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ALTE 201
Biorefinery Operations

Credits: 4
Clock Hours per Quarter: 60

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:20    Lab Hours:40

Develop a good working knowledge of the written and practiced operating, safety, and emergency response procedures at Biorefineries. Continue to develop and complete Biorefinery Operator Handbook to become familiar with key process equipment and technical operating procedures. Develop knowledge of the duties of a Biorefinery Operator to manage and monitor all the processes of a Biorefinery as one integrated and interdependent system. Participate in systems level scenarios to ID and correct abnormal operating conditions. Engage in further 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 103, ALTE 291 and 292 (optional)

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate knowledge of written operating procedures and documentation requirements
  • Apply knowledge in the terminology and key concepts of Biorefinery Processes
  • Enhance fundamental understanding of their role as a Biorefinery Operator with specific duties to monitor, track, record, document, and correct processes in real-time, with safety as the highest priority, in coordination with Plant Managers and Environmental Health and Safety Engineers.
  • Complete Biorefinery Operations and Safety Handbook to use as a resource during Cooperative Work Experience

  • Course Topics
  • Safe and effective integration of Biorefinery equipment and processes
  • Overview of safe operating thresholds for each interdependent process
  • Identification and correction of abnormal operating conditions
  • Personal protection and Biorefinery safety scenarios
  • Sustainability
  • Biorefinery Economics
  • Environmental Health and Safety

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    Year Quarter

    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**

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