CHNG5116: Foundation of Chemical Engineering Design B (2013 - Semester 2)
|Unit:||CHNG5116: Foundation of Chemical Engineering Design B (6 CP)|
|Faculty/School:||School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering|
A/Prof White, Don
|Session options:||Semester 1, Semester 2|
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|Brief Handbook Description:||In the overall design process, chemical engineers must clearly understand the (often complex) interactions and trade-offs that occur between technical, economic, social and environmental considerations. This UoS builds on concepts in each of these areas introduced in previous years but with an emphasis on their successful integration within a comprehensive design activity.
This design activity is spread over two UoS (Chemical Engineering Design A and B) run in first and second semester. The primary aim in the first UoS is to consider the technical issues –with an emphasis on creating and evaluating a range of alternative options that exist at both the unit operation and complete flowsheet levels. The primary emphasis in this UoS is on evaluating how non-technical considerations affect the final process design and its operation.
Students joining this course from the Major Industrial Placement Project (MIPPs CHNG 5205) or as overseas students (with approval) do the same assignment but on a different schedule.
|Assumed Knowledge:||Enrolment in this unit of study assumes that all core chemical engineering UoS in second and third years, or their equivalent, have been successfully completed.|
|Additional Notes:||Department permission required for enrollment in the following session(s): 1|
A/Prof White, Don
with additional supervisors .....
Peter Hunt (email@example.com )
Colin Putt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Brian Nichols (email@example.com )
Rob Busby (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Saad Jazrawi, (Saad.Jazrawi@kbr.com)
Ali Fathi (email@example.com)
Nikan Noorbehesht (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Conrad Gillard (email@example.com )
Hee-Chan Jang firstname.lastname@example.org
|T&L Activities:||Project Work - own time: Partly work in Group and Partly as individual research, development of ideas, report writing, and review
Project Work - in class: Tutorial and Group work session
Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.
|Attribute Development Method||Attribute Developed|
|Use of Flowsheet Packages, development of Process flowsheet, conversion of PFD to P and I D (Piping and Instrument Diagram), Design of individual item of equipment.||Design (Level 3)|
|As for design and economic analysis, preliminary and final; environmental reviews using rapid ranking, Hazop and general overview,||Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 3)|
|Research for Market analysis; research for technical methods where these are not already known.||Information Seeking (Level 3)|
|Report writing.||Communication (Level 3)|
|Regular team meetings; regular written reports; email communication.||Professional Conduct (Level 3)|
|Working in a team responsible for defined reports to time deadlines. Opportunity for Group Leaders to develop skills and for team members to develop skills in team assignments.||Project Management and Team Skills (Level 3)|
For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table.
Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.Design (Level 3)
Feasibility Study. Includes market analysis, process selection, site selection and preliminary economic analysis.
Preliminary Design of Plant. Includes Mass and Energy Balances, Stream Properties an optimised Process flow Diagram, utility requirements, a description of the process and a review of environmental factors and a preliminary plot plan.
Detailed Design. For of an Item of Equipment.
Review of Process Operations. Includes a Hazop study, operating procedures (inc start-up and shutdown) a further environmental review, process control philosophy, and plant layout.
Economic Analysis of the project. Includes Op Ex and Capex, key sensitivities and cash flow.
Report. A complete report, professionally presented.
|Policies & Procedures:||See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.|
Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.
Note: References are provided for guidance purposes only. Students are advised to consult these books in the university library. Purchase is not required.
|Online Course Content:||A series of handouts explaining how to approach each report is available on BlackBoard, together with other helpful information.|
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The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.
|Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical & Biomolecular)||2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014|
|Graduate Certificate in Engineering||2011|
|Graduate Diploma in Engineering||2011|
This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:
|Design (Level 3)||Yes||20%|
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 3)||Yes||27%|
|Project Management and Team Skills (Level 3)||Yes||43%|
|Information Seeking (Level 3)||Yes||0%|
|Communication (Level 3)||Yes||10%|
|Professional Conduct (Level 3)||Yes||0%|
These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.