15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: The unit covers the selection and design of process equipment found on a chemical plant, including aspects of control, scale-up methods and short cut design procedures. Students are introduced to product design including various techniques necessary for the selection of ideas and screening of alternatives, as well as the details of manufacturing and economic considerations. The unit also provides an introduction to process safety and loss prevention from industrial processes and will enable students, with further experience in industry, to carry out activities involved in the safety review of proposed and existing plants.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Laboratory work, Independent Study, Project week
Assessment: Formal Exam, Project/ portfolio

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Chemical and Biological Engineering):

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