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PE2805: Process and Plant Design

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 6, Max 35.
Pre-requisite(s): None.
Co-requisite(s): None.
Teaching Period(s): Semester 1.
Teaching Methods: 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures (blended learning)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Denis Ring, Department of Process and Chemical Engineering.
Lecturer(s): Dr Denis Ring, Department of Process and Chemical Engineering, Mr. Sean Daly, Department of Process and Chemical Engineering; Staff, Department of Process and Chemical Engineering, Guest Lecturers.
Module Objective: To develop a fundamental understanding of process and plant design.
Module Content: Process design and simulation (using SuperPro Designer/Dynochem) incorporating the concepts of sustainability and clean processing. Development of plant design in order to generate data for a process piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID). Overview of plant location, layout, design and build. Engineering management, concepts of control, evaluation, budgeting and scheduling and closeout. Capital investment/running costs and the methods for their estimation. Profitability analysis (return on investment, pay-back time, discounted cash flow rate of return, net present value.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Create simple process plant designs using appropriate tools such as SuperProDesigner/Dynochem..
  • Appraise design with respect to sustainability and economics.
  • Illustrate engineering management techniques involved in designing, building and commissioning a process plant.
  • Apply appropriate industrial economic indicators.
  • Describe plant layout and design strategies.
  • Discuss the role of the engineer with respect to design and management.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 70 marks; Continuous Assessment 30 marks (2 x 2,500-3,000 word essays, 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 Winter 2021.
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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