Last modified: 27 Feb 2018 14:44
The course aims to give students knowledge and understanding of how larger process systems behave and are operated and controlled, with a focus being put on safety aspects. Specific cases across the safety hierarchy (basic and advanced process control, alarm systems, emergency shutdown and interlocks, safety relief) are addressed.
|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|
The course focuses on process safety. 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. Relief system design is developed.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 3-hour written examination (80%); continuous assessment (20%)
Resit: 3-hour written examination (100%)
Solutions to tutorials are provided.
Feedback is given in the form of discussion with course tutors in contact sessions and on VLE and return of continually assessed work.