Instrumentation (INS) at Lord Fairfax Community College


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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 232 - System Troubleshooting
Presents system troubleshooting theory and real troubleshooting applications. Uses a hands-on approach to provide troubleshooting experience in multiple areas such as programmable logic controllers (PLC), control automation systems and process control systems.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week. 2-3 Credits.
2-3 credits
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