MSc in Oil & Gas and Offshore Engineering
Course Information Package
|Course Unit Title||PROCESS ENGINEERING|
|Course Unit Code||MOE504|
|Course Unit Details||MSc Oil & Gas and Offshore Engineering (Elective Courses) -|
|Number of ECTS credits allocated||7|
|Learning Outcomes of the course unit||By the end of the course, the students should be able to:|
|Mode of Delivery||Face-to-face|
|Recommended optional program components||NONE|
·Basic Process Engineer’s Tools: Conservation of mass, energyand momentum. Mass, energy and momentum balances. Process Flow Diagram, Pipingand Instrumentation Diagram, Isometric Diagram.
·Basic Hydraulics: Fluid flow in piping. PressureDrop. The Darcy – Weisbach equation. Equivalent lengths. Valves and fittings.Piping schedule specifications. Flange rating.
·Vapor – Liquid Equilibria and Distillation: Vapor-liquid equilibrium of asingle component. Vapor-liquid equilibrium of two components and multicomponentmixtures. Sources for K (equilibrium ratios) data. Laboratory distillationapparatus, flash drum, multi-stage trayed and packed columns.
·Distillation equipment: Distillation variables: Numberof stages, Reflux, Pressure. Short reference to McCabe – Thiele and Fenske –Underwood – Gilliland design methods. Stage efficiency, flooding, weeping.Vacuum distillation.
·Heat Transfer: Thermal motion and heat. Heatand temperature. Temperature as driving force for heat transfer. Heat transfermechanisms – Basic equations of Conduction, Convection, Radiation. ThermalResistance. Heat Exchangers. Basic Equations. Design procedure without evaporationor condensation. Shell & Tube exchanger layout. TEMA types. Type selectionguidelines. Air Coolers. Fired Heaters.
·Basic Chemical ReactionEngineering Tools: Types of chemical reactions, reaction equations,conversion, reaction rates and mass and heat balances for reacting systems.Reaction kinetics, chemical equilibrium, dependence of rate laws on processconditions.
·Basics on Catalysis and Catalysts. Definitions. Catalyst properties. Intrinsic kinetics. Particle size effect andinternal diffusion. Effectiveness factor.
·Reactor Operation and Design: Operation equations for Batch reactors, CSTRreactors and plug flow reactors. Recycle reactors. Adiabatic and non-adiabaticoperation. Reactor hydrodynamics.
·Reactors in refineries: Fixed bed reactors, fluidized bed reactors, movingbed reactors.
·Catalytic refinery processes: Hydrotreatment and hydroconversions of light andheavy fractions, Alkylation, Fluid catalytic cracking, Catalytic reforming,Treatment of acid gases, Production of oxygenates.
·Process dynamics. Response of process equipment to standard forms ofstimulus and random stimulus. Dynamics of process vessels like reactors,pressure vessels, mixers and development of simulation tools for effectiveprocess control.
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|Planned learning activities and teaching methods||
The taught part of course is delivered to the students by means oflectures, conducted with the help of computer presentations. Lecture notes andpresentations are available through the web for students to use in combinationwith the textbooks.Lectures are supplemented with assignmentsaiming to help the understanding of the taught subjects. Moreover, a laboratorysession introduces the student to the use of process simulators as tools forprocess design.
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|Language of instruction||English|