2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Dec 03, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

ELT 171 - Process Control Instrumentation


Description: Instrumentation associated with industrial process control, including measurements of pressure, force, weight, motion, flow, level, and temperature; analytical measurement and procedures for safety, calibration and testing.

Prerequisites: ELT 126  

Credits: 3
Lecture: 2
Lab: 2

Course Content:
  1. Process control
  2. Foundations of measurement
  3. Instrumentation to perform measurements of pressure, force, weight, motion, flow, level, and temperature
  4. Analytical measurement to maximize system efficiency
  5. Calibration and testing procedures

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe the fundamental operation of a process control loop including ON/OFF and PID control. (1)
  2. Describe how sensors are used to make field measurements and how these interface with a controller. (2)
  3. Troubleshoot sensors and their transmitters including: temperature, flow, level, force, motion, weight and pressure. (3)
  4. Troubleshoot instrumentation sensors and their transmitters to include: pH, salinity and conductivity. (4)
  5. Troubleshoot a process control loop. (5)