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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Civil, Chemical & Enviromental Eng Short Name: ENG3154
Level: HE3 Module Co-ordinator: THORPE RB Prof (C, C & E Eng)
Number of credits: 10 Number of ECTS credits: 5
Module Availability
Spring Semester
Assessment Pattern

Unit(s) of Assessment



Weighting Towards Module Mark (%)


Presentations (4)






Coursework    HESS rig standard operating procedures and mass                         balances



                        HESS rig recycle re-specification



                        HESS operating procedures



                        Final project report






Qualifying Condition(s) 



A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module





Module Overview

The financial and operational management of a chemical process is essential to Chemical Industry; students who have first hand experienced these activities will become more rounded and employable graduates.  Following the completion of a number of Case Studies students will adopt a number of different rolls in the management and operating structure of a unique pilot plant and will manage/operate the unit in semi-batch mode for 4x12hr consecutive days of production.


Progression requirements to HE3
Module Aims

To provide students with:

·         a comprehensive understanding of the management and operation of a pilot plant scale production unit and an opportunity to apply this during a 4 day operating period

  • an opportunity to develop their teamwork, communication, problem solving and other essential transferable skills in technical context in particular in the area of plant operation and management
Learning Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of this module, you will be able to:



·         critically analyse the many inter-related issues associated with production management, process operation, health & safety practice and environmental practice related to a production unit



·         confidently accept and carry out the duties of a number of management and operating post related to process operation



  • propose logical, financially viable and operationally feasible solutions to some of the conflicts between theoretical and practical engineering
Module Content

HESS Process          Process operations



                                    Safety management



                                    Process dynamics and planning





Case Studies             Health and Safety



                                    Process Operation



                                    Plant/Process Management



                                    Environmental Management





Pilot Plant Operation           Introduction






                                                Start-up trial



                                                Production runs



                                                Process Dynamics
Methods of Teaching/Learning

28 hours of lectures/tutorials/student presentations, 48 hours of process operation and 24 hours of independent learning.



Total student learning time 100 hours
Selected Texts/Journals
Last Updated
5 October 2010