Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2017/18
Industrial plants
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Environmental And Land Engineering - Torino
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Riggio Vincenzo Andrea   A2 ICAR/03 64 16 0 0 7
SSD CFU Activities Area context
B - Caratterizzanti
C - Affini o integrative
B - Caratterizzanti
Ingegneria per l'ambiente e il territorio
Ingegneria per l'ambiente e il territorio
Subject fundamentals
The course comes from the need to provide with the knowledge to properly identify and manage the main equipment for the process industry to future environmental engineer. Particular focus will be on the energy and matter exchanges that characterize the main production processes, but a good part of the course will be dedicated to illustrating what are called basic services necessary for the proper functioning of an industrial plant. The course aims to provide the technical and technological knowledge essential for the design of individual devices and their together to form the industrial plant, one of the most complex systems but at the same time more efficient one created by the human mind.
Expected learning outcomes
The expected results are on one side the acquisition of theoretical knowledge of the aspects described just above. The other to provide students with the tools necessary to be able to enter into a productive process industry site and be able to apply the knowledge learned in the various specific environmental engineering fields (environmental assessments, safety analysis, energy audits etc.).
Prerequisites / Assumed knowledge
In order to better address the topics of the course students must have the basic knowledge of mathematics, physics and thermodynamics combined with a basic understanding of the main typical environmental engineering processes (mass transfer, heat and momentum). For the topics covered in the course is not essential, but preferable, a basic understanding of material properties, the fluid machinery (pumps and compressors), electrical ones (electric motors) as well as the basis for the control and regulation of the plant.
The course is organized to provide a total number of 80 hours, of which 60 of lessons and 20 devoted to exercises and to insights (visits and seminars). The lessons are broken down as follows:

General and auxiliary services of an industrial plant:
- Profitability of industrial processes;
- Energy Service;
- Water service
- Refrigeration facilities;
- Air service;
- Vacuum service;
- Storage Service and handling (valves, heat pipes, insulation expansion);
- Blow-down service;
- Air conditioning.
Delivery modes
The course is organized in such a way that the classical classroom lectures are accompanied by a series of monographic calculation exercises to enable students to learn the illustrated sizing procedures. During the course are scheduled several visits to outdoor facilities and seminars.
Texts, readings, handouts and other learning resources
About the lessons we may want students to use the materials made available in .pdf format at the beginning of the lessons, integrated with the notes taken during the lessons. During the course it will be provided with all the material needed to carry out the exercises.
Assessment and grading criteria
Accessing the exam requires no prerequisite; issue a written examination consisting of multiple-choice questions, essay questions and one or more computational exercises. The topics on which will be tested will be selected from among those addressed during the course. The exam lasts two hours.
Type of exam questions: regarding the description and tracking of process flow diagrams and systems, analysis of methodologies and equipment and operating processes. Also through the questions we pursue the aim of ascertaining the basic understanding and detail of topics, to verify the acquisition of competences expected and specially to see the student skills in knowing how to apply the knowledge gained in a practical way.
Perry: "Chemical Engineers' Handbook", Mc Graw-Hill

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

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