Construction of Process Equipment II
FSI-KKRAcad. year: 2017/2018
The safe and economical design of process equipment needs the first-quality static calculation of strains and stresses for operational conditions Students will learn to use basic calculation methods from static shells branch. They will further get acquanted with european standards and frequently used ASME rules. The course is concerned not only with aparatus design, but also with connected piping lines and steel strukture. During the seminars students will carry out calculations according to both standards and will learn to use Sant‘ Ambrogio software, which is often used for these purposes in practice.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course provides students with an overview of rules and softwares for construction of equipment, piping lines and metal structures. Students will be able to solve individually basic computational assignments and to judge the adequacy of the design. Student will learn to use Sant’Ambrogion software for equipment calculation.
Basic knowledge from elasticity and strength of structures, mechanics and theory of materials.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
R. K. Sinnott, G. Towler, and R. K. Sinnott, Chemical engineering design, 5. ed. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2009. (EN)
S. Chattopadhyay, Pressure vessels: design and practice, 3rd ed. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2005. (EN)
R. W. Nichols, Pressure Vessel Enineering Technology, vol. 1971. London: Applied Science Publisher. (EN)
Český normalizační institut, ČESKÁ TECHNICKÁ NORMA, Netopené tlakové nádoby, ČSN EN 13445. 2015. (CS)
G. A. Antaki, Fitness-for-service and integrity of piping, vessels, and tanks: ASME code simplifed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2005. (EN)
G. F. Hewitt, Ed., Heat exchanger design handbook, 1998. New York: Begell House, 1998. (EN)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Course-unit credit requirements: Active attendance at seminars.The exam has written and oral parts, students have to prove their theoretical and practical knowledge.
Language of instruction
The safe and economical design of process equipment needs the first-quality static calculation of strains and stresses for operational conditions. The course objective is to make students familiar with basic analytical method for shell analyses, such as a membrane theory, semi-bending theory, boundary effect theory, theory of rings, stability problems of shells. These theories are trained on examples.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Active attendance at seminars is checked. The written report has to be done when training was missed. This report has to be produced for verification.
Type of course unit
39 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer
Pressure vessels construction rules, transition to EU rules.
Technical requirements of rules ČSN EN 13445.
Structure and actions of institutions supervising described equipment.
Introduction to construction and calculation of process equipment.
Equipment design according to EN 13 445.
Equipment design according to ASME Code.
Supplementary codes for equipment construction.
Comparison of the most frequently used world wide codes.
Construction pronciples for equipment design.
Pipeline design according to EN 13 480.
Boilers design according to EN 12 952.
Problems of metal constructions.
Final Element Method application.
26 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
Thematic problems: 1) Shell membrane state solution. 2) Equipment design according to EN 13 445. 3) Equipment design according to EN by means of Sant´Ambrogio software. 4) Equipment design according to ASME Code. 5) Pipeline design according to EN 13 480. 5) Boiler design according to EN 12 952. 6) Metal structure design according to Euro Code. 7) Pressure vessel construction. 8) Shell stability analysis.