Required Courses (30 hours)
Provides hand-on development of Programming skills for industrial HMI components used automated industrial systems. Emphasis is placed on applying skills developed in previous courses in programmable logic controls (PLCs) in an industrial setting. This course includes advanced skills and techniques the student can apply to HMI applications in an industrial environment.
Teaches advanced process control skills to include Process control drawings, PID control, advanced loops and tuning, Process controllers, DCS systems, and SCADA systems. The student will be introduced to the fundamentals, devices and methods use in todays advanced process systems.
Provides communication and networking skills needed for cabling and connection to PLC/HMI Devices.
Provides hands on experience in the development and implementation of graphical computer based HMI (Human-Machine Interfaces) for control of automated machines and industrial manufacturing systems. This course is built on the users knowledge/familiarity of programmable logic controls (PLCs) and demonstrates the capabilities and economic impact of PC based controls systems. The manufacturing industrys demand for low cost automated solutions has pushed the desktop PC into the plant floor. Areas such as front end creation, I/O assignments and communications, alarming, and acknowledgement, data trending and more are covered and explored throughout the course.
An introduction to the concepts of pressure, level, flow, and temperature calculations and conversions; operating principles of indicators, recorders, transmitters, and transducers. Measure pressure, level, flow, and temperature using various indicators and recorders. Develop troubleshooting techniques for various devices.
This course introduces methodology into maintenance procedures for various process control systems that will include preventive and predictive methodologies.
This course also provides an in-depth study of calibration theory, procedures, and techniques using diverse associated test equipment.
This course includes principles of operation, calibration, servicing, troubleshooting, repair and replacement of actuators/control valves.