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CHE5179

Faculty of Engineering

Postgraduate - Unit

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4 points, SCA Band 2, 0.0833333 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Professor Michael Brisk

Synopsis

Operability of continuous processes: variation in operating conditions; use of probability functions; multiple operating cases: overdesign, additional units and intermediate storage for operability. Batch processes: batch and semicontinuous operations; Gantt charts; overlapping batches. Introduction to process control: process requirements; external disturbances; stability of the process. Control configurations: feedback, inferential, cascade, feedforward and ratio control. Control of unit operations: level, flow, pressure, heat exchanger, distillation and reactor control. Control of complete processes: systems of interacting units; intermediate storage. Safety.

Assessment

Examination: 90%
Assignment: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Assoc Professor Karen Hapgood

Contact hours

26 lectures and practice classes