SRJC Course Outlines

9/15/2019 5:15:41 PMWWTR 123 Course Outline as of Fall 2017

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  WWTR 123Title:  INSTRUMENTATION & CNTRLS  
Full Title:  Instrumentation and Controls
Last Reviewed:3/13/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.6717.5 max.Lecture Scheduled46.73
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled1.004 min.Lab Scheduled17.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.67 Contact Total64.23
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  93.45Total Student Learning Hours: 157.68 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  ENVT 123

Catalog Description:
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Applications and uses of water, wastewater, and industrial control systems including switches, relays, alarms, motors, transformers, test equipment, control systems, telemetering, and System Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA).

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in WTR 101

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Applications and uses of water, wastewater, and industrial control systems including switches, relays, alarms, motors, transformers, test equipment, control systems, telemetering, and System Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA).
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in WTR 101
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Utilize instrumentation and controls found in water and wastewater plants and other industrial
    systems.
2.  Identify, describe and work with instrumentation and control loops.
 

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In order to achieve these learning outcomes, during the course the students will:
1. Interpret symbols used in control and instrumentation circuits.
2. Identify various types of motor control devices.
3. Identify the main parts and functions of a SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data
    Acquisition) system.
4. Apply the principles of electronic circuit theory.
5. Identify sensors, signal and control loop logic.
6. Describe areas of interaction between automated systems and motor controls.
7. Describe and give examples how automation is beneficial to the water or wastewater utility.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction to Instrumentation and Controls
     A. Terminology
    B. Sensors
    C. Transmission
    D. Readouts
    E. Elements of control
    F. Benefits to wastewater utilities
    G. Energy optimization for control systems
II. Introduction to Basics of Electricity
    A. Use of Ohm's law
    B. Types of power: Direct Current (DC), single phase, and three phase
III. Use of Schematic Drawings in Motor Control Circuits
    A. Standard drawing symbols
    B. Ladder logic drawings
IV. Types of Control Systems and their Components
    A. Basic components
    B. Wetwell levels
    C. Flow controls
    D. Chemical dosing systems
    E. Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
V. Types of Meters used in Testing Electric Equipment
    A. Multimeter
    B. Volt/amp meter
VI. Introduction to Instrumentation and Telemetry
    A. Types of telemetering and equipment used
    B. Use of phone lines
    C. Use of radio
VII. Treatment Plant Equipment
    A. Turbidity meter
    B. pH analyzer
    C. Flow meters/switches for status and alarms
    D. Level meters
    E. Pressure sensing equipment
    F. Motor protection
    G. Chlorine equipment
    H. Pumps
    I. Motors           
     J. Valves
    K. Actuators
    L. Motor control centers
VIII. Supervisory Control and Data Aquisition Systems (SCADA)
    A. Main parts of a SCADA system
    B. Main functions of a SCADA system
IX. Example Laboratory Exercises
    A. Ohm's law and power (Topic II)
    B. Reading schematic diagrams (Topic III)
    C. Control systems and their components (Topic IV)
    D. Using meters to test equipment (Topic V)
    E. Using telemetry computer interfaces (Topic VI)
    F. PLCs (Topic IV)
    G. Pump and flow meter controls (Topic VII)
    H. Treatment plant equipment (Topic VII)
    I. Field trip to water or wastewater treatment plant (Topic VII)
    J. SCADA (Topic VIII)

Assignments:
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Lecture Related Assignments:
1. Reading assignments (approximately 20 pages per week)
2. Weekly problem solving homework assignments (12-15)
3. Quizzes (0-10) and/or midterms (0-2)
4. Final exam
 
Lab Related Assignments:
1. Laboratory activities and reports (8-12)
2. Field trip reports (0-2)

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 10%
Field trip reports
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
50 - 70%
Homework assignments, laboratory reports
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 50%
Quizzes, midterms, final
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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AWWA Instrumentation and Control. 3rd ed. AWWA. 2001 (classic)
Instructor prepared materials

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