HHP312 - Calculation, Construction and Exploitation of Equipment in Process Industry

Course specification
Course titleCalculation, Construction and Exploitation of Equipment in Process Industry
Study programme
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ConditionComponents of the Equipment in Process IndustryОблик условљености
    The goalThe objective is to get the students familiar with the basics of calculation, construction and exploitation of the equipment in process industry, including the analysis of numerous design solutions and criteria for equipment selection depending on designed technological processes and operations.
    The outcomeThrough the planned teaching curriculum, calculation examples and completion of the project assignments, students gain knowledge about design solutions of the equipment in process industry. Through the analysis of the calculation, construction and exploitation phases, the students will become familiar with the examples from engineering practice.
    Contents of lecturesClassification of equipment in process industry: machines and apparatus. Basic design principles of apparatus in process industry: influence of the chemical and technological requirements; design and possibilities for production and assembly; adjustment of equipment structure to the influence of chemically aggressive environment; working pressure and temperature, variable loading. ; Selection of structural materials for production of equipment in process industry. Application of different steels, non-ferrous alloys, non-metallic and composite materials. Examples. ; Basics of calculation of the pressurized equipment. Regulatives and standards. Overview of EN 13445 standard. Calculation with respect to the working and testing pressure. Control calculation. Computational examples. Production processes for apparatus in process industry: thermal cutting, shaping, welding, thermal treatment. Determination of categories according to European PED. Determination of welded joint coefficient. Acceptable quality classes of welded joints and acceptance criteria with respect to the designed apparatus category. Stresses and strains in the pressurized equipment. Thin-walled and thick-walled vessels and pipelines. Plane stress and plane strain conditions, axisymmetric problems. Influence of the apparatus shape: sphere, cylinder, torus, cone. ; Equipment exploitation - designed working life of apparatus and machine.
    Contents of exercisesBasic design solutions and selection of equipment. Computation examples. Reactors - design solutions for batch and continuous processes. Stirring in reactors, structural shapes and drives of stirrers. Design solutions for heating and cooling. Storage tanks. Design of columns and towers. Apparatus for separation. Homogenizers. Structure of equipment for mechanical operations. Heat exchangers - design solutions. ; Calculation of jacketed pressure vessel (reinforcement of opening on top and bottom dished end). Calculation of a thick-walled pressure vessel. Pipeline dimensioning.
    1. S. Putić, M. Rakin, Proračun, izrada i eksploatacija opreme u procesnoj industriji, skripta, interni materijal Katedre za OTN, Tehnološko-metalurški fakultet, Univerzitet u Beogradu, 2008. (Original title)
    2. S. Putić, M. Rakin, Strength of materials, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade, 2008. (Original title)
    3. J.L. Couper, W. Roy Penney, J.R. Fair, S. Walas, Chemical Process Equipment Selection and Design, Elsevier - Gulf Professional Publishing, 2005. (Original title)
    4. C. Matthews, Engineers' guide to pressure equipment, Professional Engineering Publishing, London, 2001. (Original title)
    5. D. Moss, Pressure Vessel Design Manual, Elsevier, 2004. (Original title)
    6. S. Chattopadhyay, Pressure Vessel Design and Practice, CRC Press, 2004. (Original title)
    7. Standard SRPS EN 13445, Institut za standardizaciju Srbije, Beograd, 2010. (Original title)
    8. S. Sedmak, M. Nikolić, V. Vojnović, Priručnik za konstruisanje procesne opreme, Tehnološko-metalurški fakultet, Beograd, 1994. (Original title)
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teachingLectures and calculation practices in the classroom (using the computer and video beam, overhead projector and blackboard). Analysis of the implemented equipment solutions using the computer. Work on project assignments in small groups.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lectures10Test paper
    Practical lessonsOral examination40