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BPT 102 - Intro to Biomass Process Tech

Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course describes the standard roles and responsibilities of the process technician to include mastering an understanding of basic equipment, design, operation, and maintenance of a process control plant.
Competencies
  1. Know basic biofuels process technology processes.
    1. Identify the roles and responsibilities of a process technician
    2. Describe the chemical processing industry and future trends
    3. Explain the responsibilities of various regulatory agencies
    4. Describe the process technician?s work environment
    5. List the basic principles of quality control
    6. Identify the different type of process equipment
    7. Explain the principles of instrumentation and modern process control.
  2. Comprehend basic safety, health, and environment issues
    1. Discuss OSHA regulations.
    2. Describe the physical hazards associated with chemical
    3. Discuss responsibility during emergency situation
    4. Discuss the different types of plant permit required
  3. Understand basic applied physics as it is used in biofuels processing systems.
    1. Calculate basic principles of pressures
    2. Discuss and calculate heat, heat transfer, and temperature.
    3. Discuss and calculate fluid flow.
    4. Demonstrate the use of common calculation relating to biofuels process.
  4. Comprehend basic equipment used in chemical processing systems.
    1. Describe the various types of storage and piping used in the chemical processing industry.
    2. Explain the operation and types of positive displacement pumps.
    3. Identify the key components of a compressor system.
    4. Describe the purpose of seals, bearing and lubrication.
    5. Describe how a steam turbine works.
    6. Sketch a simple lubrication system.
  5. Comprehend advanced equipment used in biofuels chemical processing systems.
    1. Explain the difference types of heat exchanger and there uses.
    2. Explain the theory and operation of cooling towers
    3. Discuss advanced boiler operation
    4. Discuss the different types of burners and burner control system.
  6. Understand biofuels process instrumentation symbols and equipment.
    1. Recognize symbols and diagrams.
    2. Discuss process diagrams.
    3. Explain interlocking and permissive systems.
    4. Discuss P & ID components.
    5. Examine basic equipment of a control loop.
    6. Examine primary elements and sensors
    7. Discuss and examine transmitters and control loops.
    8. Discuss controllers and control modes.
    9. Discuss final control elements and control loops.
  7. Discuss biofuels technology systems.
    1. Explain reactors and reactor systems.
    2. Explain distillation and distillation systems.
    3. Explain pressures relief equipment and flare systems.
    4. Explain water treatment systems.
    5. Explain how a refrigeration system works.
    6. Identify the basic equipment used in refrigeration systems.
    7. Describe how a water treatment system works.
    8. Identify the basic equipment used in water treatment system.
    9. Describe the various system found in the utility sections of a process plant.
  8. Understand basic biofuels industrial processes.
    1. Define terms related to common biofuels processes.
    2. Explain and contrast petrochemical processes.
    3. Describe benzene, BTX aromatics, and ethylbenzene processes.
    4. Describe the alkylation, fluid catalytic cracking and catalytic reforming processes.
    5. Describe hydrodesulfurization, hydrocracking, and fluid coking and crude distillation processes.
  9. Explain applied general biofuels chemistry practices.
    1. Discuss the fundamental of biofuels chemistry practices.
    2. Apply chemical equation using the period table.
    3. Observe and recall demonstrated chemical reaction relating to biofuels processing.
    4. Discuss applied concepts in chemical processes.
  10. Understand environmental standards requirements for biofuels industry.
    1. Explain air pollution controls for biofuels processes.
    2. Explain water pollution controls in biofuels facilities
    3. Explain solid water controls systems in biofuels facilities.
    4. Discuss community right to know.
  11. Explain implementation of quality control measures in biofuels processes.
    1. Summarize principles of continuous quality improvement.
    2. Discuss supplier-customer relationship.
    3. Explain the need for statistical process control in biofuels facilities.
    4. Explain the different forms of collection data.
  12. Understand basic biofuels process troubleshooting methods.
    1. Exam troubleshooting models.
    2. Explain basic equipment troubleshooting.
    3. Explain biofuels reactor models.
    4. Explain ethanol distillation models.



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