CHME403 – Chemical Process Control and Safety

Course Description

To ensure safe and normal chemical process operations, dynamic responses of process systems and the related risks need to be well studied and understood. The very basic objective of this course is to aware the chemical engineer for safer, cleaner, and automatic processes operations. This course would train the students about the theory and application of control systems and safety in different fields of chemical and oil and gas engineering. The course aims to provide a detailed understanding of basic control theories, safety and risk concepts, risk modeling and simulation, basic design of instrumentation and control for process safety, and more recent advancement in the field of risk and reliability engineering.

Petrochemical plant


Course Pre-Requisites: None

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the basic terms and definition in safety and risk, and process control.
  2. Explain layers of protection, i.e., basic process control systems, alarms, safety instrumented systems, physical protection, and emergency responses in the domain of chemical process engineering.
  3. Describe the fire and explosion modeling and exposure modeling approaches.
  4. Utilize the methodologies for analysis, optimization and design of simple process control systems.

Course Outline

In this course students will learn about: dynamic control models; feedback control systems; cascade and feed-forward control; multivariate control; concepts in loss prevention safety and risk assessment; hazzard identification and quantification; safety procedures and design.