Delta V DCS system
The Delta V DCS system enables students to gain experience managing processes which include MagFlow and Micromotion transmitters.
Relevant Training and Equipment
The instrumentation program acquires equipment based on employer needs. Here, students learn to use a distillation column which separates combined liquids.
The four trainers include 1: Turbine/generator technology with high, intermediate and low pressure turbines; 2: Electrical generation with loads and synchronizing of off-line turbines with on-line turbines; 3: Advanced boiler technology with six fuel inputs, economizer and induced and forced draft; 4: Combustion technology including coal, gas, and oil.
Flow Control Trainer
These students are working on a system that controls flow. The instrumentation and control automation program uses trainers to give students hands-on experience with industrial grade devices.
More Process Trainers
These trainers are used to teach the basics of instrumentation including temperature, pressure, flow, level, and PH.
The SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system wirelessly and remotely controls an outdoor process. Compact logix PLC is used to control and RSView to build the HMI (Human Machine interface) for the PanelView.
ControlLogix PLCs (Programmable Logic Control) and S-7 Siemens PLCs are used. Students build and control projects with HMIs (Human Machine Interface) using RSView and interfacing the PLCs with Motion Control, PowerFlex AC Drives, Robots, PanelView and process control systems as well as using Hart and Foundation Fieldbus protocols.
Keeping pace with industry, the instrumentation program's ABB robot is the same as those used in the local Volvo truck plant. Students learn to program and interface the robot with programable logic controllers (PLCs). The latest user interface is a touch-screen teach pendant.
The calibration training starts with bench calibration using manometers, dead weight testers, and hand calibration units like current simulators and then goes to calibrating with different fluke units, Honeywell 2020, and Emerson 375. The last part includes database management of calibration where the students upload the data, do the calibration, and then download the updated data.