MG5026 – Instrumentation and Control 1

Module code
Module title
Instrumentation and Control 1
To develop an understanding of intermediate knowledge of industrial measurement and control system engineering.
  • EN1801
  • SC1001
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of transmitters and standard transmission signals
2. Describe and apply feedback control systems principles and basic block diagrams.
3. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of actuators and associated control valves
4. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of controller strategies
5. Demonstrate knowledge of controller stability & tuning methods
• Control system transmitters and transmission signals are described in terms of type and application(e.g. temperature, strain, pressure, flow, level, speed and position and transmission signals 4-20mA, 2-10V DC, 1-5V DC).
- electric, pneumatic and hydraulic and their associated valves.
• Measurements are conducted, observed and recorded in accordance with measurement system standards.
• Common control strategies including but not limited to: on/off, two step, floating point, time proportioning, P, PI, PD, PID.
• Control systems principles including characteristics of control system elements.
• Creating a system suitable to demonstrate the principles including basic controller strategies.
• Principles of controller stability and tuning including common tuning strategies such as quarter amplitude, ultimate sensitivity, lag and lead compensation, and reaction curve.