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Instrumentation and Control

Module aims:

  • This module aims to provide the students with an understanding of concepts, components, analogue systems and digital systems for industrial measurements and process control.
  • Building on WM102 and WM104, it equips students with knowledge on how different sensors, controllers and actuators, with their limits, can form different measurement, open-loop and closed-loop control systems.
  • Examples, case studies and lab work underpin the learning of simple and moderately complex control systems: analogue, ON/OFF, PWM, multi-level, digital, proportional, integral, PI, PID.
  • Applications are from process, automotive, railway, aerospace and manufacturing sectors form a base-line for specialist modules.

By the end of this module students will be able to:

  • Show knowledge of sensors and appropriate electronics that form both analogue and digital instrumentation systems.
  • Compare structures of simple and moderately complex process control circuits, both analogue and digital.
  • Apply mathematical skills to analyse and design simple analogue measurement systems common in manufacturing control.
  • Compare the main characteristics of different control systems with respect to functionality and performance.
  • Undertake practical and numerical work and communicate results effectively in the written form.