Instrumentation (INS) at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College


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INS 110 - Principles of Instrumentation
Introduces various types of instruments and gauges used in the manufacturing processes. Examines basic principles of pneumatic, hydraulic, electronic and mechanically operated devices. Requires a report as an out-of-class activity.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
INS 112 - Instrumentation Fundamentals
Presents the preparatory fundamentals of instrumentation including hydraulics, pneumatics, instrumentation loops, and temperature. Examines the basic principles of hydraulics, pneumatics, transducers, thermometers, gauges, and calibration.
Lecture 2 hours, Laboratory 2 hours, Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
INS 112 Detailed Outline
INS 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
INS 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
INS 210 - Principles of Instrumentation
Introduces the basic concepts and terminology of process control systems. Presents types of control systems, applicable component elements, basic control analysis, and documentation requirements for measuring instruments and signal conditioning.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
INS 220 - Introduction to Fluid Power
Introduces analysis and design of hydraulic and pneumatic control systems. Presents interpretation and application of fluid power systems, schematic diagrams, and symbols.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
3 credits
INS 230 - Instrumentation I
Presents the fundamental scientific principles of process control including temperature, pressure, level, and flow measurements. Topics include transducers, thermometers, and gauges are introduced along with calibration.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3-4 hours. Total 5-7 hours per week.
Prerequisites: ETR 113 and ETR 144
3-4 credits
INS 230 Detailed Outline
INS 231 - Instrumentation II
Continues INS 230. Covers common techniques for measuring the dynamic response of processes. Topics include transmitters and telemetering along with process control systems.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3-4 hours. Total 5-7 hours per week.
3-4 credits
INS 231 Detailed Outline
INS 233 - Process Control Integration
Presents computer automation including PLCs, SCADA, and PC-based systems to control processes. Topics such as PLC control and computer data acquisition are introduced where students will use existing systems or build systems and control these systems with PLCs and computer data acquisition systems. Assesses students through test and project evaluations and the course will be assessed by graduate feedback. Prerequisite: INS 230, and ELE 233.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3-4 hours. Total 5-7 hours per week.
Prerequisites: INS 230 and ELE 233
3-4 credits
INS 233 Detailed Outline
INS 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
INS 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits