WETT1554 Automated Control Systems

Course Description

Students will comprehend basic electrical concepts used to analyze electrical consumption and assist in environmental protection through consumption reduction. Students will also develop an understanding of the motors and control panels used in the operation of water and wastewater treatment processes. The operation of various types of instrumentation, monitoring equipment and other control devices will be understood and utilized by the students.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Clarify the fundamentals of AC and DC electricity.
  • Demonstrate ability to use multi-meters, check line voltage, amperage draws and resistance in an electrical system.
  • Demonstrate ability to operate various types of instrumentation used in treatment control processes to include remote sites, booster stations and reservoirs.
  • Troubleshoot and solve problems associated with electronic control devices.
  • Demonstrate ability to work, problem solve and communicate, orally and in writing.
  • Differentiate between single phase and 3 phase electrical systems
  • Operate various electrical control panels, monitoring equipment and chemical feed systems.

Prerequisite

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3 credits: 1 lecture / presentation, 2 lab, 0 other