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EG55P7: PROCESS PLANT, EQUIPMENT& OPERATIONS (2015-2016)

Last modified: 25 Mar 2016 11:39


Course Overview

The course begins with a treatment of the main items of plant and equipment, how they are designed and operated with a focus on process safety (failure modes, safe operating envelopes etc.).

Transient modes of operation are discussed and the interface of automatic process control and process safety is introduced.

The safety issues encountered in transient operations will be addressed; these include commissioning, start-up, shut-down, preparation for maintenance.

Relief and blowdown system design is developed.

Maintaining safe operations will cover the requirement for operational risk assessments, inspection and verification plans together with the development of operating and maintenance strategies.

Course Details

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

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

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?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course begins with a treatment of the main items of plant and equipment, how they are designed and operated with a focus on process safety (failure modes, safe operating envelopes etc.).

Transient modes of operation are discussed and the interface of automatic process control and process safety is introduced.

The safety issues encountered in transient operations will be addressed; these include commissioning, start-up, shut-down, preparation for maintenance.

Relief and blowdown system design is developed.

Maintaining safe operations will cover the requirement for operational risk assessments, inspection and verification plans together with the development of operating and maintenance strategies.

Further Information & Notes

(EX402A Process Safety or EG402A Process Safety) AND (EX40HC Process Control or EG40HC Process Control) must be taken before this course

OR

Registered for MSc Process Safety


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

None.

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 3-hour written examination (80%); continuous assessment (20%)

Resit: 3-hour written examination (100%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

Feedback is given in the form of discussion with course tutors in contact sessions and on VLE and return of continually assessed work.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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