2022/23 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
CAPE2030 Process Systems and Applications
20 creditsClass Size: 220
Module manager: Dr E Danso-Boateng
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2022/23
|CAPE1020||Engineering Science 1|
|CAPE2050||Engineering Science 2|
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesOn completion of the module, students will:
- Be familiar with the theory and industrial applications of mechanical pumping systems for hydraulic and pneumatic flows
- Appreciate the theory and principle applications of engineering scale-up for mixing impellers and sizing and design of pumping systems
- Be familiar with principles of common measurement techniques used in process engineering relevant to temperature, flow, level, pressure, gas composition, ultimate and proximate analysis, and thermodynamic properties.
- Appreciate the practical aspects of these measurement techniques
- Have a basic knowledge of process control
- Have obtained experience in working with process equipment and diagnostic tools
- Have developed a critical awareness of the quality of data generated and quantifiable sources of error
- Have developed skills in data collection and recording, report writing and team working
- Have gained on-site practical experience of process operations.
By the end of the module, students will be:
- Developing critical understanding and working knowledge of the most common methods of measurement and control of chemical engineering process variables in industrial settings allowing for utilisation in process design and process control.
- Developing critical understanding of background theory and working knowledge of pump designs, and sizing of turbines and pumping systems.
- Developing a range of laboratory skills by performing laboratory experiments on fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and process control.
- Developing on-site practical skills and industrial practice through conducting industrial activities. This would enable students to acquire skills in data collection and analysis, technical report writing, team working, problem solving, and identifying sources of experimental error.
The module provides students with knowledge and practical experience of equipment and operating systems commonly used in process engineering.
Measurement - techniques and equipment used to determine temperature, gas and vapour-phase composition, elemental analysis, proximate analysis, thermodynamic properties, flow-rate, pressure, liquid level.
Control - automatic control, block diagram and transfer function, feedback control systems, feedback controller tuning.
Engineering scale up - Fundamentals of scale-up design through dimensionless groups, and application to mixing turbines.
Fluid power systems - Positive displacement and centrifugal pump design and selection, practical sizing guides and pressure drop considerations. Pneumatic flows for powder transport.
Experimental - students work in groups and carry out a series of experiments designed to demonstrate various aspects of fluid flow measurement, heat transfer, thermal conductivity, pump characteristics and process control.
Process plant experience - visits to process plants with possible computer based learning to gain on-site practical experience.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Class tests, exams and assessment||1||2.00||2.00|
|Independent online learning hours||16.00|
|Private study hours||147.00|
|Total Contact hours||37.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private studyDirected reading of recommended texts
Review of weekly lectures
Compilation and submission of experimental reports
Revision for examination
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackFormative problems
Two laboratory reports (one report, one conference paper)
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Report||Practical report format||15.00|
|Report||Visit report (group submission)||15.00|
|Report||Conference paper format||10.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||40.00|
The resit for the visit report will be an individual submission.
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)||2 hr||60.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||60.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 12/07/2022
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