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BPT 128 - Operator Biomass Lab Process

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Biomass Laboratory Process and Techniques is designed to cover the different laboratory testing processes, sampling techniques and quality control requirements for both the internal lab technician as well as the process plant operator.
Competencies
  1. List the categories of unit samples
    1. Discuss the different types of feed stock samples
    2. Discuss the importance of the finished samples
    3. Explain process streams
    4. Discuss the reason for sampling of auxiliary systems and utilities
    5. Environmental.
  2. Identify and understand operator hazards and safety in biofuels processes.
    1. Explain proper use of PPE
    2. Discuss area sampling for sources of ignition before sampling flammable compounds
    3. Discuss the hazards of breathing sample vapors
    4. Discuss proper transportation of samples
  3. Identify laboratory hazards and safety issues
    1. Discuss the proper use of testing equipment
    2. Discuss emergency and responsibility of laboratory personnel
    3. Discuss safe handling, storage, and transportation of hazardous chemicals.
    4. Discuss health hazards associated with chemicals
    5. Explain material safety data sheets (MSDSs).
  4. Understand the importance of using the correct sample container.
    1. Examine the different types of sample containers
    2. Explain the reasons for the use of different types of contains
    3. Explain the importance of sample identification.
    4. Discuss the importance of collecting representative samples
  5. Understand why analytical tests is needed in biofuels processing.
    1. Discuss distillation testing
    2. Discuss Reid vapor pressure testing
    3. Explain flash point testing
    4. Explain specific and API gravity
    5. Explain pH testing
  6. Understand testing method for physical properties
    1. Discuss distillation testing
    2. Discuss Reid vapor pressure testing
    3. Explain flash point testing
    4. Explain specific and API gravity
    5. Explain pH testing
  7. Examine testing for impurities
    1. Explain bottom sediment
    2. Explain cloud point
    3. Explain pour point
  8. Examine appearance testing
    1. Explain testing for color of petroleum products
    2. Explain how Saybolt color test is accomplished
    3. Discuss proper testing for haze



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