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Understanding the concept and principle of process control engineering study through hand-on experiences

Ismai, F. S. and Yusof, R. and Abidin, M. S. Z. and Yunus, M. R. (2007) Understanding the concept and principle of process control engineering study through hand-on experiences. In: 1st International Malaysian Educational Technology Convention 2007, 2007, Sofitel, Johor Bahru.

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Control Engineering curriculum is often viewed by students as theoritical and highly mathematical. Students are often unable to relate the theory to the application in the real process. The obvious solution to this problem is to include activity-based laboratory hand-on learning (HOL) in the curriculum paralleling to support and complement the lectures. Understanding concepts tough in the classroom will improve significantly when they have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a laboratory. This experience is an introductory exposure to process dynamic, modeling, simulation and control process. This paper presents the development of educational laboratory equipment Continuous Flow Stirred-Tank Thermal Process (CFS-TTP) trainer for teaching purposes. The system uses a simple physical process that incorporates with the introductory concepts of the process control system and instrumentation areas. This trainer comes together with theory, background information, modeling and systematic experimental module covering topics on sensor & transducer, signal conditioning, interfacing, data acquisition system, basic control principles, feedback control, digital control, real time control, controller tuning method and troubleshooting. These concepts to ensure that the students receive the appropriate experience to work productively to solve control problems they may encounter in industry.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:concept, principle, process control
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:14589
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:05 Sep 2011 08:52
Last Modified:03 Aug 2017 03:08

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