227-0697-00L  Industrial Process Control

SemesterAutumn Semester 2017
LecturersG. Maier, A. Horch
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


227-0697-00 GIndustrial Process Control
Upon special arrangement, on some afternoons the lecture will be extended.
3 hrs
Tue13:15-16:00ETZ G 91 »
G. Maier, A. Horch

Catalogue data

AbstractIntroduction to process automation and its application in process industry and power generation
ObjectiveKnowledge of process automation and its application in industry and power generation
ContentIntroduction 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 notesSlides will be available as .PDF documents, see "Learning materials" (for registered students only)
Prerequisites / NoticeExercises: 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 credits4 credits
ExaminersG. Maier, A. Horch
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 30 minutes
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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