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Unit Overview

Students demonstrate ability to design and simulate components of liquefied natural gas (LNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and cryogenic process plants; understand and simulate various refrigeration cycles; have an understanding of LNG markets and history; have an understanding of re-gasification and gas grid specifications; and have an understanding of technical and business aspects of LPG and mid-stream industries. Topics include an overview of LNG, its markets and its history; processing of natural gas for subsequent LNG production; refrigeration fundamentals; multistage refrigeration loops; industry refrigeration cycles (e.g. APCI, cascade); regasification and gas grid specifications; and LPG and mid-stream processing industries.
6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2OnlineOnline flexible
Students are able to (1) work in a group on a major project; (2) write a report on a major group project; (3) engage with external stakeholders to obtain information for their project; (4) find or estimate parameters necessary for modelling large scale engineering processes; (5) demonstrate the ability to design and simulate components of LNG, regasification and gas refrigeration plants; (6) demonstrate ability to design and simulate unit operations in LNG, regas and gas refrigeration facilities; (7) demonstrate an understanding of LNG markets and history (including national grid specifications); (8) demonstrate an understanding of technical and business aspects of LPG and mid-stream industries; and (9) apply increasingly complex models to the description of real world systems.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) quizzes; (2) assignment; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Gongkui Xiao
Unit rules
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Chemical Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation); or enrolment in the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas
Advisable prior study:
CHPR4404 Advanced Thermodynamics
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