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Basic Chemical and Unit Operations

CPI 210

Basic Chemical and Unit Operations

CPI 210

Course Description

Prerequisite: Completion of PHY 101, PHY 111, or PHY 211 with a grade of "C" or better (A high school Physics course completed with a "C" or better within the last three years may also qualify.) and CPI 120 with a grade of "C" or better. Provides understanding of basic principles of process technology along with an introduction to the use and operations of standard process equipment used worldwide by process technicians. Includes principles of energy and heat, pressure, fluid flow, heat transfer as well as topics concerning quality control and unit operations. Provides operational experiences with valves, pumps, compressors, distillation towers, and other process equipment and instrumentation. (45-45)

Outcomes and Objectives

Identify, describe and operate industry standard process equipment.

Objectives:

  • Describe, operate and indicate on a process, industry specific valves.
  • Describe, operate and indicate on a process, industry specific pumps.
  • Operate a compressor.
  • Identify the principle of operation of a steam turbine.
  • Describe and indicate on a process, tanks and pipes.
  • Describe and indicate on a process, the location and function of heat exchangers.
  • Describe and indicate on a process, reactors and boilers.
  • Describe uses and various functions of cooling towers.
  • Describe use and function of fired heaters.
  • Describe the function of distillation columns/towers.
  • Identify the principle of operation for steam traps.

Understand and describe concepts of basic process industry technology.

Objectives:

  • Define the concept of energy and heat as it relates to process technology.
  • Describe the importance of temperature to a process.
  • Describe the importance of pressure to a process.
  • Define fluid flow.
  • Define the concept of heat transfer.

Understand how quality principles relate to chemical process technology.

Objectives:

  • Relate the concepts and principles of quality control to chemical process operations.
  • Describe the reasoning and importance of process documentation.
  • Describe individual unit operations.
  • Describe process flow.