MG6031 – Instrumentation and Control 2

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Module code
Module title
Instrumentation and Control 2
To enable students to apply instrumentation and control analysis and design tools to the solution of industrial control problems.
  • EN1801
  • SC1001
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
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.
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