Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: PTAC-1410- Section: 11
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
Chair:Sheila Guillot
Phone:(409) 984-6381

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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     
1. Use technology to access operator-specific documentation and training.
2. Identify specific equipment and operating parameters to meet industry standards.
3. Describe the principles of quality control.
4. Diagram the process control elements in a control loop.
5. Identify basic processes, equipment, and systems to meet industry standards.
6. Implement standard safety procedures as required in industry.
7. 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
Key Terms and Questions are due on designated date unless otherwise specified!
Week of:
August 24    Introduction to class.
            Chapter 1-Introduction to Process Equipment        
Week of:
August 31    Chapter 2-Process Drawings and Industry Standards
            Chapter 3-Tools
Week of:
September 7    Chapter 4-Piping, Gaskets, Tubing, Hoses and Fittings/Review forTest 1        
     Chapter 5-Valves Key Terms            

Week of:
Sept 14     Chapter 5-Valves Questions Continued (completed Test 1 Study Guide Due.9/17
     Test 1 (Chapters 1,2,3,4 & 5) (Test open 9/17)

Week of:
Sept 21     Chapter 6-Pumps Dynamic Key Terms and Questions
     Chapter 6-Pumps Continued Positive Displacement        

        Sept. 28th Last Day to drop or withdraw without academic penalty

Week of:
Sept 28        Chapter 7- Compressors
            Chapter 8-Turbines
Week of:    
Oct 5        Chapter 9-Motors and Engines / Review for Test 2
             Chapter 10-Power Transmission and Lubrication
Week of:    
Oct 12        Test 2-(Chapters 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10)
     Chapter 11- Heat Exchangers
Week of:    
Oct 19        Chapter 12- Cooling Towers
            Chapter 13-Furnaces / Review Test 3

Week of:    
Oct 26        Chapter 14-Boilers
            Chapter 15-Vessels

November 19th Last Day to Drop or Withdraw with academic penalty

Week of:
Nov 2        Test 3-(Chapters 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15)
            Chapter 16-Reactors

Week of:
Nov 9        Chapter 17-Filters and Dryers    
            Chapter 18-Solids Handling Equipment    
Week of:
Nov 16        Chapter 19-Environmental Control Equipment/Review Test 4
            Chapter 20-Auxiliary Equipment

Week of:
Nov 23        Test 4-(Chapters 16,17,18,19 & 20) (Dec. 1st./ Review for Final Exam
            Thanksgiving Holiday Thursday & Friday, Nov. 26 & 27        

Week of:
Nov 30        Completed Final Exam Review due Dec. 1        
            Final Exam Dec. 3 thru Dec. 6

Week of
Dec 7        Graduation Friday, Dec. 11, 2020

Major Assignments

FALL 2020
PTAC    1410-11&12 Process Technology I Equipment
Week of:
August 24        LO/TO simulator training.            

Week of:
August 31        Process Drawings and Industry Standards-Tools

Week of:
September 7        Piping, Gaskets, Tubing, Hoses and Fittings        

Week of:
September 14        Valves-Identification and operation

Week of:
September 21        Pumps-Identification and operation

Week of:
September28        Compressors and Turbines
Week of:
October 5        Motors and Engines
            Power Transmission and Lubrication            
Week of:
October 12        Heat Exchangers-Identification and operation

Week of:
October 19        Cooling Towers Video and Demonstration

Week of:
October 26        Boilers and Vessels        

Week of:
November 2        Reactors Video and Design operations

Week of:
November 9        Filters and Dryers-Solids Handling Equipment

Week of:
November 16        Environmental Control Equipment

Week of:
November 23        Auxiliary Equipment
            Thanksgiving Holiday Thursday & Friday, Nov. 28 & 29

Final Exam Date December 3, 2020 - 8:00 AM   Through  December 6, 2020 - 11:00 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 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,each assignments have a specified day and date if you do not complete your homework as asigned Black board will close the assignment out at the specified times given for each Homework assignment. This will be recorded as a 0
3. Each time you are caught on your Cell Phone in the classroom or lab, will result in the student having 4 points deducted from their major test points total at the end of the semester.
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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HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.