Spring 2019 Course Syllabus
Course: PTAC-1432- Section: 50
Process Instrumentation I
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Instructor Information
Instructor Michael Sparrow
E-mailsparrowma@lamarpa.edu
Phone(409) 984-6333
Office
Location:UITC - Room: 201 E
Hours:MW-9:00am-10:00 am /W-9:00am-10:30am / F-10:00am-11:00amTR-8:00am-9:00am / 8:00 am-9:00am/ R-5:00pm-6:00pm
Department
Business and Technology
Chair:Sheila Guillot
E-mail:guillsr@lamarpa.edu
Phone:(409) 984-6381
Course Information
Description Study of the instruments and control systems used in the process industry, including terminology, process variables, symbology, control loops, and basic troubleshooting.
Prerequisites PTAC1302 or Concurrent
Learning Outcomes
Core Objectives 1. Students will be able to explain the functions of the various instruments used in the process industry.

Measures: Written exams over textbook chapters; class discussion, demonstration and hands on operation.
2. Students will be able to utilize terms and symbols used in process instrumentation.

Measures: Written exams over textbook chapters; class discussion, demonstration and hands on identification of components.

3. Students will be able to interpret process flow diagrams and piping and instrumentation drawings used in the process industry.

Measures: Written exams over textbook chapters; class discussion, demonstration and hands on use of drawings.
4. Students will be to diagram the process control elements in a control loop.

Measures: Written exams over textbook chapters; class discussion, demonstration and hands on identification of components.
Course Outcomes
5. Students will be able to identify and adjust the various instruments used in the process industries.

Measures: Written exams over textbook chapters; class discussion, demonstration and hands on operation.
Program Student Learning Outcomes 1. Uses 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. Implements standard safety procedures as required in industry.
5. ALPHA: Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material

Textbooks 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
Outline
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
SPRING 2018
PTAC    1432 Process Instrumentation I

Week of: 21    Holiday
January     23    Introduction to class / syllabi review
28    Chapter 1-Introduction to Instrumentation

30    Chapter 2-Process Variables, Elements, and Instruments: Pressure (Key Terms/Ques)
Last day for schedule changes, Jan.31

February 4    Chapter 3- Temperature (Key Terms) Review for Exam 6    
6    Exam 1 (Chapters 1,2,&3)    

        11    Chapter 4- Process Variables, Elements, and Instruments: Level (Key Terms)
13    Complete Chapter 4-Level (Questions)

        18    Chapter 5- Process Variables, Elements, and Instruments: Flow (Key Terms)
        20    Complete Chapter 5 (Questions)

        25    Chapter 6-Process Variables, Elements, and Instruments:Analytical (Terms)
27    Chapter 6-Process Variables, Elements, and Instruments:Analytical (Ques)

Last Day to drop without academic penalty (February 28)

March     4    Chapter 7-Miscellaneous Measuring Devices (Terms(Ques))/Review Exam 2    
        6     Exam 2 (Chapters 4,5,6&7

11     Spring Break    
        13     Spring Break

        18    Chapter 8-Introduction to Control Loops: Simple Loop Theory (Key Terms)
        20    Complete Chapter 8 (Questions)
    
        25    Chapter 9- Primary Sensors, Transmitters, and Transducers (Key Terms)
        27    Complete Chapter 9 (Questions)/Start Chapter 10 (Key Terms)
    
            March 30- Good Friday-Campus Closed

April        1    Chapter 10-Controllers and Final Control Element Overview (Questions)
            Review for Exam 3
        3    Exam 3-(Chapters 8, 9 & 10)

April        8    Chapter 11: Control Valves and Regulators (Key Terms)
        10    Complete Chapter 11 (Questions)

        April 18 Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for the semester with academic penalty

        15    Chapter 12: Process Diagrams and Instrument Sketching (Key Terms)
        17    Complete Chapter 12 (Questions)
        
        22    Chapter 13: Instrument Troubleshooting (Key Terms)    
        24    Complete Chapter 13 (Questions)/Review for Exam 4
            


April        29    Exam 4-(Chapters 11,12 & 13)     
May        1    Last class day / continue Review for Final Exam


        7    Final Exam Monday May 7, 2018- 9:00 am - 11:30 am

        11    Graduation Friday, May 11, 2018
Major Assignments
Schedule

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
SPRING 2018
PTAC    1432 Process Instrumentation I

Week of: 21    Holiday
January     23    Introduction to class / syllabi review
28    Chapter 1-Introduction to Instrumentation

30    Chapter 2-Process Variables, Elements, and Instruments: Pressure (Key Terms/Ques)
Last day for schedule changes, Jan.31

February 4    Chapter 3- Temperature (Key Terms) Review for Exam 6    
6    Exam 1 (Chapters 1,2,&3)    

        11    Chapter 4- Process Variables, Elements, and Instruments: Level (Key Terms)
13    Complete Chapter 4-Level (Questions)

        18    Chapter 5- Process Variables, Elements, and Instruments: Flow (Key Terms)
        20    Complete Chapter 5 (Questions)

        25    Chapter 6-Process Variables, Elements, and Instruments:Analytical (Terms)
27    Chapter 6-Process Variables, Elements, and Instruments:Analytical (Ques)

Last Day to drop without academic penalty (February 28)

March     4    Chapter 7-Miscellaneous Measuring Devices (Terms(Ques))/Review Exam 2    
        6     Exam 2 (Chapters 4,5,6&7

11     Spring Break    
        13     Spring Break

        18    Chapter 8-Introduction to Control Loops: Simple Loop Theory (Key Terms)
        20    Complete Chapter 8 (Questions)
    
        25    Chapter 9- Primary Sensors, Transmitters, and Transducers (Key Terms)
        27    Complete Chapter 9 (Questions)/Start Chapter 10 (Key Terms)
    
            March 30- Good Friday-Campus Closed

April        1    Chapter 10-Controllers and Final Control Element Overview (Questions)
            Review for Exam 3
        3    Exam 3-(Chapters 8, 9 & 10)

April        8    Chapter 11: Control Valves and Regulators (Key Terms)
        10    Complete Chapter 11 (Questions)

        April 18 Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for the semester with academic penalty

        15    Chapter 12: Process Diagrams and Instrument Sketching (Key Terms)
        17    Complete Chapter 12 (Questions)
        
        22    Chapter 13: Instrument Troubleshooting (Key Terms)    
        24    Complete Chapter 13 (Questions)/Review for Exam 4
            


April        29    Exam 4-(Chapters 11,12 & 13)     
May        1    Last class day / continue Review for Final Exam


        7    Final Exam Monday May 7, 2018- 9:00 am - 11:30 am

        11    Graduation Friday, May 11, 2018
Final Exam Date May 13, 2019 - 6:30 PM   Through  May 13, 2019 - 9:00 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade

DETERMINATION OF FINAL GRADE: Chapter Tests-33.1/3%, Quizzes/homework/labs-33.1/3% Final Exam-33.1/3%
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.
Course Policies
Instructor Policies 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.
2. Homework must be completed on time, 30 PTS will be deducted if not ready at first of class. Homework will not be worked on during class more than 2 class days late will not receive a grade higher than 50. Homework must be hand written.
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 absent for the day.
4. Students that are disruptive in class will be asked to leave and counted absent from the class.
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 for lectures or labs, 2 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.
Important Information
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