Instrumentation & Control Engineering Technology - Industrial Automation

Full-Time

Program Capabilities

Program Capabilities outline what skills students should possess as they progress through each term/year of their program.

Co-op students and employers will find this information most useful and can reference this capabilities document to ensure students are gaining the experience they need to fulfill the program requirements.

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The student will be capable of the following skills by the end of the term indicated:

Co-op Term 1 & 2

  • Calibrate process instruments to required specifications in accordance with the recommended procedures and manufacturers directives
  • Become familiar with basic business and sustainability principles
  • Calibrate and configure control valves and actuators for a specified application
  • Write technical reports based on the collection and study of technical data
  • To apply various analytical process variables
  • To develop and interpret calibration curves for instrumentation equipment
  • Able to select appropriate transmitters to measure pressure, temperature, levels, and flows
  • To analyze and construct simple AC and DC circuits
  • Use test equipment such as DC and AC meters and oscilloscope
  • To use automated drawing tools (AutoCAD) on microcomputers to prepare Instrumentation, Electrical and Mechanical drawings
  • Use of spread sheets as an aid in problem-solving
  • Gain proficiency at bread boarding, test power-supplies, amplifiers, oscillators, etc., using diodes, bipolar transistors, field-effect transistors, and/or integrated circuits
  • Knowledgeably discuss digital techniques and logic circuits for control applications
  • Perform single-phase and three-phase power and torque calculations involving AC and DC motors/generators, and power transformers
  • Use process parameters to correctly size orifice plates for flow metering
  • Calculate Reynolds number for liquid flow systems
  • Analyse simple control-loop behaviour
  • Select appropriate tuning techniques to optimally tune 3-mode process controllers
  • Gain basic understanding of the principles behind multiple loop control such as cascade and ratio control
  • Perform process identifications and analyze simple control loop behavior
  • To tune PID controller
  • Become familiar with basic feedback, ratio, multi variable and cascade control loops
  • Understand all components required for control loops

Co-op Term 3

  • Size basic process equipment such as pumps and shell-and-tube exchangers
  • Describe the fundamental principles of chromatography, spectrophotometry, pH and various other chemical analysers
  • Trouble-shoot on-line analyser sampling-systems for both gas and liquid streams
  • Apply statistical techniques to achieve quality control
  • Program robot arms and interface with a variety of industrial automation types of sensors, including vision systems
  • Program a microcomputer-based chromatographic analyzer system
  • Analyze, configure, and troubleshoot common industrial networks

Upon Graduation

  • Gain knowledge of principles of operation and control, using protective relays and PLC of various types of rotating electrical machines
  • Describe fundamental principles of chromatography, spectrophotometry, pH and various chemical analysers
  • Trouble-shoot on-line analyser sampling-systems for both gas and liquid streams
  • Select, program and apply PLC to appropriate applications
  • Apply statistical techniques to achieve quality control
  • Implement feed forward-feedback control schemes using various distributed control systems
  • Program robot arms and interface with a variety of industrial automation types of sensors, including vision systems
  • Interpret industrial power feed system diagrams, and have knowledge of the purpose of components in 3-phase electrical systems
  • Program a chromatographic analyzer system
  • Calculate scaling-factors for multi-variable control systems
  • Configure multiple-loop control strategies for DeltaV, Experion, and Foxboro IA distributed-control systems
  • Apply feed forward-control, taking into account dynamic lead/lag compensation, to various operations including: distillation, reactors, fired-heaters etc.
  • Analyze, configure, and troubleshoot common industrial networks

For co-op information, contact:
Kyle Walker, Employer Client Relations
kyle.walker@lambtoncollege.ca
519-542-7751 x 3002


Technology & Trades
519-542-7751 ext 2436

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Program Information
519-541-2403
info@lambtoncollege.ca


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