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Impianti Industriali (GEST)
Industrial Plants
Giancarlo Giacchetta

Seat Ingegneria
A.A. 2016/2017
Credits 9
Hours 72
Period I
Language ENG


Learning outcomes
The course enables students to acquire knowledge on the main stages of the study of an industrial plant: feasibility study including analysis of the product, the study of the production process until the economic evaluation of the initiative; systematic study of the project layout, including analysis of the material flow, the relationships between the various production and service activities, the size of the production lines and the necessary spaces; study of methods on the timing of the projects; outlines the general design criteria of service facilities, such as the water service, the thermal energy facilities, etc .. This knowledge, integrating concepts they have acquired in the Mechanical technology courses, Economics, Operations Research, will enrich the knowledge in the field of mechanical design of industrial plants, so that the student acquires a clear awareness of the wider multidisciplinary context of engineering, with a clear reference to the aspects specifically related to computer systems and production technologies and services to the industry. They will be able to give an overall vision and aware of the large multidisciplinary context Engineering management.
In order to apply the basic concepts for a basic engineering education in industrial learned during the study, the student must know how to perform analysis of industrial plants in order to evaluate the productive performance and energy consumption of the plant and choose the best solutions in relation to industrial sector. This ability manifests through a number of vocational skills, such as: 1. basic knowledge on the feasibility study of the industrial equipment and the choice of the product and of the production cycle; 2. ability to conduct economic evaluations of capital expenditures; 3. ability to design service facilities needed for industry.
The ability to solve complex problems related to the industry life cycle will help improve the degree of independence of judgment in general, both the communication skills that comes from knowing of its powers, is the ability to learn independently and to draw conclusions student.

Feasibility study of industrial plants. Choice of the product and of the production cycle. Analysis of the production and exercise costs. Evaluation of the industrial investments. Facility location problems. Systematic layout planning. Flow analysis and activity analysis. The relationship diagram. Space requirements and availability. Designing the layout. Group technology. Lines balancing. Project management techniques: Gant, PERT and CPM. Piping : fundamentals and components. Water systems piping.

Development of the examination
The assessment of student qualification will be carried out using a written test and oral questions. In the written examination, students have to solve numerical exercises related to economic evaluation of investments, the design of production systems and industrial plants using the criteria and methods developed during the course lessons. In the oral examination, after a critical analysis of the written paper, some specific questions are asked about the criteria for selecting, designing and developing industrial and mechanical systems with particular attention to manufacturing systems and elementary notions of service plants analysed during the course.

During the written test the student has to demonstrate his knowledge in using quantitative methods for designing mechanical and indutrial plants. During the oral section the student has to show his skills in identifying the most important variables and equations for designing industrial plants.

The student capability and autonomy in solving problems is evaluated during the examination phase. The student has to correctly use methods for designing and developing industrial and mechanical systems.

The minimum vote of eighteen out of thirty, is awarded to students who demonstrate to be able to solve problems using methods and criteria developed throughout the course. The vote of thirty thirtieths is assigned to students who, in both examinations, have demonstrated full independence in setting and properly solve problems, complete mastery of the methods and criteria given to them. Full marks is reserved for the student who also showed correct use of language and adequate synthesis capacity.

Recommended reading
- Pareschi - Impianti industriali – Progetto Leonardo , Bologna 1994 - R.L. Francis, J.A. White - Facility layout and location: an analytical approach. Prentice – Hall Inc. , New Jersey 1994 -A.Monte. Elementi di Impianti Industriali. Vol. 1° e 2° -

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