Process Control Systems and Communication Networks - South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences
South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences
Merja Mäkelä, Principal Lecturer
Title of course
Process Control Systems and Communication Networks
Semester: Spring 2021
Date start of the course: 11.01.2021
Date end of the course: 26.02.2021
Time: Given later
Subject area: Economy
Learn (Moodle) /Adobe Connect Connect
1. System Hardware 2. Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) and Plant Operation 3. Automation projects 4. Fieldbuses in Connecting Instrumentation and Motor Control 5. Digitalization Progress and Internet of Things (IoT) in Automation Which hardware components do you need for a process control system? How is a measurement signal transferred from a measurement transmitter to a remote control room of a power plant, or a command signal from an operator to a controlled actuator? How are you able to design measurement, open control, feedback control, on-off valve and on-off motor loops independently for a process control system? How are you able to connect smart instruments and motor control units using industrial fieldbus cables and protocols? How do communication standards, cloud services and IoT affect industrial networks and the development of digitalization in industrial applications?
Conditions of Participation
Bachelor level course, basics of measurement and control required.
1) Webinars with discussions and recordings 2) Pre-recorded lectures 3) Interactive self-study exercises 4) Small design activities
Learning outcomes / Competences
After completing this course, you will be able to 1) present the arrangement and components of a process control system used in a process plant 2) describe the main operation tasks and use basic HMIs in plant operations 3) analyse basic automation loops based on PI diagrams, and work out system- independent functional loop descriptions and diagrams 4) explain the role of main communication protocols used in industrial networks 5) describe the utilization of artificial intelligence in industrial automation.
Forms of examination
Five partial exams, scheduled in Learn (Moodle).
Conditions for allocation of credit points
Passed five partial exams.