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227-0697-00L  Industrial Process Control

SemesterAutumn Semester 2017
LecturersG. Maier, A. Horch
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish

AbstractIntroduction to process automation and its application in process industry and power generation
ObjectiveKnowledge of process automation and its application in industry and power generation
ContentIntroduction to process automation: system architecture, data handling, communication (fieldbusses), process visualization, engineering, etc.
Analysis and design of open loop control problems: discrete automata, decision tables, petri-nets, drive control and object oriented function group automation philosophy, RT-UML.
Engineering: Application programming in IEC61131-3 (function blocks, sequence control, structured text); process visualization and operation; engineering integration from sensor, cabling, topology design, function, visualization, diagnosis, to documentation; Industry standards (e.g. OPC, Profibus); Ergonomic design, safety (IEC61508) and availability, supervision and diagnosis.
Practical examples from process industry, power generation and newspaper production.
Lecture notesSlides will be available as .PDF documents, see "Learning materials" (for registered students only)
Prerequisites / NoticeExercises: Tuesday 15-16

Practical exercises will illustrate some topics, e.g. some control software coding using industry standard programming tools based on IEC61131-3.