This two week course presents both theory and practical aspects of industrial process measurement and control systems. Formal presentations include pneumatic, analog electronic, and digital instruments, including HART. The various techniques and sensors used to measure pressure, level, temperature, and flow will be discussed. Laboratory exercises will cover calibration and testing of measurement devices, transmitters, and valve positioners. Laboratory exercises will also include configuration of digital Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) controllers, and the implementation of formal tuning methods. In addition, computer based software will also be utilized for various labs on control loop tuning.
Course Capacity: 12 students
Special Requirements: None