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PCT 115 - Process Control II

Course Description

This course presents additional theory and application of process control. Integrated topics such as drawings, symbols, control loops, measurements and variable measurements will be presented. Additionally, topics to be studied will include, but not be limited to: conductivity, pH, ORP, various optical measurements, products of combustion, chromatography, and control systems. Process control computers, DCS, and system integration will also be discussed in detail.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Interpret and use the various types of process control drawings, to include the use of process control symbols and their application.
Describe the operational characteristics of a typical control loop.
Compare the different modes of operation of control loops.
Investigate the four common advanced control methods, the advantages of each, and their applications in an industrial facility.
Describe how control loops perform in the time domain and how compensation is affected for time lags in the system response.
Determine the methods used to protect control loops.
Explain various types of process control instrumentation used to measure conductivity, pH, ORP, products of combustion and chromatography.
Discuss the optical analyzer, and how frequency of infrared, ultraviolet and visible light are measured.
List the products of combustion, and identify the instrumentation used to measure and control it in a process control system.
List the various types of process control devices including instruments used to measure conductivity, pH, ORP, optical parameters.
Discuss microprocessors, specifically their application in process control systems.
Describe the workings of a SCADA system
Identify the advantages of automatic process control as well as PLC's (or DCS's) in industrial automation and relate the types of processes control.

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2

Course Prerequisites: PCT 111 and CHE 106 or CHE 102, Coreq. PHY 101or107