CME8016 : Process Control Laboratory
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Chris O'Malley
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
To conduct experiments on experimental rigs (typical experiments may include open loop step tests for system identification and tuning of feedback controllers).
Process control involves the selection and tailoring of methods for the efficient operation of chemical processes. Proper application of process control can improve the safety and profitability of processes. This course offers students the opportunity to apply process control methods to typical process units. The aim is to learn how to select and apply appropriate control schemes and strategies for common unit operations encountered within the chemical industry.
Outline Of Syllabus
Process Control Laboratory: Hands on experience of controlling a chemical process and real industrial equipment; Practical use of Feedback and Cascade Control, Decouplers and industrial control software (Honeywell operator software); The chance to use a variety of tuning methods to tune a variety of control loop.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||30||1:00||30:00||Preparation of group assignment|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||10||3:00||30:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||40||1:00||40:00||Review course material in preparation for practical classes|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Practical classes provide the opportunity to apply process control methods to typical process units.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Practical/lab report||2||M||100||Group report (approximately 10-20 pages) (Group size 3-4)|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The submission of group report based upon the laboratory work undertaken is an appropriate way to asses the learning outcomes stated.