2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
CAPE5420M Fuel Processing
15 creditsClass Size: 86
Module manager: Dr AB Ross
Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable
Year running 2021/22
This module is not approved as an Elective
ObjectivesThis module will deliver an understanding of the technologies and chemical processes used in refining of oil and gas and enable the students to solve technology-specific problems and critically address technology-comparative questions.
On completion of this module, students should:
- Have a broad knowledge of petroleum refining, natural gas processing and auxillary processes;
- Have an understanding of the different conversion processes in a modern oil refinery;
- Have an understanding of the environmental issues associated with these technologies;
- Have the ability to perform technology-specific calculations for different conversion processes;
- Have a broad knowledge of the composition of conventional and unconventional hydrocarbon resources;
- Have an understanding of the methods for measuring the composition of crude oil and refined fuels.
Introduction to refinery processes, composition of crude oil, final fuels and fuel properties.
Petroleum refining - Catalytic cracking, reforming, alkylation, hydrotreatment, isomerisation, acid gas removal, thermal cracking, blending, upgrading of residuals.
Alternative processing routes.
Gas to liquids (Fischer Tropsch), steam methane reforming, gasification.
Health and safety aspects of fuel processing operations.
Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||120.00|
|Total Contact hours||30.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||150.00|
Private studyPrivate study:
Review of lecture notes (approximately 50 hours)
Preparation of design assignment (approximately 30 hours)
Exam revision (approximately 40 hours)
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackTutorials
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Report||Numerical report - 3 pages||30.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||30.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Online Time-Limited assessment||2 hr||70.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||70.00|
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
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