Chemical Engineering Design Project Part A
|Course code CHEE4940A||Units 10||Level 4000||Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Engineering|
This course is Part A of a multi-term sequence. Part B must also be completed immediately after Part A.
Students prepare a design for a chemical engineering process which includes aspects related to equipment, location costs and regulatory issues. The design report resulting is equivalent to a feasibility study. Students work in groups, with the objective of establishing communication skills and will need to make deadlines, 'engineering' decisions, perhaps for the first time, and yet must recognise the effect of uncertainties in their decisions on the viability of the design.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||1. To design a chemical process.|
2. To develop appreciation of aspects related to equipment, location costs and regulatory issues.
3. To apply chemical engineering knowledge and project management skills into real situations.
4. To promote professional characteristics and team work activities.
5. To produce a design report equivalent to a feasibility study.
|Content||Each group is required to:|
1. Prepare a preliminary flow sheet with reasoned (including economic) arguments for the scheme selected and a complete work program.
2. On the basis of the preliminary flow sheet, carry out a chemical engineering design of the proposal in sufficient detail for the preparation of capital and operating costs, and an estimate of the return on the investment.
3. Submit a consolidated design project report. This will be comprised of individual student submissions and will include:
a) A process flow diagram;
b) Material and energy balances, with graphical presentation;
c) Instrumentation and control systems;
d) Materials handling;
e) An operating procedure;
f) Plant layout
g) Detailed design of a major process component (from each individual student);
h) A summary of possible hazards and safety requirements;
i) An outline of the selected site, with consideration of economic and environmental factors;
j) Construction schedules;
k) Capital and operating costs, and the return on investment.
The work program is structured into different phases with deadlines for submission of each phase.
Complete process selection, process description and preliminary process design including flowsheet. More details will be published on blackboard.
Detailed design of a major process component (one per student). Final report should include the Phase I report. In the finished product, a clear indication of who carried out the work has to be given. More details will be published on blackboard.
|Assumed Knowledge||Completion of all Year 1-3 courses.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Problem Based Learning|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for CHEE4940A|