Short Title:Energy Control Systems 1
Full Title:Energy Control Systems 1
Module Code:CSYS H2002
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Electricity and energy
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Reviewed By:DIARMUID RUSH
Module Author:PAUL DILLON
Module Description:This module introduces the measurement and manipulation of process signals. The operation of analogue and digital sensors, and actuators is addressed. Programmable logic controllers are introduced.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Use a variety of analog sensors and meters (thermal, position, speed, flow, power) to acquire process information
LO2 Use, describe, and explain signal conditioning circuits to modify/interface sensor data
LO3 describe the operation of on/off and proportional closed loop control systems
LO4 calculate the error performance and speed of response of simple closed loop control systems.
LO5 Implement simple control schemes using PLCs
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Group practical to measure sensor characteristics of a range of sensors: sensitivity curve, speed, accuracy, linearity. (Use of electronic lab instruments) 1,2 8.00 Week 2
Practical/Skills Evaluation Practical to capture thermal response of resistor to pulsed flow of current, using A/D card in PLC or PC 1,2,3 8.00 Week 4
Practical/Skills Evaluation Signal conditioning lab 1,2 8.00 Week 6
Practical/Skills Evaluation PLC lab1 1,3,5 8.00 Week 8
Practical/Skills Evaluation PLC lab 2 3,4,5 8.00 Week 10
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 2,3,4,5 60.00 End-of-Semester

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class Work 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Laboratories Practical laboratory session 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Outside of Class 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class Work 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Laboratories Practical laboratory session 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Outside of Class 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Norman S. Nise 2008, Control Systems engineering, John Wiley & Sons Hoboken, NJ [ISBN: 0470169974]
  • Edward Hughes, John Hiley, Keith Brown, Ian McKenzie Smith,, Hughes Electrical & Electronic Technology, 7th ed Ed., Pearson Education USA [ISBN: 9780132060110]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Richard C. Dorf, Robert H. Bishop 2008, Modern control systems, 1st Ed., Pearson/Prentice Hall Upper Saddle River, N.J. [ISBN: 9780132270281]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_EAEEE_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Sustainable Energy Engineering 3 Mandatory
TA_EAEEE_D Bachelor of Engineering in Energy and Environmental Engineering 3 Mandatory