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Module Title
Industrial Plant
Reference EN3700 Version 4
Created May 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 9
Approved March 2004 SCQF Points 15
Amended May 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To provide the student with the ability to evaluate the application of thermofluids to the performance characteristics and design of plant equipment and energy systems.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Analyse the performance characteristics of heat transfer equipment for gas and liquid flow systems.
2 Analyse the performance of gas, vapour and combined cycles, used for power generation and process heat supply.
3 Analyse the behaviour of rotodynamic machines and their interaction with fluid system requirements.
4 Perform experiments involving themofluids systems and evaluate key findings.

Indicative Module Content
Heat transfer mechanisms, convective heat transfer coefficients, dimensional analysis, correlations for laminar and turbulent flow heat transfer. Heat exchangers. Energy systems: Plant power & heat requirements; process heat, integration of heat and power. Prime movers - gas turbines and steam turbines. CHP systems. Fluid machinery. Rotodynamic and positive displacement machines, cavitation. Dimensionless performance parameters. Interaction with external system, matching and machine performance characteristics.

Module Delivery
This module is based on lectures and tutorials supplemented with directed study and laboratory work.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 51 51
Non-Contact Hours 99 99
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 150 150
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 30% Outcomes Assessed: 4
Description: Written laboratory report.
Component 2
Type: Examination Weighting: 70% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3
Description: Closed book examination.

Explanatory Text
To pass the module, you must achieve a 40% weighted average mark from the exam and coursework. In addition you need to achieve at least 35% in both the individual exam and coursework components.
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A =>70%
B 60-69%
C 50-59%
D 40-49%
E 35-39%
F 0-34%
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module Thermofluids 2 (EN2702) or equivalent.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

1 EASTOP, T. D. and McCONKEY, A., 1993. Applied Themodynamics for Engineering Technologists. 5th ed. Harlow:Longman.
2 TURTON, R. K., 1995. Principles of Turbomachinery. 2nd ed. London:Chapman and Hall.
3 ROGERS, G. F. C. and MAYHEW, Y.R., 1992. Engineering Thermodynamics Work & Heat Transfer. 4th ed. Pearson Education Ltd.

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