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ELEC5506 Process Instrumentation and Control

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1OnlineOnline timetabled
Content
The topics covered in this unit include measurement principles of various sensors (e.g. flow, temperature, pressure, level and optical sensors), signal conditioning circuits, ISA standards, applications of programmable logic controllers (PLCs), PLC programming, actuators, valves, final control elements and industrial control systems and loop tuning procedures. The academic objectives of the unit are to (1) understand the measurement principles of various sensors used in an industrial setting; (2) familiarise with ISA standards and to prepare technical drawings; (3) design electronic circuitry for measurement systems; (4) design process systems under economic and safety constraints(5) program PLCs and (6) design loop tuning procedures in industrial control systems
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate professional engineering skills and abilities when working in teams; (2) demonstrate the importance of following international technical standards in relation to accurate technical communication and safety; (3) demonstrate awareness of hazards and analyse risk in relation to economic and safety considerations; (4) design signal conditioning circuits for process instrumentation and control; (5) analyse various measurement principles; (6) design industrial control systems; and (7) write ladder logic programs for PLCs.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) laboratory reports; (2) assignments; and (3) a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Brett Nener
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering specialisation or Chemical Engineering specialisation or Mechanical Engineering specialisation); for pre-2012 courses: (MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH2040 Engineering Mathematics or equivalent) or ENSC2001 Motion or ENSC2002 Energy
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Advisable prior study:
ENSC2003 Engineering Electrical Fundamentals.
Incompatibility:
ELEC3320 Process Instrumentation and Control
Contact hours
lectures, practical classes and laboratories
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