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ChE 472 – Process and Plant Design


Spring, 2007


Art Hendela

 (office)            T3= 22A


C= HE472@hendela.com

Office Hours

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Course Description

This i= s a capstone course in the chemical engineering program. This class is divided into three- or four-person groups. Each group must complete an open-ended process design problem, including equipment specification and economics..=

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The principal textbook for t= his course is An= alysis, Synthesis,= and Design of Chemical Processes, 2nd ed.  by Richard T= urton, et al., Prentice Hall, 2003, ISBN: 0130647926=


Policy on Cheat= ing

Students found cheating/plagiarizing will be immediately referred to the Dean of Students and the NJIT Committee on Professional Conduct and subject to Disciplinary Probation, a permanent marking on the record, possible dismissal and a grade of 'F' in the course. All submitted assignme= nts are carefully checked for similarities, and plagiarism and guilty students will be identified.  You= have chosen the field that requires that highest degree of ethics.  You will be held to the highest standard.


D= uring this semester we will participate in three projects to be completed on ti= me.  The first two projects will be individual efforts.  The thi= rd project will be a group project

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Final grades are calculated as follows:

Project 1:

150 points

Project 2

200 points

Oral Presentation Project 2

100 points

Project 3

350 points

Oral Presentation Project 3

100 points

5 Weekly Progress reports



Awarded for extra work to the amount lost


25% of grade for each day late




Final course grades will be assigned on the following basis:

910+ - 1000  A

870+ -   <910  B+

800+ -   <870  B

770+ -   <800  C+

700+ -   <770  C

600+ -   <700  D

      0 -    <600 F


These will be difficult to a= ttain. There is little chance that these cutoffs will be altered as a result of overall class performance (i.e., no curve).


G= rade I (incomplete) will be given only under extraordinary circumstances and at = the sole discretion of the instructor


B. Point Deducti= ons

Points/credits d= ue to the Student may be withheld by the Teacher on account of defective work, breach of contract, default, non-performance (as an individual or as lead= er and/or member of a team) or for the use of subStuden= ts as sub contractors (not your work).


C. Point Adjustm= ents

Credits otherwise due to the Student may be adjusted by the Teacher after reviewing the results of any Student Peer Evaluations.=


D. Other Notes:

1) The amounts of credit awarded for each segment may vary from zero (0) credits for defect= ive and erroneous work to the maximum listed above for outstanding work. The Student (as part of a team) may not necessarily receive the same credits = as others on the team for any part of the Project, due to the amount and qua= lity of the work performed.


2) Not all team members may receive the same grade depending= on any Peer evaluations of work performed.

Electronic Copi= es

All reports and presentations material must be sent via email attachment.  Your reports will be processed t= hrough Turnitin.Com to check for similarities between your report, your classmate’s reports, prior student reports, and the entire internet= .  Mass similarities will be consid= ered a violation of the ethics policy.

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Each Student sha= ll complete and turn over to the Teacher the following for the given project. Documentation will be titled “Process Flow Diagram ConstructionR= 21;.


The report will consist of:

(a)   a block flow diagram sketch.  The diagram may be either electr= onic using a tool such as Visio, Word, Autocad, or equivalent, or may be manually drawn using draftsman’s tools. =

(b)   a material balance sheet.

(c)   An appendix containing all the calculations, derivatio= ns, data, graphs and references in a form satisfactory to the Teacher.  This appendix must be well organ= ized and easily reviewed.

(d)   A cover letter with a subject line of “Process F= low Diagram Construction.”



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Project 2

Each Student tea= m shall complete and turn over to the Teacher a complete evaluation of the given simulation problem. Documentation will be entitled “Flow Sheet Simulation for new Employee Training”.


The report, in Wood’s Format, includes the following:

(a)   a solution output to the given simulation as generated by ChemCad. 

(b)   An appendix containing all the calculations, derivatio= ns, data, graphs and references in a form satisfactory to the Teacher.  This appendix must be well organ= ized and easily reviewable.

(c)   A cover letter with a subject line of “Flow Sheet Simulation for new Employee Training.”

(d)   A professional quality oral presentation of the result= s, problem areas, etc.  Use Powerpoi= nt for the visual presentation.

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Project 3

The Student team= shall complete a process design of a plant producing the specified product, pre= sent the results to an evaluating committee and turn over to the Teacher a complete set of data and design documents.

 Documentation will be entitled &#= 8220;Design Calculations and Evaluations for Project 3”


(a)   The final report for Project 3 will consist of binder = with the following sections in this order:

  1. Cover Letter/Management Summary
  2. Woods Report=
  3. FLOW SHEETS: A BFD and = PFD of the entire system
  4. PLOT PLAN: An elevation= and plot plan
  5. BALANCES: a material and energy balance sheet
  6. SPECS: Equipment specifications, drawings, and schedules.  Schedules will be created u= sing Microsoft Project, available at Distrib.NJIT.EDU. =
  7. SKETCHES: Representative equipment sketches
  8. DESIGN: an equipment de= sign and schedule,
  9. CALCULATIONS: Sample calculations
  10. 3D: a 3D rendering of t= he equipment arrangement (or model)
  11. EQUIPMENT COST: cost da= ta for the equipment used,
  12. OP COSTS: operating cost calculations
  13. ECONOMICS: Economic evaluation of the plant
  14. HAZOP: HAZOP of the ass= igned unit
  15. PROPERTIES: tables of physical properties for all components utilized,
  16. All calculations, derivations, data, graphs, and references in hard copy and CD ROM


(b) Each Student= team will furnish to the Teacher individual weekly progress reports in writing using a format to be provided by the teacher. The weekly written reports shall be submitted to the Teacher prior to 6:00 PM of each Tuesday, unless otherwise directed by the Teacher in writing. Each Student in the team wi= ll also provide brief weekly oral reports at the Teacher’s request out= lining the Student’s contribution to the progress of the Work and problems encountered.


