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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Process Control Systems
Course: AIT215

First Term: 2019 Fall
Lecture   4.0 Credit(s)   2.0 Period(s)   2.0 Load  
Course Type: Occupational
Load Formula: T- Lab Load

Description: Overview of the area of Process Control Systems of a manufacturing or industrial facility. Preparation to sit for the NIMS Duty Area 7: Process Control Systems Certification Exam.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Read and interpret process control system documentation including identifying components on a Piping and Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID), instrument tag, and instrument index. (I)
2. Calibrate, adjust, and test analog sensors and signal conditioning equipment. (II)
3. Calibrate, adjust, and test pneumatic proportional valves and I/P transmitters. (III)
4. Build a simple/basic process signal loop system. (IV)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Interpreting process control system documentation (e.g. identifying components on a P&ID diagram, instrument tag, instrument index)
   A. Process control components identification (given their Instrumentation Symbols and Identification (ISA) P&ID schematic symbol)
   B. Operation of a process control system (given a P&ID diagram)
   C. Components on a P&ID diagram identification (given their instrument tags)
   D. Instrument data interpretation (given on an instrument list)
II. Analog sensors and signal conditioning equipment (i.e. calibration, adjustment, testing)
   A. Operation of current-output and voltage-output signal sensors
   B. Operation of signal conditions for analog sensors
   C. Operation of various transmitter types
   D. Analog sensors and specification interpretations
   E. Units of measurement variables (conversions from raw data units, 4-20ma)
   F. Connecting and testing
   G. Span and zero point adjustments
   H. Failure types
III. Pneumatic proportional valves and I/P transmitters (e.g. calibration, adjustment, testing)
   A. Current-output and voltage-output of signal final control elements
   B. I/P converters operation
   C. Pneumatic proportional valves operation
   D. 2-way and 3-way Pneumatic proportional valves calibration (PCV) (connect and test)
   E. I/P converter (connect, test, calibrate)
   F. Pneumatic proportional valves calibration
IV. Building a simple/basic process signal loop system
   A. Identification of basic signal loop process control systems components
   B. Drawing a print of a single loop process control system
   C. Connecting, calibrating, and tuning
   D. Proportional, Integral, Derivative (PID) process control loop operation
   E. Single loop process controller operation
   F. Process Control Language (PCL) process control and distributed control systems (DCS) basic operation and application
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: March 26, 2019

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.