Instrumentation (INS)

INS 112 - Instrumentation Fundamentals

Course Description

Effective: 2016-05-01

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

General Course Purpose

Instrumentation Fundamentals is a course of study designed to acquaint the student with basic knowledge and understanding of the industrial instrumentation field. Theoretical concepts will be used to illustrate the principles of temperature, pressure, level and flow. The student will learn operation and calibration of instruments, as well as proper procedures and methods of installation, calibration, and troubleshooting techniques. Laboratory instruments and test equipment will be presented to support theoretical concepts. The student will be expected to write detailed lab reports in analytical format using third person. These reports will provide an indication of student?s progress. Students will be expected to exhibit a competent level of technical composition.

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INS 230 - Instrumentation I

Course Description

Effective: 2015-05-01

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.
3-4 credits

General Course Purpose

Instrumentation I is a course of study designed to acquaint the student with basic knowledge and understanding of the industrial instrumentation field, with special emphasis on accident prevention and industrial safety procedures in the shop and plant.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisites: ETR 113 and ETR 144

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INS 231 - Instrumentation II

Course Description

Effective: 2015-05-01

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

General Course Purpose

Instrumentation II is a course of study that continues to instill in the student a knowledge and understanding of the industrial instrumentation field, with special emphasis on accident prevention and industrial safety procedures in the shop and plant.

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INS 233 - Process Control Integration

Course Description

Effective: 2015-05-01

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.
3-4 credits

General Course Purpose

The goal in this course is to provide students with practical experience in building small systems. Students will build HMIs using RSView and apply control systems in flow, pressure, and other relevant systems.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisites: INS 230 and ELE 233

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