Process Design

Video Lectures

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Lecture 1
Basics of BFDs, PFDs, & PIDs
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Basics of BFDs, PFDs, & PIDs
Compares block flow diagrams (BFDs), process flow diagrams (PFDs), and piping and instrumentation diagrams (PIDs).
Lecture 2
Block Flow Diagram Examples
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Block Flow Diagram Examples
Gives examples of block flow diagrams (BFDs) for various processes.
Lecture 3
BFD: Avoiding Common Mistakes
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BFD: Avoiding Common Mistakes
Describes common mistakes made when drawing block flow diagrams and how to avoid making them.
Lecture 4
Rule of Thumb: Adding an Expander to a System
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Rule of Thumb: Adding an Expander to a System
Uses a design heuristic related to recovering energy from a process when reducing the pressure of a fluid stream.
Lecture 5
Rule of Thumb: Energy Losses in a Piping System
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Rule of Thumb: Energy Losses in a Piping System
Uses a design heuristic related to energy losses in a piping system.
Lecture 6
Temperature Interval Method for Heat Exchanger Networks
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Temperature Interval Method for Heat Exchanger Networks
Use the temperature interval method to determine minimum energy requirements in designing a heat exchanger network.
Lecture 7
Designing a Heat Exchanger Network
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Designing a Heat Exchanger Network
Using MER targets and pinch point determined in prior screencast, setup a heat exchanger network with utilities.
Lecture 8
Working in a Team (Part 1)
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Working in a Team (Part 1)
Provides guidance on how to work in teams on a project.
Lecture 9
Working in a Team (Part 2)
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Working in a Team (Part 2)
Provides guidance on how to work in teams on a project.
Lecture 10
Working in a Team (Part 3)
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Working in a Team (Part 3)
Provides guidance on how to work in teams on a project.
Lecture 11
Gross Economic Profit Analysis
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Gross Economic Profit Analysis
Performs a gross economic profit analysis on two reactions to determine which pathway should move forward in the design tree.
Lecture 12
Net Present Value and Investor's Rate of Return
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Net Present Value and Investor's Rate of Return
Calculates the net present value (NPV) for a project using cash flow and time value of money as well as the investor's rate of return (IRR).
Lecture 13
Approximate Profitability Measures
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Approximate Profitability Measures
Introduces the concept of return on investment, payback period and venture profit.
Lecture 14
Capital Cost Comparison: Present Worth Analysis
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Capital Cost Comparison: Present Worth Analysis
Compares the cost of two equipment options using the concept of present worth.
Lecture 15
Capital Cost Comparison: Capitalized Cost Analysis
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Capital Cost Comparison: Capitalized Cost Analysis
Compares the cost of two equipment options using the concept of capitalized cost.
Lecture 16
Excel User Form: Heat Exchanger Cost Estimator
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Excel User Form: Heat Exchanger Cost Estimator
Uses VBA to develop a user form to estimate the cost of a heat exchanger given type of heat exchanger, internal heat exchange area, construction material, and inflation.
Lecture 17
SuperPro Designer: Fermentation Simulation
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SuperPro Designer: Fermentation Simulation
Tutorial on setting up a fermentation in SuperPro Designer.
Lecture 18
SuperPro Designer: Adding a Stock Mixture
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SuperPro Designer: Adding a Stock Mixture
Shows how to add a stock mixture to an inlet stream and have the outlet streams composed of only the stock mixture components.
Lecture 19
SuperPro Designer: Modeling a Reactor and Separator
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SuperPro Designer: Modeling a Reactor and Separator
Uses transesterification reaction to demonstrate setting up reactor and separator to obtain product of interest.
Lecture 20
SuperPro Designer: Modeling a Batch Reactor
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SuperPro Designer: Modeling a Batch Reactor
Overview of setting up a batch reactor in SuperPro Designer.