Jun 10, 2023
CPI 270 - Advanced Process Operations LabCredits: 2
Provides practical application of the skills required of an entry level chemical operator, including following Standard Operating Procedures, new process commissioning, equipment troubleshooting, preventative maintenance, Lock Out / Tag Out and Environmental, Health and Safety Compliance.
Prerequisite(s): CPI 230 , CPI 240W , CPI 250W with a minimum grade of "C" or better.
Corequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment with CPI 260W is recommended
Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 30
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Outcomes and Objectives
- Commission a new chemical process for start up.
- Participate in project planning
- Develop and produce basic engineering diagrams, including PFD, P&ID and other process documentation.
- Perform risk analysis.
- Perform site audits, including those for safety and process performance.
- Write and produce standard operating procedures, supported by visual aids and training materials.
- Operate chemical process equipment.
- Operate a simulated pilot plant in the process simulator.
- Maintain operating variables during simulated runs.
- Make, test and implement continuous improvement suggestions under guidance of faculty and student assistants.
- Perform quality assurance of chemical process.
- Write quality control plan for proposed process.
- Take samples and run sample analytical tests on process and service fluids.
- Initiate and participate in a team-based problem solving exercise.
- Conduct troubleshooting/maintenance of chemical process.
- Troubleshoot basic process equipment, including valves, pumps, heat exchangers and filters.
- Perform both single block and double bock Lock Out / Tag Outs, including the purging and preparation of equipment for maintenance.
- Write a preventive maintenance plan for one piece of equipment utilized in the student's pilot process.
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