Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

PCT 100 - Plant Equipment

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to basic hand tools as well as a study of industrial plant equipment. Topics of study include equipment construction, principles of operation, care, maintenance, and utilization. Various pieces of equipment associated with process systems will be covered. Equipment being studied will include motor drive components, basic material handling equipment, pumps, compressors, valves, boilers, furnaces, turbines, heat exchangers and cooling towers, as well as relevant instrumentation.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Identify various types of plant equipment commonly found in processing plants.
List the various types valves, and discuss their basic operational characteristics, as well as their components.
Explain how pipe is sized, relate the differences between pipe and tubing, and describe how a seal is effected in each design.
Distinguish between the various types of pumps, compare and contrast their appropriate uses.
Describe the various types of compressors, compare and contrast their appropriate uses and operational procedures.
List the common types of motors; electric, air, and hydraulic and discuss their applications.
Recognize power transmission devices and describe, their use, care, and maintenance.
Describe the different types of turbines, compare and contrast their respective uses, their care, and maintenance.
Explain the principles of operation, care, and use of heat exchangers within a processing environment.
Discuss the differences between furnace types, their construction, principles of operation, components, care and maintenance.
Describe the various types of process equipment, comparing appropriate uses, maintenance, and relevant troubleshooting requirements.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2

Course Prerequisites: Coreq. PCT 101