Course Title: Provide solutions to problems in industrial control systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: EEET7034C

Course Title: Provide solutions to problems in industrial control systems

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6120 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Marko Dumovic, GPO Box 2476V, Melbourne 3001
PHONE: +61 3 9925 4712
FAX: +61 3 9925 4377
Email: marko.dumovic@rmit.edu.au

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

UEENEEI124A + UEENEEI139A

Course Description

This unit covers solving problems in industrial control systems. The unit encompasses safe working practices, interpreting process and circuit diagrams, applying knowledge of industry controls to problem solving techniques, safety and functional testing and completing the necessary documentation.
Note: Typical basic industrial control system problems are those encountered in meeting performance requirements and compliance standards, revising control operating parameters and dealing with control malfunctions.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEI120A Provide solutions to problems in industrial control systems

Element:

1. Prepare to provide solutions to industrial control system problems

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS processes and procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures are followed in preparation for the work.
1.3 The extent of industrial control system problems are determined from performance specifications and situation reports and in consultations with relevant persons.
1.4 Activities are planned to meet scheduled timelines in consultation with others involved in the work.
1.5 Tools, equipment and testing devices needed for the work are obtained in accordance with established procedures and checked for correct operation and safety.

 

Element:

2. Provide solutions to industrial control system problems

Performance Criteria:

2.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 Knowledge of industrial control system device and circuit operation, characteristics and applications are applied to developing solutions to control problems.
2.3 Parameters, specifications and performance requirements in relation to each industrial control system problems are obtained in accordance with established procedures.
2.4 Approaches to resolving industrial control system problems are evaluated to provide most effective solutions.
2.5 Methods for dealing with unexpected situations are selected on the basis of safety and specified work outcomes.
2.6 Problems are solved efficiently without waste of materials or damage to apparatus and the surrounding environment or services and using sustainable energy practices.
 

Element:

3. Test and document solutions to industrial control system problems

Performance Criteria:

3.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
3.2 Solutions to industrial control system problems are tested to determine their effectiveness and modified where necessary.
3.3 Adopted solutions are documented including instruction for their implementation that incorporates risk control measure to be followed. (See Note)
3.4 Justification for solutions used to solve industrial control system problems are documented in accordance with established procedures.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

 Learning Activities
You will involve in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates.
• lectures
• Tutorials
• Practicals

 
Engineers Australia Mapping Information:
This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:

EA1.1. Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering
EA1.2. Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
EA1.3. In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
EA1.4. Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
EA1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
EA1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
EA2.1. Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
EA2.2. Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
EA2.3. Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
EA2.4. Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.
EA3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA3.5. Orderly management of self and professional conduct.
EA3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with competency UEENEEI120A in the Assessment Matrix.

 

Theoretical and simulated work activities designed to develop knowledge and skills to provide solutions to problems in closed loop control systems which includes:
. Classroom learning activities involving the following topics:
. Process control systems
. OH&S principles related to computer programming
. Open and closed loop control systems
. Digital controllers
. Feedback control
. Controller types & control modes: feedback, feedforward, cascade and ratio
. Standard control signals and analogue/digital control conversion
. Practical laboratory exercises on:
. Proportional Integral and Differential (PID) Controllers
. PID control actions, set point change, process demand change
. Algorithm and characteristics of Proportional, Integral and Derivative components of a controller,
. Controllers configuration and tuning methods
. Practical exercises on:
. Effects of PID control gain parameters on system response
. Effects of increasing and decreasing controller gain (in systems using P,PI, and PID); with and without Integral (in systems using PI and PID), increasing and decreasing Integral (in systems using PI and PID);with and without derivative (in systems using PID); and increasing and decreasing derivative (in systems using PID).
. Research assignment, requiring approximately 20% of course hours for independent study and research on PID controller applications.
. Student directed hours involve completing activities such as assignments, project and assignment work, writing laboratory reports and reading online resources.

Essential Knowledge and Associated Skills (EKAS): KS01-EI120 Industrial control systems


Teaching Schedule

 The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below: 

WeekTopics DeliveredElements/Performance Criteria
1

Introduction to course, assessment , competency elements and outcomes. OHS  issues. Objectives of Process Control Systems, Transfer Functions, Transmitter standard signals

 1.1 1.2 1.3
2Over dumped, critically and under dumped system response, Electrical Diagrams and Control Circuits. Standard analogue signals. Controller  analogue  digital inputs and outputs.  1.1; 1.2; 1.4; .1.5;2.1
3

 Feedback Control,  Open and closed loop control systems,
Preparation to provide solutions to basic industrial control system problems involving  Froward an reverse acting controllers

 1.1 ; 1.3 1.4  2.1  2.3
4 Analogue assignment on providing solutions to basic industrial control system problems involving direct and revese acting controller 1.1 1.2 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6
5 Testing and document solutions to industrial control system problems involving standard analogue signals 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.
6 Providing solutions to basic industrial control system problems. Proportional controllers, error percentage, controller output percentage Process Characteristics, Feedback Control, 2.1 2.2 2.3
7  Proportional controllers, offset error percentage, proportional gain controller output percentage. Flow control  Process Characteristics 1.2 2.1  2.2  2.3  2.4
8 Integral controller, reduction of offset error 2.2 2.3 2.4 3.1 3.3
9 Differential controller, overshots undershots, effect of the differential gain on control system response  2.2 2.3 2.4 3.1 3.2
10 Providing solutions to basic industrial control system problems using PID controllers on temperature control process  2.2 2.3 2.4 3.1 3.2
 11 Providing solutions to basic industrial control system problems using  PID Simulation Software 2.1 2.1 2.3 3.1
12 Test and document solutions to basic industrial control system problems using PID softwares 2.1 2.1 2.3 3.1  3.2 3.3 3.4
13 Test and document solutions to basic industrial control system problems using PID softwares 2.1 2.1 2.3 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4
14 Feed-forward, Cascade and Ratio control 2.1 2.1 2.3 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4
15 Test and document solutions to basic industrial control system problems involving PID controllers 2.1 2.1 2.3 3.1 3.2 3.
16 Revision  2.3 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4
17 Test 2.1 2.1 2.3 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4
18 Assessment feedback 3.2 3.3 3.4


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Marko Dumovic, Process Control Systems, RMIT, 2014


References


Other Resources

Reference: Curtis D. Johnson, Process Control Instrumentation Technology, Prentice Hall 2000

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.

