TKP4170 - Process Design, Project


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Work 100/100

Course content

Design of a process plant, usually after a feasibility study and selection between process alternatives. Development of the process flow sheet, calculation of mass- and energy balances. Choice and dimensioning of the major equipment components. Conditions concerning start-up, shutdown and process control. Environmental and safety evaluation. Estimates of investment, working capital and operating expenses. Economic evaluation of the project.

Learning outcome

At the end of the course the students should: - Have knowledge about the chosen process technology.- Be able to search for and apply methods for sizing of process equipment.- Be able toSearch for and apply information for the selection of construction materials.- Understand the effect of recycling in process flow diagrams.- Understand when and why we need purge in recycle loops.- Know the use of commercial process simulation tools to model process systems and to perform steady-state simulations with design requirements.- Optimize the operation conditions.- Apply the pinch analysis technology and target the maximum energy recovery of a plant, in addition to design a heat exchanger network for maximum energy recovery. - Calculate the necessary size of process equipment. - Estimate the cost of the major equipment based on the required capacities. - Estimate the total capital cost and operations cost.- Perform profitability analyses of the project.

Learning methods and activities

Project work in groups of 2 - 4 students, supplemented with a weekly conference with the advisor.

Further on evaluation

The projects are presented on posters in addition to the group report.

Course materials

See TKP4165. Supplementary material depending on the selected process.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIK2070 7.5
KP6003 4.0 AUTUMN 2020
TKP4171 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
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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)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Chemical Engineering


Examination arrangement: Work

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Work 100/100





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