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ELT 642 - Process Control & Instrumenta

Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 4
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
A comprehensive study of such process control characteristics as elements, modes, and stability, along with detailed knowledge of measurement technique, control mode implementation and final control element functions. In keeping with modern trends, the digital aspects of process control technology are stressed. Hydraulic and pneumatic process control is included.
Corequisite: ELT 644  
Competencies
  1. Investigate industrial Interfacing Devices used in process controls
    1. Outline Fundamental Operational Amplifiers
    2. Analyze Inverting Operational Amplifiers
    3. Develop Summing Operational Amplifier circuits
    4. Describe Non-Inverting Operational Amplifiers
    5. Explain Integrator and differentiator Operational Amplifiers
    6. Outline PhotoDiode, PhotoSCR and PhotoTRIAC characteristics
    7. Analyze Digital to Analog Converters
    8. Analyze Analog to Digital Converters
  2. Evaluate Thyristors in control circuits
    1. Explain operation of Silicon Controlled Rectifiers
    2. Describe control circuits utilizing TRIACs
    3. Analyze control circuits with IGBTs
  3. Assess Feedback Controller Operations
    1. Identify Control Modes
    2. Explain an ON-OFF industrial Control
    3. Analyze a Proportional Control system
    4. Analyze Steady State Error in control systems
  4. Examine Principle Operation of DC Motors
    1. Identify DC motor Current and speed characteristics
    2. Solve Work Calculations involving motors
    3. Solve Power Calculations involving motors
    4. Solve Horsepower Calculations involving motors
  5. Construct various AC MOTORS and Drive systems
    1. Build a control circuit involving a variable speed drive
    2. Build a control circuit involving an AC motor Brake
  6. Examine Pressure Systems and Controls
    1. Solve equations using Pressure Laws
    2. Experiment with Properties of gases
    3. Outline pressure measurement devices
  7. Investigate Temperature Control Systems
    1. Identify Temperature Scales
    2. Experiment with Thermal Control Systems
    3. Build a control circuit using Thermocouples
    4. Build a control circuit using Resistance Temperature Detectors
    5. Identify Radiation Thermometry techniques
  8. Evaluate Flow Control systems
    1. Contrast O.D. , I.D. and Trade size piping
    2. Build a control system using a Flowmeter
    3. Solve Reynolds number Calculations
    4. Solve Pump calculations
    5. Properly size pumps to prevent pump cavitation.
  9. Examine Level Control Systems
    1. Identify Point level Measurement systems
    2. Diagram Continuous level measurement systems
    3. Survey Conductivity Probes systems
    4. Survey Capacitance Probes
  10. Compare Analytical Instrumentation
    1. Identify pH measurement techniques
    2. Illustrate a pH process control system
    3. Examine Conductivity measurement instrumentation
  11. Evaluate Common Industrial Symbologies (P&ID)
    1. Identify Tag Numbers
    2. Identify Line Numbers
    3. Interpret Valve and Actuator Symbols
    4. Interpret Information Blocks
  12. Construct Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programs using an industrial standard G-code system
    1. Identify the elements of Motion Control Systems
    2. Identify common G and M Codes in CNC programming
    3. Outline Servo repair and calibration on CNC systems
    4. Write simple machining programs on a CNC machine



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