INST-INSTRUMENT & CONT TECH

INST 133. Process Technology and Systems

4 Credits (4)

Provides instruction in the use of common process equipment. Students will use appropriate terminology and identify process equipment components such as piping and tubing, valves, pumps, compressors, turbines, motors, engines, heat exchangers, heaters, furnaces, boilers, filters dryers and other miscellaneous vessels. Included are the basic functions, scientific principles and symbols. Students will identify components on typical Process Flow Diagrams and Process and Instrument Diagrams. Restricted to: Instrumentation and Control Technology majors. Restricted to Carlsbad campus only.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Explain the different pieces of equipment used in moving fluids through a process plant such as piping, valves, pumps, compressors, motors, engines, turbines, and power transmission devices. Explain the purpose of each component. Understand the applications for the different types of equipment in each classification and their operating principles. Explain the different types of heat exchangers and cooling towers used in the Process Industry as well as their components. Describe their operating principles and the operator’s role in their operation. Explain the different types of boilers and furnaces as well as their components. Describe their operating principles and the operator’s role in their operation. Explain the function of filters and dryers along with their principles of operation and the operator’s role in their operation. Explain the different types of vessels used in the process industry and well as their components and auxiliary systems. Define what happens internally in the different vessels. Demonstrate reading Process Flow Diagrams and Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams. Apply terms used when describing the various pieces of equipment

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INST 165. Equipment Processes

4 Credits (4)

This course introduces Thermal Energy and Mechanical alignment in equipment and machinery components. Students will learn the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of these types of equipment. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to: Instrumentation and Control majors. Restricted to Carlsbad campus only.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Explain how Thermal Process System works.
  2. Identify parts of Thermal System and Steam machines.
  3. Identify troubleshooting of thermal machine.
  4. Explain the steps of how to operate the Thermal Systems

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INST 205. Programmable Logic Controllers and Applications

4 Credits (4)

This learning system is set up in a self-directed format where students can proceed forward at their own pace. The directions are provided in a series of Learning Activity Packets (LAPs), which include text and lab activity directions. LAPs book will be handed out at the start of every class day and must be returned before the class day begins. This learning system can be used as a stand-alone teaching learning system within any class to give hands-on experience in electrical systems. Computer Literacy and internet literacy is required to enroll in this course. Restricted to: Instrumentation and Control Technology majors. Restricted to Carlsbad campus only.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Explain the basics of PLCs.
  2. Describe how PLCs are used in industrial environments.
  3. Demonstrate ability to program a PLC unit to solve a problem

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INST 251. Instrumentation and Measurement

5 Credits (5)

The overall aim of this course is to present the students with the basic principles and techniques required for the design and analysis of measurement systems. The course introduces the theory of measurement as well as the sensors and instruments typically used for measuring various physical quantities. Restricted to: Instrumentation and Control Technology majors. Restricted to Carlsbad campus only.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Understand measurement principles and apply them within measurement systems Select and specify suitable instrumentation for measurement of physical quantities Analyze and interpret experimental data Perform analog and digital signal processing Identify various sensor technologies and their use in measurement systems

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