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CHEP7010 - Transfer Processes

Title:Transfer Processes
Long Title:Transfer Processes
Module Code:CHEP7010
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Chemical & Process Eng
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: NIALL MORRIS
Module Author: Patrick Kennedy
Module Description: The behaviour of fluids in pipes and other equipment and basic Heat Transfer encountered in Chemical Process and other facilities.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Quantify the behaviour of fluids under various conditions of motion and rest
LO2 Predict pressure losses in piping system and subsequently determine an appropriate pump rating.
LO3 Determine the relationship between flow phenomena and fluid flowrates and associate these relationships with appropriate flowmetering devices.
LO4 Perform simple Heat Transfer Calculations involving Conduction, Convection and Radiation.
LO5 Design and analyse the performance of a Simple Heat Exchanger.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to Units and Dimensions
Definitions and descriptions of units and terms commomly encountered in the study of Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer .
Charles law, Boyle's law, Ideal Gas law, determination of atmospheric pressure, barometers. Properties of gases from steam tables.
Static Pressure and Head
Pressure intensity, pressure and depth, pressure at a point, pressure and head, barometers.
Pressure measurement in fluids
Piezometer, U tube manometer, bourdon guage, U tube with two liquids, inverted U tube.
Liquids in motion
Continuity equation, bernoulli equation, venturi meter, orifice meter, pitot tube, weirs.
Piping systems
Determination of pressure losses in piping systems. Networks of pipes, series, branched and parallel. Pumps and pump sizing, Basic equations for Centrifugal Machines, NPSH and Cavitation, Matching of Pump and System. Basic Equations for Turbines.
Heat Transfer Basics
Basic heat flow rate equations for Conduction, Convection and Radiation. Heat transfer through a simple wall, through composite walls and in parallel. Thermal resistance, Natural convection, Combined convection and conduction, Conduction through a circular pipe, Optimum insulation thickness
Simple Heat Exchangers
Parallel flow heat exchangers, Co-current and Counter-current flow, Log mean temperture difference, Three operating equations of heat exchangers, Temperature profiles, Condensers, boilers. Multi-pass heat exchangers, Temperature correction factors. Rating a heat exchanger. Design of a heat exchanger.
Forced Convection
Flow plast a flat plate, Velocity and thermal boundary layers, Laminar and Turbulent flow. Dimensional analysis; Nusselt Number, Prandtl Number and their physical significance, Heat transfer correlations.
Natural Convection
Grashoff Number, Horizontal surfaces, Vertical Surfaces, Laminar flow, Turbulent flow.
Heat exchanger selection and design
Double-pipe, Gasketed-plate-and-frame, Shell-and-tube; Construction features, material selection, layout options and flow arrangements, fouling factors, heat transfer correlations, design methods, rating and design.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Simple Pipe Design 1,2,3 20.0 Week 8
Open-book Examination Simple Heat Exchanger Design 4,5 20.0 Week 10
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 60.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) No Description 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Holland and Bragg 1995, Fluid Flow for Chemical Engineers, Edward Arnold London
  • Cengel and Ghajar 2015, Heat and Mass Transfer Fundamentals and Applications, 5 Ed., McGraw Hill United States [ISBN: 9780073398181]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_ECPEN_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Chemical and Biopharmaceutical Engineering 3 Mandatory

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