MSE323 Thermotechnical Measurements and Fumdamentals of Automation

Code MSE323
Name Thermotechnical Measurements and Fumdamentals of Automation
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Heat Engineering, Heat, Gas and Water Technology
Academic staff Marijans Valpēteris
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation Study subject „Thermotechnical Measurements and Fumdamentals of Automation" reviews measurement methods and technical equipment for heat and power engineering processes. Main topics: Measurement and metrology. Temperature, pressure, level, substance flow dynamics, humidity, concentration measurements, fuel gas analysis – methods and technical facilities. Automated control systems (ACS). Static and dynamic properties of objects to be automated. Principles and quality of automated control. Boilers and boiler house automation. Automation of heating and hot water supply, air conditioning and ventilation, drying, evaporative systems. Refrigeration equipment automation. Technical means of ACS. Adjustment and regulation algorithms. Signal transducers, actuators..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
To acquire the theoretical foundations of thermal measurements and ACS of thermal engineering processes. To learn the measurement methodology of the thermodynamic and physical parameters and acquire skills of replenishing a specific object with the necessary technical facilities and instrumentation. Acquire the needed skills for design and operation of technological measurements, alarm and automated control systems.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Ability to explain, analyze and select working parameters for measuring methods, measuring devices and automated control and alarm system elements and equipment parameters used in thermal engineering applications. - Assessment methods: Calculation and practical work. Tutorials and discussions. Tests. Exam. Criteria: Ability to explain and justify operating principles, structure and meaning of devices used in instrumentation and control systems of the processes and equipment of thermal engineering.
Ability to choose the necessary instrumentation and equipment for ACS of the given technological process. - Assessment methods: Calculation and practical work. Tutorials and discussions. Tests. Exam. Criteria: The ability to explain processes of thermal plants, to evaluate the measuring range of parameters, to select the types of technical means of ACS and justify their choice.
Ability to work in practice with standard equipment of temperature, pressure, fuel gas composition and other parameters. - Assessment methods: Calculation and design work. Discussions. Writing and defending Project report and drawing schemes. Criteria: knowledge of the operation principles of measuring equipment in thermal engineering. Ability to apply theoretical knowledge in practical work.
Course prerequisites Physics, Technical Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer.

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