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Undergraduate Course: Chemical Engineering Design 3 (CHEE09015)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryBy the time students are in Third Year they have covered a considerable body of design-related Chemical Engineering material. The purpose of this course is to allow students to apply this material in the elementary design of chemical plant and to appreciate the relationships between disparate parts of the syllabus. This course comprises the development of process design for a plant which includes reaction engineering, separations, and issues around safety, ethics and the environment. It also includes use of a simulation package (UniSim) for flowsheet preparation and design, including comparison of the simulation results with parallel hand calculations.
Course description The course contains the following elements:
Introduction to Plant Design
Basis of Design
Engineering Diagrams: BFDs, PFDs and P&IDs
Stages in Overall Process Plant Design
Distillation Column and Reactor Design
UniSim as a Design Tool
Safety in Design, Hazard & Risk Types and Management
Hazard and Operability Study
Engineering Ethics
Preliminary Plant Layout
This course contains a number of coursework assignments which assess the learning outcomes.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Printing
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2019/20, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 15, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2.5, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 157 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Written Exam %: 0
Practical Exam %: 0
Coursework %: 100
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Prepare heat and mass balances over an integrated continuous process both by hand and using a flowsheet simulation package
  2. Be able to select feasible operating conditions and make the first steps to establish operating/design envelopes
  3. Preliminary process design of a range of chemical plant equipment, such as reactors and distillation columns
  4. Make the first steps towards specifying a layout for a chemical plant
  5. Apply the concepts of hazard and risk to the analysis of chemical processes, informed by engineering ethics.
Reading List
Sinnott, R. & Towler, G. (2009). Chemical Engineering Design (5th Edition). Coulson & Richardson's Chemical Engineering Series, Butterworth┐Heinemann
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements None
KeywordsChemical Engineering Design
Course organiserDr Kevin Hanley
Tel: (0131 6)50 5712
Course secretaryMr Mark Owenson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5533
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