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Module

CME2029 : Process Measurement, Dynamics & Control

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Jie Zhang
  • Lecturer: Dr Mohamed Mamlouk, Dr Chris O'Malley
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

To gain an appreciation of process measurement devices and control valve sizing.

To gain an appreciation of how time-dependent process behaviour affects the design, operation and safety of process plants.

To learn how to analyse the dynamic behaviour of linear systems and to attain a basic understanding of Chemical Process Control.

This module serves as an introduction to the analysis of linear dynamical systems and basic process control strategies.

Outline Of Syllabus

Measurement of flow, temperature, pressure, level, composition. Control valve sizing.

The importance of dynamic effects; steady-state and non-steady state balances; review of solution of ODEs; the concept of models; the role of dynamic simulation; Laplace Transforms; transfer functions; parameters of transfer functions; transfer function block diagram algebra, typical linear systems responses, linear systems stability and analysis.

Review of open loop dynamics; Closed loop elements; On/off control; PID control; Plant testing for process characterisation; PID tuning; PID loop simulation.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture202:0040:00non-synchronous sessions
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion137:0037:00Preparation for, and completion of, assessment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical31:003:00synchronous tutorial sessions
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops81:008:00synchronous tutorial sessions
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study112:0012:00Review lecture material prepare for assessment
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures provide the knowledge base and examples of application.
Numerical practice sessions allow consolidation through worked examples and problem discussion.

Students should consult their individual timetable for up-to-date delivery information.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Computer assessment2M303x Computer based assignments - quizzes (10% each)
Case study2M70Computer based assessment issued week 6
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The on-line quizes test knowledge acquisition and problem solving in a timed environment.
The assignment tests the ability to deploy knowledge by utilising skills gained in order to solve practical problems.

Reading Lists

Timetable