Electro-Mechancial Technology 2520: Advanced Process and Automation Controls

An in-depth study of force, stress, strain, linear position, weight and mass measurement. Also included are analytical process measurements such as pH, conductivity and resistivity. Major emphasis is given to control elements in process loops and electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic actuators. Introduction to digital process controllers and in-depth study of piping and instrumentation drawings (P&ID). Additionally, a comprehensive study of intrinsic safety and instrument purging is included.








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Credit Hours

3 credit hours (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)


Electro-Mechanical Technology 1190 and Electro-Mechanical Technology 2510 with a grade of C or better or consent of instructor.

Technical Requirements

Students must have regular access to the Internet and a computer. Courses are administered through Blackboard, so students will also need a compatible OS and browser. A list of recommended software can be found here.