Design of Process and Power Systems
FSI-KNPAcad. year: 2020/2021
Students with a practical and modern way will become familiar with the problematics of the designing of process and energy systems currently applied in engineering offices. From the wide variety of activities that fall within the designing of process and power system the attention of lectures and seminars is focused on the most important areas of technical and technological design and its impact on the environment. Specifically, attention is focused on methods and tools used for the design of process and energy systems in the conceptual design phase and feasibility studies and on the methods and tools used for the design of process and energy systems at the basic design stage of given system and its individual equipment. Linking the theoretical and practical part of the course will be ensured in the maximum extent by using a support of the latest educational version of professional software systems for design of process and energy systems and its individual equipment (eg. ChemCAD, HTRI, GateCycle, etc.).
Learning outcomes of the course unit
1. Basic overview of the range of design practice of process engineer focusing on techniques, methods and tools for the designing of process and energy systems and their individual equipment.
2. Mastering the use of professional software systems for designing and related competent practice of process engineer.
Basic knowledge of courses completed in the previous two semesters, especially thermal processes, hydraulic processes, engineering thermodynamics, energy and emissions and construction of process equipment I.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
VDI-Gesellschaft Verfahrenstechnik und Chemieingenieurwesen Editor: VDI-Heat Atlas, 2nd. edition, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg (2010).
VDI-Heat Atlas, 2nd edition, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2010
Kizlink, J.: Technologie chemických látek I. a II. díl, VUT Brno, 2001
Wells,G.L. & Rose,L.M.: The Art of Chemical Processes Design, Elsevier, New York, 1986
Green, D., W., Perry, R., H., CHEMICAL ENGINEERS´ HANDBOOK, 8 th editon, Mc Graw-Hill International Editions, Chemical Engineering Series,New York, 2007
Cengel, Y. A., Cimbala J.M.; Fluid mechanics: fundamentals and applications, 2nd edition, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, Boston, 2010
Stehlík, P.: Termofyzikální vlastnosti, VUT Brno, 1992
Finlayson B. A.; Introduction to Chemical Engineering Computing, John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken, 2006
Babinec, F.: Aplikovaná fyzikální chemie,VUT Brno, 1981
White R. E., Subramanian V. R.; Computational Methods in Chemical Engineering with Maple, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2010
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles, theory and practical examples of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Course-unit credit requirements :
Compulsory and active participation in seminars and understanding of problematice and preparing of the semestral paper.
Student skills evaluation takes place in two stages:
1. Written part: Written tests and evaluation of the semestral paper. Upon receiving grade E or better from both the test and the semestral paper, a student proceeds to an oral part of exam.
2. Oral part: Following the results of tests, student demonstrate related theoretical knowledge in the design by the form of expert discussion with the teacher that shows the final evaluation of the student.
Language of instruction
The aim of the course is to teach students practical technological and dimensional design of essential proces and energy systems and equipment ensuring and influencing by dominant way a function of proces and power plants. It is all about design of systems and equipment for heat and mass transfer with practical and effective utilization of the modern professional software products which are currently used in design offices to support these design activities.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Lessons are held in the computer laboratory.
Theoretical parts are combined with the practice lesson demonstrating of computerized solution of partial problems.
Attendance at lectures is recommended. Attendance at seminars is compulsory and checked.
Type of course unit
26 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer
1. Introduction to design of proces and energy systems and equipment (stages of design, examples of technologies, design tools, softwares).
2. Design of shell and tube heat exchangers.
3. Design of plain plate types heat exchangers.
4. Design of plate-and-frame types of heat exchangers.
5. Introduction to rectification of binary mixtures.
6. Design of apparatus for contacting gases and liquids.
7. Design of rectification and absorption columns.
8. Design of apparatus for separation of multicomponent mixtures.
9. Design of heat fransfer equipment with fluids phase changes
10. Combustion equipment for process and power industry - conceptual design.
11. Combustion equipment for process and power industry - detail design.
12. Start-up, operating and control of selected process and energy equipment.
13. Heat losses of process and energy equipment and design of insulation.
26 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
1. Introduction to concept of seminars, description of case study proces and performing of process simulation flowsheet using software ChemCad.
2. Process simulation using software ChemCad, introduction to software HTRI.
3. Shell and tube heat exchanger design using software HTRI for given process.
4. Plate and frame heat exchanger design using software HTRI for given process.
5. First part of design of system of rectification columns for the separation of ternary mixture using software ChemCad.
6. Second part of design of system of rectification columns for the separation of ternary mixture using software ChemCad.
7. Third part of design of system of rectification columns for the separation of ternary mixture using software ChemCad.
8. Completion part of design of system of rectification columns for the separation of ternary mixture using software ChemCad.
9. Design of reboiler or condensator using software HTRI for given process.
10. Introduction to software GateCycle and preparation of power system simulation scheme.
11. Simulation of power system using software GateCycle.
12. Design of economizer for steam boiler using HTRI software as part of power system.
13. Submitting of individual semester papers. Course-unit credit evaluation.
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