Module Title:   Design Project (Chemical Engineering)

Module Credit:   40

Module Code:   ENG3099N

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 6

Module Type:   Project

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   PI - Engineering: Mechanics & Manufacturing (MDIS) (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Prof IM Mujtaba, Prof H Benkreira

Additional Tutor(s):   Dr R Patel, Dr F Mahieddine

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To demonstrate their ability to organise themselves in a project engineering team and to carry out a substantial Chemical Engineering process design from the preliminary stage to detailed design. To be aware of the financial, environmental and other aspects associated with a major design project. Apply the skills acquired from all previous modules.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Group centred work with one academic supervisor for each group of approximately 6 students. Assessment by group and individual reports.

Lectures:   0.00          Directed Study:   0.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   24.00          Other:   376.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   400.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Translate the range of knowledge into a single practical Chemical Engineering design application

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Design a chemical processing plant given the specifications. Evaluate equipment performance, environmental impact and process safety.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

a) Have experience of working in a design team
B) Organising and managing a design project
C) Be able to select the most appropriate process based on available data
D) Be able to write a detailed design report
E) Communicate effectively in a team

  Coursework   45%
  Group report - 3500 words to include group presentation (5%)
  Coursework   55%
  Individual report incorporating two substantial design tasks - 4500 words for each contributor.

Outline Syllabus:
Team Work (6 weeks): Process appreciation; Preliminary process flow diagrams; Initial material and energy balances; Presentation in week 5 and an initial report. Final process flow diagram and revised material and energy balances, including any revisions that may ensue from the oral presentations and/or possible plant visits.
Individual Work (4 weeks): Chemical Engineering Design: (i) Specification of all plant items including a statement of duty, a preliminary recommendation of type of equipment, an estimate of services required and materials of construction. (ii) Complete design calculations on specified items of equipment. (iii) Approximated design calculations on specified equipment items.
Special Task (1 week): each student will complete one special task allocated by the tutor. (a) An engineering flow diagram. (b) Plant layout drawings. (c) Capital and manufacturing cost estimates. (d) Plant commissioning and normal plant operation. (e) Mechanical engineering design of one plant item. (f) Process integration study.
Group work on hazard and operability study (1 week): This study of a section of the plant specified by the tutor may lead to proposals for modifying the flow sheet and/or procedures for the commissioning and normal operations.

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