Level 4 – Instrumentation and control (H16)

Pearson/Edexcel BTEC Level 4 Engineering – Instrumenation & Control

Tecol Unit Code:L4E-H16
BTEC Code:A/615/1490
Award:Level 4 Unit
Study + Assessment Time:60 + 90 Hours

This unit can be studied  as part of a BTEC HNC or HND in Engineering. 

Unit introduction


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.

Learning Outcomes

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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