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CURTIN UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING Process Plant Engineering 322/518 Project To: From: PPE 322/518 students

A/Prof Hari Vuthaluru

Project Title: Mechanical Design of a Sieve Plate Column Closing Date: 2.00 PM, 4th November, 2013 Release Date: September 21, 2013

Make a preliminary mechanical design for a sieve plate column given the following specifications for the column. Length of cylindrical section 37 m Internal diameter 1.5 m Heads - standard ellipsoidal 50 sieve plates Nozzles: feed, at mid-point, 50 mm inside diameter vapour out, 0.7 m below top of cylindrical section, 250 mm inside diameter bottom product, center of vessel head, 50 mm inside diameter reflux return, 1.0 m below top of cylindrical section, 50 mm inside diameter Two 0.6 m diameter access ports (manholes) situated 1.0 m above the bottom and 1.5 m below the top of the column Support skirt height 2.5 m Access ladder with platforms Insulation, mineral wool, 50 mm thick Materials of construction: vessel stainless steel, unstabilised (304) nozzles as vessel skirt carbon steel, silicon killed
A/Prof. Hari Vuthaluru, Off ice, 517A, BLD 204, Tel: 4685, Email: h.vuthaluru@che.curtin.edu.au 1

Design pressure 1200 kN/m2 Design temperature 150C Corrosion allowance 2mm Your design should include: column wall thickness, selection and sizing of vessel heads, reinforcement, if any, of openings, the nozzles and flanges (use standard flanges), column supporting skirt and base ring/flange.

You are not required to design the plates or plate supports. You should consider the following design loads: internal pressure, wind loading, dead weight of vessel and contents (vessel full of water).

There will be no significant loading from piping and external equipment. Earth-quake loading need not be considered. Make a dimensioned sketch of your design and fill out the column specification sheet.

Important Note: Delayed submissions will not be accepted.

A/Prof. Hari Vuthaluru, Off ice, 517A, BLD 204, Tel: 4685, Email: h.vuthaluru@che.curtin.edu.au

Marking Criteria (Project PPE322/518)


Item 1. Inclusion of all the following items a. column wall thickness b. selection and sizing of vessel heads c. reinforcement, if any, of openings d. the nozzles and flanges (use standard flanges) e. column supporting skirt and base ring/flange. Percent Allotted marks marks 10 10 10 10 10

2. Consideration of all loads a. internal pressure b. wind loading c. dead weight of vessel and contents (vessel full of water) 3. General approach and reasonable accuracy 4. Quality of presentation and drawings (use of Microsoft Visio or CAD is recommended) 5. Reference citation Total

5 5 5

10 15

10 100

Remarks/Feedback by the Assessor:

A/Prof. Hari Vuthaluru, Off ice, 517A, BLD 204, Tel: 4685, Email: h.vuthaluru@che.curtin.edu.au