Fluid Automatic Control Equipment
FSI-VATAcad. year: 2017/2018
The course deals with an automatic control based on a fluid substance.
The course consists of two parts: one deals with theoretical principles, the other with practical experiments. In the theoretical part, students can learn about types of sensors, actuators and other parts of fluid systems.
The theoretical knowledge is applied to a real system in the practical part of the course. Practical experiments take place in laboratory on simple control tasks.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
After passing the course the students have basic knowledge of the automatic control.
They can operate, tune and design automatic control circuits.
Control theory basic knowledge.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Teaching is suplemented by practical laboratory work.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Students have to do all practical experiments and work out a report
The examination consists of written and oral parts. Written part includes questions from both
theoretical and practical parts of the course, oral part includes discussion about the answers and possible additional questions.
Language of instruction
The course gives an introduction to an automatic control based on a fluid substance.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
If student misses the course, he/she can attend an alternative course to perform appropriate experiment.
Type of course unit
26 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer
1. Compressed air. Manufacturing, treatment, distribution.
2. Pneumatic control circuit.
3. Flow chamber theory.
4. Pneumatic and hydraulic drives.
5. Control valve.
6. Special pneumatic circuits.
7. Pneumatic and electropneumatic control.
8. Hydraulic control circuits elements.
9. Proportional elements.
10. Basic hydraulic circuits.
11. Hydroelectric drive.
12. Intersystem converters.
labs and studios
26 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
1. Pneumatic PI controller
2. Control circuit, position control.
3. E/P Converter
4. P/E Converter
5. Piston engine
6. Diaphragm valve with lever
7. Electric drive MODACT
8. Diaphragm valve with pull bar
9. Diaphragm valve with hobbing diaphragm
10. Flow chambers
11. Simulation modelling on PNEUSIM
12. Pneumatic board NORGEN