Spring 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: PTAC-1432- Section: 1H
Process Instrumentation I
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Instructor Information
Instructor James Powell
E-mailpowellj@lamarpa.edu
Phone(409) 984-6344
Office
Location:Umphrey Industrial Technology Center - Room: 201 D
Hours:MW-6:50am-7:50 am/11:30am-11:55am/1:30pm-3:10pm TR-6:50 am-7:50am/11:30am-11:55am/3:30pm-4:00pm
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
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 CSLOs:
1. Explain the functions of the various instruments used in the process industry. (PSLO 1); measured by embedded test questions, demonstration and hands on operation

2. Utilize terms and symbols used in process instrumentation. (PSLO 1); measured by embedded test questions, demonstration and identification of components

3. Interpret process flow diagrams, piping and instrumentation drawings used in the process industries. (PSLO 2); measured by embedded test questions, class discussion, demonstration and hands on use of drawings

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

5. Identify and adjust the various instruments used in the process industries. (PSLO 3); measured by embedded test questions, demonstration with actual process equipment

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

7. Identify all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material. Demonstrates a full understanding of the reading. (PSLO 5); measured by pre- and post-test.

    
    
Core Objectives 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.
Program Student Learning Outcomes PSLOs:
1. Use technology to access operator specific documentation and training.

2. Use and 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.


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, Publisher-Pearson, 2010 Edition: ISBN-10:0-13-700413-3 / ISBN-13:978-0-13-700413-3
Lecture Topics
Outline
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
SPRING 2021
PTAC    1432 Process Instrumentation I

Week of:        NOTE: Lecture Topics.

January 18         MLK Holiday
            Introduction to class / syllabi review
            Chapter 1-Introduction to Instrumentation

January 25        Continue Chapter 1-Introduction to Instrumentation
    Chapter 2-Process Variables, Elements, and Instruments: Pressure discussion

February 1        Chapter 2-Process Variables, Elements, and Instruments: Demonstration    
              Chapter 3- Temperature

February 8        Complete Chapter 3-Discussion on Temperature and effects.
            

February 15        School closure due to Inclement Weather                        

February 22        Chapter 4- Process Variables, Elements, and Instruments: Level    
            Chapter 5- Process Variables, Elements, and Instruments: Flow
                        


            Last Day to drop without academic penalty March 1

March 1        Chapter 5- Continue discussion on: Flow
Chapter 6-Process Variables, Elements, and Instruments: Analytical
            

March 8        Chapter 7-Miscellaneous Measuring Devices
Discussion on the various process variables    
    The effects of process variable on each other

March 15        Spring Break    
            Spring Break
            
March 22         Chapter 8-Introduction to Control Loops: Simple Loop Theory
    Chapter 8-Introduction to Control Loops: Simple Loop Theory
            
March 29        Chapter 9- Primary Sensors, Transmitters, and Transducers
            Chapter 10-Controllers and Final Control Elements:
    

April 5        Chapter 10-Controllers and Final Control Element Overview        
            Discussion of Control Loop Configurations.
            

April 12        Chapter 11: Control Valves and Regulators            
            Chapter 11: Control Valves and Regulators

        April 16 Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for the semester with academic penalty
Week of:
April 19        Chapter 12: Process Diagrams and Instrument Sketching
            Chapter 13: Instrument Troubleshooting
            
        
April 26        Chapter 12: Process Diagrams and Instrument Sketching
Chapter 13: Instrument Troubleshooting
            
May 3            Chapter 13: Instrument Troubleshooting scenarios
Major Assignments
Schedule
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
SPRING 2021
PTAC    1432 Process Instrumentation I

Chapter review questions are due at start of class. Please submit assignments on blackboard. All tests will be taken on blackboard.
Week of:    
January 18         MLK Holiday
            Introduction to class / syllabi review
            Chapter 1-Complete Key Terms

January 25        Continue Chapter 1-Complete Questions
    Chapter 2- Complete Key Terms

February 1        Chapter 2- Complete Questions    
              Chapter 3- Complete Key Terms

February 8        Chapter 3-Complete Questions
            Complete and submit Study Guide Review for Test 1
            Test 1 (Chapters 1,2, & 3) opens at 7am

February 15        School closure due to Inclement Weather    
            
            

February 22        Chapter 4- Complete Key Terms & Questions            
Chapter 5- Complete Key Terms

            Last Day to drop without academic penalty March 1

March 1        Chapter 5- Complete Questions
            Chapter 6-Complete Key Terms and Questions

March 8        Chapter 7-Complete Key Terms and Questions
Complete and Submit Study Guide Review for Test 2    
    Test 2 (Chapters 4,5,6&7) opens at 7am 3/9/21

March 15        Spring Break    
            Spring Break
            
March 22         Chapter 8- Complete Key Terms and Questions
            Chapter 8- Simple Loop Theory Applications
            
March 29        Chapter 9- Complete Key Terms and Questions
            Chapter 10- Complete Key Terms    

April 5        Chapter 10- Complete Questions        
            Complete and submit Study Guide Review for Test 3
            Test 3-(Chapters 8, 9 & 10) opens at 7am 4/6/21




        April 16 Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for the semester with academic penalty

Week of:
April 12        Chapter 11: Complete Key Terms            
            Chapter 11: Complete Questions
        
Week of:
April 19        Chapter 12: Complete Key Terms and Questions
            Chapter 12: Process Diagrams and Instrument Sketching (Symbology)
            Complete Study Guide Review for Test 4 posted on Blackboard
        
April 26        Chapter 13: Complete Key Terms and Questions
            Test 4-(Chapters 11,12 & 13) opens at 7am 4/29/21

            
May 3            Complete and submit Study Guide Review for Exam 4            
            Final Exam Opens at 7am Thursday May 6, 2021

Final Exam Date May 6, 2021 - 8:0 AM   Through  May 6, 2021 - 10:30 AM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Chapter Tests-30%, Quizzes/homework/labs-30% Final Exam-30% Lab-10 %
1. You will have 4 Major Tests and a Final Exam in this class. All tests and the exam are taken on blackboard during a specified time frame. If you miss the test and it has to be reopened, there will be an automatic deduction of 10 points. 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. Lab attendance and participation is required.
2. Homework assignments are to be submitted on blackboard and must be completed by due date, 20 PTS will be deducted if not submitted by due date. Homework more than a week late will not receive a grade higher than 50.
3. All grades will be posted on Blackboard.
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.
* 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.
* Students that are disruptive in class will be asked to leave and counted an unexcused absence for the day.
* The PTAC program has a dress code, failure to wear proper shoes and clothing will result in being sent out of class and counted absent for the day.


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Key Activities and Statement
Course: PTAC 1432

K6.1    Monitor and Regulate Instrument Air System
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, being Tardy 4 times will count as an Absence.
2. Absences: NOTE: Excused absences (verifiable) are only allowed for, an illness that requires a hospital stay, mandatory quarantine for COVID 19 exposure, 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.

The PTAC program has a dress code, failure to wear proper shoes and clothing will result in being sent out of class and counted absent for the day.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
Department
Business and Industrial Technology
Chair:Sheila Guillot
E-mail:guillsr@lamarpa.edu
Phone:(409) 984-6381

If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.