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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Simulation of Refinery Processes - P215006
Title: Simulační výpočty rafinérských procesů
Guaranteed by: Department of Petroleum Technology and Alternative Fuels (215)
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Technology
Actual: from 2019
Semester: both
Points: 0
E-Credits: 0
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 2/1, other [HT]
Capacity: winter:unlimited / unlimited (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: doctoral
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Maxa Daniel Ing. Ph.D.
Interchangeability : D215015
Is interchangeable with: AP215006
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
Last update: Maxa Daniel Ing. Ph.D. (18.07.2018)
The course is focused to the use of software simulators (Aspen Hysys) for calculations of refinery and petrochemical processes. It includes an introduction to engineering simulations and exercises aimed to specific operations and stream properties in petroleum processing. The course is held as a workshop, with a final project solved by students.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Maxa Daniel Ing. Ph.D. (26.07.2018)

Students will be able to use modern software tools for modeling and simulation of technological processes in order to evaluate the influence of process parameters on product yields and quality, and other variables, or for optimization of selected process parameters.

As part of the project, students will learn how to model a simple process unit, acquire and validate input data, choose the appropriate computational methods, and use the model to solve technological problems or optimization tasks.

Literature -
Last update: Maxa Daniel Ing. Ph.D. (26.07.2018)

B - Babu, B.V.: Process Plant Simulation, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN: 978-1-61583-070-1

C - Ai-Fu Chang, Kiran Pashikanti, and Y. A. Liu: Refinery Engineering; Integrated Process Modeling and Optimization. Wiley-VCH Verlag & Co. KGaA, 2012. ISBN: 978-3-527-33357-8

Teaching methods -
Last update: Maxa Daniel Ing. Ph.D. (18.07.2018)

Workshop, student project

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Maxa Daniel Ing. Ph.D. (26.07.2018)


Syllabus -
Last update: Maxa Daniel Ing. Ph.D. (26.07.2018)

First part of the course includes the introduction of simulation software in the field of refinery processes and the fuel processing industry. Simulation software features are discussed in context of various phases of process and optimization. Second part of the course is devoted to the practical use of simulator for solving elementary chemical engineering problems. The last part of the course is aimed at the solution of the project based on selected technological process. Students will pass individual phases of the project, from the assignment, through the acquisition and verification of the necessary input data, the design of the process scheme or its variants, simplifications, or the process modification in order to increase the capacity or quality of products.

Registration requirements -
Last update: Maxa Daniel Ing. Ph.D. (20.09.2018)


Course completion requirements - Czech
Last update: Maxa Daniel Ing. Ph.D. (18.07.2018)

Účast na workshopu

Vypracování a prezentace projektu

Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Defense of an individual project 100