COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Project Engineering of Process Plants
Course Code: 
15CHE472
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Type: 
Elective
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Coimbatore

'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.