PROCESS SAFETY AND OPERATIONS INTEGRITY - 2021/2
Module code: ENGM218
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A teaching and learning module that covers all aspects of safety and reliability in the design and operation of process plant and equipment. Although generally applicable to the full range of business operations, the main focus is on refinery and petrochemical operations where knowledge and understanding will be gained in maintaining the highest standards of process safety and operations integrity.
Chemical and Process Engineering
HOLMES Philip (Chm Proc Eng)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: H800
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
- English law regarding general SHE issues
- Equipment reliability
- Risk assessments
- Emergency shutdown systems
- Safe operating procedures
- Permit-to-work systems
- Analysis of incidents
- Safety in operations management systems
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Examination||EXAMINATION (2 HRS)||70|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with an opportunity to demonstrate:
· Learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, a, b in the examination, and
· Learning outcomes 3, 4, a, b, c, d in Coursework 1 and 2.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- Examination – 70%, 2 hours (LO1 – LO6)
- Coursework 1 - Written report involving the identification of hazards and risk assessments for continued operation of a refinery process unit with a serious operating problem (LO3) - 15%
- Coursework 2 - Written report into the investigation of the root cause, with follow-up recommendations, of a serious incident on a refinery (LO4) - 15%
Formative assessment and feedback
For each coursework, in class, over separate two week periods, there is an introductory briefing followed by an intermediate discussion of progress with extensive oral feedback and discussion after submission. Individual grades are notified to the students by e-mail a short time later.
- The law regarding general safety, health and environmental (SHE) issues;
- Safety in the design and operation of process units;
- The causes of incidents and means of prevention;
- SHE and corporate social responsibility (CSR).
|1||Recognise and follow personal and institutional responsibilities for health and safety.||KC|
|2||Explain and apply SHE principles on a refinery and petrochemicals complex, or other hazardous facility.||KC|
|3||Apply tools and techniques for ensuring the safe and reliable design and operation of process units.||KCPT|
|4||Perform an investigation of an incident to establish its root cause.||CPT|
|5||Identify and assess the elements of a management system for implementing SHE policy to achieve incident-free operations.||KCP|
|6||Develop and review key SHE performance indicators.||CPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 117
Lecture Hours: 33
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Provide the students with basic knowledge, understanding and skills that will inform them of basic responsibilities for SHE, allow them to recognise hazards and use tools and techniques for reducing and mitigating risk.
The learning and teaching methods include:
11 of 3 hr combined lecture sessions with educational videos, a case study, group working and discussions in class and supportive coursework involving formative assessment.
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
Programmes this module appears in
|Chemical Engineering MEng||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Chemical and Petroleum Engineering MEng||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Chemical and Petroleum Engineering MEng||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Information and Process Systems Engineering MSc||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Petroleum Refining Systems Engineering MSc||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Renewable Energy Systems Engineering MSc||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Process Systems Engineering MSc||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2021/2 academic year.