Introduces the basic principles and techniques used in the measuring and controlling of an industrial process. Stresses measuring, tuning, and calibration of pneumatic instrumentation and controls. Examines pressure, temperature level, flow, and analytic control systems. Covers fundamental control techniques including open loop and closed loop control, and three modes of control - cascade, adaptive, feed forward, and feedback. Studies fundamental methods of calibration and repair of pneumatic controllers, transducers, transmitters, and control valves. Laboratory activities.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- Introduction: safety, measurement principles, and instrument and control applications.
- Process control.
- Temperature measuring devices: pressure, level, flow, and analytic.
- Automatic control.
- Automatic control simulations.
- Control integration: measuring devices and automatic control.
- Principles and techniques of calibration basic errors.
- Pneumatic equipment calibration.
- Control valves.
Assessment and Requirements
Methods for measuring achievement of objectives:
- Tests will be given throughout the semester. Tests scores represent 50% of the course grade.
- Laboratory activities and performance exercises will be done where students will demonstrate an understanding of practical applications. These will make up 25% of the course grade.
- A written final exam will be given which will represent 25% of the course grade.
Texts, handouts, and/or workbooks will be determined by the TAE Department.