SHE Level 4
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code MHH324723
Module Leader Martin MacDonald
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject SCEBE - School Office
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)

Summary of Content

This module introduces the application of fundamental concepts in chemical engineering to design various heat & mass transfer equipment's and reactors.


-360b7 Design of double pipe and shell and tube Heat Exchanger (Use TEMA standards) b7 Design of Evaporator b7 Design of Dryer (Rotary / Fluidized Bed) b7 Design of Tray/ packed Column -360b7 Design of Reactor. b7 Design and drawing of pressure vessel Design the equipments using HYSYS and CHEMCAD software

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the student should be able to:1. Apply fundamental concepts in chemical engineering to develop process equipment design specifications for different types of chemical process equipment's. (AM1, AM5)2. Analyse various separation operations in which design is based on mass transfer and heat transfer. (AM1, AM5)3. Apply concepts of momentum, heat and mass transfer by using mathematical equations computational tools. (AM1, AM5)4. Design various chemical process equipments by applying the principles of heat transfer, mass transfer, fluid mechanics and reaction engineering. (AM1, AM5)5. Solve open ended process equipment design problems. (AM1, AM5)6. Design relevant process equipments using commercially available softwares

Teaching / Learning Strategy

A combination of power point presentations, case studies, tutorials, seminars, guest lectures, plant visit and software as applicable will be used. Plant visit will reinforce students to correlate the class room tutorials to the real world of Chemical and Process Industries and acquire knowledge on practical aspects of equipment design. .

Indicative Reading

-360 1. Coulson and Richardson, Sinnott R.K (2002) Chemical Engineering : Butterworth-Heinmenn Publications, New York Vol.6. 2. Robert Perry and Don Green (1997) Perry's Chemical Engineers Hand Book , Seventh Edition, McGraw Hill Publications. 3. Stanley M. Walas (1998) Chemical Process Equipment - selection and design , Butterworth Heinemann Publications. -360 4. Joshi, M.V. and Mahajan V.V (1999) Process Equipment Design , MacMillan India Ltd. 5. Bhattacharya, B.C (1998) Introduction to Chemical Equipment Design - Mechanical Aspects , CBS Publishers. Ludwig, E.E (2002) Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants , Volume 1 - 3, Third Edition, Gulf Professional Publishing.

Transferrable Skills

Tutorials provide: Problem Solving and Numeracy Laboratories provide: use of IT and Interpersonal/team skills Reports provide: Communication/Literacy/Linguistic/Critical Evaluation Knowledge and understanding in the context of the subject, learning style and orientation to learning, independent working, evaluating own learning and development.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (FT) 16.00
Lectures (FT) 56.00
Practicals (FT) 28.00
Independent Learning (FT) 100.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam (Exams Office) 3.00 50.00 45% Final Examination - Unseen written examination-3 Hours
Exam (School) 1.50 20.00 n/a Mid-term Test - Unseen written examination-1½ Hours
Coursework 1 n/a 30.00 n/a Design Exercise and drawing