227-0697-00L  Industrial Process Control

Semester Autumn Semester 2017
Lecturers G. Maier, A. Horch
Periodicity yearly course
Language of instruction English

Catalogue data

Abstract Introduction to process automation and its application in process industry and power generation
Objective Knowledge of process automation and its application in industry and power generation
Content Introduction 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 notes Slides will be available as .PDF documents, see "Learning materials" (for registered students only)
Prerequisites / Notice Exercises: Tuesday 15-16

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

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits 4 credits
Examiners G. Maier, A. Horch
Type session examination
Language of examination English
Course attendance confirmation required No
Repetition The performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examination oral 30 minutes
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

Learning materials

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Number Title Hours Lecturers
227-0697-00 G Industrial Process Control
Upon special arrangement, on some afternoons the lecture will be extended.
3 hrs
Tue 13-16 ETZ G 91 »
G. Maier, A. Horch


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