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CE30123: Advanced process control and design tools

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2018/9
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Chemical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Individual Design Report (CW 60%)
  • Group Report (CW 40%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To introduce advanced process design, concepts and tools that can be applied to existing plant designs and industrial examples.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit students the student should be able:
* To undertand and analyse process flowsheets, mass and energy balances;
* To understand and analyse piping and intrumentation diagrams;
* To analyse and provide recommendations following systematic chemical engineering principles;
* To plan plant operating, maintenance and commissioning schedules;
* To carry out preliminary safety and hazard analysis;
* To plan and organise the use of group time.

Analysis [T,F,A]
Problem solving [T,F,A]
Design [T,F,A]
Team work [T,F,A]
Decision making [T,F,A]
Report writing [T,F,A]


* Plant layouts including site, plot and equipment layouts
* Scheduling, commissioning and start-up/shut down of chemical processes.
* P&IDs, safety instrumented systems, advanced control and instrumentation,
* Safe isolations for maintenance and engineering drawings
* Computer based process simulation
* Risk and hazard analysis, including HAZOP and other safety assessment techniques
* Sizing of safety relief valves and pressure relief systems
* Individual and group project management
* Making process decisions and exploring the consequences.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

CE30123 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Chemical Engineering
  • UECE-AFM01 : MEng(Hons) Biochemical Engineering (Year 3)
  • UECE-AKM01 : MEng(Hons) Biochemical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 3)
  • UECE-AFM05 : MEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering (Year 3)
  • UECE-AKM05 : MEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 3)

CE30123 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Chemical Engineering
  • UECE-AFB05 : BEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering (Year 3)
  • UECE-AKB05 : BEng(Hons) Chemical Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 4)