CNG533 - Chemical Eng. Fluid Transfer and Heat Transfer

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Subject Title
Chemical Eng. Fluid Transfer and Heat Transfer

Subject Description
This subject introduces the students to the applied chemical engineering fundamentals of fluid flow and heat transfer. Fluid Flow topics covered include fluid velocity and flow profiles, friction losses, valve types and uses, pump types, applications and sizing calculations. Heat transfer topics covered include units of heat, types of heat (latent, sensible), and common methods of heat transfer (conductive, convective, radiative and evaporative). Specific heat transfer applications covered include heat exchangers, process hot water and steam generation systems, and cooling tower systems.

Credit Status
One credit towards the CHY program.

OCC 433
CHM 273
PHY 273 / PHY 353
MTH 173

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Calculate fluid velocity in a pipe.
  2. Predict the flow profile based on the determination of the Reynold's Number (NRE). Be able to predict the pressure drop in a piping system based on fluid velocity, piping configuration, and equivalent length of pipe.
  3. Understand the different types of basic valves used in industry (gate, glove, butterfly, ball, plug) and their appropriate applications.
  4. Understand the different types of industrial pumps (centrifugal, piston, diaphragm, screw) and their appropriate applications. Be familiar with the terminology of pressure head, suction head, discharge head, total static head (TSH) and total dynamic head (TDH) and friction losses. The student should be able to determine the water power, pump power and motor power, in kilowatts and/or horsepower, for specific applications.
  5. Be familiar with the terminology of British Thermal Units (BTU), calorie, Joule, latent heat and sensible heat. Understand and be able to calculate heat transfer for conductive, convective, radiative and evaporative heat transfer systems. The student should be able to determine the overall heat transfer coefficient of a heat transfer process.
  6. Understand the fundamental of heat exchangers, typical hot water or steam generation systems and typical cooling tower systems. Be familiar with the terms makeup, blowdown, bleedoff, evaporation rate, drift, steam rate, condensate return cycles of concentration. The student should be able to calculate makeup rates based on blowdown/bleedoff and evaporation/steam rates. The student should be able to calculate cycles of concentration based on makeup and blowdown/bleedoff, as well as process water indicators (chlorides, conductivity, etc.)

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.