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PHYS7009 - Process Control

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Title:Process Control
Long Title:Process Control Systems
Module Code:PHYS7009
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Physics
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2012/13 ( September 2012 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Donagh OMahony
Module Author: JAMES BARRETT
Module Description: This module will deal with material concerning process control theory and practice applicable to industry.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Understand s-domain transfer functions and block diagram algebra as used in control theory.
LO2 Determine the dynamics of first order and second order systems.
LO3 Analyse the s-plane and frequency domain of systems to determine stablity.
LO4 Trouble-shooting plant-wide control sytems.
LO5 Develop practical skills in laboratory to understand process control applications.
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 CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
Module ID 4109 Short Title: Introduction - Process Control (level 6)
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.
Not Applicable
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.

Not Applicable
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Process Control
Brief review of control nomenclature. Laplace Transforms, block diagram algebra, characteristic equation and system sensitivity
System Response
First order and second order system dynamics. Performance Indices
Stability of Systems
Poles and zeros in the s-plane. Solving characteristic equation. Root locus analysis for changing gain. Bode plots of first and second order systems. Gain and phase margin. Extraction of transfer functions from data.
PID Controllers
Components of PID controller in s-domain. System compensation and influence on transfer function. Velocity feedback.
Control Strategies.
Plant-wide control sytems. Trouble-shooting industrial control problems. Transducers and transmitters used in control systems.
Process Control - Practical Program
1. S-domain simulation of cross-coupled tanks. 2. Analysis of temperature feedback control loop. 4. Delta-V simulation including negative feedback, feedforward control, cascade control, split range control and ratio control.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions Exam lecture material 1,2 40.0 Week 6
Short Answer Questions Exam lecture material 2,3,4 40.0 Week 12
Practical/Skills Evaluation Labortary practicals and reports. 2,5 20.0 Every Second Week
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 Theory Delivery 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Practical Program 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Further Study/Development of Delivered Theory 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 8.00
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 Theory Delivery 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Further Study/Development of Delivered Theory 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Practical Program 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Further Study/Development of Delivered Theory 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 8.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Supplementary Book Resources
  • Richard C. Dorf & Robert H. Bishop, Modern Control Systems, International Edition (10th Edition) Ed., Pearson Educational International [ISBN: 0-13-127765-0]
  • Katsuhiko Ogata 2010, Modern Control Engineering, 5th Ed., 18, Pearson Education US [ISBN: 0137133375]
  • Ken Dutton, Steve Thompson, Bill Barraclough 1997, The art of control engineering, Addison-Wesley Harlow, England [ISBN: 0201175452]
  • Farid Golnaraghi and Benjamin C. Kuo 2009, Automatic Control Systems, 9th Ed., John Wiley & Sons US [ISBN: 0470048964]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_SINEN_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Instrument Engineering 5 Mandatory
CR_SPHYS_7 Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics and Instrumentation 5 Mandatory

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