Courses

Course information and assessment plan

General information

Course code :

201300045

Course name:

Process Plant Design

Lecturers (1st lecturer is examiner / coordinator):

dr.ir. A.G.J. van der Ham, prof.dr.ir. H. Van den Berg

Determining pass mark

Assessment criteria and pass mark are determined in advance. In case the analysis of the test results gives reason for it, it is possible to deviate.

Course information

Course Description

The objective of this process design course is to transfer a systematic method for process design. The method taught for the analysis and the design of chemical processes uses methods for “conceptual” design and “process systems design” which have been developed in the last twenty years. The lectures use fundamentals of this approach and translate them into applications.

Course Content

The basic disciplines taught in the undergraduate curriculum will be recapped, integrated and expanded. Many aspects of doing an industrial project design will be practized. Such as:

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Systematic process design starting from ‘process overall’ to conceptual design, Index Flowsheet and Process Flow Diagram (PFD) level,

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Phasing and project organization, how to handle alternatives, selection and evaluation of processes and technologies.

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Systematic literature search,

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Functional analysis of existing processes and how to create concepts for improved designs

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Introduction in process simulation tools, for instance software like UniSim.

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Simulation of the investigated process in a flowsheeter (for instance UniSim).

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Application of HTRI for heat exchanger design,

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Basics of heat exchanger selection and heat integration (pinch technology),

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Equipment selection and design (down to basic dimensions needed for costing),

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Detailed design of the reactor (in collaboration with MRT)

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Basics and application of process control,

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Basics and application of P&ID’s

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Fundamentals and application of process safety,

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Basics of process economics for economic evaluation,

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Generation and evaluation of process alternatives on technical and economical feasibility,

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Perspectives for future developments will be discussed.

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If possible, the ACHEMA fair will be visited (2012, 2015)

About 10 of the 15 EC is spent on the process design assignment, which is carried out in teams of four students in parallel to lectures and workshops.

Each team will design a different process starting with a limited amount of information and submit their results in a final report, presentation (at the owner!) and an abstract for a conference (general NPS). The subjects are for each team and also each year different. Subjects are from industry and different research groups within the department. In general they are related to recent developments.

The final mark is based on the quality of the tests, the progress meetings, final report, presentations and finally the participation in the lectures and workshops.

Assessment plan

Learning objectives

After following the course, the student can:

Way of assessment

[eg, exam, assignment, presentation, home work assignments]

Level

[know, understand; apply; Problem solving: analyse, synthesis, evaluate ]

Weighing

[relative weight of the objective]

Presentations and workshops on:

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Systematic process design

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Literature search training

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Separation (overview and selection)

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Process simulation

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Heat transfer (selection) and Heat integration

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Process control

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P&ID’s and instrumentation

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Safety engineering

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Process Economics

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Recent developments

discussion, presentation,

assignment

Know, understand and apply

20%

Explain and apply important key concepts in the discipline ‘Process Plant Design’. This knowledge encompasses:

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Systematic process design starting from ‘process overall’ to conceptual design, Index Flowsheet and Process Flow Diagram level,

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Phasing and project organization,

·

Selection and evaluation of processes and technologies.

·

Systematic literature search,

·

Functional analysis of existing processes and how to create concepts for improved designs,

·

Presentation of alternatives and choices,

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Use of commercial software like UniSim for process simulation and HTRI for heat exchanger design,

·

Basics of heat exchanger selection and heat integration (pinch techn.)

·

Equipment selection and design,

·

Detailed design of the reactor

·

Basics and application of process control,

·

Basics and application of P&ID’s

·

Fundamentals and application of process safety,

·

Basics of process economics,

·

Technical and economical evaluation of process alternatives.

progress meetings, presentations,

(intermediate) report,

Know, understand, apply, problem solving, analyze, synthesize, evaluate

70%

Final presentation to present and defend the process design.

presentation

Know, understand, apply, analyze, evaluate

10%