TEP4185 - Gas Technology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours H

Course content

The course comprises selected industrial applications of industrial process systems and energy conversion processes, with emphasis on natural gas. Introductorily, an overview of important problems and challenges in Norwegian gas industry is given. Thermodynamics of gas processes are covered. Then some selected applications are treated in more detail. These applications are gas processing, hydrogen production, carbon capture and storage, and gas power plants. The course is taught in close cooperation with relevant Norwegian industry.

Learning outcome

The course provides the student with knowledge about: - The natural gas value chain from well to market - How to describe central process units and some of the main equipment in the chain - Mathematical models used in HYSYS process simulator and programmed in Python - Processes for removal of H2S and CO2 from natural gas - Reforming of natural gas to produce hydrogen - Gas turbine based power generation, with respect to unit operations involved and system integration - Fluid flow in turbo machinery; compressors and turbines, as well to understanding how thermal energy is converted to work - Steam production in Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSG) - Operational characteristic of a gas turbine; compressor map, turbine map, choking conditions for pressure determination. - Basic control of gas turbines - Carbon capture and storage. The course gives the student insight about: - Natural gas processing - Hydrogen production from natural gas - Power generation and cogeneration with gas. Skills: The course should enable the student to: - Establish process simulation models for gas processing steps in the process simulator HYSYS. - The student shall be able to calculate an off-design and or part-load conditions of a gas turbine. - How to calculate the steam production in HRSGs. General competence: The course should give the student: - Insight in industrial processes based on thermodynamics, and heat and mass transfer. Further, the student should develop skills in applying basic theory in solving engineering problems.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and computer exercises with a process simulation tool and programming in Python. The lectures, exercises, and exam are in English.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercsises

Further on evaluation

Approved compulsory assignments will be valid for all later exams in the course. You have to pass the assignments in order to take the final exam. A postponed written exam ("kontinuasjonseksamen") can be changed to an oral exam.

Course materials


Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIO4030 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Energy and Process Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Thermal Energy and Hydropower
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry and processing
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Energy and Process Engineering


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 H 2023-12-15 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL515 Sluppenvegen 14 7
SL310 hvit sone Sluppenvegen 14 17
SL310 lilla sone Sluppenvegen 14 55
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 H INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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