Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2017/18
Industrial plants
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Engineering And Management - Torino
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Cagliano Anna Corinna   A2 ING-IND/17 40 40 0 0 5
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-IND/17 8 B - Caratterizzanti Ingegneria della sicurezza e protezione industriale
Subject fundamentals
The present Industrial Plants course aims to provide students with fundamental knowledge about the design and management aspects connected with developing industrial facilities. At the end of the course students will be able to understand and compare the different types of plant layout, identify, classify, and analyze material handling and storage systems, identify the basic characteristics of industrial buildings, plant support functions, and building utilities, as well as recognize the main regulatory and procedural issues about constructing a new facility and ensuring workplace safety. Finally, students will be able to propose qualitative and quantitative solutions for the basic design of a manufacturing plant.
Expected learning outcomes
Management Engineers involved in developing industrial facilities should be able to define the expected performance levels, especially in terms of production, technology, and efficiency, as well as to interact with designers and other professionals and discuss with them the alternative implementation solutions.
Thus, from a knowledge perspective students will need to prove to have acquired:
• knowledge of the issues associated with developing industrial plants;
• the theoretical background to design facilities;
• understanding of the plant layout, its constituent principles, and types;
• knowledge of the main systems and technologies currently available for material handling, storage and retrieval of goods from warehouses;
• understanding of the fundamental requirements for buildings hosting production activities and for building utilities;
• knowledge of the issues associated with safety in industrial plants and workplaces;
• knowledge of the phases of industrial facilities construction projects.

From a skill perspective, students should be able to:
• choose the best layout solution according to the existing technological, logistics, regulatory, and economic constraints;
• determine the number of necessary pieces of production equipment to meet the required production capacity;
• assess the efficiency of already existing layouts and suggest improvements;
• define the most appropriate material handling and storage systems for specific contexts and size them;
• size production areas, warehouses, and plant support functions.
Prerequisites / Assumed knowledge
Basic knowledge of the principles for managing production systems.
Additionally, the following skills are required at least at a minimum level:
• writing professional technical reports;
• making motivated technical decisions under conflicting goals.
• Course introduction, basic principles and definitions (3 h)
• Industrial plant location, manufacturing approaches, and plant layout study (6 h)
• Lean production principles and their application to plant layout (4 h)
• Industrial buildings and plant support functions. Building Information Modelling design (3 h)
• Material handling equipment: unit loads, traditional material handling systems, automated material handling systems (7 h)
• Warehouses: conventional storage systems and automated storage and retrieval systems. Calculating the number of forklifts. Calculating stacker crane cycles based on FEM guidelines. Picking: main approaches and technologies (7 h)
• Building utilities: basics of water distribution systems, electrical systems, compressed air production and distribution systems, fire protection systems (2 h)
• Industrial plant safety: basics of the main regulatory aspects, manual load handling, workplace safety (3 h)
• Phases of the construction of industrial plants (2 h)
• Deepening with company experts one of the topics discussed during the course (3 h)
Delivery modes
The acquired skills will be assessed during recitation hours when students, organized in groups and under the constant supervision of an instructor, will develop a study about the technical feasibility of building a new industrial plant together with a basic design of the associated plant layout.
The output of this project work will be graded at the end of the term and will be part of the final course evaluation based on what described in the Assessment and Grading Criteria section.
Three hours every week will be spent on recitations, for a total of 40 hours.
Texts, readings, handouts and other learning resources
Lecture notes (slides) made available by the instructor on the Student Portal.
A. Pareschi (2007), "Impianti Industriali. Criteri di scelta, progettazione e realizzazione". Seconda Edizione. Società Editrice Esculapio, Bologna.
A. Pareschi, E. Ferrari, A. Persona, A. Regattieri (2011), "Logistica integrata e flessibile." Seconda Edizione. Società Editrice Esculapio, Bologna.
A. Monte (2009), "Elementi di Impianti Industriali". Vol. 1. Edizioni Libreria Cortina, Torino.
Assessment and grading criteria
The exam consists in a closed book written test whose duration is approximately 1 hour. During the exam students will answer theoretical open questions and solve simple numerical problems aimed at assessing the achievement of the learning outcomes, especially in terms of knowledge.
The written exam grade will be up to 24/30 and will be summed to the project work grade, whose maximum value equals 7/30, to determine the final course grade.

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2017/18

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