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Sensors and technological process control

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Course Unit Code638-2023/02
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated4 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Compulsory
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *Second Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredSummer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
HEG30doc. Ing. Milan Heger, CSc.
ZIM018Ing. Ondřej Zimný, Ph.D.
Students will be competent to assess the degree of relevance of the information provided by sensors sensing operating parameters of the technology, methods and principles of automatic collection of process variables and methods of automatic control, on the basis of which they will be able to correctly identify the key actions to improve the reliability and quality of production.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
- The student will be able to characterize the different measurement principles of state variables, which are typical for operating practices as well as laboratory equipment,
- The student will be able to formulate the basic principles and applications of sensors for non-electrical quantities and the basic concepts and principles in the field of automatic control and data collection technology,
- The student will be able to use their knowledge to determine the appropriateness of the sensors for a particular type of application to be respected advantages and disadvantages with respect to operating conditions and costs of implementation,
- The student will be able to apply their theoretical knowledge to draft appropriate adjustments of measurement and management of specialized technologies.
Course Contents
1. Basic concepts and content of the course
2. Sensors for temperature measurement (principles, applications, accuracy, reliability, price)
3. Sensors for measuring pressure (principles, applications, accuracy, reliability, price)
4. Sensors for flow and level (principles, applications, accuracy, reliability, price).
5. Sensors for measuring pH and conductivity (principles, applications, accuracy, reliability, price).
6. Sensors for measuring the concentration and moisture and oxygen activity (principles, applications, accuracy, reliability, price).
7. Methods of capture, transmission, and processing of data DAQ.
8. Controlled system, control system, control and feedback control, basic control circuits.
9. Function of control circuit block diagrams.
10. Controllers, their properties and performance.
11. Accuracy, stability and optimal setting of the control circuits.
12. The use of computers and PLC control in automated control systems.
13. The issue of optimal control, the role of computer models in the design, implementation and operation of automated control systems for technological processes.

Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
WEBSTER, J. G. a H. EREN, ed. Measurement, instrumentation, and sensors handbook: spatial, mechanical, thermal, and radiation measurement. 2nd ed. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2014. ISBN 978-1-4398-4888-3.

BALÁTĚ, J. Automatické řízení. Praha: Nakladatelství BEN, 2003, 654 s. ISBN 80-7300-020-2
Vítečková, M., Víteček, A. Základy automatické regulace. Ostrava: VŠB-TU Ostrava, Fakulta strojní, 2008. 244 s. ISBN 978-80-248-1924-2
WEBSTER, J. G. a H. EREN, ed. Measurement, instrumentation, and sensors handbook: spatial, mechanical, thermal, and radiation measurement. 2nd ed. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2014. ISBN 978-1-4398-4888-3.
Recommended Reading:
O´Dwyer, A. Handbook of PI and PID Controllers Tuning Rules. Imperial College Press. World Scientific. New Jersey. London, Singapure, Hong Kong. 2003. ISBN I-86094-350-0.
FRADEN, J. Handbook of modern sensors: physics, designs, and applications. 4th ed. New York: Springer, 2010. ISBN 978-1-4419-6465-6.
ŠVARC, I. Automatizace: automatické řízení. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM, 2002. ISBN 80-214-2087-1.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials, Experimental work in labs, Project work
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
(Act. for Subtasks)
Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
Credit and ExaminationCredit and Examination100 (100)51
        CreditCredit30 15
        ExaminationExamination70 36