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December 2015

Total No. of Questions : 10] SEAT No. :

P3660 [Total No. of Pages : 3


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B.E. (Chemical) (Semester - I)
Chemical Engineering Design - II
(2012 Pattern) (End Sem.)

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Time : 2 1 2 Hours] [Max. Marks : 70

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Instructions to the candidates:
1) Answer Q.1 or Q.2, Q.3 or Q.4, Q.5 or Q.6, Q.7 or Q.8, Q.9 or Q.10.
2) Neat diagrams must be drawn wherever necessary.
3) Figures to the right side indicate full marks.

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4) Assume suitable data if necessary.

Q1) Find out the plate pressure drop and check the downcomer back up for the

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column with the help of following data: Diameter of column = 0.79 m,
Area of column = 0.5 m2, Volumetric flow rate of vapours = 1.13 m3/s,
Orifice coefficient = 0.84, Density of vapours = 0.70 kg/m3,
Density of liquid = 950 kg/m3, Weir height = 50 mm, Weir length = 0.6 m,
Hole diameter = 5mm, Plate thickness = 5mm, Height of overflow
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weir = 27mm,
Maximum liquid rate = 4.06 kg/s. [10]
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Q2) a) Explain in detail Onda’s method for prediction of HTU. Give the
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necessary equations. [8]


b) Explain the use of hold - down plate in packed column. [2]
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Q3) a) Using Cornell’s method estimate the height of packing Z for the absorption
column to absorb SO2 in water at 20º C with the help of following data:
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Number of transfer units N OG = 8, the liquid mass flow rate


(L w *) = 16.7 kg/m 2 .s, Diffusivity D L = 1.7 x 10 –9 m 2 /s,
D v = 1.45 x 10 –5 m 2/s, Viscosity v = 0.018 x 10 –3 N.s/m 2 and
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L = 1 x 10–3 Ns/m2. Density L = 1000 kg/m3, v = 1.21 kg/m3. With


60% flooding condition K 3 = 0.85, H G factor ( h = 80 and at
(Lw*) = 16.7 kg/m2.s, HL factor ( h = 0.1. Take Z = 8m as initial estimate.
[8]

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b) Explain the difference between random packing and structured packings.
[2]

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Q4) a) Explain the estimation of optimum pipe diameter. [3]

b) Water flows through a pipeline at 1 kg/s, over a distance of 2 km. The


impressed head of water = 9.8 m. What is the diameter of pipeline if

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density = 1000 kg/m3 and viscosity = 1 mN.s/m2. [7]

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Q5) a) Natural gas with a specific gravity 1.20 at 1,43,000 kPa and 45ºC is
being blown down to 1,02,000 kPa. The flow rate could be from

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95 m3/ day to 39 m3/ day. The drop through the pressure reducing
regulator is 3,100 kPa, leaving 1,000 kPa for the pipe. The pipe length is
140 m upstream of the regulator and 8.7 m downstream. Determine the

Molecular weight of gas = 20,


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upstream and downstream pipe diameters.

= 0.6 [8]

b) What are codes and standards and their importance in piping design.
[8]
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Q6) a) Explain the pipeline design for transportation of crude oil. [8]
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b) Water is flowing through a pipeline at a rate of 1 kg/sec. The internal


diameter of the pipeline is 25 mm and the length of pipeline is 2200 m.
Estimate the pressure drop in the pipeline. The density = 1000 kg/m3 and
viscosity = 1 mNs/m2. [8]
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Q7) a) Write a note on non-stream heating systems using thermic fluids. [8]

b) Explain in detail the boiler feed water treatment. [8]


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c) Explain temporary hardness and permanent hardness. [2]

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Q8) a) What is the use of compressed air in industries and explain the different
types of compressed air. [7]
b) What are boiler mountings? Explain the different boiler mountings and
their functions. [9]
c) Explain dryness fraction of steam. [2]

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Q9) a) Write in brief about maintenance of gate valve and globe valve. [8]

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b) Explain in detail about HAZOP studies. [8]

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Q10) a) State different types of maintenance and explain corrective or breakdown
maintenance. [8]

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b) Define viscosity, pour point, flash point, and fire point properties of
lubricant and explain their significance in context of lubrication. [8]

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May 2016

Total No. of Questions : 10] SEAT No. :

P3572 [Total No. of Pages : 3


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B.E. (Chemical)
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN - II
(2012 Pattern) (End. Sem.)

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Time : 2 1 2 Hours] [Max. Marks : 70

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Instructions to the candidates:
1) Answer Q.1 or Q.2, Q.3 or Q.4, Q.5 or Q.6, Q.7 or Q.8, Q.9 or Q.10.
2) Neat diagrams must be drawn wherever necessary.

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3) Figures to the right side indicate full marks.
4) Assume suitable data if necessary.

