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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

4 points, SCA Band 2, 0.0833333 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)A Hoadley


Steam systems: Heaters, traps, boilers, steam and gas turbines, distribution. Top level analysis: Path analysis; efficiency of heat flow paths; application to title site retrofit; Site composite curves: Total site source/sink profiles; site composite and utility grand composite curves. Retrofit: Analysis and optimisation of utility systems; steam level switching. Optimising steam levels: Minimising fuel consumption and operating costs. Gas turbine integration: Heat recovery systems. Refrigeration systems: Compression and absorption refrigeration; energy analysis for low temperature systems. Selection of drivers for process equipment. Site heat-to-power ratio.


Examination: 90%
Assignment: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Paul Webley

Contact hours

26 hours lectures and practice classes