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This course will introduce the students to the chemical engineering laboratory environment and process safety. It will also build on the professional skills introduced in ENGR101 such as sketching, ethics and report writing.
Topics1. Laboratory skills – exposure to chemical process equipment and working with experimental apparatus2. Professional skills – Computing with Excel, Visio, technical drawing, engineering report writing, library skills3. Process Safety – an introduction to chemical and physical hazards, important industrial accidents and the concept of hazard vs risk.4. Electrical systems relevant to chemical engineers
After passing this course, a student is able to: LO1: Demonstrate engineering sketching and technical drawing skills including CAD and understand how engineering components are represented graphically. Obtain an appreciation of the design process and manufacturing including material selection.LO2: Exhibit familiarity with some electrical concepts relevant to the process industries. LO3: Understand and apply introductory concepts such hazard identification and preliminary risk analysis required to assess the safety of industrial processes and the laboratory environment.LO4: Conduct chemical engineering experiments on laboratory and pilot-scale equipment in a team situation and analyse the results quantitatively using statistical tools and computational packages such as Excel Solver.LO5: Write engineering reports analysing and discussing experimental results following the style typical of the chemical process industry.This course contributes to the following IPENZ Graduate competency profiles.2) Understand and apply the mathematical and engineering sciences (LO3, LO4)3) Formulate and solve models that predict the behaviour of part or all of complex systems, using first principles of fundamental engineering sciences and mathematics (LO4)5) Recognise when further information is needed and be able to find it by identifying, evaluating and drawing conclusions from all pertinent sources of information, and by designing and carrying out experiments (LO4, LO5)6) Understand methods of dealing with uncertainty, the limitations of design and analysis methods, and identify, evaluate and manage risks in complex engineering problems (LO3, LO4, LO5)7) Function effectively in a team by being able to work cooperatively with the capability to lead or manage a team (LO4)8) Communicate effectively, comprehending and writing effective reports and design documentation, summarising information, making effective oral presentations and giving and receiving clear oral instructions. (LO5)9) Be aware of the role of engineers and their responsibility to society by demonstrating understanding of the general responsibilities of a professional engineer (LO3)11) Demonstrate competence in the practical art of engineering by showing in design an understanding of the practical methods for the construction and maintenance of engineering products, and using modern calculation and design tools competently for complex engineering problems (LO1, LO2, LO4)
Subject to the approval of the Dean of Engineering and Forestry.
Timetabled activities – listed below are the different activities scheduled for this class with a brief description. These activities take place in the afternoons. The (letters) indicate the particular event codes used in My Timetable. As this is a full-year paper, it covers activities in both S1 and S2.TUTORIALS• Engineering Drawing (TutA & Tud d, TutC & TutF) –. Lectorials on technical drawing and computer aided design. Please confirm location in “My Timetable” for the tutorials prior to the labs.• Engineering Library (TutE) – a tour of the facility and introduction to the resources and technical assistance available. The library tour has 4 streams on Monday (22/2) afternoon. You may select a stream that you prefer in the same way that you select stream for your other lab classes.• Boiler tutorial (TutB) – tutorials to support the boiler experiment. These are scheduled for Sept. 17th and October 8th.• Field Trip – a trip to local chemical processing facility in Semester 2. Details will be released later in the year.COMPUTER LABORATORIESLab coordinator –Dr. Alfred Herritsch For all lab activities, you must attend the occurrence you have been scheduled for. Please use My Timetable to confirm your scheduled slot.• Excel Lab (ComC): This session builds on the self-paced worksheet presented in ENGR101 and introduces/reinforces tools such as absolute referencing and Solver. There are no marks associated with this but all students must attend a session and complete it satisfactorily to obtain a pass in this session. The lab takes place in the Engineering Core CAD laboratories on 24th of February.• Visio Lab (ComD): This one afternoon session introduces the software Visio for creating process flow diagrams and piping & instrumentation software. There are no marks associated with this but all students must complete it satisfactorily to obtain a pass in this session. The lab takes place in the Engineering Core CAD laboratories on 28th of April. LABORATORIES• Drawing (LabB & LabC, ComA & ComB): These afternoon sessions are to develop the engineering drawing techniques introduced in the preceding tutorial with the objective of developing your understanding of how engineering components are represented graphically.•Industrial Hardware (LabE): This is a hands-on activity in one afternoon learning about steam transportation, valve types and steam traps. It will take place in Sutherland Lab, CAPE Wing room 112. Sessions will start in S1, Week 3, please see My Timetable for your occurrence.•Mechanical Engineering Practice (LabD): This is a hands-on activity in one afternoon introducing you to engineering components and how they combine to carry structural loads, transmit motion and energy, and work effectively as an assembly.An online quiz, on Learn, must be completed before attending the lab. The lab will take place in the Mechanical Engineering Lab wing. Room 130 (Thermo Lab), please see “My Timetable” for your occurrence •Measurement (LabF) (CAPE Wing Room 112): This activity investigates the principles of measurement accuracy. Students examine the accuracy of basic measuring operations and apply these principles to calibrate a variable area flow meter. The lectures on statistics of measurements will be applied in this and later labs. The lab session is approximately 3 hours long and individual reports will be required. Please see “My Timetable” for your occurrence.•Pump Applications (LabG) (Special Purposes Lab): Students work as a group to dismantle and reassemble a pump and piping network. The pumping rate is then investigated for different discharge pressures. The objectives are to give the students experience of some important plant items, to foster teamwork and time management skills and to introduce appropriate safety procedures. There are no marks associated with this but all students must complete it satisfactorily to obtain a pass in this course. This activity starts in S1, Week 8. Please see My Timetable for your occurrence.•Mass and Energy Balance lab (LabL): Details will be available at the start of Semester 2. The lab session is approximately 1.5 hours long and individual reports will be required. This activity starts in S2. Please see My Timetable for your occurrence.•Evaporator (LabH) (Special Purposes lab): The objectives to this experiment include calculating the overall heat transfer coefficient of a ~125 kW evaporator and perform a heat balance. The lab session is approximately 1 hour long and individual reports will be required. This activity starts in S2. Please see My Timetable for your occurrence.•Boiler (LabA) (University Boiler House): The objective of this experiment is to perform a coupled mass & energy balance along with determining the thermal efficiency on one of the University’s industrial scale coal-fired boiler. This activity consists of a tutorial (TutB) on 17th of September followed by a plant tour (LabB) on 21st September and the actual experiment (LabB) on the 28st September. Individual reports will be required. Please see My Timetable for your occurrence.
