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Course Co-ordinator: Dr J C Jones

Pre-requisite(s): EG3575

Note(s): Available only to candidates following an Engineering degree programme.

The basis concepts of systems engineering are introduced and the idea of combining unit operations into larger modules and plants discussed. Plant design operates under a number of constraints, which in turn affect specific unit-operation design decisions. Availability of utilities, manpower, raw materials and transportation network are considered. The environmental constraints on chemical engineering systems are considered for both aqueous and vapour/gas systems and models developed to quantify release dispersion. The properties of fires and explosions are covered, with numerical models again developed. Fire and explosion considerations of plant layout are examined and solutions developed. Wider plant safety systems and regulations covering plant operation both offshore and on-shore installations discussed including the use of hazard and operability studies (HAZOP). The learning developed is applied in a plant design problem for which a technical report is produced.

22 hours of lectures; 6 one-hour tutorials; 2 three-hour workshop sessions.

1st attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (80%); continuous assessment (20%)

Resit: The resit mark will be made up of 1 three-hour written examination (80%), and in-course assessment mark from the 1st attempt (20%)