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EG55P7: PROCESS PLANT EQUIPMENT AND OPERATIONS (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

The course aims to give students knowledge and understanding of how larger process systems behave and are operated and controlled.  Focus is being placed on the stability of feedback control loops and on advanced control strategies aiming at enhancing safety and operability.  Specific cases across the safety hierarchy (basic and advanced process control, alarm systems, emergency shutdown and interlocks, etc) are addressed.

 

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Panagiotis Kechagiopoulos

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course focuses on process operability and safety.  The concept of process stability is introduced with a particular focus on controlled processes.  Various techniques and criteria are presented, such as frequency response and root-locus analysis, that are used to study the stability of a variety of controlled systems.  The interface of automatic process control and process safety is introduced by looking at advanced control strategies like cascade, selective, split-range and ratio control.  The safety issues encountered in transient operations are addressed and the use of alarm and interlock systems to address these is discussed.

 

 


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 26 - 30, 32 - 35, 39 - 40
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 26 - 30, 32 - 35, 39 - 40

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Alternative Assessment

(i) Timed online test (25%)

(ii) Timed online test (25%)

(iii) Assignment (50%) 

Alternative Resit Assessment

Re-sit of only the failed assessment component(s)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ReflectionCreate•Discuss/prepare operating procedures for the start-up of process systems•Design a relief and blowdown system
ConceptualUnderstand•The hazards presented in performing maintenance•Management of change•Hazards presented in the handling of LPG, Chlorine and Ammonia
ProceduralUnderstand•Process plant & equipment•Process safety challenges in transient operation•The interface of process safety and automatic process control•Plant operation
ReflectionCreate•Discuss the design and operation of equipment in the context of process safety•Design for vibration management

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