IMCT501 – Safety and Compliance for Process Control and Automation Systems

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Module code
IMCT501
Module title
Safety and Compliance for Process Control and Automation Systems
Prescription
To provide the student with knowledge of safety approaches and safety systems as related to process control and automation systems. Students will be able to analyse an existing system for conformance with current safety legislation, standards, and codes, and where required to develop solutions to ensure plant or process safety in accordance with industrial requirements.
Programmes
  • TC1705
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
10
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
40
Self directed hours
60
Total learning hours
100
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate knowledge of the legal requirements for the design and operation of instrumentation control systems
Demonstrate knowledge of the layers of protection in safety related instrumentation control systems
Interpret documentation used to define safety in related instrumentation systems
Describe important factors used in the design of safety related instrumentation systems
Describe processes for working on safety related instrumentation and control systems, including documentation
Describe procedures for work involving temporary overriding, disabling, or forcing of safety related systems and the justification, risks, and requirements of such actions
Content
-legal requirements for the design and operation of control and automation systems;
-layers of protection in safety related control and automation systems;
-interpretation of documentation used to define safety related instrumentation systems;
-factors used in the design of safety related systems;
-procedures for temporary overriding, disabling, or forcing of safety related systems - justification, risks, and requirements of such actions.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Learning will be by way of structured distance learning, either by hardcopy written material and assessment/s or by on-line learning and assessment. Students will be provided with essential learning material and two related assessments, one a formal written assessment covering all aspects of the module and the other a case study analysis to determine safety functions, their aims and their failures in actual situation. Students will also be encouraged to research some aspects by way of library/database and/or internet searches for pertinent material, especially relevant legislation, standards and codes of practice.

Assessment Criteria
Written assessment70
Case study analysis30
Achievement of a pass grade in both the written assessment and case study analysis.