ENCH494-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024

Process Engineering Design 3

30 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024

Description

A group project, where students have the opportunity to go through all the steps of designing a process plant including feedstock and process selections, mass and energy balances, control strategy, project economics, process safety, environmental impact, and community engagement.

This course provides students with a close to real world experience of process engineering.  It is built around a major design project where students have the opportunity to go through all the steps of a real design project as outlined in the learning outcomes below.  The major project also provides the experience of working in groups, an important skill for life after university.  

Students work in groups of four (or three) on their design projects during semester 2.  Each group must produce an executive report and hand in their working folders at the completion of each major section of the design. There are three reports: two during the semester and the final report is due in mid October (more details below).  Students will make 3 assessed presentations to their design supervisors and course coordinator during their project (one in the third term and two in the fourth term and exam period). They will be group presentations where all the students in a design group will be given the same mark.  In addition there will be weekly, round table style presentations as you might give to your boss at a consultancy.  In the final individually written assessment, each student will describe their personal contribution to the design project and will be awarded an individual mark. The project report mark will be biased by peer- and supervisor-assessment of an individual student’s contribution to the group effort. The basis for the peer assessment will be explained in tutorials.

Learning Outcomes

  • To apply the design process in a team environment to a real chemical engineering project including
  • Determining the best choice of process
  • Creating a process flow diagram
  • Quantifying material and energy balances
  • Creating a control strategy
  • Creating a detailed design of a select unit operation
  • Creating a piping and instrumentation diagram for a select unit operation
  • Evaluating the economics of the project
  • HazOp assessment of a major unit operation
  • Evaluating the impact the process will have on the surrounding community

Prerequisites

a pass in all compulsory Second Professional Year courses, ENCH496 and ENCH497

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:30 - 12:30 CAPE 213 Design Office
22 Jul - 28 Jul
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:30 - 12:30 CAPE 213 Design Office
15 Jul - 21 Jul
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:30 - 12:30 CAPE 213 Design Office
15 Jul - 21 Jul
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 CAPE 213 Design Office
15 Jul - 21 Jul
Lecture E
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 CAPE 213 Design Office
5 Aug - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Presentation A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01-P1 Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00 - 29 Jul - 4 Aug
01-P2 Thursday 10:00 - 18:00 - 29 Jul - 4 Aug
Presentation B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01-P1 Monday 09:00 - 17:00 - 16 Sep - 22 Sep
01-P2 Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00 - 16 Sep - 22 Sep
Presentation C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00 CAPE 213 Design Office
21 Oct - 27 Oct
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 CAPE 213 Design Office
22 Jul - 28 Jul
Workshop B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 CAPE 213 Design Office
22 Jul - 28 Jul
Workshop C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 CAPE 213 Design Office
22 Jul - 28 Jul
Workshop D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 CAPE 213 Design Office
22 Jul - 28 Jul

Timetable Note

Workload
Major project report and presentations and safety assessment case.  Students should expect to work for 20 hours a week during semester 2 on their major design project.
There will be initial tutorials to assign groups of students to projects and project supervisors, explain assessment and to begin the design. There will be a series of workshops on working in teams, time management and presentation of technical data. There will be tutorial sessions on the use of process modelling software (UniSim or HySys), and there will be a seminar and small group session on Te Ao Māori.  During the semester, students will work in groups on their projects, meeting regularly with their project supervisors (typically weekly), and presenting their work at regular intervals.

Course Coordinators

Daniel Holland and Alex Woltornist

Workload
Major project report and presentations and safety assessment case.  Students should expect to work for 20 hours a week during semester 2 on their major design project.

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Executive Report 75% Executive Report (3 parts) 8th August, 2nd October and 18th October
3 x Group Presentation 12% Presentation 1 31st July/1st August Presentation 2 16th/17th September Presentation 3 23rd October
Team Work and Time Management 28 Jul 2024 3%
Individual Contribution 30 Oct 2024 10%

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Towler, Gavin P. , Sinnott, R. K; Chemical engineering design :principles, practice, and economics of plant and process design ; 2nd ed; Butterworth-Heinemann, 2013.

Textbook
Sinnott and Towler, (2019) Chemical Engineering Design, 6th ed, Butterworth-Heinemann

Recommended Reading
J M Douglas, Conceptual Design of Chemical Processes, McGraw-Hill. (library)

Notes

A pass in all compulsory Second Professional Year courses, ENCH496 and ENCH497.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $2,393.00

International fee $12,000.00

* 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.

For further information see Chemical and Process Engineering .

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