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Measurement and Process Control
NAME OF THE COURSE  Measurement and Process Control  

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COURSE DESCRIPTION  
Course objectives 
Enable students to understand the importance of automated systems, to comprehend that the autonomous operation of such systems is the result of carefully thought and physically realized control procedures, and to be able to grasp the role of measuring equipment in that work. Enable students to gain basic knowledge on the use of computers as a support for the process control. 

Course enrolment requirements and entry competences required for the course 
Enrolled in or passed the course Exercises in Measurement and Process Control 

Learning outcomes expected at the level of the course (4 to 10 learning outcomes) 
After completing this course, students will be able to describe the different measuring transducers, as well as to analyze the importance and impact of individual measurements in process control. Students will be able to describe the basic concepts from the process management and control theory and to argue their choice of instrumentation. They will be able to describe the basic use of computers as a support for the control theory and to calculate the elementary data needed to control a simple system. 

Course content broken down in detail by weekly class schedule (syllabus) 
Significance and importance of instrumentation in chemical engineering. General characteristics of transducers. Pressure measurements. Temperature measurements. Fluid flow measurements. Level measurements. Humidity and moisture measurements. Introduction to process control principles. Systems and control. Process control objectives. Behavior of control process: mathematical modeling. Control theory basics: Laplace transformation, transfer function, block diagram algebra. Analysis of first and second order processes. First and second order processes in control loop, stability analysis, and synthesis of P  controller. Design and characteristics of instrumentation in control loop. 

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Screening student work (name the proportion of ECTS credits for eachactivity so that the total number of ECTS credits is equal to the ECTS value of the course): 


Grading and evaluating student work in class and at the final exam 
During the semester, there will be two midterm exams. At the end of the semester, students will take a written exam. In order to get a positive grade from this course, students need to acquire minimum 50% of the total score on each of the midterm exams or at the final exam. 

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Optional literature (at the time of submission of study programme proposal) 
J. Božičević, Temelji automatike 1, Školska knjiga, Zagreb, 1992. 

Quality assurance methods that ensure the acquisition of exit competences 
During the semester, there will be two midterm exams. At the end of the semester, students will take a written exam. Each midterm exam and the final exam will consist of several short questions intended to evaluate the students’ understanding of the theory and their ability to describe the fundamental concepts, as well as to test students’ ability to apply the theory onto simple, practical examples. 

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