ETEC2547 Mechanical Fundamentals for Process Control

Course Description

This course is a comprehensive introduction to the workings of a modern manufacturing facility in the process industry. Key topics include valves, vessels, motors and turbines, heat exchangers, cooling towers, reactors and distillation, extraction and separation systems, and process instrumentation.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • List and Physically identify motors, pumps, valves, heat exchangers, cooling towers, centrifuges, compressors, thermal oxidizers, scrubbers, distillation towers, evaporators, and molecular sieves.
  • Describe the internal workings and characteristics of process equipment.
  • Explain the significance of major process equipment and their interaction within process systems


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3 credits: 2 lectures / presentations, 1 lab, 0 other