Course Objectives Student Involvement in Learning Instructor Teaching Assistant Textbook Supplementary Reading and Resource Books Course Outline ProPlan® Topics Grading Semester Group Project Links
Student Involvement in Learning
Students will be actively involved in learning through classwork in teams, team projects on refinery processes, and presentations of team projects.
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Dr. Semih Eser, Professor of Energy and Geo-Environmental Engineering
|Office: 114A Hosler Building
Phone: 863-1392; Fax: 865-3248
Office Hours: TR 4:00-5:00 p.m., or by appointment.
William J. Atcheson
Office Hours: TBA
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Petroleum Refining, by J. H. Gary and G. E. Handwerk, 5th Edition, CRC Press NY, 2007.
Elements of petroleum processing. / D.S.J. Jones. Chichester; New York, John Wiley & Sons, c1995. x, 408 p. ill. 26 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p.  and index. 1. Petroleum -- Refining. Call#: TP690.J615 1995
The chemistry and technology of petroleum. / James G. Speight. 2nd ed., rev. & expanded. New York, M. Dekker, c1991. xi, 760 p. ill. 26 cm. Series: Chemical industries, v. 44. Includes bibliographical references and index. 1. Petroleum. 2. Petroleum -- Refining. Call#: TP690.S74 1991
Handbook of petroleum refining processes / Robert A. Meyers, editor in chief., 2nd ed.
New York, McGraw-Hill, c1997
Petroleum Refining, Jean-Pierre Wauquier, Ed., Editions Technip, 1995.
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PetroPlan® Topics (previous version of ProPlan)
|General Data Input|
|CDU (Crude Distillation Unit)|
|Process Unit Blocks|
|LP Blender Blocks|
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Assessment and Grading
|Quizzes||20%, 5% each|
|Homework Assignments||20%, 5% each|
|Classwork Assignments and Class Participation|
| Up to 5% extra credit
The rules of Academic Integrity apply to all class activities.
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* Quizzes will be open-note and open-book and challenge the students to think and synthesize the material learned.
* There will be four quizzes that will cover the material reviewed in class and the reading assignments.
* Make-up quizzes will be given for excused absences as defined by the University Policy.
* Quiz or exam grade for unexcused absences is zero.
Four homework assignments will be given to solve problems. Group work is encouraged, but submission of an assignment copied from someone else's work is not acceptable.
The project report should contain a process unit design or simulation that includes a complete material balance and important properties of the product streams. HYSYS, ProPlan, or any other software can be used for unit design, or refinery simulations. Results from the designs or simulations must be explained and discussed, considering the specific goals of petroleum refining. Each group member will be asked to provide a confidential participation grade for all the other members in the group. These grades will be taken into consideration in assigning the final grade for the group project. Individual grades of students in the same group can, therefore, be different, depending on the participation of an individual in the group project, as judged by the other members in the group.
Open-book, open-note, in-class exam to review refining concepts and solve problems.
Open-book, open-note, except for one section. Comprehensive to test a proper sythesis of course materials for meaningful learning.
Classwork and Participation
Team work in class to solve problems and share the solutions in class. There will be three, or four classwork assignments. Participation includes asking questions, or answering the questions I ask during clasas. Up to 5% extra credit depending on effort and accuracy.
F: less than 50
Office of Industrial Technologies:Petroleum
Energy Information Administration
American Petroleum Institute homepage
National Petroleum Council homepage
Oil on Line -Schlumberger
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