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PHYS7037 - Calibration & Asset Mgmt

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Title:Calibration & Asset Mgmt
Long Title:Calibration & Asset Management
Module Code:PHYS7037
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Physics
Valid From: Semester 2 - 2021/22 ( January 2022 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Donagh OMahony
Module Author: CONOR O FARRELL
Module Description: The module covers the key aspects and areas of both calibration & metrology and asset management. The learner will be exposed to the technical and regulatory requirements associated with metrological best practice. The study of asset management will provide the necessary principles but will focus upon how it is deployed and utilised in relevance industries.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Apply key aspects of instrument calibration, measurement uncertainty, and technical & management requirements for compliance.
LO2 Interpret and demonstrate the principles of asset management and identify new techniques that can be utilised in the process industry.
LO3 Use the principles of tests and calibrations as per ISO 17025.
LO4 Schedule and execute whole lifecycle asset investment plan considering CapEx, OPEX & TOTEX.
LO5 Communicate lifecycle analysis outcomes to a wider audience of peers through presentation to a professional scientific standard.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Instrument Terminology and Performance
Definition of terms. Operating Conditions vs. Performance. Test Procedures: Calibration Cycle, Calibration Curve & Test Procedures.
System Accuracy
Language, Terminology, and Reality. Inaccuracy and Repeatability. Accuracy Real Life Systems. External Effects. Repeatability and Total Error.
Measurement Uncertainty and Calibration
Uncertainty and Error - Classifying Error Sources and Their Uncertainties. Total Uncertainty. JCGM GUM and UKAS M3003. Equipment “habitat” Considerations. Calibrations - As-Found and As-Left Data. Hysteresis.Traceability. Linearity and Damping Adjustments. Automated Calibration Equipment. Calibration Intervals. Calibration and Range Setting. Authorities and Bodies.
Instrument Calibration
As-Found and As-Left Data. Hysteresis. Calibration Traceability. Linearity and Damping Adjustments. Automated Calibration Equipment. Calibration of Common Sensors. Calibration Intervals. Calibration and Range Setting. Authorities and Bodies.
ISO17025: Requirements for Lab. Performing Tests or Calibrations
Management Requirements: Organisation, Management System, Document Control, Non-conformance Controls, Improvements, Preventative & Corrective Actions. Control of Records. Audits. Technical Requirements: Competency, Ambient Controls, Test & Calibration Methods, Equipment, Traceability, QC and Reporting.
Asset Management
Standards for Asset Management, ISO 55000 family. Asset Management Conceptual Model, Acquire, Operate, Maintain & Dispose. Asset Investment. Efficient asset utilisation. Maintenance philosophies: RCM, TPM or Lean Maintenance. Data Analytics. Maintenance strategies: Corrective, Preventive and Predictive. Full Lifecycle Cost Analysis. Reliability Evaluation and Lifetime Evaluation. Maintenance Modelling and Optimisation. Inventory Management and Spares streamlining. Asset Life Extension, Disposal & Renewal.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions Short answer question assessment on topics covered up to that point 1,2,3 25.0 Week 8
Presentation Project Proposal Presentation 1,2,3,5 15.0 Week 8
Project Project Report relating to Instrument Calibration and Whole Lifecycle Asset Investment Proposal. 2,3,4,5 60.0 Week 13
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of course material 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Coursework guidance and support; Tutorials 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Case Studies, Extra Reading & Study Material 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of course material 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Coursework guidance and support; Tutorials 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Case Studies, Extra Reading & Study Material 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Chris Lloyd and Michael Corcoran 2019, Asset Management: Transforming asset dependent businesses, 2 Ed. [ISBN: 9780727761439]
  • ISO 2017, ISO/IEC 17025 Testing & Calibration Laboratories, 3 Ed.
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Lina Bertling Tjernberg 2018, Infrastructure asset management with power system applications, CRC Press [ISBN: 9781498708678]
  • Zongzhi Li 2018, Transportation Asset Management: Methodology and Applications, Taylor & Francis Group [ISBN: 9781482210538]
  • IAM 2015, Asset Management - An Anatomy, 3 Ed., Institute of Asset Management UK
  • Chris Lloyd 2010, Asset management : whole-life management of physical assets, Thomas Telford London [ISBN: 9780727736536]
  • Mike Cable 2005, Calibration a technician's guide, ISA
  • Béla G. Lipták 2003, Process Measurement and Analysis Volume I, CRC Press [ISBN: 0849310830]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_SPRAI_7 Certificate in Process Analytical Instrumentation 1 Mandatory

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