EI1003 Instrumentation in Petrochemical Industries Syllabus

EI1003 INSTRUMENTATION IN PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRIES 3 0 0 100
AIM
To expose the students to the Instrumentation applied in petrochemical industries.

OBJECTIVES
i. To expose the students to the basic processing in petroleum industry.
ii. To provide adequate knowledge about the unit operations.
iii. To impart knowledge pertaining to the petroleum products and the chemicals obtained from them.
iv. To provide adequate knowledge about the measurement of various parameters in
petrochemical industry.
v. To expose the students to the various control loops in Petrochemical Industry.


1. PETROLEUM PROCESSING 7
Petroleum exploration – Recovery techniques – Oil – Gas separation - Processing wet gases – Refining of crude oil.

2. OPERATIONS IN PETROLEUM INDUSTRY 10
Thermal cracking – Catalytic cracking – Catalytic reforming – Polymerisation – Alkylation – Isomerization – Production of ethylene, acetylene and propylene from petroleum.

3. CHEMICALS FROM PETROLEUM PRODUCTS 10
Chemicals from petroleum – Methane derivatives – Acetylene derivatives – Ethylene derivatives – Propylene derivatives – Other products.

4. MEASUREMENTS IN PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY 9
Parameters to be measured in refinery and petrochemical industry – Selection and maintenance of measuring instruments – Intrinsic safety of Instruments.

5. CONTROL LOOPS IN PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY 9
Process control in refinery and petrochemical industry – Control of distillation column – Control of catalytic crackers and pyrolysis unit – Automatic control of polyethylene production – Control of vinyl chloride and PVC production.

L = 45 Total = 45

TEXT BOOKS
1. A.L. Waddams, ‘Chemicals from Petroleum’, Butter and Janner Ltd., 1968.
2. J.G. Balchan. and K.I. Mumme, ‘Process Control Structures and Applications’, Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, New York, 1988.

REFERENCE BOOKS
1. Austin G.T. Shreeves, ‘Chemical Process Industries’, McGraw Hill International Student edition, Singapore, 1985.
2. B.G Liptak, ‘Instrumentation in Process Industries’, Chilton Book Company, 1994.
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