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PHYS7038 - Instrumentation Design Eng

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Title:Instrumentation Design Eng
Long Title:Instrumentation Design Engineering
Module Code:PHYS7038
 
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)
Next Review Date: April 2026
Module Coordinator: Donagh OMahony
Module Author: Aidan OConnell
Module Description: The aim of this module is to develop the learner with the required knowledge and skills for the different aspects associated with instrumentation plant design. Learners will be capable to apply instrumentation design application for codes & standards, device selection, process safety, and defined deliverables.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate the fundamental principles underlying instrument design engineering.
LO2 Execute design applications and sources of new knowledge to create engineering projects.
LO3 Select the device to ensure process and safety requirements are adhered to.
LO4 Apply calculations for suitable instrumentation and final control elements using commercial design software as appropriate.
LO5 Demonstrate that the design conforms to best engineering practice meeting necessary codes-of-practice, safety standards, sustainability and where relevant a due regard for the environmental impact.
LO6 Communicate Instrument Design strategy 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.
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Co-requisite Modules
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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
Introduction to Instrumentation Design Engineering
The role and responsibility of an Instrument Engineer. Where it fits amongst other disciplines and how it interfaces with them, especially during design phases. Professional engineering institutions and commonly desired competencies.
Fundamental Design Details
Site BEDD. Relevant Codes & Standards, including international, national & company specific. The range of differing requirements, deliverables, and priorities for different industries, e.g., oil & gas, petrochemical, utilities, pharmaceuticals, etc.
Process, Safety and Miscellaneous Sensors
Technically evaluate and select appropriate sensors and transducers based on process needs & conditions and device habitat for instrumentation utilised for flow, temperature, pressure, level, F&G detectors, etc.
Final Control Elements, Actuators and Safety Devices
Technically evaluate and select appropriate control valves, actuators, accessories, and relief valves based on process data and environmental conditions.
Documents, Schedules, Drawings and Databases
Good documentation practices. Documents, their purpose, contents, and standard formats – data sheets, specifications, instructions, etc. Schedules – IO list, instrument index, cable schedule, etc. Drawings – P&IDs, block diagrams, cable routing, layouts, ILDs, logic diagrams, wiring & JB terminations, hook-ups, instrument air, SCDs, etc. Industry recognised database systems or alternatives.
Safe Plant Design
Hazardous area classification. Utilisation of intrinsic safe devices. HIPPS. Redundant and voting systems. Process Safety. SIS.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions Short Answer Questions on topics covered up to that point in semester 1,3,5 25.0 Week 7
Presentation Project Proposal Presentation 1,2,4,5 25.0 Week 8
Written Report Instrumentation Design Project Report 2,3,4,5 50.0 Sem End
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 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Project Support and Tutorials 2.0 Every Week 2.00
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) Project Support and 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
  • Ian Sutton 2017, Plant Design and Operations, 2 Ed., Elsevier Science & Technology [ISBN: 9780128128848]
  • Béla G. Lipták 2011, Instrument Engineers' Handbook, Fourth Edition, Volume Three: Process Software and Digital Networks, 4 Ed., CRC [ISBN: 9781439817766]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Swapan Basu 2016, Plant Hazard Analysis and Safety Instrumentation Systems, Elsevier Science & Technology [ISBN: 9780128038215]
  • David J. Smith and Kenneth G. L. Simpson 2016, The Safety Critical Systems Handbook, 4 Ed., Elsevier Science & Technology [ISBN: 9780081008973]
  • Béla G. Lipták 2005, Instrument Engineers' Handbook, Fourth Edition, Volume Two: Process Control and Optimization, 4 Ed., CRC [ISBN: 9780849310812]
  • Béla G. Lipták 2003, Instrument Engineers' Handbook, Fourth Edition, Volume One: Process Measurement and Analysis, 4 Ed., CRC [ISBN: 9780849310836]
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 2 Mandatory

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