Plant Engineering


The aim of this module is to provide the students with an introduction to Industrial Plant Engineering relating to HVAC, Process Cooling, Clean Rooms, Compressed Air, Steam Plant, and Energy Efficient Design and Controls. The module will give the students the scientific and engineering knowledge to enable them to analyse and evaluate the application of these technologies, and design efficient solutions to specific engineering challenges.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyse the principles of refrigeration and process cooling, including Air cooled Chillers, DX Plant, Ammonia Chillers, Free Cooling Systems, Pumping and Hydronic Design.

  2. Design energy efficient Cleanroom ventilation systems for ISO, GMP and FDA applications and calculate the ventilation requirements for various industrial and commercial applications, including CO2 Concentrations, VOCs, Air Change Rates, Temperature Control.

  3. Calculate the heating and cooling requirements for various applications based on weather data, sensible and latent heat gains.

  4. Describe the specific requirements for plant installations for Hospital applications.

  5. Generate reports on plant performance based on measurements of Current, Voltage, Pressure, Temperature, Humidity, CO2.

  6. Design energy saving improvements for existing Compressed Air, Cleanroom, Air Conditioning, Boiler, Steam and Process Gas installations.

% Coursework 20%
% Final Exam 80%