Level 4 – Instrumentation and control (H16)
Pearson/Edexcel BTEC Level 4 Engineering – Instrumenation & Control
|Tecol Unit Code:
|Level 4 Unit
|Study + Assessment Time:
|60 + 90 Hours
This unit can be studied as part of a BTEC HNC or HND in Engineering.
Instrumentation and control can also be described as measurement automation,
which is a very important area of engineering and manufacturing. It is responsible for
the safe control of a wide range of processes from power stations to manufacturing
facilities and even the cruise control in cars.
This unit introduces students to the important principles, components and practices
of instrumentation in the controlling of a process system, together with the
terminology, techniques and components that are used in such a system.
Among the topics included in this unit are: instrumentation systems, instrumentation
signal terminology, signal conversion and conditioning, process control systems,
process controller terminology, system terminology and concepts, system tuning
techniques and application of predicted values to a control system.
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to explain why the
measurement of system parameters is critical to a successful process control
performance, describe when and how such measurements are carried out, and
develop skills in applying predicted values in order to ensure stability within a control
system for a range of input wave forms.
By the end of this unit students will be able to:
1. Identify the instrumentation systems and devices used in process control.
2. Investigate the industrial process control systems.
3. Analyse the control concepts and technologies used within an industrial process.
4. Apply predicted values to ensure stability within a control system.
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