Copying and PlagiarismWhile most laboratory activities are done in groups, lab reports are individual assessments. You may discuss data and approaches to calculations with your partners but all calculations and written portions of lab reports must represent individual work. Evidence of copying of another person’s work will result in an award of 0 points on the lab report for everyone involved and a report will be submitted to the University Proctor. This policy is also true for the assessments associated with this class.Special Consideration:For assessment work worth 10% or more, students may apply for special consideration if their performance is affected by circumstances including illness, bereavement, and some sporting events at a national level. For more information and procedures, please see www.canterbury.ac.nz/exams/ and find the “special consideration” link or ask the Course Coordinator.For assessment work worth < 10%, students may contact the academic responsible for the assessment for special consideration no later than 7 days after the due date. Acceptable reasons will be the same as assessment worth 10% or more.Students prevented by circumstances from completing the course after the final date for withdrawing, may apply for special consideration for late discontinuation of the course. Applications must be submitted to the Examinations Office within five days of the end of the main examination period for the semester.Disability Resource ServicesFor those students registered with Disability Resource Services and have a Learning Support Plan in place, please remember to contact the Course Coordinator if special arrangements are required for the test or the exam at least 10 days before.
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Safety equipmentSafety glasses and lab coat: In CAPE, you are required to wear safety glasses and a lab coat in the lab. Please make sure you have these before the semester starts. For those of you who do not have safety glasses and a lab coat from the Engineering Chemistry class last year, you may purchase them on campus.Safety glasses and lab coat purchase on campus: Safety glasses and laboratory coats can be obtained by presenting a receipt, obtained in advance, for the appropriate sum. The necessary receipts for glasses and laboratory coats may be obtained from the Copy Centre, Undercroft and exchanged at the Prep Room (Room 233, level 2 Chemistry Department) between the hours of 8.30 – 10.30 am and 1.30 – 3.00 pm, Monday to Friday in the first two weeks of the semester.ConcernsStudents with concerns about the course should contact the lecturer of the associated section, the course coordinator (Dr. Alfred Herritsch), the Director of 1st Pro Studies (Assoc. Prof. Ken Morison). Other options include the CAPE Administrative Services Manager or the Dean of Engineering.
RELATION TO OTHER COURSESThis is a core chemical engineering course and is a prerequisite for ENCH395.COURSE REQUIREMENTSAll labs must be attended to pass the course. All lab reports must be handed in and completed to a satisfactory standard to pass the course. Late assignments and lab reports will be penalised 25% per day after the due date.
Special Consideration: For assessment work worth 10% or more, students may apply for special consideration if their performance is affected by circumstances including illness, bereavement, and some sporting events at a national level. For more information and procedures, please see www.canterbury.ac.nz/exams/ and find the “special consideration” link or ask the Course Coordinator.For assessment work worth < 10%, students may contact the academic responsible for the assessment for special consideration no later than 7 days after the due date. Acceptable reasons will be the same as assessment worth 10% or more. Students prevented by circumstances from completing the course after the final date for withdrawing, may apply for special consideration for late discontinuation of the course. Applications must be submitted to the Examinations Office within five days of the end of the main examination period for the semester.Disability Resource ServicesFor those students registered with Disability Resource Services and have a Learning Support Plan in place, please remember to contact the Course Coordinator if special arrangements are required for the test or the exam at least 10 days before.
Late or Missed Coursework:ALL late work must be handed in directly to the Senior Tutor, Dr Alfred Herritsch, A404, Link building as soon as possible and will be penalised 25% per day or part thereof (weekends will be counted as one day for this purpose).
Assignment Submissions:All assignments must be stapled securely at the top left-hand corner and be handed in on level 4 of the Link Building by 5:00 pm on the due date. Please ensure that you put your assignment to the box corresponding to ENCH295. Some of the labs and other assignments will also require electronic submission in addition to the hardcopy to facilitate the use of Turnitin. This will be indicated on the lab briefing sheet.
Domestic fee $1,402.00
International fee $5,916.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
This course will not be offered if fewer than 25 people apply to enrol.
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Chemical and Process Engineering