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Module

CME2029 : Process Measurement, Dynamics & Control

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Jie Zhang
  • Lecturer: Professor 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.

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, differential pressure, level, composition. Safety and costing considerations regarding instruments, introduction to piping and instrumentation diagrams.

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

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture201:0020:00PiP sessions
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Formative computer based assessment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion11:301:30Exam
Structured Guided LearningAcademic skills activities201:0020:00Lecture follow up
Structured Guided LearningAcademic skills activities122:0024:00Tutorials follow up/solving questions
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching121:0012:00Tutorials, PiP sessions
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study120:3020:30Review lecture and tutorial material, prepare for assessments
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

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination902A100N/A
Zero Weighted Pass/Fail Assessments
Description When Set Comment
Computer assessmentMPass/Fail small group computer based formative assessments.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The exam is an appropriate way to assess both theoretical understanding and problem solving skills under time- constraints. The computer based formative assignment tests the ability to deploy knowledge by utilising skills gained in order to solve practical problems.

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