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PCT 132 - Process Technology - Operations

Lecture Hours: 1 Lab Hours: 6 Credits: 3

Description: This course explores standard industry practices with regards to procedure, safety, operations, commissioning, startup, and shutdown of process equipment.

Corequisite(s): Take PCT 131 .
Course Topics:
  • Interpretation and Generation of Process Diagrams
  • System Commissioning
  • Procedure Writing
  • Startup Procedures
  • Verbal and Written Communications Practices
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Field Technician Operations
  • Control Room Technician Operations
  • Housekeeping, Safety, Health, and Environmental Practices
  • Operation during Shift Changes
  • Abnormal/Emergency Operations
  • Shutdown Procedure
  • Maintenance Practices
  • Preparation of log sheets
  • Emergency response

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
  • Safety Glasses
  • Volt-Ohm (VOM) Meter
  • Calculator-(TI-30xa preferred)

Grading System:
A =  90 - 100
B =   80 - 89
C =   70 - 79
D =   60 - 69
F =     0 - 59
Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Using process diagrams (P&IDs, PFDs) and operating procedures, explain how an operator would startup and operate a plant under normal operating conditions.
  2. Explain the major steps performed during startup (initial commissioning, routine startup, and startup following a turnaround) of a process to meet normal operating conditions, including safety and environmental regulations.
  3. Determine the roles and responsibilities of a process technician during normal operating activities (shift change, monitoring controls and equipment, sampling, communications, etc.).
  4. Given an abnormal situation, determine the appropriate corrective actions to return the process to either a steady-state operation or perform a safe emergency shutdown.
  5. Explain the major steps performed during normal shutdown activities, including meeting safety and environmental regulations.
  6. Explain steps taken to safely take equipment into and out of service for maintenance and shutdown activities.
  7. Adhere to industrial health, safety, and environmental practices.

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