentals and formulate control solutions for a variety of process scenarios.
  • Describe control theory and implement a suitable control system on a basic process.
  • Quantify the mechanical properties of engineering materials.
  • Explain the processes of corrosion, oxidation, erosion and wear.
  • Outline how phenomena such as fatigue and creep affect mechanical design.
  • Perform calculations of stress and deflection in equipment under load.
  • Select the material of construction for an item of equipment.
  • Design the significant dimensions of equipment from mechanical considerations.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 70 marks; Continuous Assessment 30 marks (2 x 2,500-3,000 word essay, projects, assignments or equivalent, 15 marks each).
Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% and at least 30% in both the written examination and the continuous assessment.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) (open book written examination) to be taken in Summer 2022.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) (open book written examination) to be taken in Autumn 2022. The mark for Continuous Assessment is carried forward (unless a grade of less than 30% has been achieved in which case the student will be invited to resubmit their continuous assessment in the autumn).

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