Fall 2023 Course Syllabus
Course: PTAC-1302 (Section: 2D, CRN: 92896)
Introduction to Process Technology
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Instructor Information
Instructor Kenneth Ballou
Email balloukw@lamarpa.edu
Phone (409) 984-6418
Office Umphrey Industrial Technology Center - Room: 201 A
Office Hours By appointment only.
Additional Contact Information
Course Information
Description An introduction overview of the processing industries.
Required 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.

Introduction To Process Technology, Second Edition, Publisher-Pearson: ISBN-10:0-13-480824-X / ISBN-13:978-0-13-480824-6
Additional Materials/Resources None.
Corequisites/Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes Describe the roles, responsibilities, safety, environmental and quality concepts associated with the work environment of a process technician; and identify basic processes, equipment and systems.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
•Use technology to access operator-specific documentation and training.
•Identify specific equipment and operating parameters to meet industry standards.
•Describe the principles of quality control.
•Diagram the process control elements in a control loop.
•Identify basic processes, equipment, and systems to meet industry standards.
•Implement standard safety procedures as required in industry
Lecture Topics Outline Introduction to class. Chapter 1-Process Technology: An Overview
Mineral Extraction Industries: Oil and Gas and Mining Chapter 3-Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries
Power Generation Industry
Water and Wastewater Treatment Industry Chapter 7-Pulp and Paper Industry
Basic Physics
Basic Chemistry, Process Drawings
Piping and Valves, Vessels
Compressors, Turbines
Heat Exchangers, Cooling Towers
Boilers, Distillation
Process Service Utilities, Process Auxiliaries
Final Exam Review. Complete remaining course work
Final Exam
Major Assignments Schedule Week 1
Introduction to class.
Syllabus Review
Chapter 1-Process Technology: An Overview

Week 2
Labor Day Holiday – Monday, Sept.4th
Chapter 2-Mineral Extraction Industries: Oil and Gas and Mining
Chapter 3-Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries

Week 3
Chapter 4-Power Generation Industry

Week 4
Chapter 6-Water and Wastewater Treatment Industry
Chapter 7-Pulp and Paper Industry
Exam 1 Review

Week 5
Exam 1 (Chapters 1,2,3,4,6 & 7)
Chapter 11-Basic Physics

Week 6
Chapter 12-Basic Chemistry
Chapter 13-Process Drawings

Week 7
Chapter 14-Piping and Valves
Chapter 15-Vessels
Exam 2 Review

Week 8
Exam 2 (Chapters 11, 12, 13, 14, & 15)
Chapter 16-Pumps

Week 9
Chapter 17 Compressors
Chapter 18-Turbines

Week 10
Chapter 20- Heat Exchangers
Chapter 21-Cooling Towers
Exam 3 Review

Week 11
Exam 3 (Chapters 16, 17, 18, 20, & 21)
Chapter 22-Furnaces

Week 12
Chapter 23-Boilers
Chapter 24-Distillation

Week 13
Chapter 25-Process Service Utilities
Chapter 26-Process Auxiliaries

Thanksgiving Holiday

Week 14
Chapter 27-Instrumentation
Exam 4 Review
Exam 4 (Chapters 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, & 27)

Week 15
Final Exam Review.
Complete remaining course work

Week 16
Final Exam
Final Exam Date December 11, 2023 - 8:00 AM   Through  December 14, 2023 - 11:59 AM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B  70 - 79=C   60 - 69=D  Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Attendance/Participation - 10%, Assignments - 30%, Chapter Exams 30%, Final Exam 30%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies 1. You will have 4 Major Tests and a Final Exam in this class.
2. Assignments must be completed on time. Completed assignments may be hand written or typed in a Word document.
3. Cell Phone use is not permitted in the classroom or lab except during breaks.
4. Students that are disruptive in class will be asked to leave and counted an unexcused absence for the day.
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 (more than 5 mins), for lectures or labs, 4 Tardies will count as an Absence. 2. Absences: NOTE: Excused absences (verifiable) are only allowed for an illness that requires you to stay home or a death in your immediate family. 5 absences=drop 1 letter grade, 7 absences=drop 2 letter grades, 9-absences=drop 3 letter grades, 11 absences=F
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Institutional Policies
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Facility Policies No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
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Grievance / Complaint / Concern If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
Department Information
Business and Industrial Technology
Chair:Sheila Guillot
Phone:(409) 984-6381