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Final Internship Report: WorleyParsons

Armstrong, Clint (2013) Final Internship Report: WorleyParsons. Internship Report, Murdoch University.

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Abstract

WorleyParsons and Murdoch University have come to an agreement allowing one student the opportunity in his/her final year of Instrumentation and Electrical Engineering to complete an internship at the BP Kwinana Refinery, located in WA. This report demonstrates the work completed and experience gained over the duration of the internship.

Background information is provided in this report to ensure that there is a substantial understanding of the refinery’s processes and operation. This was required to complete the project work to a high standard.

This report summarises all the major projects allocated during the time at the BP refinery. The design, construction and commissioning stages of the project are discussed, detailing the instrumentation roles of each. Projects will be covered in greater detail highlighting background information, methods and procedures. The projects are listed below.

DCS Upgrade Phase 3 (HYDY2) project. This project is the upgrade of all obsolete control system hardware on the hydrofiner unit. It is a multimillion dollar project that is estimated to be completed May 2014.

TEL Load Cells project. Aviation fuel is a high quality manufactured product that requires accurate dosing amounts of tetra ethyl lead. This project involves the installation of new load cells that will accurately measure the TEL dosed in the AVGAS, as apposed to the current inaccurate setup.

WWTP Flow Weighting Autosampler project. The waster water treatment plant at the refinery is required to sample and purify the water in order to meet environmental standards as explained in section 3.4. It is required to program the autosampler to take averaged flow samples every hour on the hour. In order to implement such project, optimisation techniques were used to ensure that these samples would meet the minimum requirements.

The program affords the opportunity to be exposed to industry projects. This permits the student to demonstrate and applies his/her skills learnt at university by putting what is produced in an office environment and executing the practical part of the project on site.

Publication Type: Internship Report (Bachelor of Engineering)
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Engineering and Information Technology
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/22183
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