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Q1) Find the column diameter of a plate column for the following specifications
Feed stream : 10% w/w acetone in aqueous stream, 20ºC, 13000 kg/h. No. of
theoretical stages 16, slope of bottom operating line = 5, slope of top operating
line = 0.57, XD = 0.94 (98% w/w), XW = 50 ppm, R = 1.35, plate efficiency =
60%, plate pressure drop = 100 mm, Vapor density at bottom = 0.72 kg/m3,
liquid density at bottom = 954 kg/m 3 , surface tension at
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bottom = 57 x 10–3 N/m, Vapor density at top = 2.05 kg/m3, liquid density at
bottom = 753 kg/m3, surface tension at top = 23 x 10–3 N/m, surface tension
at bottom = 57 x 10–3 N/m, K1top = 0.09 and K1 Bottom = 0.075. [10]
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Q2) a) Explain in detail Cornell’s method. Give the necessary equations. [8]
b) What is the function of weir on a plate and what is effect of weir height
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on column performance? [2]


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Q3) a) The following data are obtained for a packed column used for absorption:
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mGm/Lm 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.9 1.0


NOG 4.8 5.2 6.5 8.0 10.8 19.0
Select the optimum value of mGm/Lm and give reasons.
b) What are the various areas on a plate? [2]

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Q4) a) 30 kg/sec of water is to be transported through a steel pipeline to a


location 2km away. The frictional pressure drop across the pipeline is
50,000 N/m2. Find the diameter of the pipeline. Roughness of pipeline is
4.1 x 10–5. Density = 995 kg/m3, viscosity of water 0.8 x 10–3 N.s/m2
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b) What are the different types of pipe supports? [6]

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Q5) a) Natural gas with a specific gravity 1.20 at 1,43,000 kPa and 45ºC is
being blown down to 1,02,000 kPa. The flow rate could be from

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95 m3/day to 39 m3/day. The drop through the pressure reducing regulator
is 3,100 kPa, leaving 1,000 kPa for the pipe. The pipe length is 140 m
upstream of the regulator and 8.7 m downstream. Determine the upstream
and downstream pipe diameters.

Molecular weight of gas = 20,


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= 0.6. [8]

b) What are the desirable properties of a piping material? [8]


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Q6) a) What are the major considerations in pipeline design for transportation
of crude oil? [8]
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b) Water is to flow through a pipeline with 25mm I.D. for a distance of


2km. The pressure drop = 10m of water. Density of water = 1000 kg/m3,
viscosity of water = 1mNs/m2. Estimate the flow rate of water through
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the pipeline. [8]


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Q7) a) What is Dowtherm? Explain its uses. [6]


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b) What is the need for treating water for use in a boiler? [6]

c) Explain the functioning of a tube type boiler. [6]

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Q8) a) What is process air and instrument air? [6]

b) What are the various instruments required for boilers? [6]

c) What is the importance of dryness of steam? [6]

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Q9) a) What are start up and shut down procedures in a plant? Explain in detail.
[8]

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b) Write about pump maintenance. [8]

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Q10) a) Write in detail about HAZAN studies. [8]

b) Write a note on safety measures in process industries. [8]


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December 2016

Total No. of Questions :10]


SEAT No. :
P2170 [Total No. of Pages : 2
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B.E. ( Chemical)
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN-II
(2012Pattern) (409343) (End -Semester) (Semester-I)

Time : 2½ Hours] [Max. Marks :70


Instructions to the candidates:
1) Answer Q1 or Q2, Q3 or Q4, Q5 or Q6, Q7 or Q8, Q9 or Q10
2) Neat diagrams must be drawn wherever necessary.
3) Figures to the right side indicate full marks.
4) Assume suitable data if necessary.

Q1) a) What is the O’ Conell’s correlation? Using O’ Conell’s method, find the
overall column efficiency for the following system. [5]
Component Mole Fraction Viscosity mNs/m 2

Propane 0.10 0.03


i-butane 0.10 0.12
i-pentane 0.20 0.14
n-butane 0.25 0.12
n-pentane 0.35 0.14

b) Explain the Procedure for downcomer design. Give the relevant equations.[5]
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Q2) a) Discuss the plate design parameters. [5]
b) What are the important considerations for choice between plate and
packed columns. [5]

Q3) a) Find the column diameter for a packed column operating at 20oC and
atmospheric pressure, if mGm/Lm=0.8,gas flow rate is 1.39 kg/s, mol.
Wt. of gas 29, slope of the equilibrium line 27.4, Fp=170 m-1,density of
liquid =1000 kg/m3,viscosity of solvent =10-3 Ns/m2,K4 = 0.35, K4 at
flooding = 0.8. [6]
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b) What is the function of distributor and re-distributor in a packed column?[4]
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Q4) a) What are the considerations for condensate piping design? [4]
b) What are the fluid dynamic parameters considered for pipe line design?
Explain any one in detail. [6]

Q5) a) How is the total pressure drop calculated when a pipeline consists of a
valve,an elbow and a reducer? [6]
b) What are the considerations for selection of appropriate piping material?[6]
c) Give the classification of gaskets. [6]
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Q6) a) What are the difficulties faced when hydrates are formed in a natural gas
pipeline? [6]
b) A liquid is flowing through a pipeline with 25 mm I.D for a distance of
2.5 km.The pressure drop = 12m of water. Density of liquid = 1100 kg/
m3, viscosity of liquid=1.1 mNs/m2. Estimate the flow rate of liquid
through the pipeline. [8]
c) What are the important features to be considered if a pipeline is to be lain
underground? [4]

Q7) a) What are the disadvantages if the water used in boilers is not treated?[6]
b) What is the need for treating water for use in a boiler? [6]
c) What are the considerations for selecting material for pipes carrying
corrosive fluids? [4]
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Q8) a) Does the source of water affect the method of water treatment adopted?[5]
b) Write a note on boiler mountings and accessories. [7]
c) Whta are thermic fluids? [4]
Q9) a) What are hazards? Explain in detail. [8]
b) Write about the importance of regular maintenance. [8]
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Q10)a) What are the various types of plant maintenance? [10]
b) Write a note on chemical hazards. [6]

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