Instrumentation & Control II

This course is a continuation of Instrumentation and Control I (CONT 5131). It begins with the analysis of common flow measurement devices and centrifugal pumps. It proceeds with an introduction to digital trend recorders, process graphing and an analysis of the dynamic characteristics of a process. It continues with the various control schemes and tuning concepts that are typically employed in an industrial process; followed by an introduction to open and closed loop control, process dynamics, control strategies, terminology and process tuning concepts. Final Control elements are discussed and analyzed followed by the coverage of feedback control methods such as On/off, Proportional, Integral and Derivative. The course proceeds with various tuning methods using an industrial process controller and a PAC. It concludes with the introduction of Cascade, feed forward, limit and override controls. Theory classes are re-enforced with practical laboratory experiments in each of the major topics, using an industrial grade instrumentation and process control training system. The student is routinely required to extract dynamic data from a process, connect, program, tune, analyze and demonstrate the operation of various process control strategies utilizing a digital chart recorder, a PAC/HMI and a dedicated process controller, commonly found in industry. RSLogix 5000 and Factory Talk will be used to program and interface the PAC/HMI/VFD. A Honeywell process controller and associated software is also utilized to program and tune the dedicated process controller. Professional documentation of programs and supporting technical data is required for multiple lab reports throughout the course.