Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: PTAC-1410- Section: 3D
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 PSLOs:
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! August
24 Introduction to class.
        25    Chapter 1-Introduction to Process Equipment                    
26 Chapter 2-Process Drawings and Industry Standards
        27 Lab for Chapter 1 & 2

31 Chapter 3-Tools
Sept. 1 Lab for Chapter 3
2 Chapter 4-Piping, Gaskets, Tubing, Hoses and Fittings        
     3 Chapter 4 -Piping , Gaskets, Tubing, Hoses, Fittings

8 Lab for Chapter 4
9 Chapter 5-Valves             
     10 Chapter 5-Valves

14 Lab for Chapter 5
15 Test 1 Study Guide,
     16 Covering Chapter 1 Study Guide (Test one due by 5:00 pm)
17 Video

Week of:
Sept 21 Chapter 6-Pumps Dynamic
     22 Chapter 6-Pumps Continued Positive Displacement        
23 Lab for Chapter 6 Dynamic pumps
24 Lab for Chaper Positive Displacement pumps
Week of:
Sept 28 Chapter 7- Compressors
29 Lab for Chapter 7 Compressors
30 Chapter 8-Turbines
1 Lab Chapter 8 Turbines

Week of:    
Oct 5     5 Chapter 9-Motors and Engines / Review for Test 2
         6 Lab for Chapter 9 Motors
7 Chapter 10-Power Transmission and Lubrication
8 Lab for Chapter 10 Power Transmission and Lubrication

         Test 2 Chapters 6,7,8,9, & 10

Week of 12 Chapter 11 Heat Exchangers
     13 Chapter 11-Heat Exchangers
     14     Lab for heat Exchangers
15 Video
Week of
Oct 19 19    Chapter 12- Cooling Towers
20 Lab for chapter 12 Cooling Towers
     21    Chapter 13-Furnaces
22 Chapter 13 Furnances
Week of:    
Oct 26 26    Chapter 14-Boilers
     27    Lab for Chapter 14 Boilers
28 Chapter 15 Vessels
29 Chapter 15 lab vessels
Week of
Nov 2    2 Video Test 3-(Chapters 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15)
        3     Chapter 16-Reactors
4 Chapter 16-Reactors
5 Chapter 16 lab

Nov 9    9    Chapter 17-Filters and Dryers    
     10    Chapter 17 lab
11 Chapter 18-Solids Handling Equipment    
     12 Chapter 18 lab
Nov 16 16    Chapter 19-Environmental Control Equipment/Review Test 4
     17    Chapter 19 Enviromental lab
18 Chapter 20 Augzi Equipment
19 Chapter 20 chapter 20 lab

Week of:
Nov 23 23    Review for Test 4- (Chapters 16,17,18,19 & 20)
24 Lab
25 Lab
Nov 30         Completed Final Exam Review due Dec. 1    
            Final Exam Dec. 3 8:00 am thru Dec. 6 11:59 pm


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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