Pune University Question Papers
B.E. (Biotechnology) PLANT ENGINEERING AND PROJECT COSTING
(2008 Pattern) (Sem. – II)
Time :3 Hours] [Max. Marks :100
Instructions to the candidates:
1) Answer any three questions from Section -1 and any three from Section – II.
2) Answer to the two sections should be written in separate books.
3) Neat diagrams must be drawn wherever necessary.
4) Pigures to the right indicate full marks.
5) Make necessary assumptions wherever necessary.
6) Use of programmable calculator is not allowed.
SECTION – I
QI) a) Discuss the process design aspects. 
b) Explain the following : 
i) P 8 ID Presentation.
ii) Pilot Plant and Laboratory data.
Q2) a) State which items should be consider in a comparison of different processes for the manufacture of same product. 
b) Explain the procedure for drawing process flow diagram. 
c) Explain the importance of laboratory data and pilot plant data. 
Q3) What are factors affecting on plant location and layout? Explain in detail. 
Q4) Write note on following : 
a) Process Feasibility.
b) Kinetic Feasibility.
c) Thermodynamic Feasibility.
Write short note on colour code of pipeline carrying utilities. 
Discuss about : [W]
i) Pipe routing.
ii) Pipe expansion and
State various type of thermal insulation for heating and cooling used in piping design. 
Discuss about plant safety operation and maintenance. 
State various types of pipe supports used in pipe line with the application of any one pipe supports. 
SECTION – II
Write a brief note on : [IP]
i) CPM technique.
ii) PERT technique.
Discuss in detail about plant testing and commissioning. 
Discuss about Cost of finance and Interest calculation. 
What are the factors affecting on investment? 
Define profitability and explain any three methods of profitability evaluation technique. 
Discuss effect of inflation on profitability analysis. 
Comments on practical factors in alternative-investment and replacement analysis. 
A project expected to have cash flow for five years as follows after all expenses and taxes. The initial fixed capital investment is twelve lakh and working capital investment is 10% of fixed capital investment. 
Cash flow (Rs.)
i) The rate of return using straight line depreciation.
ii) Payout time if the interest is allowed on investment is 10%.
QII) Define depreciation and what are the various methods used for determination? Explain. 
Q12) Write short note on : 
a) Current value.
b) Salvage value
c) Recovery period.
d) Depreciable investment.