MODULE DETAILS

 

Process Plant Layout, Piping and Pipeline Systems DMEPPL612

 

Nominal duration: 72 hours total time commitment

This time commitment includes the structured activities, preparation reading, and attendance at each webinar, completing exercises, practical assessments and proctored assessments.

 

It is also expected that students spend additional time on readings, personal study, independent research and learning, practicing on remote labs and required software and working on any projects and assignments.

 

This module covers he fundamental principles and concepts used in process plant layout and piping design, including fundamentals of plant layout, the equipment used, design principles and procedures.  Also covered are pipeline design, integrity and maintenance, mechanical and hydraulic design and construction practices and optimum routing and layout techniques.

MODULE PURPOSE

The purpose of the module is for participants to develop knowledge of plant layout that will facilitate their participation in the design and utilisation of safe and dependable processing facilities in a cost-effective manner.  Participants will apply key performance indicators to measure the performance of a process plant pipeline system.

MODIFICATION HISTORY

Combines modules 10 and 11 from 2016 (52810WA).  This version: V4.0 (version numbering aligned with other modules for clarity)

PREREQUISITE AND/OR CO‑REQUISITE MODULES

 

Modules and units that must be delivered and assessed before this module:

 

Rotating Equipment, Balancing Alignment and Condition Monitoring DMERCM608

 

Modules that must be delivered concurrently with this module:

None

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

1.    Explain the fundamental concepts of process plant layout and design

2.    Determine the basic attributes of equipment used in process plants

3.    Outline the basic attributes of plant layout and plot plans

4.    Identify and apply the basics of process and instrumentation diagrams

5.    Create simple plant layout and piping design documentation

6.    Identify and apply appropriate pipeline design standards

7.    Outline routing techniques and environmental considerations

8.    Describe the common components and materials used in pipelines

9.    Outline effective techniques for corrosion prevention, assessment and repair

LEARNING OUTCOMES

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Learning outcomes specify what students will be able to do as a result of the learning.

Assessment criteria provide the criteria by which achievement of the learning outcomes will be judged.

1

Explain the fundamental concepts of process plant layout and design

1.1

Explain plant layout fundamental concepts

1.2

Outline the basic characteristics of procedures and workflow methods

1.3

Interpret Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs)

2

Determine the basic attributes of equipment used in process plants

2.1

Determine the functions of process and mechanical equipment used in process plants

2.2

Interpret general process plant equipment drawings and specifications

2.3

Explain the nature of equipment foundations and supports

3

Outline the basic attributes of plant layout and plot plans

3.1

Interpret plant layout specifications

3.2

Identify relevant guidelines and codes for plant layout

3.3

Interpret plot plans and equipment arrangement drawings

3.4

Explain in general terms the plant safety issues

4

Identify and apply the basics of process and instrumentation diagrams

4.1

Interpret Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID)

4.2

Explain the applications of P&IDs in plant layout and piping design

4.3

Identify instruments and instrument symbols

4.4

Explain the layout and components of meter runs

5

Create simple plant layout and piping design documentation

 

5.1

Interpret piping specifications and relevant codes

5.2

Create simple plant layout and piping design

(a) lists

(b) drawings

(c) models

6

Identify and apply appropriate pipeline design standards

6.1

Outline, in general terms, the source and scope of relevant international codes, local codes, and standards applicable to pipelines

6.2

Monitor and identify recent significant changes to regulations

6.3

Determine effective procedures involved in pipeline design

6.4

Identify and evaluate the properties of commonly transmitted gases and liquids in terms of their relevance for process plants

7

Outline routing techniques and environmental considerations

7.1

Identify the major techniques used for pipeline routing

7.2

Outline environmental issues to be considered during planning

7.3

Explain design considerations with respect to the environment

8

Evaluate the common components and materials used in pipelines

8.1

Outline the applications of pumps and compressors in pipelines

8.2

Explain the factors involved to determine optimal pipe size vs. location of pump and compressor stations

8.3

Evaluate optimal pipeline construction materials for varied scenarios

9

Outline effective techniques for corrosion prevention, assessment and repair

9.1

Identify a practical classification system for corrosion mechanisms

9.2

Explain effective procedures for prevention of internal corrosion in pipelines

9.3

Explain effective procedures for prevention of external corrosion in pipelines

DELIVERY MODE

 

Online and/or face-to-face

SPECIALISED RESOURCES

N/A

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

 

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT

Assessors should gather a range of evidence that is valid, sufficient, current and authentic. Evidence can be gathered through a variety of ways including direct observation, supervisor's reports, project work, structured assessments, samples and questioning. This will include short answer questions on the knowledge content, the use of remote and virtual labs, and writing tasks to apply the learning to academic tasks.

 

CONDITIONS OF ASSESSMENT

 

Questioning techniques should not require language, literacy and numeracy skills beyond those required in this module. The candidate must have access to all tools, equipment, materials and documentation required.

 

The candidate must be permitted to refer to any relevant workplace procedures, product and manufacturing specifications, codes, standards, manuals and reference materials.

 

Assessments will be open book assessment and may be completed off-campus. Invigilation software will be used for some assessments to ensure authenticity of work completed.

 

Model answers must be provided for all knowledge-based assessments to ensure reliability of assessment judgements when marking is undertaken by different assessors.

 

 

 

Software/Hardware Used

Software

  • Excel

Hardware

  •  N/A