UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

OGEG5806 Process Simulation

Credit 6 points
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AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2017UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit covers the fundamental engineering principles underlying the processing of oil and gas using conventional unit operations. The topics include a study of heat exchangers, distillation, refrigeration, gas–liquid absorption, and dehydration as well as an overview of oil and gas processing at the plant level. An emphasis is also placed on feed and product process specifications so students can appreciate what needs to be done to convert a raw hydrocarbon stream into a product that can be traded and consumed.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) develop a fundamental understanding of the basic science and working principles of unit operations; (2) acquire the basic knowledge and skills for the design of the various mass and heat transfer operation units; (3) perform quantitative analysis of the process operation units including scaling up/down for different applications; and (4) perform basic simulations of unit operations using commercial software packages.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) completion of simulation exercises; and (2) major group project. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
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