Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: PTAC-2336- Section: 12
Process Instrumentation II
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Instructor Information
Instructor James Powell
Phone(409) 984-6344
Location:Umphrey Industrial Technology Center - Room: 201 D
Hours:MW- 7:00AM -7:55AM, 11:05AM-11:55AM: 2:50PM-4:00PM TR-7:00AM-7:55AM, 3:05PM-4:15PM
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 PTAC-1432
Learning Outcomes CSLOs:
1. Demonstrate ability to utilize the various instruments used in the process industry. (PSLO 1); measured by: embedded test questions, class discussion, demonstration, and hands on operation.

2. Apply advanced instrumentation principles and theories to process systems. (PSLO 1); measured by: embedded test questions, class discussion, demonstration and hands on operation.

3. Identify the various types of instruments used in the process industry. (PSLO 2); measured by: embedded test questions, class discussion, demonstration, using computer simulator programs and hands on operation.

4. Diagram the process control elements in a control loop. (PSLO 2); measured by: embedded test questions, class discussion, demonstration and hands on identification of control loop components.

5. Identify and adjust the various instruments used in the process industries. (PSLO 3); measured by: embedded test questions, class discussion, and demonstration using computer simulator programs and hands on operation of equipment.

6. Demonstrate safety procedures used during cleaning out, isolation and repair of process instruments. (PSLO 4); measured by: embedded test questions, class discussion, demonstration and hands on application.

7. Demonstrate ability to identify all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material. Demonstrates a full understanding of the reading. (PSLO 5); measured by: embedded test questions, pre / post-test.
Core Objectives * Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.
* Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.
* Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.

Chemical/Refining Process Technician Skill Standards
Endorsed by NAPTA
Recognized by Texas Still Standards Board (TSSB)
Key Activities and Statement
Course: PTAC 1432

K6.1    Monitor and Regulate Instrument Air System
Program Student Learning Outcomes PSLOs:
1. Use technology to access operator-specific documentation and training.

2. Identify specific equipment and operating parameters to meet industry standards.

3. Describe the principles of quality control.

4. Diagram the process control elements in a control loop.

5. Identify basic processes, equipment, and systems to meet industry standards.

6. Implement standard safety procedures as required in industry.

7. Demonstrate comprehension of content-area reading material.
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, 2005 Edition, Publisher-Pearson Custom ISBN: 0-536-85949-3 or CAPT, Publisher-Pearson, 2010 Edition: ISBN-10:0-13-700413-3 / ISBN-13:978-0-13-700413-3
Lecture Topics
FALL 2020
PTAC    2336 Process Instrumentation II

Week of:        
Sept 8        Chapter 14-Switches, Relays, and Annunciators (Terms & questions)
Chapter 15-Signal Transmission and Conversion (Key Terms & questions)

Week of:        
Sept 14        Chapter 16-Controllers (Terms & Questions)/Review Exam 1
Chapter 16-Controllers Hand-out assignment

Week of:
Sept 21        Chapter 17-Control Schemes (Terms)
     Chapter 17-Control Schemes (Questions)

    Sept. 28th Last Day to drop or withdraw without academic penalty

Week of:
Sept 28        Chapter 18- Advanced Control Schemes (Terms)
            Chapter 18- Advanced Control Schemes (Questions)
Week of:
Oct 5            Chapter 19- Introduction to Digital Control (Terms)/Review Test 2
            Chapter 19- Introduction to Digital Control (Questions)        
Week of:        
Oct 12            
             Chapter 20-Programmable Logic Controls (Terms)                

Week of:        
Oct 19            Chapter 20-Programmable Logic Controls (Questions)                
            Chapter 21-Distributed Control Systems (DCS) Terms
Week of:
Oct 26            Chapter 21-Distributed Control Systems (DCS) Questions/    Review Test 3
            Chapter 22-Instrumentation Power Supply (Terms & Ques)
Week of:
Nov 2            
            Chapter 23-Emergency Shutdown , Interlocks and Protective Devices (Part 1)

Week of:
Nov 9            Chapter 23-Emergency Shutdown , Interlocks and Protective Devices (Part 2)
            Chapter 24-Instrumentation Malfunctions (Terms)

        November 19th Last Day to Drop or Withdraw with academic penalty
Week of:
Nov 16            Chapter 24-Instrumentation Malfunctions (Questions)/Review Test 4                    
Chapter 13-Instrumentation Troubleshooting

Thanksgiving Holiday Thursday & Friday, Nov. 26-27
Week of:
Nov 23            Review Test 4 assignment due Nov.24
            NO CLASS/Thanksgiving Holiday (Nov. 26)

Week of:
Nov 30            Completed Final Exam Review due Dec. 1.


Week of:
Dec 7            Final Exam Dec. 7 Dec. 9
Graduation Friday, December 11, 2020

Major Assignments
J. Powell
FALL 2020
PTAC    2336 Process Instrumentation II

Week of:        Switches, Relays, Identification/Signal Transmission and Conversion
September 8        Controller manual and auto operation.

Week of:
September 14        Controllers Illustration and Operation

Week of:
September 21        Control Schemes on Simtronics simulator

Week of:
September 28        Advanced Control Schemes Operation

Week of:
October 5        Introduction to Digital Control vs analog control.
Week of:
October 12        Programmable Logic Controls

Week of:
October 19        Distributed Control Systems (DCS)                

Week of:
October 26        Instrumentation Power Supply
Week of:
November 2        Emergency Shutdown

Week of:
November 9        Interlocks and Protective Devices

Week of:
November 16        Instrumentation Malfunctions    /Troubleshooting                        
Week of:
November 23        Instrumentation Malfunctions    /Troubleshooting
         NO CLASS/ Nov. 26 Thanksgiving Holiday

Final Exam Date December 3, 2020 - 8:00 AM   Through  December 6, 2020 - 11:00 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Chapter Tests-33%, Quizzes/homework/labs-34% Final Exam-33%
1. You will have 4 Major Tests and a Final Exam in this class. All tests and the exam are taken in class on a specified day. There are "NO RETAKES". If you miss "ONE" Test, your lowest current test score will be given for that test, ONLY if you missed the test due to an EXCUSED absence or a makeup test will be allowed if absence is excused per the absence policy. If you miss more than one test, you will receive a zero for each additional test you miss. If you are involved in Academic Dishonesty, you will receive a ZERO for that test. Taking the Final Exam is required to complete the course. Once a test is passed out students are not allowed to leave the classroom until test completed and turned in.
2. Homework must be completed on time, 20 PTS will be deducted each class day late, for two class days. Homework more than a week late will not receive a grade higher than 50.
3. Cell Phone use is not permitted in the classroom or lab except during breaks. If a student is caught on their cell phone in class, the student will be asked to leave class and counted an unexcused absence for the day.
4. Students that are disruptive in class will be asked to leave and counted an unexcused absence for the day.
Course Policies
Instructor Policies I will not discuss your grades over the phone or by email. If you want to discuss your grades, you must come to my office, in person.
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Missing a day of lecture can possible cause you to drop a letter grade on tests.
1. Tardiness: Tardiness (more than 5mins), for lectures or labs, 4 Tardies will count as an Absence.
2. Absences: NOTE: Excused absences (verifiable) are only allowed for, an illness that requires a hospital stay or a death in your immediate family, excluding aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. 5 absences=drop 1 letter grade, 7 absences=drop 2 letter grades, 9-absences=drop 3 letter grades, 11 absences=F

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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Other I will not discuss your grades over the phone or by email. If you want to discuss your grades, you must come to my office, in person.
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