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INTR6015 - Intro to Industrial Utilities

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Title:Intro to Industrial Utilities
Long Title:Intro to Industrial Utilities
Module Code:INTR6015
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Interdisciplinary Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Donagh OMahony
Module Author: Donagh OMahony
Module Description: This module introduces the basic principles of industrial utilities relevant to instrument technicians working in process industries.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Explain the basic operation of industrial utilities and equipment and the physical and chemical phenonomena on which they rely.
LO2 Describe and explain systems for the automatic control of chemical reactors, chemical process equipment, utilities and ancillary equipment.
LO3 Calculate, develop, demonstrate and analyse practical work associated with industrial utilities.
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 MTU 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
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

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.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Utilities
Conservation of mass. Conservation of energy - latent heat, specific heat. Principles of operation and control schemes for the following equipment: Cooling towers; Furnaces; Steam boilers; Steam distribution including appropriate mechanical valves and instrumentation; Reaction vessel jackets; Centrifugal pumps; Scrubbers; Compressors and pressurised air distribution systems; Refrigeration plant.
Chemical Reactors
Classifications of reactors and reactions; stochiometry, operating strategies, safety issues and strategies, pH control of waste streams. Overview of complete pharmaceutical and chemical processes - reaction, filtration, recrystallisation, centrifugation, drying.
Distillation
Purpose of distillation. Mass and energy balances as applied to distillation systems. Vapour liquid equilibrium. Factors in distillation design. Control schemes for distillation systems.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Project based on industrial utilities 1,2,3 50.0 Sem End
Short Answer Questions Assessment in industrial utilities 1,2,3 25.0 Week 6
Short Answer Questions Final assessment in industrial utilities 1,2,3 25.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
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 Delivery of industrial utilities content 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study of module content 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Directed study of module content 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study of module content 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • J. M. Coulson and J. F. Richardson; with J. R. Backhurst and J. H. Harker, Coulson & Richardson's chemical engineering [ISBN: 0750644443]
  • Johann G. Stichlmair, James R. Fair, Distillation [ISBN: 0471252417]
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_SICAL_6 Certificate in Industrial Instrumentation & Calibration 1 Mandatory

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