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EIT 233 Introduction to Instrumentation (3-4 credits)
Successful completion of this course will provide the student with an understanding of the concepts of instrumentation as used in industry and why the accompanying skills are an exciting and highly sought after trade. Common pneumatic and electronic instruments that are used to control processes in refineries, power plants, mines, and most manufacturing facilities will be discussed.

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EIT 240 Advanced Topics in Instrumentation (2 credits)
Focuses on some of the more specialized instrumentation systems found in industry such as analyzers, weight scales, and wireless systems. Analyzer applications for pH, CO, CO2, NOx, SO2, HCN, and conductivity are becoming more critical to plant processes for environmental reasons. Weight scales are necessary for raw material accounting and inventory. Wireless systems are increasingly demonstrating their usefulness in low cost installations as security issues are resolved.

Prerequisite: Must have completed EIT 233.

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EIT 315 Pressure, Level, Flow Measurement (4 credits)
Exploration of the physics of pressure, level, and flow. Calculations are derived from formulas that pertain to fluids and solids and used to configure instruments for the purpose of process control. The types of instruments that are presented in this course are found in every industry that produces or manufactures a product. Labs will consist of configuring and calibrating instrumentation to precise standards based on the theory learned in the class lecture. (Formerly EIT 315, Pressure/Level/Flow Measurement and Control)

Prerequisite: Must have completed EIT 233.

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EIT 323 Installation and Configuration (3 credits)
Provides students with an understanding and practical application of safe and efficient methods of installation and maintenance of process instrumentation. Includes instrument piping, electrical wiring, and mechanical structures as related to physical, chemical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic processes. Configuration of control loop elements is included with detailed exercises on ""live"" trainers.

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EIT 333 Process (Piping) and Instrument Diagrams (P&ID's) (2 credits)
P&ID drawings are integral to understanding how manufacturing process works. P&IDs are the prelude to loop diagrams and other various schematics. All of these drawings are used by technicians for troubleshooting, wiring, and tubing.

Prerequisite: Must have completed EIT 233.

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EIT 336 Control Valves and Regulators (4 credits)
The theory and operation of valves and associated pneumatic and hydraulic devices used in the control of gasses and fluids.

Prerequisite: Must have completed EIT 233 and EIT 315 and EIT 323 and EIT 333 and EIT 368.

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EIT 348 Temperature Measurement and Control (3 credits)
The measurement and control of industrial heat and temperature processes.

Prerequisite: Must have completed an Associate of Applied Science or Certificate and EIT 315.

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EIT 368 Measurement Systems Analysis (2 credits)
Designed to demonstrate the importance of accurate and reliable measurements in process control systems. Covers how to deal practically with inaccuracies and the methods to minimize the downside effects of inadequate measurement systems.

Prerequisite: Must have completed EIT 233 and EIT 315.

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EIT 376 CCST Exam Review (1 credits)
Fundamentals of “process control” and brief descriptions of individual processes and combination of processes used in industry. Theory of operation and application of associated process instruments covered. [S/U]

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EIT 437 Computer Analog Control (3 credits)
Successful completion of this course will provide the student with an understanding of the concepts pertaining to analog control using Programmable Logic Controllers. Selection of hardware including processor architecture, input/output module wiring, programming, controller installation, and system troubleshooting. Students will learn PID control systems by utilizing PLC hardware/software in a ""live"" process. Loop tuning methodology, controller feed-forward, feedback, cascade, and ratio control will be incorporated on process simulators.

Prerequisite: Must have completed ELM 134 and ELM 136 and EIT 233 and EIT 315 and EIT 323 and EIT 333.

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EIT 468 Advanced Control Systems (3 credits)
An applications-oriented conclusion to the Instrumentation Program, including an individualized lab project with selected advanced instrumentation topics.

Prerequisite: Must have completed an Associate of Applied Science degree or Certificate and EIT 348.

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