ENCH395-18W (C) Whole Year 2018

Process Engineering Laboratories

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2018
End Date: Sunday, 18 November 2018
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 2 March 2018
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 7 September 2018

Description

Laboratory and pilot-plant experiments, design and analysis of experiments using statistical methods, and computational tools useful for analysing data.

Learning Outcomes

  • Practical demonstration of hardware, concepts and phenomena in relation to the broader context of a process engineering system.
  • Solve open ended chemical engineering problems by researching, designing, planning and conducting experiments.
  • Gather, manage, interpret and use experimental information appropriately.
  • Effective communication using a variety of formats to a variety of audiences.
  • Function effectively in a team environment by working cooperatively with your lab partner.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Pre-requisites

Course Coordinator

Matt James Watson

Lab Coordinator

Alfred Herritsch

• 5 experiments with process equipment at pilot plant scale, reported in various ways.
• Lectures describing the laboratories, safety, statistical analysis.
• 1 day workshop on plant start-up.

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Formal Report 35% A longer and more in depth analysis of the results. In addition, students will supplement this with the data from other students who have completed the lab in the same year. This will result in an augmented statistical analysis, which may result in suggestions for lab improvements. Final report to be submitted 4 weeks after the experiment.
Management Report 1 20% Reports to management (due 1 week after the lab)
Management Report 2 20% Reports to management (due 1 week after the lab)
Short Formal Report 1 10% A rapidly-executed industrial report to immediate superior. The report is due on the same day that the lab is completed.
Short Formal Report 2 10% A rapidly-executed industrial report to immediate superior. The report is due on the same day that the lab is completed.
Workshop 5% One day workshop on P&IDs and the start-up of CAPE's distillation column.


Five reports will be completed:

1 workshop (worth 5%) – A one-day workshop on P&IDs and the start-up of CAPE’s distillation column.

Two management reports (worth 20% each) - reports to management (due 1 week after the lab)

Two short format reports (worth 10% each) - a rapidly-executed industrial report to immediate superior.  The report is due on the same day that the lab is completed.

One formal report (worth 35%) - A longer and more in depth analysis of the results.  In addition, students will supplement this with the data from other students who have completed the lab in the same year.  This will result in an augmented statistical analysis, which may result in suggestions for lab improvements. Final report to be submitted 4 weeks after the experiment.

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Montgomery, Douglas C; Design and analysis of experiments; Eighth edition; John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2013.

Recommended Reading

Montgomery, Douglas C. , Runger, George C; Applied statistics and probability for engineers; Sixth edition; John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2014.

Notes

LECTURES
Scheduled as described in “My Timetable”

LABORATORIES
Laboratories generally start at 8 am or later upon agreement with tutor and finish around 12 pm. Students will be able to choose 1 of 4 laboratory streams which will run on alternating Mondays and Fridays. Each stream will contain  the following experiments:
• Reactor – Batch stirred tank reactor to determine kinetics of conversion of vegetable oils into biodiesel
• Filtration - Lab-scale investigation of membrane separations
• Heat Exchanger - Plate heat-exchanger - heat balances and heat transfer coefficients
• Spray Drier – Material and energy balances to determine drying rates for scale-up
• Distillation experiment - Practical experience with a large pilot-scale continuous distillation column

WORKLOAD
• 5 laboratory days with contact time 3-6 hours each, time of report preparation 10-25 hours for different report styles, total 130 hours
• Lecture attendance (approximately 12 hours)
• 1 workshop on P&ID drawing

RELATION TO OTHER COURSES
This course builds on the skills acquired in first-professional year chemical engineering laboratories, extending the range of reporting, allowing the student to take more initiative, and generally increasing the size of the plant used to pilot scale. The experiments are related to other ENCH 300 series courses currently being studied.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $937.00

International fee $5,125.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Chemical and Process Engineering.

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