This subject contains a 3 day Compulsory Residential School.
The objectives of the residential school are to:
- Enable students to safely operate food and beverage processing equipment to scaffold their study of the theory and enhance their understanding of how changes in operating conditions affect the operation of different processes, considering aspects such as energy and other resource use, and cost and quality impacts.
- Learn how to safely and accurately take measurements from operating processing equipment and use these to characterise the performance of the process.
- Enable students to better observe and understand the construction and operating principles of selected examples of food and beverage manufacturing equipment.
Data collected during the residential school will be used in subsequent assessments and the lab reports form a significant proportion of the total marks for the subject.
Practical lab exercises undertaken may include:
- Investigation of the engineering properties of fluids and solids
- Analysis of fluid flow in pipes, valves and venturis
- Analysis of centrifugal pump performance
- Analysis of heat transfer equipment performance
- Investigation of refrigeration equipment performance