Fall 2018 Course Syllabus
Course: PTAC-1410- Section: 50
Process Technology I - Equipment
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Instructor Information
Instructor Michael Sparrow
Phone(409) 984-6333
Location:Umphrey Industrial Technology Center - Room: 201 E
Hours:MW 10:00am-10:30am : TR 5.00pm-6:00pm : F 11:00am-1:00pm
Business and Industrial Technology
Phone:(409) 983-4921

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Course Information
Description Introduction to the use of common processing equipment.
Prerequisites PTAC-1302 or Concurrent
Learning Outcomes CSLOs:
1. Describe the basic functions of process equipment. (PSLO 1); measured by embedded test questions, class discussion, and demonstration on actual process equipment

2. Describe related scientific principles associated with process equipment. (PSLO 1); measured by embedded test questions, class discussion, and demonstration on actual process equipment

3. Identify process equipment components. (PSLO 2); measured by embedded test questions, class discussion, and demonstration on actual process equipment.

4. Demonstrate ability to use terminology to describe components of process equipment. (PSLO 2); measured by embedded test questions, class discussion, and demonstration on actual process equipment.

5. Demonstrate operation of basic equipment components used in the process industries. (PSLO 3); measured by embedded test questions, demonstration on actual process equipment

6. Demonstrate safety procedures used during cleaning out, isolation, and repair of process equipment. (PSLO 4); measured by embedded test questions, demonstration on actual process equipment.

7. Demonstrate ability to identify all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material, Demonstrates a full understanding of the reading. (PSLO 5); measured by embedded test questions, pre- and post-test
Core Objectives Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication

Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.
Program Student Learning Outcomes PSLOs:
1. Use technology to access operator specific documentation and training.

2. Identify specific equipment and operating parameters to meet industry standards.

3. Identify and adjust controls to meet requirements for safe and effective operation.

4. Implement standard safety procedures as required in industry.

5. Demonstrate comprehension of content-area reading material.
Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Process TechnologyI-Equipment by Pearson - ISBN-13: 978-0-13-700412-6
ISBN-10: 0-13-700412-5
Lecture Topics
1410 Process Technology I Equipment
Week of:
August    24    Introduction to class.
        27    Chapter 1-Introduction to Process Equipment

Wk.of 08-31 thru 09-03     
         31    Chapter 2-Process Drawings and Equipment Standards
         3    Chapter 3-Piping, Tubing, Hoses and Fittings
Wk of 09- 8 thru 09-10
11    Chapter 4-Valves    
        13    Complete Chapter 4

Wk of 09-14 thru 09-17
18    Review for Exam 1
20    Exam 1 (Chapters 1,2,3 & 4)    
Wk of 09-21 thru 09-24
     21 Chapter 5-Tanks and Vessels
        24 Chapter 6-Pumps

Wk of 09-28 thru 10-1
28 Chapter 7-Compressors
October     1    Chapter 8-Turbines / Review for Exam 2    
Wk of 10-5 thru 10-8
5 Exam 2-(Chapters 5, 6, 7 & 8)        
         8    Chapter 9-Electrical Distribution and Motors

Wk of 10-12 thru 10-15            
12 Chapter 11-Heat Exchangers
         15 Complete Chapter 11-Heat Exchangers

Wk of 10-19 thru 10-23
         19    Chapter 12-Cooling Towers
         23    Chapter 13-Furnaces

Wk of 10-26 thru 10-29
        26    Chapter 14-Boilers/Review for Exam 3
     29    Exam 3-(Chapters 9, 11,12,13 & 14)

Wk of 11-2 thru 11-5    
     2 Chapter 15-Auxiliary Equipment
         5    Chapter 16-Tools
Wk of 11-9 thru 11-12    
     9 Chapter 17-Separation Equipment
         12    Chapter 18-Reactors     

Wk of 11-16 thru 11-19            
16 Chapter 18-Reactors (Questions
         19 Chapter 21-Environmental Control Equipment

Wk of 11-23 thru 11-25        
         27    Complete Ch. 21(Questions)/ Review for Exam 4.
         29    Exam 4-(Chapters 15,16,17,18 & 21)/Review for Final Exam

