Course Title: 
Project Engineering of Process Plants
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Year Taught: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School of Engineering

'Project Engineering of Process Plants' is an elective course offered in the B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Scope of project engineering - the role of project engineer - R & D - TEFR - plant location and site selection - preliminary data for construction projects - process engineering – flowdiagrams - plot plans - engineering design and drafting. Planning and scheduling of projects - bar chart and network techniques.

Unit 2

Business and legal procedures: Procurement operations, Organization and operation of procurement department, Procurement procedure, General purchaser-vendor practices, contracts and contractors, project financing, statutory sanctions.

Details of engineering design and equipment selection - design calculations excluded -Vessels, heat exchangers, process pumps, compressors and vacuum pumps, motors and Turbines, other process equipment

Unit 3

Details of engineering design and equipment selection II - design calculations excluded - piping design, thermal insulation and buildings, safety in plant design, plant constructions,start up and commissioning.

Critical path method (CPM) and Programme evaluation and review technique (PERT) in project engineering.

  • Peter Watermeyer , Handbook for Process Plant Project Engineers, Wiley, 2002
  • Howard F. Rase, M. H. Barrow, Project engineering of process plants, Wiley, 1957
  • Peter S. Max &Timmerhaus, Plant design and economics for chemical engineers, Mc Graw Hill, 2002.
  • B. C. Punmia & K. K. Khandelwal, Project Planning and Control with PERT & CPM, Firewall Media, 2002
  • Srinath L. S., PERT AND CPM, 3rd Edn Affiliated East Press Pvt. Ltd., New York, 2001.
  • Perry J. H,”Chemical engineering handbook” 7th ed. McGraw Hill, 1997.
  • Ernest E. Ludwig, Applied project engineering and management, Gulf Pub. Co, 1988.
  • R K Sinnott, Chemical Engineering Design: Chemical Engineering Design, Chemical Engineering Technical Series, Elsevier, 2014.