Introduces students to the purpose, components, operation, and troubleshooting of the equipment used within the process industry.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- Introduction to equipment tools and process drawings
- Piping, tubing, hoses, and fittings
- Motors and engines
- Power transmission and lubrication
- Heat exchangers
- Furnaces and boilers
- Cooling towers
- Filters and dryers
- Describe the equipment and equipment operations common to the processing industry.
- Describe safety and environmental concerns associated with the industry.
- Describe and analyze the importance of plant equipment maintenance and predictive/preventive maintenance procedures in the industry.*
- Describe and evaluate the process technician’s role in performing maintenance tasks.*
- Describe the purpose and components of piping, tubing, hoses, and fittings in the process industry.
- Explain the purpose and components of common valves used in process technology.
- Describe the purpose of pumps in the refining and petrochemical industries.
- Describe the purpose of compressors in the refining and petrochemical industries.
- Identify the common types/applications of compressors, turbines, heat exchangers, furnaces and boilers, cooling towers, filters and dryers, extruders, and vessels used in the process industry.*
Assessment and Requirements
- Tests will be given throughout the semester.
- Test scores represent 50% of the course grade.
- Laboratory activities and performance exercises will be done where students will demonstrate an understanding of practical applications.
- Laboratory activities represent 25% of the course grade.
- Written final exam
- Final Exam represents 25% of the course grade.
Texts, handouts, and/or workbooks will be determined by the TAE Department.
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
This course is identified as a departmental course for which a learner can receive college credit for prior college-level learning and/or skills acquired outside the traditional classroom. Terms of the HFC Credit for Prior College-Level Learning Policy may be met by review of the appropriate documentation, skill, certifications, and/or knowledge acquired by the learner and submitted for evaluation by the appropriate departmental faculty.
As required, one or more of the following may be considered in the evaluation process:
- Field experience
- Licenses held
- Completing course exams
- Performance sequences
- Competing a portfolio
- Assessment of private trade school or other extensive college level industry training and learning by a departmental faculty member.