Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: PTAC-2336- Section: 71
Process Instrumentation II
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Instructor Information
Instructor Michael Sparrow
E-mailsparrowma@lamarpa.edu
Phone(409) 984-6333
Office
Location:Umphrey Industrial Technology Center - Room: 201 E
Hours:MW- 7:00AM -7:55AM, 11:05AM-11:55AM : 2:50PM-3:50PM TR-7:00-755 AM-3:05PM- 3:55PM- F-7:00AM-8:00AM
Department
Business and Industrial Technology
Chair:Sheila Guillot
E-mail:guillsr@lamarpa.edu
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 RERPEQUISITES: PTAC-1332
Learning Outcomes Use technology to access operator specific documentation and training.

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

3. Identify and adjust controls to meet requirements for safe and effective operation.

4. Implement standard safety procedures as required in industry.

5. Demonstrate comprehension of content-area reading material.

Core Objectives Use technology to access operator specific documentation and training.

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

3. Identify and adjust controls to meet requirements for safe and effective operation.

4. Implement standard safety procedures as required in industry.

5. Demonstrate comprehension of content-area reading material.

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.

REQUIRED TEXTBOOK(S): Instrumentation, 2005 Edition, Publisher-Pearson Custom ISBN: 0-536-85949-3
Lecture Topics
Outline
FALL 2020
PTAC 2336 Process Instrumentation II

Week of:
Aug        24    Introduction to class.
        27    Lock Out / Tag Out            

31 Switches, Relays, and Annunciators
         3    Signal Transmission and Conversion
            
Sept         8    Controllers
        10    Controllers             

        14    Exam 1 (Chapters 14, 15, &16)
        17    Control Schemes

        21    Advanced Control Schemes
24    Advanced Control Schemes

        28    Advanced Control Scheme
         1    Introduction to Digital Control
Oct
         5    Introduction to Digital Control        
     8     Exam 2 (Chapters 17, 18, &19)

        12 Programmable Logic Controls                
     15    Programmable Logic Controls                
        
     19 Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
        22 Distributed Control Systems (DCS)    

        26    Instrumentation Power Supply
29    Exam 3-(Chapters 20, 21, & 22)

Nov 2    Emergency Shutdown , Interlocks and Protective Devices
         5     Emergency Shutdown , Interlocks and Protective Devices

         9    Instrumentation Malfunctions
12    Instrumentation Malfunctions                                        

16    Instrumentation Troubleshooting
         25    Exam 4-(Chapters 23, 24, & 13)

Nov 30    Review for Final Exam

Dec 3    Final Exam Tuesday December 3- 7:am - 8:00 pm
Major Assignments
Schedule



FALL 2020
PTAC 2336 Process Instrumentation II

Week of:
Aug        24    Introduction to class.
        27    Lock Out / Tag Out            

31 Switches, Relays, and Annunciators
         3    Signal Transmission and Conversion
            
Sept         8    Controllers
        10    Controllers             

        14    Exam 1 (Chapters 14, 15, &16)
        17    Control Schemes

        21    Advanced Control Schemes
24    Advanced Control Schemes

        28    Advanced Control Scheme
         1    Introduction to Digital Control
Oct
         5    Introduction to Digital Control        
     8     Exam 2 (Chapters 17, 18, &19)

        12 Programmable Logic Controls                
     15    Programmable Logic Controls                
        
     19 Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
        22 Distributed Control Systems (DCS)    

        26    Instrumentation Power Supply
29    Exam 3-(Chapters 20, 21, & 22)

Nov 2    Emergency Shutdown , Interlocks and Protective Devices
         5     Emergency Shutdown , Interlocks and Protective Devices

         9    Instrumentation Malfunctions
12    Instrumentation Malfunctions                                        

16    Instrumentation Troubleshooting
         25    Exam 4-(Chapters 23, 24, & 13)

Nov 30    Review for Final Exam

Dec 3    Final Exam Tuesday December 3- 7:am - 8:00 pm





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
3. A student with no absences will receive 15 bonus points added to your test points total at the end of the semester.
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 on line 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 weekly completed on time, if not you will be issued a 0 for each late and missed assignment.
Course Policies
Instructor Policies Homework must be completed on time, 30 PTS will be deducted each class day late, for two class days. Homework more than 2 class days late will not receive a grade higher than 50. Homework must be hand written.

Attendance Policy 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
3. A student with no absences will receive 15 bonus points added to your test points total at the end of the semester
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.
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