Introduction to Industrial Automation and Control (FG07)
You will be able to:
Communicate with measurement and control professionals
Discuss the role of measurement and control in industrial processes
Differentiate between continuous, batch, and discrete control
Apply specific ISA standards to interpret symbols and drawings associated with process control documentation
Discuss and apply the most common methods and devices used in temperature, pressure, level, and flow measurement
List control valves in a feedback control loop
Discuss the fundamentals of process control
Differentiate between varous control system architectures
Discuss trends in measurement and control technology
Apply safe laboratory practices
Apply hands-on skills learned in the laboratory exercises
Apply basic devices and procedures for connecting and calibrating various measurement devices
Operate digital controllers and smart devices
You will cover:
Concepts of Process Control: Typical Industries | Definitions | Continuous vs. Batch | Feedback Loop
Documentation: Instrument Line Symbols | Function Symbols | Identification Letters | Piping and Instrumentation Drawing (P&ID) | Loop Diagram
Industrial Measurement Systems: Process Measurement | Standard Signals | Instrument Performance Terminology | Repeatability and Accuracy | Zero, Span, and Linearity Errors | Calibration Chart
Pressure Measurements: Concepts | Instruments | Differential Pressure Measurement | Pascal's Law | Absolute and Atmospheric Pressure | Relationship between Pressure and Column of Liquid | Hydrostatic Head Pressure | U-Tube and Well Manometers | Bourdon Pressure Gage | Spiral and Helical Elements | Bellows and Diaphragm Elements
Level Measurement: Dip Stick Level Measurement | Basic Sight Glasses | Float and Cable Arrangements | Ultrasonic | Capacitance Probe | Radiation Point | Rotating Paddle | Radar Level System | Interface Measurement | Hydrostatic Pressure | Open Tank Level | Zero Suppression/Elevation | Air Bubbler System
Flow Measurement: Types of Flow | Reynolds Number | Differential Pressure Flowmeters | Concentric and Eccentric Orifaces | Flow Nozzle | Venturi and Pitot Tubes | Target Flowmeter | Rotameter or Variable Area Meter | Magnetic, Vortex, Turbine, and Ultrasonic Flowmeters | Doppler Effect | Flow Tube Vibration and Twist | Coriolis and Thermal Mass Flowmeters | Positive Displacement Flowmeters | Rotary Vane, Oval Gear, and Nutating Disc Designs | Open Channel Flow Measurement | Weirs | Parshall Flume | Flowmeter Selection
Temperature Measurement: Temperature Scales | Liquid-in-Glass, Filled Bulb, and Bimetallic Thermometers | Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTDs) | Reference Junction Compensation | Thermocouplers | Immersion and Insertion Lengths | Thermowells | Thermistors
Control Valves: Types | Valve Characteristics | Inherent Flow Characteristics | Actuators | Air to Extend/Retract | Positioners | I/P Transducer
Feedback Control Strategies: Control Hierarchy | Process Dynamics | Lags | Dead Time | Strategies | Direct/Reverse Acting | On-Off Control | Controller Modes | Proportional Control/Action | Level Control Offset | Integral and Derivative Action | Tuning
Advanced Control Strategies: Control Hierarchy | Cascade Control | Applications: With and Without Cascade | Ratio Control | Feedforward Control
Control System Hardware: Pneumatic Controller | Electronic Controller | Single Loop Controller | Distributed Control System (DCS) | Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) | Personal Computers for Control
Smart Field Devices: Current Practice | Typical Smart D/P Transmitter | Smart Temperature Transmitter System | Benefits | Innovative Applications | Fieldbus Foundation - H1 & H2 | How is Fieldbus Different? | Fieldbus Control System (FCS)
Calibrate process measurement devices for level, temperature, pressure, and flow using a variety of state-of-the-art calibration equipment
Interpret simple P&IDs
Configure smart transmitters
Operate digital controllers
Tune control loops using software
Build and tune an actual feedback control loop
Review flow measurements and pressure scales
A hand-held/scientific calculator should be brought to class.
Includes ISA Text: Measurement and Control Basics, 4th Edition
- Related Portals:
- Automatic Identification, Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) Software, Building Automation, Machine Safety, Motion Control, Motors & Drives, Process Instruments, Field Devices & IO, Wireless Networks, Electrical & Control Panels, Valves & Pumps, HMI & Operator Interfaces, Industrial Computers, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) & Automation Controllers (PAC), Robots & Robot Controllers, OPC & OPC UA Interoperability, Cyber Security, Design & Simulation Software, Machine Tools, CNC & DNC, Material Handling, Packaging, Embedded Automation, Power & Energy, SCADA & RTU, Vision, Process Safety, Plant & Asset Management, Sensors & Industrial I/O, Oil & Gas, Food & Beverage, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Water & Wastewater, Networks & Fieldbuses, Process Automation, Factory Automation, Manufacturing Operations Management
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