Short Title:Energy Control Systems 2
Full Title:Energy Control Systems 2
Module Code:CSYS H2003
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Field of Study:Electricity and energy
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JAMES WRIGHT
Module Author:Traoloch O Brien
Module Description:The module provides the tools to analyze and design systems to control process plant and the consumption of energy in various systems.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Explain control requirements, and describe the types of control system encountered in thermal and electromechanical energy systems
LO2 Measure and evaluate the error performance and transient response of thermal, electrical and electromechanical systems
LO3 Use control engineering techniques to analyse and modify system performance
LO4 implement control of batch or sequence type problems
LO5 Implement closed loop control of process variables (temperature, level, voltage, current, torque) in sample systems
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
control loops
An overview of commercial and industrial control systems used in thermal energy systems. Types of control systems. Open loop, closed loop, two state, proportional, three term, logical and rule based control. Elements of a control system. Block diagram representation and calculations.
20.00%
loop tuning and performance calculations
Calculation of error performance and transient response based on block diagram. Proportional control and three term controllers. Tuning using the Ziegler Nichols method and auto-tune features
20.00%
practical control loop design
Sensors and transducers encountered in thermal control systems characteristics and operational considerations including range, accuracy, response time etc. Actuators found on thermal, mechanical and electrical control systems.
20.00%
basic PLC operations
implementation of combinational logic and latch operations with PLCs
20.00%
sequential type PLC problems
Implementation of rule based control using PLCs Programming for logical state type problems. Programming sequential type problems with counters and timers.
20.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Laboratory Lab practical to implement process sequencing solution 1,3,4 8.00 Week 2
Laboratory Lab practical on tuning of a proportional control system 2,3,4,5 8.00 Week 7
Laboratory PLC lab 1. PLC solution to continuous process problem 2,3,4,5 8.00 Week 8
Practical/Skills Evaluation PLC lab 2 Program solution to conveyor/sorter problem incorporating timers and counters 3,4,5 8.00 Week 10
Continuous Assessment Practical measure the transient and steady state response of a thermal or speed control system 1,2,3,4 8.00 Week 4
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 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 work 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 work 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Laboratories Outside of class 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 8.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Norman S. Nise 2008, Control systems engineering, 5th Ed., John Wiley & Sons Hoboken, NJ [ISBN: 9780470169971]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Richard C. Dorf, Robert H. Bishop 2008, Modern control systems, 3rd ed Ed., Pearson/Prentice Hall Upper Saddle River, N.J. [ISBN: 9780132270281]
  • Edward Hughes, John Hiley, Keith Brown, Ian McKenzie Smith, 2008, Hughes Electrical & Electronic Technology, 10th Ed., Longman Scientific USA [ISBN: 9780132060110]
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 4 Mandatory
TA_EAEEE_D Bachelor of Engineering in Sustainable Energy & Environmental Engineering 4 Mandatory