Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: PTAC-2336- Section: 51
Process Instrumentation II
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Instructor Information
Instructor Thomas Janise
Phone(409) 984-6391
Location:Umphrey Industrial Technology Center - Room: 201 C
Hours:appointments made by email or cell phone
Business and Industrial Technology
Chair:Sheila Guillot
Phone:(409) 984-6381

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Course Information
Description Continued study of the instruments and control systems used in the process industries including terminology, process variables, symbology, control loops, and troubleshooting.
Prerequisites Instrumentation 1
Learning Outcomes
Core Objectives
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Instrumentation - Pearson
ISBN# 13 978-0-13-700413-3
Lecture Topics
Week of Aug 24 – 28
Identify, discuss, and demonstrate…
Chapter 14 – Switches, Relays, and Annunciators
Chapter 15 – Signal Transmission and Conversion

Week of Aug 31 – Sept 4
Identify, discuss, and demonstrate…
Chapter 16 – Controllers

Week of Sept 7 – 11
Labor Day Holiday – Monday Sept 7
Identify, discuss, and demonstrate…
Chapter 17 – Control Schemes

Week of Sept 14 – 18
Identify, discuss, and demonstrate…
Chapter 18 – Advanced Control Schemes
Chapter 19 – Introduction to Digital Control

Week of Sept 21 – 25
No Labs

Week of Sept 28 – Oct 2
Identify, discuss, and demonstrate…
Chapter 20 – Programmable Logic Controls
Chapter 21 – Distributed Control Systems (DCS)

Week of Oct 5 – 9
Identify, discuss, and demonstrate…
Chapter 21 – Distributed Control Systems (DCS) continued
Chapter 22 – Instrumentation Power Supply

Week of Oct 12 – 16
Review for EXAM 3 – Chapters 20. 21. And 22

Week of Oct 19 – 23
Continue Review for EXAM 3

Week of Oct 26 – 30
Identify, discuss, and demonstrate…
Chapter 23 – Emergency Shutdown, Interlocks, and Protective Devices

Week of Nov 2 - 6
Identify, discuss, and demonstrate…
Chapter 24 - Instrumentation Malfunctions
Chapter 13 – Instrumentation Troubleshooting

Week of Nov 9 – 13
Identify, discuss, and demonstrate…
Continue Chapter 13 – Instrumentation Troubleshooting
Review for EXAM 4 – Chapters 23, 24, and 13
Week of Nov 16 – 20

Continue Review for EXAM 4
Review for FINAL EXAM

Week of Nov 23 – 27
Continue Review for FINAL EXAM
Thanksgiving Holiday – Nov 26 and 27
Week of Nov 30 – Dec 4

Continue Review for FINAL EXAM
Last Class Day – Friday Dec 4
FINAL EXAM – Monday Dec 7

Major Assignments

Final Exam Date December 7, 2020 - 6:00 AM   Through  December 7, 2020 - 11:30 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Tests - 33% Daily Grade - 33% Final Exam 33%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies Email me anytime to discuss your progress janiseth@lamarpa.edu
My cell # is 409-201-2407
Attendance Policy This is an on-line class. Students are required to monitor the Content section of Blackboard each class day. Labs are to be attended in person, attendance will be monitored and recorded as part of your Daily Grade which is 33% of your final average
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
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