CHME 323L. Transport Operations and Instrumentation Laboratory I


1. Course number and name

CHME 323L. Transport and Instrumentation Laboratory I

2. Credits and contact hours

1 credit hours = 45 contact hours per semester

3. Instructor’s or course coordinator’s name

Dr. Daniel Gulino

4. Text book, title, author, and year


a. other supplemental materials


5. Specific course information

a. catalog description:  Laboratory experiments demonstrate the principles of process measurement and instrumentation through the determination of thermodynamic properties, transport phenomena properties, heat transfer, and material physical properties. Treatment of data includes regression techniques, analysis of error, and statistical analysis. 

b. prerequisites: I E 311 (CHME 311 or STAT 371) co-requisites: CHME 306

c. required, elective, or selected elective (as per Table 5-1): required

6. Specific goals for the course

a. The student will be able to…

  • organize and carry out experimental design and actual hands-on experiments
  • understand safety regulations and safe operation procedures in the chemical engineering laboratory
  • be able to analyze and interpret experimental data with theories learned in previous courses
  • write organized and cohesive technical reports
  • organize and prepare standard operating procedures
  • work effectively in a team environment
  • prepare and present technical works and answer questions

b. Criterion 3 Student Outcomes specifically addressed by this course are found in a mapping of outcomes against all CHME courses in the curriculum.

7. Brief list of topics to be covered

  • analysis of linear and radial heat conduction
  • fabrication and utilization of thermocouples
  • viscosity of oils
  • vapor/liquid equilibrium

Common Syllabus Addendum

The NMSU Department of Chemical Engineering maintains a syllabus addendum containing course requirements common to all courses with the CH E prefix online.  This document is accessible from the URL: