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EST 285
Advanced Instrumentation and SCADA


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 60

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:40    Lab Hours:20


Description
Electrical safety and advanced control principles are covered in this course with a strong emphasis on instrumentation, input/output calibration, wiring, and PID loop control. We explore testing procedures for pressure, temperature, level, and flow instrumentation used in the process and manufacturing industries. This course also covers troubleshooting of industrial control scenarios through a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) control center. Prerequisite: EST 106 and EST 133, or instructor permission.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Identify industry standard control tags.
  • Identify and define instrumentation terms.
  • Interpret a Piping and Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID)
  • Describe and demonstrate flow and liquid level control.
  • Troubleshoot and calibrate instruments in a process control loop using relevant equations and a digital multi-meter (DMM).
  • Control a process loop by programming a proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controller manually and automatically.
  • Assemble and troubleshoot complex control scenarios.
  • Set up and troubleshoot instrumentation, and manage process control loops, through a Supervisory Control and data Acquisition (SCADA) control center.

  • Course Topics
  • Instrumentation
  • Instrument tags
  • Interpretation of P & I diagrams
  • On/off relay
  • Manual/automatic control
  • PID control
  • Temperature sensors
  • Liquid level measurement
  • Pressure transducer level sensors
  • Flow measurement
  • Paddlewheel flow sensors
  • I/P converters
  • Pneumatic proportional valves
  • Process meters
  • Component calibration
  • System performance and troubleshooting
  • Complex control scenarios
  • SCADA

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    EST 285
    Spring 2016
    0980
    Michael Houdak


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
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    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.