Dec 07, 2021
AIT 215 - Process Control Systems 4 Credits, 6 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 3 lab periods
Overview of the area of Process Control Systems of a manufacturing or industrial facility. Preparation to sit for the NIMS Duty Area 7: Process Control Systems Certification Exam.
Prerequisite(s): AIT 125
Course Learning Outcomes
- Read and interpret process control system documentation including identifying components on a P&ID diagram, instrument tag, and instrument index.
- Calibrate, adjust, and test analog sensors and signal conditioning equipment.
- Calibrate, adjust, and test pneumatic proportional valves and I/P transmitters.
- Build a simple/basic process signal loop system.
- Interpreting Process Control System Documentation (e.g. Identifying Components on a P&ID Diagram, Instrument Tag, Instrument Index)
- Process control components identification (given their ISA P&ID schematic symbol)
- Operation of a process control system (given a P&ID diagram)
- Components on a P&ID diagram identification (given their instrument tags)
- Instrument data interpretation (given on an instrument list)
- Analog Sensors and Signal Conditioning Equipment (i.e. Calibration, Adjustment, Testing)
- Operation of current-output and voltage-output signal sensors
- Operation of signal conditions for analog sensors
- Operation of various transmitter types
- Analog sensors and specification interpretations
- Units of measurement variables (conversions from raw data units, 4-20ma)
- Connecting and testing
- Span and zero point adjustments
- Failure types
- Pneumatic Proportional Valves and I/P Transmitters (e.g. Calibration, Adjustment, Testing)
- Current-output and voltage-output of signal final control elements
- I/P converters operation
- Pneumatic proportional valves operation
- 2-way and 3-way Pneumatic PCV (connect and test)
- I/P converter (connect, test, calibrate)
- Pneumatic proportional valves calibration
- Building a Simple/Basic Process Signal Loop System
- Identification of basic signal loop process control systems components
- Drawing a print of a single loop process control system
- Connecting, calibrating, and tuning
- PID process control loop operation
- Single loop process controller operation
- PCL process control and distributed control systems (DCS) basic operation and application
Full Academic Year 2019/20
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