2 ND YEAR DESIGN PROJECT LAUNCH MEETING-FRIDAY 8 th NOVEMBER 2013. 1)Introduction 2)Overview of Design Process Procedures 3)Outline Project Brief/Additional support lectures 4)Team Working and Roles within Teams Professor Neville Brewis Email- [email protected]
ICI 1975-1993 Huddersfield Site.
ZENECA -1993-99 Avlon (Bristol) site
ASTRAZENECA -1999-2008 Avlon (Bristol) and Charnwood (Loughborough) Sites
You, as a group of chemical engineers in the Process Technology Department working within LUCHEM CO. are charged with the task of designing a new plant for the manufacture of 150,000* tonnes /annum of Mono NITROBENZENE (MNB).
MNB has a long industrial history –it is one of the most important building block intermediates in the chemical industry and has numerous applications. Main use is in the production of rigid and semi–rigid polyurethane foams.
*Note that the precise capacity of the plant designed will be varied for different individual groups and will be communicated to your group via the Project Design Specification document in February 2014.
You will need to make your recommendations to the Board of the company and you should carefully consider the following points;-
* Process chosen should be efficient in both raw materials and energy usage.
*The plant should meet all current and foreseeable safety and environmental legislation.
*The economics of the chosen process.
*Your final report should briefly explain what the choices were and how you came to your decision as well as being a detailed design of the process
A 2 stage report is to be prepared covering the following items (as a minimum) :-
Stage 1 –submit duringWeek 7 of Semester 2
*Flow sheet development and route selection
*Initial economic evaluation (outline)
*Preliminary design of major plant items
*Identification of key areas for further work
Supporting flow sheets, mass and energy balances and calculations to be submitted as Appendices
Stage 2 –submit at end of week 11 of Semester 2
*P&ID for the optimum chosen process
*Detailed design of major plant items
*Assessment of health, environmental and safety issues
*Order of Capital Cost estimate
*Operational considerations and control philosophy
Supporting diagrams e.g. line diagrams, mechanical drawings and process data sheets should be submitted as appendices
Full details of these requirements will be issued in Semester 2
NOTE –Lots to do in short time – so divide up Team Resources early!
* Dr.Iain Cumming will give 2 lectures in Semester 2 covering:-
i).Process Design Issues
(Process choice/Sequencing of units/Costing)
ii).Equipment Consideration issues
(Selection of Equipment/ Pressure Relief/pipework,pumps and heat exchanger choices)
*Paul Devitt (ex Lboro’ CE Graduate) will present a simple Design Case Study exercise to illustrate most of the major aspects of Process Design.
You have been randomly assigned to Design Groups in preparation for a design exercise which will commence in Semester 2.
You are required to fill out a Belbin Questionnaire in order to enable you to determine the composition of your group. Prof. Brewis & Dr Shama will be on hand to help you interpret your findings.
You are next required to prepare a 7 minute Powerpoint presentation for Friday 6th December setting out the advantages of team working. Further details will be posted on Learn.
*Ref. Meridith Belbin in 1981 looked at what makes a successful team and came up with the concept that most successful teams have a range of talents/experience. So that way individuals bring their strengths and can support others weaknesses.
For each of the 7 sections you have 10 points to allocate. Read each sentence carefully and think which best describes your behaviour and then distribute your 10 points between several sentences, all of them, or just one .
PLEASE TRY TO BE HONEST
Remember there are no right or wrong answers here
Enter the points you allocate to each statement into the correct section in the Table on page 6 of the handout .
e.g. for Section A if you have allocated 8 points to Sentence 4 ,go along the line till you find 4 and fill in 8 in that box.
Carry on until you have done all of the Sections .
Then add up the scores in each column.
DO YOU AGREE WITH THE OUTCOME ?