Wk of 11-30 thru 12-4
Review for Final Exam

December Final Exam Wednesday Dec.2 , 2020 (7:00am 9:00 pm)
Major Assignments
ALL 2020
PTAC    1410 Process Technology I Equipment
Week of:
August    24 thru 27    
Introduction to class.
        Chapter 1-Introduction to Process Equipment
     Chapter 2-Process Drawings and Equipment Standards

Wk of 8-31 thru 9-3
        Chapter 3-Piping, Tubing, Hoses and Fittings            
     Chapter 4-Valves    
Wk of 9-8 thru 9-10
     Complete Chapter 4
     Review for Exam 1

Wk of 9-14 thru 9-17     
Exam 1 (Chapters 1,2,3 & 4)    
Chapter 5-Tanks and Vessels

Wk of 9-21 thru 9-24
     21 Chapter 6-Pumps
24 Chapter 7-Compressor

Wk of 9-28 thru 10-01
October 5 Chapter 8-Turbines / Review for Exam 2        
     8 Exam 2-(Chapters 5, 6, 7 & 8)    
Wk of 10-5 thru 10-8
        11    Chapter 9-Electrical Distribution and Motors
16    Chapter 11-Heat Exchangers     
Wk of 10-12 thru 10-10-15
12 Complete Chapter 11-Heat Exchangers
        15    Chapter 12-Cooling Towers

Wk of 10-19 thru 10-22            
19 Chapter 13-Furnaces
        22    Chapter 14-Boilers/Review for Exam 3

Wk of 10-26 thru 10-29             
26 Exam 3-(Chapters 9, 11,12,13 & 14)
29 Chapter 15-Auxiliary Equipment
Wk 11-2 thru 11-5
2 Chapter 16-Tools
         5    Chapter 17-Separation Equipment

Wk 11-9 thru 11-12
         9    Chapter 18-Reactors
        12 Chapter 18-Reactors

Wk 11-16 thru 11-19        
16 Chapter 21-Environmental Control Equipment
19 Complete Ch. 21(Questions)

Wk of 23 thru 25
23 Review for Exam 4.
        25    Exam 4-(Chapters 15,16,17,18 & 21)

Wk of 11-30 thru 12-01
Review for Final Exam

     Final Exam Tuesday Dec. 2, 2020 (7:00am 9:00pm)

Final Exam Date December 2, 2020 - 7:00 AM   Through  December 2, 2020 - 9:00 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
DETERMINATION OF FINAL GRADE: Chapter Tests-33%, Quizzes/homework/labs-34% Final Exam-33%
1. You will have 4 Major Tests and a Final Exam in this class. All tests and the exam are taken in class on a specified day. There are "NO RETAKES". Makeup test will be allowed if absence is excused per the absence policy. If you miss "ONE" Test, your lowest current test score will be given for that test, ONLY if you missed the test due to an EXCUSED absence. If you miss more than one test, you will receive a zero for each additional test you miss. If you are involved in Academic Dishonesty, you will NOT be allowed to replace the zero with your current test average. Taking the Final Exam is required to complete the course. When a test is handed out students are not allowed to leave the class until test is completed and turned in.
2. Homework must be completed on time, Home work will be graded on ever Friday morning
3. If you are caught on your Cell Phone while in lab,you wil be told to leave the lab with a 0 ZERO for your lab
grade that day.
4. Students that are disruptive in class will be asked to leave and counted absent for the day.
Course Policies
Instructor Policies
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Missing a day of lecture can possible cause you to drop a letter grade on tests.
1. Tardiness: Tardiness, for lectures or labs, will result in 2 point per tardy being deducted from your test points total at the end of the semester.
2. Absences: NOTE: Excused absences (verifiable) are only allowed for, an illness that requires a hospital stay or a death in your immediate family, excluding aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. 5 absences=drop 1 letter grade, 7 absences=drop 2 letter grades, 9-absences=drop 3 letter grades, 11 absences=F
3. A student with Perfect attendance will receive 15 bonus points added to your test points total at the end of the semester.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
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