Provides practical application of repair and maintenance skills to automated control systems. Includes various commercial-industrial plant heating, power, process, building and facilities equipment and systems. Covers the fundamentals of instrumentation calibration, solid-state components, microprocessors, logic circuits, and programmable logic controllers (PLC) areas. Learners must be prepared to access simulation, computer interface, and similar materials online for completion of this course. Plant visits may be required.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- Solid State Devices.
- Power Supplies.
- Test Equipment.
- Circuit Board Soldering.
- Integrated Circuits.
- Digital versus Analog Systems.
- Numbering Systems.
- Logic Circuits.
- Logic Analysis and Simplification.
- Programmable Logic Devices (PLC).
- Microprocessor Operations.
- Troubleshooting and Testing Digital Circuits.
- Principles of Control and Measurement.
- Application of Instrumentation.
- Application of Loop Tuning.
- Programming Microprocessor-based Controllers.
- PLC Applications.
Identify various instrumentation equipment and systems and their function which require attention during the course of normal operation.
Describe the required service, maintenance and operational activities for various instrumentation equipment and systems necessary to ensure sustainability of operation on a daily basis.*
Analyze operation of various instrumentation equipment and systems using the proper procedures and using the resulting data to ensure sustainability of efficiency of these elements.*
Document acceptable practices or bench marks for operation and maintenance of equipment and systems in a practical field environment in each of the basic areas indicated below:*
Assessment and Requirements
Students will demonstrate their competence in the subject matter and objective areas by one or more of the following based upon the indication of industry standards and requirements:
- Written exam or multiple quizzes on specific subjects
- Online quizzes, exams, or exercises
- Performance-based exercises, labs, or industry practical training
- Scenario or context-based exercises, activities from field situations
- Written paper, report, project, or collaborative exercise
- Presentations, learning object development, or creative research
- Proctored, supervised, or real workplace experience
- Independent study, internship, externship, or co-op education experience
- Performance-type experiences-exercises approved by instructor