MG6031 – Instrumentation and Control 2

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Module code
MG6031
Module title
Instrumentation and Control 2
Prescription
To enable students to apply instrumentation and control analysis and design tools to the solution of industrial control problems.
Programmes
  • EN1801
  • SC1001
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
60
Self directed hours
90
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1.Apply measurement principles and analyse the function of complex transducers.
2.Predict the dynamic and steady-state behaviour of simple systems.
3.Apply control system strategies and analyse their behaviour using computer simulation.
4.Employ different controller types and apply a range of tuning methods.
Content
Measurement of flow - venturi, vortex & electromagnetic types
Measurement of viscosity and Reynold's Number
Measurement of position, speed and acceleration - limitations of potentiometers, encoders - LVDT & RDVT
Control valves - selection and operation
Simple control systems modelling - the transfer function for first and second order systems
Introduction to computer simulation of systems
Controller types, control system strategies & PID controller tuning methods
Steady state errors and disturbance rejection
Assessment Criteria
Assessment 1Tests30
Assessment 2Practical Assessments30
Assessment 3Written Examination40