Course Details

Subject {L-T-P / C} : CH4317 : Project Engineering {3-0-0 / 3}
Subject Nature : Theory
Coordinator : Prof. Abanti Sahoo


Introduction to the subject Development and implementation of the project, Process Design Selection of process cycle Chemical process considerations. Process flow sheet Material balance and energy balance Selection of process equipment and its computer aided design using Fortran language to various engineering problems Plant layout: Planning layout and methods of layout planning Economic evaluation of the project Capital Cost Plant cost estimation and Cost analysis with Break-even analysis. Total product cost: Manufacturing cost Raw material cost Miscellaneous cost (labour cost, repair cost and maintenance cost) Depreciation Economic Analysis: Net earning profitability analysis, Otimization of batch process, continuous process, cyclic operations for fluid flow through pipe line, heat transfer through a heat exchanger & evaporator and mass transfer in an absorber and a distillation column.

Course Objectives

  1. To bridge the gap or the boundaries between engineering and project management
  2. To Provide leadership, motivation, and feedback to team members leading the technical workers who contribute to the building of structures or products.

Course Outcomes

The subject teaches or prepares project engineers who
1. Make decisions consistent with societal and organizational standards by identifying and articulating ethical issues and showing ability to find innovative solutions.
2. Create and execute plans in a technical environment by applying measurement and analytical tools to improve process systems thereby increasing the quality of products and/or services.
3. Provide leadership, guidance, and assistance to coworkers when implementing changes.

Essential Reading

  1. Peters – Timmerham, Plant Design and Economics for Chemical Engineers, McGraw Hill Book Co , 2017
  2. F. C. Viberandt and C. E. Dryden, Chemical Engineering Plant Design, McGraw Hill Book Co , 1959

Supplementary Reading

  1. Frederick Plummer, Project Engineering (The Essential Toolbox for Young Engineers), Butterworth-Heinemann , 1st ed. 2007
  2. 2. V.V. Mahajani and S.M. Mokashi, Chemical Project Economics, Laxmi Publications , Second edition (1 June 2016)