MSE317 Industrial Furnaces

Code MSE317
Name Industrial Furnaces
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice; Courses of Free Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Professional
Field of study Heat Engineering, Heat, Gas and Water Technology
Faculty
Academic staff Sigurds Jaundālders, Ainārs Cars, Aleksandrs Soročins
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation Study course “Industrial Furnaces” includes the following main topics: high temperature thermal engineering processes- characteristics, classification. Industrial furnaces and ovens, principal schemes, the classification and technical structure. Thermal insulation and refractory materials. Types of fuel. Material and thermal balance of furnace. Indicators of performance. Burners and combustion chambers. Rational use of energy. Aerodynamic and heating time calculations..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
To get acquainted with the technological processes of furnaces, constructive schemes, materials, burners and combustion chambers. Acquire the skills to perform the material heating and basic methods of calculating heat and material balance of furnaces. To get acquainted with exploitation and the auditing procedure of ovens and furnaces.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Ability to explain and analyze various technologies used in industrial furnaces - operating principles, design and components, application. - Assessment methods: solving of exercises, individual calculation work, seminars, tests, exam. Criteria: ability to explain and analyze the principles of thermal processes and operation of industrial furnaces and ovens.
The ability to calculate thermal and material balance of furnace, determine the material handling (heating) time. - Assessment methods: solving of exercises, individual calculation work, seminars, tests, exam. Criteria: ability to calculate and explain processes and phenomena of the furnace equipment, separating constructions and materials, analyze and justify the types and selection principles.
The ability to choose optimal materials for furnace design stage, demonstrate skills of the actual furnace audit. - Assessment methods: solving of exercises, individual calculation work, seminars, tests, exam. Criteria: Knowledge of materials and refractories of ovens and furnaces, knowledge of audit procedures. Quality of completed calculation work and tests.
Course prerequisites Physics, Technical Termodynamics.

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