Course Title: Set up field control devices
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2013
Course Code: EEET6795C
Course Title: Set up field control devices
School: 130T Vocational Engineering
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6112 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical
Course Contact: Program Manager
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 60
Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
UEENEEE002B Dismantle, assemble and fabricate electrotechnology components
UEENEEE007B Use drawings, diagrams, schedules and manuals
This unit covers setting up field control devices such as transducers, sensors, and actuators. It encompasses working safely, following design brief, applying knowledge of device operating principles, interpreting device specifications, following manufacturer’s set up specifications, testing device operation and documenting set up parameters
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
UEENEEI019B Set up field control devices
1. Prepare to set up field control devices .
1 1.1 OHS processes and procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood
2. Set up field control devices .
2.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
3. Test and document set up of field control devices .
3 3.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
Details of Learning Activities
Learning and simulated work activities to demonstrate an understanding of principles of operation of transducers and sensors, including:
Work simulated practical exercises related to:
Basic cable and conductor terminations, instrumentation safe working practices. Sensor installation requirements encompassing: safety precaution for the various types of devices, connecting devices, locating, aligning and adjusting devices, principles of analog signal conditioning, digital signal conditioning
Classroom tutorial activities involving the following topics:
Measurement principles and concepts , technical standards, regulations and codes applicable to instrumentation and control. Characteristics of transducers and sensors involving: Strain sensors ,Temperature Measurement , Flow Measurement, Pressure Measurement, Level Measurement, Proximity sensors, Displacement, Location or position sensors, Light dependant resistor, LSCR, Phototransistor , Multisim simulation software, Contactors
Independent Research activity on transducers and sensors.
Week Number Topic Delivered Assessment Tasks
1 Introduction to course, course guide, assessment, topics breakdown, resources, OHS issues.
Description of the elements of a process control system with emphasis on instrumentation, transducers, sensors, control valves.
AV: Soldering Sequence (revision) AV: Photoelectric Effect Definitions of Accuracy and Precision
2 Process control systems, Control Components Transducers, Sensors, Valves. Basic cable and conductor terminations
AV: Instrumentation Discrete and Sensory
3 Concepts of measurement, Definitions, Range, Span, Hysteresis, Accuracy and Precision , Instrument static and dynamic characteristics,
Prepare to set up field control devices, Practical Exercise: Basic Measurement Channel , Time constant, rise time, dead time.
4 Measurement of Temperature, Types of Sensing Elements, Resistance Temperature Devices, Thermocouple temperature sensing elements,
Typical Industrial Thermocouple Circuits, Intermediate Temperature of Metals, Practical Exercise: Optical Pyrometers, Practical Exercise: Radiation Pyrometers.
5 Setting up of Temperature Transducer, Principles of Pressure measurement, Pressure Units, The Bourdon Tube, Pressure Gauges, Manometer , Practical Exercise
6 Written assessment on concepts of measurement and instrument characteristics Test 1
7 Level Measurement , Float Methods, Capacitance Probes, Radiation Level Probes, Ultrasonic Level Measurements, Displacer Level Measurement
8 Flow measurement, Flow Detection, Mass Flow Meters, Positive Displacement Meters, Practical Restriction Flow Meters,
Turbine Flow meters, Corriolis Flow Meters, Ultrasonic Flow meter, Thermal Flow Meters,
9 Proximity detectors, Limit switches, Hall effect devices, Process characteristics , Practical Exercise Trancducer Characterisitcs: Practical Exercise
10 Multisim Temperature Exercise (RTD) Characteristics, manufacturers data, verification of characteristics
9 Proximity detectors, Limit switches, Hall effect devices, Process characteristics , Practical Exercise Trancducer Characterisitcs Practical Exercise
11 Light dependant resistor, Multisim Temperature Exercise (RTD) Characteristics, manufacturers data, verification of characteristics Practical Eercise
12 Setting field control devices, device specifications, signal conditioning, Relay and thermostat practical setting exercises Practical Exercise
