Module Overview

Industrial Services

To give the students a comprehensive understanding of fundamentals of industrial services and ancillary equipment used in process and manufacturing environments.

Module Code

PIAA H1015

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Health and Safety

Identify key relevant safety regulations and explain the significance of these when working in the process and manufacturing industry.State the risks associated with lifting and carrying loads.List the main statutory requirements of both employers and employees in relation to manual handling and general safety in the workplace. Explain the structure of the spine, the functions of muscles, tendons and ligaments. Explain how to lift an object correctly and safely individually and in pairs or teams. Demonstrate proper lifting/handling of a typical workplace load (Manually and with handling aid)Describe the key types of handling devices used in the process and manufacturing industry.Outline safe practices when working at heights, using a safety harness, lanyard and scaffolding Identify the various hazardous substances that may be encountered in the process and manufacturing industry including corrosive materials, gases, acids, solvents and the graphical symbols that represent each type.

Pipework and Processes

Identification & Insulation & Protection & Bracketing + Support. Identification of Pipelines, Industrial Insulation. Thread types (pitch, angle, diameter, parallel, taper) on industrial pipework. Pipework materials (ferrous/non-ferrous), applications, types. Flange Sizing and identification (flange tables). Pipe Spools. Pipe Standards and Schedules.

Pipe Sizing

Methods of pipe sizing, pressure drop, flow of fluids, flow and velocity. Relevant theorems and equations (D’Arcy equation, Bernoulli’s theorem, Reynolds number, etc.)

Building Services

Overview of Building Services. Cold Water and Hot Water Supply Systems. Heating Systems, Fuel Characteristics and Storage. Ventilation Systems & Air Conditioning. Components and Controls. Fire Prevention and Control. Accommodation for Building Services. Alternative and Renewable Energy (Energy Efficient Systems).

Industrial/Commercial Heating Systems

Centralised systems, Localised systems. District heating & distribution methods, Boiler houses & Plant rooms. Boiler Efficiencies and Flue Gas Analysis.

Steam Systems

Boiler Types & Steam Generation. Steam Distribution systems. Steam systems.Principles, applications and components of steam systems. Purpose of condensate return, trapping sets. Uses for steam in industry and safe working procedures.


Air Conditioning & Ventilation Systems (temperature, humidity, air flow, and air filtering).

System Control and Efficiences

Weather Compensation and Optimisation

Compressed Air

Types of Systems. Principles, applications and components of compressed air systems, types of pipe material and fastenings, sizing of plant and pipework.

Water Quality

Water Supply and Treatment, Waste Water Treatment. Ultra Pure Water.

Heat Exchangers

Classification of Heat Exchangers. Flat Plate, shell-and-tube and plate/fin. Regenerative Heat Exchangers.

Electrical Services

Cable types. Cable sizing. Wiring systems and containment. Earthing and automatic disconnection of supply. Distribution boards and protective devices.Planning of electrical services.



Self Directed Learning 

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Formal Examination50
Other Assessment(s)50