Instrumentation Mechanics install, maintain and repair the measuring and control instruments used in industrial and commercial processing.
Instrumentation Mechanics work with a wide variety of pneumatic, hydraulic, electronic and computerized instruments used to measure and control process variables such as pressure,flow,temperature, level,weight,motion,force, and physical or chemical composition.
Hours: 240 (Lecture Hours: 120; Lab: 120)
Total Weeks: 10
Successful completion of Level 3 Apprenticeship Technical Training or successful challenge of Industry Training Authority Level 3 Placement Exam.
1. Measure Temperature:
a) Repair and Calibrate Temperature Measuring Devices
2. Measure and Service Environmental Protection Devices:
a) Measure pH, ORP, and Specific Ion
b) Measure Conductivity
c) Describe Ambient Protection Devices
3.Install Wire Cable
a) Apply proper Grounding Techniques
4.Install and Service Electronic Instruments
a) Troubleshoot and Repair Electronic Instruments
5. Install and Maintain Signal Conditioners
a) Describe Electronic Transducers
b) Calibrate, Troubleshoot, and Repair Signal Conditioners
6. Industrial Computers
a) Program and Troubleshoot PLC's
b) Program and Configure HMIs
c) Describe Industrial Communication Protocols
6. Use Distributed Control Systems
a) Describe DCS Systems
b) Configure DCS Systems
c) Install DCS System Hardware and Software
7. Apply Control Theory
a) Tune Control Loops
b) Troubleshoot Unstable Control Loops
c) Describe Advanced Control Techniques
8. Apply Process Control Techniques
a) Read Process and Control Drawings|
b) Analyze Industrial Processes
c) Analyze Control Strategies for Industrial Processes
d) Troubleshoot Process Loops
Learning Outcomes/Course Goals: Students will build on knowledge aquired in the first three levels of this five level apprenticeship. Students will gain greater indepth knowledge of temperature measurements, signal conditioning, control modes, and control loop tuning. Students will learn a variety of industrial process control communication protocols and computer control systems. Students will learn PLC and DCS control systems. Students will learn HMI programming and applied process graphics design. Students will learn about the use and calibration of environment monitoring equipment such as, pH, ORP, and Conductivity measurements. Students will learn the fundamentals of various industrial processes.
Grading System: Percentage
Passing Grade: 70%
Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.
NOTE: Information provided above has been obtained from Historical Documents.