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Module Code - Title:

CH4404 - PROCESS TECHNOLOGY 1

Year Last Offered:

2021/2

Hours Per Week:

Lecture

3

Lab

3

Tutorial

0

Other

0

Private

4

Credits

6

Grading Type:

N

Prerequisite Modules:

Rationale and Purpose of the Module:

To introduce students to important aspects of safety, process control, and process modelling in chemical and biochemical processing systems.

Syllabus:

Health and safety at work: types of factory environment and their physiological and psychological risks. Current legislation in the area of employer and employee liability. Codes of practice. The role of management and unions in safety. Introduction to process control: basic control modes e.g. P, PI, PID; control system architecture and dynamic behaviour for SISO processes; controller tuning; control system hierarchies for chemical/biochemical processing plants. Equipment and instrumentation used in chemical and biochemical processing operations: sensing and measurement; signal transmission; controllers; final control elements. Process modelling; application of material and energy balances in the formulation of quantitative process models; process characteristics and dynamic response behaviour of first and second order systems.

Learning Outcomes:

Cognitive (Knowledge, Understanding, Application, Analysis, Evaluation, Synthesis)

1. Draw physical representations and block diagrams for feedback, feedforward and inferential control configurations for simple processes. 2. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the principles of operation and characteristics of common process control hardware and instrumentation. 3. Analyse the operating characteristics of ON/OFF, P, PI, PD, and PID control modes. 4. Synthesise quantitative models for the dynamic response of simple first order processes. 5. Describe the characteristics of second and higher order processes. 6. Evaluate and tune simple control systems using both open and closed loop methods. 7. Show practical skills in the use of simple process control systems. 8. Simulate simple process control systems using process dynamic modelling software. 9.Describe the processes involved in the execution of a risk assessment 10.Recount the basic principles of accident prevention 11.Develop an understanding of the principles of Occupational Health and Safety in Industrial processes

Affective (Attitudes and Values)

N/A

Psychomotor (Physical Skills)

N/A

How the Module will be Taught and what will be the Learning Experiences of the Students:

3 x 1 hour lectures and 3 hours lab per week over a 12 week period.

Research Findings Incorporated in to the Syllabus (If Relevant):

Prime Texts:

S. Mc Monagle (2008) CH4404 Lecture Notes , UL
W.Y. Svrcek et al (2006) A Real-Time Approach to Process Control, 4th ed. , Wiley
J. Ridley (1995) Safety at Work , Butterworth

Other Relevant Texts:

Programme(s) in which this Module is Offered:

Semester - Year to be First Offered:

Spring - 08/09

Module Leader:

matthias.vandichel@ul.ie