ECET 37200 - Process Control
Credit Hours: 4.0.
A study of the basic elements of closed-loop analog and digital systems. Topics include characteristics of heat, servo motion, and process tank components and systems. Also covered are closed-loop tuning, troubleshooting, documentation, diagram standards and performance specifications. Several sensor types and interpretation of their static and dynamic specifications are included. Commercial controllers employed include analog, embedded microprocessor and PLC based systems. Software is used to model components and analyze open and closed-loop systems.
After completing this course, the student should be able to:
1. Understand closed loop system block diagrams and control system standard terminology.
2. Understand sensor and actuator static, dynamic characteristics.
3. Use Simulink to analyze control systems.
4. Select sensors to meet given performance parameters.
5. Design, implement, and analyze the electronic circuits necessary to interface with sensors, convert-transmit-receive-scale signals, produce control signals, and apply continuous power to actuators.
6. Select, install, document, tune, and troubleshoot SISO (single input-single output) closed-loop systems.
ECET 30700 Minimum Grade of D- or
EET 30700 Minimum Grade of D-