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EST 203
Applied Controls and Operations


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 70

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:30    Lab Hours:40


Description
This course will have three learning modules to control and operate: an electric steam boiler, a biodiesel processor, and a soap processor (and/or a biomass gasifier to produce electricity. The purpose of this class is to gain hands-on experience operating three types of processes from start-up to shutdown and clean-up, including monitoring and quality assurance/quality control. Prerequisite: EST 105 and/or EST 202. Recommended: EST 105 and EST 201.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Explain steam science, identify the instruments of a boiler system, and operate and maintain a boiler.
  • Review the transesterification reaction, analyze the quality of feedstock oil, and use chemicals to operate a biodiesel processor.
  • Troubleshoot challenges and perform quality assurance and quality control testing.
  • Optimize various downstream processes, including physical separation, filtration, distillation, and recovery.
  • Operate a soap production process while controlling pH (and/or a biomass gasifier to produce electricity to charge a mobile power station).
  • Explain air and water quality, and chemical waste management, considerations.

  • Course Topics
  • Safety: managing emissions, pH, chemicals, and waste byproducts
  • Ideal Gas Law
  • Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams
  • Instrumentation
  • Water chemistry
  • Blowdown
  • Transesterification
  • Quality assurance/quality control
  • Separation
  • Absorption
  • Distillation
  • Dehydration
  • Biomass
  • Moisture content
  • Pyrolysis and gasification
  • Pressure and flow
  • Combustion
  • Battery charging
  • Maintenance
  • Clean-up

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    EST 203
    Spring 2017
    0973
    Jason Selwitz
    EST 203
    Spring 2016
    0973
    Jason Selwitz
    EST 203
    Spring 2016
    5230
    Jason Selwitz


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
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    Summer
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    *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.