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Undergraduate Course: Chemical Engineering Design 4 (CHEE10010)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryChemical Engineering Design 4 covers the area of Chemical Engineering Process Design. The course consists of lectures and workshops to practice the detailed design of single process equipment and the design of a whole process. The course grounds on the critical use of the chemical engineering science earned in the previous years of the curriculum. Most of the lectures are delivered by academic staff but in some specialised areas talks are delivered by invited industrial speakers. In addition to lectures, learning takes the form of workshops undertaken on an individual or a group basis.
Course description The course is organised on the following three macro knowledge areas:
a) Applied fundamental knowledge;
b) Tools for design;
c) Knowledge of chemical engineering practice;

The course makes use of engineering standards and comprises 10 sessions split between lectures workshops and covering the following topics:
1) Design practice and its open ended nature;
2) Chemical engineering design tools;
3) Standards-compliant drawings;
4) Detailed design of equipment for heat transfer, separation and storage;
5) Design of the safety system;
6) Assessment of dynamics in single units and processes;
7) Practical chemical engineering information
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Solids Processing 3 (CHEE09008) AND Heat, Mass and Momentum Transfer 3 (CHEE09013) AND Thermodynamics and Unit Operations 3 (CHEE09017) AND Process Safety and Environmental Issues in Chemical Engineering 3 (CHEE09019)
Co-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students also take Chemical Engineering Design: Synthesis and Economics 4 (CHEE10005)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2019/20, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 33, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 10, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 54 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) The number, timing and weightings of exercises contributing to the assessment will be communicated to the students at the beginning of the course.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Communicate the output of the design process in formats approaching the industrial practice such as Piping and Instrumentation Diagram, Equipment Sketches and Specification Sheets.
  2. Use the tools proper of the chemical engineering design work for project communication and process calculation.
  3. Perform detailed design of specific process equipment for heat transfer or separation or storage.
  4. Design a process at steady-state, assess its operation in dynamics to assess the control strategy, the safety system and in special conditions such as at the start-up and shut-down.
  5. Assess the level of protection required by a plant from extreme operating conditions.
Reading List
Coulson & Richardson's Chemical Engineering Series, 4th Edition, Chemical Engineering Design, Volume 6, Sinnott

Turton, Bailie, Whiting, Shaeiwitz and Bhattacharyya's Analysis, Synthesis and Design of Chemical Processes (4th Edition)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsChemical Engineering Design
Course organiserDr Giulio Santori
Course secretaryMrs Shona Barnet
Tel: (0131 6)51 7715
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