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CHE4109 - Process design and operation III

4 points, SCA Band 2, 0.083 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Engineering

Leader: A Hoadley


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


Mechanical design of pressure vessels, design of structural supports and foundations, use of relevant codes; selection and design of packed and tray columns for gas - liquid contacting, hydraulics of trays and packings, specification of column internals; hierarchy of design and heuristic approach to flowsheet development, sequencing of distillation columns; use of CAD packages such as PRO/II, ASPEN and HYSIS; heat exchanger network analysis; plant layout; quantitative risk assessment for safety hazards; retrofit design of plant and processes.


Examination: 70%
Term work: 30%

Contact hours

3 lectures and 1 practice class per week


CHE3108 and CHE3109