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ALTE 103
Biorefinery Equipment


Credits: 3
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:10    Lab Hours:40


Description
Develop a good working knowledge of the core equipment used to control and operate Biorefinery processes and keep operations functional with high degree of efficiency. Begin to develop Biorefinery Operator Handbook to become familiar with key process equipment, the principles of process controls, and technical operating procedures. Develop knowledge about equipment's mechanical integrity requirements – the ranges and thresholds with which the equipment can be operated safely and still function as intended. Participate in scenarios to ID and correct abnormal operating conditions. Engage in safety practice to prevent emergencies: using personal protective equipment (PPE), Emergency Rapid Response and Procedures, Lockout/Tag out, and Process Safety Management (PSM). Prerequisite: ALTE 102

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate knowledge of key Biorefinery equipment and safe thresholds for effective operations
  • Apply knowledge in the terminology and key concepts of Biorefinery Equipment and the principles of process controls
  • Add to fundamental understanding of role of Biorefinery Operator with specific duties to monitor, track, record, document, and correct processes in real-time, with safety as the highest priority
  • Demonstrate progress toward Handbook development to use as a resource during Cooperative Work Experience

  • Course Topics
  • Key equipment used in Biorefinery Processes
  • Overview of safe operating thresholds for each piece of equipment
  • Principles of Process Controls
  • Identification and correction of abnormal operating conditions
  • Personal protection and Biorefinery safety scenarios

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    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
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    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.