FEKT-BPA-PPAAcad. year: 2020/2021
Overview of process instrumentation, standardized device interfaces, sensors and actuators. Overview of process control levels. Overview of industrial communications, industrial protocols and networks. Reliability, safety, and real-time systems.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Student is able to:
- divide and describe the function of automation devices in automation system,
- divide the process and control intrumentation devices and describe their properties,
- describe the servomechanism, stepper and other selected drives,
- apply the selected devices of process and control instrumentation including main types of drives,
- divide and characterize basic pneumatic and hydraulic instrumentation,
- describe process control levels (control level, SCADA, MES, ERP),
- design and implement basic industrial control applications and HMI systems,
- describe the standardized interfaces of process instrumentation,
- describe the ISO/OSI model,
- characterize the basic fieldbus and protocols,
- describe briefly ethernet and industrial ethernet, advantages and disadvantages,
- describe advantages and disadvantages of real-time operating systems,
- know the terms reliability, safety, and security,
- know the modern trends applying in the industrial domain.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
STENERSON, Jon. Industrial Automation and Process Control. Prentice Hall, 1 edition (September 27, 2002). ISBN-13: 978-0130330307. (EN)
BADIRU, Adedeji B. Handbook of Industrial and Systems Engineering. CRC Press, 2 edition (October 11, 2013). ISBN-13: 978-1466515048. (EN)
COLLINS, Kevin. PLC Programming for Industrial Automation. Exposure, 2006. ISBN-13: 978-1846854965. (EN)
PATRICK, Dale R. and FARDO, Stephen W. Industrial Process Control Systems. The Fairmont Press, Inc., 2009. ISBN-13: 978-0881735925. (EN)
MACAULAY, Tyson and SINGER, Bryan L. Cybersecurity for Industrial Control Systems: SCADA, DCS, PLC, HMI, and SIS. Auerbach Publications, 1 edition (December 13, 2011). ISBN-13: 978-1439801963. (EN)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Techning methods include lectures, practical laboratories and presentations of projects.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
40 points from laboratories
60 points from examination
minimum 20 points from labs
all protocols of lab tasks and projects
minimum 30 points from 60 accessable
Language of instruction
1. Introduction to industrial automation - overview of automation control system levels.
2. Process instrumentation - standardized symbols, overview of sensors and actuators.
3. Process instrumentation - motors and motion control (frequency inverter, servo).
4. Process instrumentation - pneumatic components (valve, cylinder).
5. Control instrumentation - PLC, DCS, IPC, industrial controllers, embedded systems.
6. Operator control level - SCADA/HMI.
7. MES and ERP systems, databases.
8. Industrial communication - buses and protocols. Industrial Ethernet.
9. Reliability, safety, security, and industrial standards.
10. Real-time operating systems.
11. Modern trends - digitization, Industry 4.0.
week 1. - Introduction to laboratory and projects.
week 2.-7. - Individual working-out of the single projects.
week 8.-13. - Individual complex project.
The course is prepared to give the students a complete overview of the automation instrumentation - sensors and actuators, controllers, industrial communication protocols, SCADA and MES systems. Students should gain knowledge to describe or even design an industrial control system.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences