MODULE DETAILS

 

Measurement and Control Systems DMEMCS618

 

Nominal duration: 60 hours total time commitment

This time commitment includes the structured activities, preparation reading, and attendance at each webinar, completing exercises, practical assessments and proctored assessments.

 

It is also expected that students spend additional time on readings, personal study, independent research and learning, practicing on remote labs and required software and working on any projects and assignments.

 

This module covers the application of process instrumentation to measure (flow, temperature, level and pressure), use of sensor data, filtering, aliasing, loop tuning, and control valve sizing and selection.

MODULE PURPOSE

The purpose of the module is for participants to build on the knowledge gained in the introduction to industrial automation provided in DMEIAU617 to provide further general understanding of the concepts and equipment, and how they all converge to create an efficient and safe control environment in instrumentation, process control, SCADA, PLCs and control valves.

MODIFICATION HISTORY

Original module approved in 2010 (52243); 2013 (52606WA); 2016 (52810WA).  This version: V4.0

PREREQUISITE AND/OR CO‑REQUISITE MODULES

 

Modules that must be delivered and assessed before this module:

 

Industrial Automation (and pre-requisites) DMEIAU617

 

Modules that must be delivered concurrently with this module:

None

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

1.    Apply the fundamental concepts of process instrumentation

2.    Explain the core features of process control

3.    Apply the basics of loop tuning

4.    Apply control valve sizing and selection

LEARNING OUTCOMES

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Learning outcomes specify what students will be able to do as a result of the learning.

Assessment criteria provide the criteria by which achievement of the learning outcomes will be judged.

1

Apply the fundamental concepts of process instrumentation

1.1

Explain the fundamental purpose of measurement

1.2

Explain the difference between fundamental and derived measurement units

1.3

Outline the functional elements of an instrument

1.4

Compare the functions of typical of transducers

1.5

Identify, using examples, methods used for measuring (a) pressure

(b) level

(c) temperature

(d) flow

2

Explain the core features of process control

2.1

Evaluate a process control type in industry

2.2

Distinguish between closed and open loop methods of control

2.3

Outline, by example, proportional, integral and derivative actions in process control

2.4

Outline, in general terms, methods used to tune valves

2.5

Explain the fundamental characteristics of SCADA in relation to process control

3

Apply the basics of loop tuning

3.1

Apply the fundamentals of loop tuning

3.2

Tune a loop using software by application of the Ziegler Nichols methods

3.3

Describe the method used for tuning valves

3.4

Outline good practice for loop tuning

4

Apply control valve sizing and selection

4.1

Compare the different types of control valves on the basis of their characteristics

4.2

Identify appropriate control valves for given applications

4.3

Outline issues related to high pressure drop applications

4.4

Perform control valve sizing with a software

4.5

Identify control valve actuators and control valve positioners

4.6

Evaluate the materials used for control valve construction

4.7

Outline control valve installation and maintenance issues

DELIVERY MODE

 

Online and/or face-to-face

SPECIALISED RESOURCES

N/A

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

 

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT

Assessors should gather a range of evidence that is valid, sufficient, current and authentic. Evidence can be gathered through a variety of ways including direct observation, supervisor's reports, project work, structured assessments, samples and questioning. This will include short answer questions on the knowledge content, the use of remote and virtual labs, and writing tasks to apply the learning to academic tasks.

 

CONDITIONS OF ASSESSMENT

 

Questioning techniques should not require language, literacy and numeracy skills beyond those required in this module. The candidate must have access to all tools, equipment, materials and documentation required.

 

The candidate must be permitted to refer to any relevant workplace procedures, product and manufacturing specifications, codes, standards, manuals and reference materials.

 

Assessments will be open book assessment and may be completed off-campus. Invigilation software will be used for some assessments to ensure authenticity of work completed.

 

Model answers must be provided for all knowledge-based assessments to ensure reliability of assessment judgements when marking is undertaken by different assessors.

 

 

 

Software/Hardware Used

Software

  • Homer Beta 2.68

Hardware

  •  N/A