Recommended Videos and DVDs available in RMIT Carlton Library:
- Understanding Electrical Diagrams and Control Circuits
- Instrumentation Discrete and Sensory
- Electrical Switching Timing and Control Devices
- Digital controllers ( 30’)
- Feedback Control ( 30’)
- Process Control Modes (30’)

Resources to assist student learning and assessment are be placed on School’s internal network , S drive. Student will need student’s login


Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks:

 

Assessment 1: Practical Exercises

Weighting towards final grade (%):20

 

Assessment 2: Assignment

Weighting towards final grade (%): 20

 

Assessment 3: Class participation and performance

Weighting towards final grade (%): 10

 

Assessment 4: Test

Weighting towards final grade (%): 50

these tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/

Performance Criteria Covered

Practical Exercises

Assignment

Class participation and performance

Test

1.1

X

X

X

 

1.2

X

X

X

x

1.3

X

 

X

X

1.4

X

X

X

 

1.5

X

 

X

X

2.1

X

  

X

2.2

X

X

X

X

2.3

 

X

 

X

2.4

X

  

X

2.5

X

 

X

 

2.6

 

X

 

X

3.1

X

X

X

X

3.2

 

X

X

X

3.3

 

X

X

X

3.4

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Assessment Tasks

he assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package.
Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards.
Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor.
Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task.
 

Practical exercises 20%
Cumulative assessment of class participation and practical laboratory exercises and demonstrations on Proportional Integral and Differential (PID) Controllers, control parameters, controller tunning and automation studio exercises.
A range of work simulated exercises and demonstrations is design for student to:
A. Demonstrate an understanding the extent of the basic industrial control system problem
B. Obtain electronic device and circuit parameters, specifications and performance requirements appropriate to each problem.
C. Test solutions to basic industrial control system problems
D. Document justification of solutions implemented in accordance established procedures

Analogue Assignment involving reverse acting controller 20%

Class participation and performance 10%

Competncy element on preparing to provide solutions to industrial control system problems will be assessed through class perfomance.

 

Test 50%
Written assessment on open and closed loop systems, PID control actions, Algorithm and characteristics of Proportional, Integral and Derivative components of a controller, Controllers configuration and tuning methods


Student has also to show an understanding of Occupational Health and Safety to an extent indicated by the following aspects:
• basic legal requirements covering occupational health and safety in the workplace
• the requirements for personal safety in the workplace
• identifying potential workplace hazards and suggested measures for accident prevention
• working safely with electrical tools or equipment
• emergency procedures for the rescue of an electric shock victim equipment
• emergency first aid for an electric shock victim
 

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

- Demonstrate that they have undertaken steps complying with “Plan and prepare” element of the competency by:
-attendance and satisfactory completion of prescribed practical exercises ,
- evidence of participation in and satisfactory completion of work simulation assignments and practical exercises..
-satisfactory completion of class assignment work
-timely submission and standard presentation for all assessment material / documentation
 

This course is graded using the following course grades

80 - 100: CHD - Competent with High Distinction
70 - 79: CDI - Competent with Distinction
60 - 69: CC - Competent with Credit
50 - 59: CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
0 - 49: NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment.


Assessment Matrix

 Assessment vs UEENEEI120A Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEEI120A Elements & Performance Criteria
 Assessments1.11.21.31.41.52.12.22.32.42.52.63.13.23.33.4
 Practical Exercises X X X X X X  X  X   
 Assignment  X     X X
Class participation and performanceXXXXX X  X XXXX
 Test   X X X X X  X X X X 

Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

 EA1.1EA1.2EA1.3EA1.4EA1.5EA1.6EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3EA2.4EA3.1EA3.2EA3.3EA3.4EA3.5EA3.6
AssignmentXXX  X X XX X XX
Class participation and performance X X  X X X    X  X X X X
Practical exercisesX XXX XXXX X X  
TestXXXX XX X X     
All Assessments2332321122323111
0 (Blank) Graduate attribute not assessed
1 Graduate at least in one, but less than one third of the Element
2 Graduate attribute assessed at least in one third, but less than two-thirds of the Element
3 Graduate attribute assessed at least in more than two thirds of the Element

Other Information

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.

• Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, report for practical work, and individual student-teacher course-related consultation. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non-teaching hours. The estimated time is 12 hours outside the class time.

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:
• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.

Study and Learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:
- Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
- Maths and science developmental support and advice
- English language development
Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and learning Support

Disability Liaison Unit:

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability you can apply for adjustments to your study and assessment (Reasonable Adjustments and Equitable Assessment Arrangements) by registering with the Disability Liaison Unit (DLU) at http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=01daxmpd1vo4z

Late Submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.
If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date. Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special Consideration:

Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/specialconsideration to find more information about special consideration

Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.
Please Refer: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

Email Communication:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.
 

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