13 Pressure Measurement ;Instrumentation standards ; Multisim Practical Exercise Strain Gauge
14 Instrument safe working practices ;Transducers and Sensors laboratory exercises Practical Exercise
15 Setting field control devices; Process Variables, Transmitters
16 Sensors ;Insulation resistance and conductivity testing ; Flow control process rig
17 Documenting setting field control devices in accordance with established procedures. Written Assessment Task 3
18 Feedback on Assessment.
Marko Dumovic, Process Control Systems, RMIT
Curtis D. Johnson, Process Control Instrumentation Technology, Prentice Hall 2000
Multimedia Resources, to assist student learning and assessment will be placed on School’s internal network drive (S:\C6985\EEET6795C\Instrumentation&Control\INSTRUMENTATION_HTML\PROCHOM.HTM) .
Student will need student’s login number and password to access this information.
- S:\C6985\EEET6795C\Siemens Sensors Tutorial
- Jacob Fraden, Handbook of Modern Sensors: Physics, Designs, and Applications (Handbook of Modern Sensors) By, Publisher: Springer,Publication Date: 2003-12-04, ISBN / ASIN: 0387007504
Electronic book version is available on local student drive.
Recommended Videos and DVDs available in RMIT Carlton Library:
- Instrumentation Discrete and Sensory
- Process Variables ( 30’)
- Process Characteristics ( 30’)
- Instrumentation symbols (30’)
- Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (30’)
- Transmitters ( 40 min)
- Flow ( 51 min)
- Temperature ( 50 min)
- Instrument Calibration (30’)
- Instrumentation Loop Troubleshooting (30’)
-RMIT online learning resources are located on RMIT Online Learning Hub. Follow the link to log in http://www.rmit.edu.au
The Learning Hub ( Blackboard) is the central point of access to the online courses in which students are registered.
Overview of Assessment
This course will be assessed through a range of practical exercises, assignments and progressive tests.
Test 1: 25%
Written assessment on Concepts of measurement, Definitions, Range, Span, Hysteresis, Accuracy and Precision , Instrument static and dynamic characteristics, Control Modes, Basic Measurement Channel
Practical exercises: 20%
Setting up field control devices including:
A. Determining the field control devices to be set up, Control Programming
B. Positioning and adjusting devices accordance with their operating principles, manufacturer instructions and control system requirements
C. Testing field devices and making final adjustments to correct any anomalies in their operation
D. Documenting field control device set up in accordance established procedures
E. Dealing with unplanned events by drawing on essential knowledge and skills to provide appropriate solutions.
F. Show an understanding of Occupational Health and Safety.
Work performance simulation projects and laboratory exercises have to be undertaken toward the end of the unit, in a controlled environment for the specified duration in order to perform tasks autonomously and/or a member of a team.
Test 2: 45%
Written assessment to demonstrate an understanding of flow, temperature, level, force and pressure measurement techniques, sensors and transducers.
Class participation and performance10 %
Ongoing class assessment relating to preparation and setting up field control devices.
When participating in class activities, students must demonstrate ability to:
Organise and manage the tasks within the assignment requirements
Perform tasks autonomously and/or as a member of a team as task proscribes
Perform task and manage work environment/equipment according to safe working practice and OH&S requirements.
Meet assessment criteria, conditions and technical requirement relevant to the competency standard detail above.
|Competency National Code||Competency Title||Practical Exercises||Assignment||Project/ |
|UEENEEEI019B||Setup Field Control Devices||X||X||X|
A license to practice in the workplace is required for work involving direct access to plant and equipment connected to installation wiring at voltages above 50 V a.c. or 120 V d.c.
In this course, minimum student directed hours are 12 in addition to 48 scheduled teaching hours.
* Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, report for practical work, and individual student-teacher course-related consultation.
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