Purpose and objectives:
The purpose of the STEM Introduction to Process Engineering course is to enable students to take on the role of a process control engineer in a real-world scenario. The course explores, educates, and challenges students with the basic skills associated with process control.
Particularly target: Students from 12 – 18 years old
- Flow, volume, and pressure
- Ultrasonic sound
- Digital and analog
- Designing mechanical drawings, electrical schematics, and process and instrument ﬂow diagrams
- Evaluating current designs and selecting design changes, resulting in improved processes.
- Completing standard engineering forms
- Exploring how system properties, forces, and restraints affect ﬂow behavior.
- Windows-based graphical user interface
- Control software application
- Mechanical instrumentation
- USB controller
- Electronic sensors
- Identify and define process control engineering and how automatic control systems impact their daily
- Use the basic skills required for the reading and drawing of electrical schematics, mechanical drawings, and piping and instrumentation (PI) ﬂow diagrams.
- Demonstrate how ﬂow and pressure are measured both manually and electronically and how valves and pumps work using a closed loop ﬂuid system.
- Connect, configure, and operate hardware and software required for automated control including selecting and applying various sensors.
- Discuss the logic of control (PID) and make conclusions while examining real system data output.