( c ) Each Student team will cr= eate both an oral and visual presentation to the Teacher and his representativ= es of the Work completed for Project 3.&nbs= p; Use Powerpoint for the visual presenta= tion.


(d) The Student = will meet with the members of the team an additional 10 (ten) hours/week (mini= mum) to effect the completion of the project.


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Teacher Responsibilities

1. Supply all necessary init= ial design data, provide direction and oversee the progression of the Work by= the Student.


2. Evaluate the Work submitt= ed by the Student.


3. The Teacher retains the r= ight to select the members of any team and/or approve the selections made by t= he Students.<= /o:p>




Student’s Responsibilities

1. Student shall perform the Work diligently and continuously. You will do all things necessary for the completion of the projects except those things, which t= he Teacher expressly agrees to do




A. Right to Chan= ge


(1) The Teacher has the righ= t to change of any part of the design of Project 1, Project 2 and Project 3, a= nd to add or reduce the work connected with the completion of the project. T= he Student shall comply with such requests.


(2) The Teacher retains the = right to unilaterally replace ineffective team leadership or on behalf of the t= eam upon the written request of the majority of the affected team members.


(3) The Student has the righ= t to decline the leadership of a team and the benefits derived from the position offer= ed by the Teacher.


(4) The Teacher has the righ= t to remove any member of a team who in the teacher’s opinion does littl= e or no work, whose work is substandard, or is disruptive to the team. The rem= oved Student must complete the Work as an individual.  It will be very difficult or nea= rly impossible to complete the work as an individual.


B. Consideration= for Changes

The work schedule described above will be adjusted, if changes and/or additions are made at= the Teacher’s request, and will greatly affect the workload. In such a = case the Teacher shall issue in writing a new work schedule.=



Use Of Substudents

A, Students shal= l not delegate or subcontract any part or parts of the Work covered by this outline. The breach of this covenant is penalized by total (100%) loss of credit for that segment of the Work for both the Student and SubStudent and may be referred for Academic discipl= ine at the department or institution level. In other words, cheating will not be tolerated.


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A. Teacher’= ;s Right to Terminate Agreement

Should conditions arise which, in the opinion of Teacher, make it advisable to cease projec= t work, the Teacher may terminate the Student’s participation in the project upon written notice to the Student.


B. Termination by Student

Student may term= inate its obligations for the project work prior to November 6, 2006 by giving a written notice to the Teacher three (3) days prior to such termination. Should a Student drop the class, the student will receive the grade of of W (withdrawn).


In either type of termination, A or B, the Student shall deliver any and all documents rece= ived from the Teacher in connection with the project.  Work performed as part of the pr= oject will be surrendered to the team at termination.



Suspension Of Work

A. Teacher’= ;s Suspension

The Teacher at h= is option shall have the right to delay or suspend at any time all or any portion of the Work to be performed by giving a notice in writing to the Student.


B. Student’= ;s Suspension

Student may not suspend the Work in whole or in part, if such a suspension would cause the progress of the Work to fall behind the schedule. Unless authorized to do= so in writing by the Teacher. The suspension of work by the Student is penal= ized by loss of all credits for each Project.


D. Title

The Teacher shall retain all rights to the work including, but limited to drawings, data, calculations, graphs and reports (in printed or electronic media) prepare= d or obtained by the Student in connection of the Work. All images (photograph= ic, film, video or electronic) taken during the Project shall be the property= of the Teacher in perpetuity.










Class Schedule




Le= cture 1: Plant Design Overview



Le= cture 2: Plant Design Symbols

A= ssignment of Proj 3 teams





Lecture 3: Instrumentation and Validation




Lecture 4: Corporate Costs




Le= cture 5: Capital Cost Estimates





Le= cture 6: Project 1 Results

Proj 1 Due: Process Flow Diag= ram Construction



L= ecture 7: Manufacturing Cost Estimates

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L= ecture 8: Profitability Analysis

·         Proj= 2 Due: Flow Sheet Simulation – New Employee Training=

&m= iddot;     &nbs= p;   Project 3 Work Schedule Status 1



No Class, Spring Break



Project 2 Oral Presentations



DROP Date: Monday = March 26.



L= ecture 9:  Safety, Health, and Environmental

Project 3 Work Schedule Status 2



L= ecture 10: Plot Plans, Elevation Diagrams, and Vessel Sketches=

Project 3 Work Schedule Status 3



L= ecture 11: Communications

Project 3 Work Schedule Status 4



L= ecture 12: Professionalism and Ethics

Project 3 Work Schedule Status 5



(5:30 PM)

&m= iddot;     &nbs= p;   Proj= 3 Due:

·     &nbs= p;   Proj= 3 Oral Presentations

·     &nbs= p;   Room GITC 1402

As of April 10, 2007