Course syllabus

Feasibility Studies on Industrial Plants

KETN25, 15 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2017/18
Decided by: PLED B/K
Date of Decision: 2017-03-29

General Information

Elective for: K4-p, W4-p
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


The standard mode of operation in the chemical industry is to perform projects. This is true independent of the intention is to buiild a new plant, modify an existing plant or to develop a new chemical product. The course is intended give the method of process, plant and product design as well as knowledge regardig project management, economic prject assessment, market analyss and economic design.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must


Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


General idea of the different development phases from idea to a finished plant or product as well as practial advice on how to organise and work in groups.
Market: prising and costs, prognosis and trend analysis.
Economics: extimates of operation and investment costs, production costs, cash-flow analysis, exernalities and life-cycle costs, sensitivity analysis and economic design.
Technology: process synthesis, mass balances and process design.
Norms and legislation: chemical products, process safety, environement and localisation.

Practical exercise involving industrial process plant or product design. Technical and economical evaluation of a project, for instance a feasibility study of the construction of a process plant for a new product.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG - (U,G) - (Fail, Pass)
Assessment: Feasibility study. Written report and oral presentation.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0117. Name: Theory.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved task reports. Compulsory tasks and lectures, minimum of 75% attendance required for scheduled activities. Contents: Lectures and compulsory tasks on cost estimation and investment analysis.
Code: 0217. Name: Feasibility Studies on Industrial Plants.
Credits: 12. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Project assignment. Contents: Feasibility project in cooperation with an industrial company.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: KAT070, KBT042, KTE110, KTE120, KET050

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Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Universitetslektor Christian Hulteberg,
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