ERIC Number: ED210515
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Instrumentation and Control. Energy Technology Series.
Center for Occupational Research and Development, Inc., Waco, TX.; Technical Education Research Centre-Southwest, Waco, TX.
This course in instrumentation and controls is one of 16 courses in the Energy Technology Series developed for an Energy Conservation-and-Use Technology curriculum. Intended for use in two-year postsecondary technical institutions to prepare technicians for employment, the courses are also useful in industry for updating employees in company-sponsored training programs. Comprised of eight modules, the course is designed to provide the student with practical knowledge and skills in the specification, use, and calibration of measuring devices and the principles and applications of automatic control process. A detailed examination is made of control systems for electrical power production, heating, air conditioning, and manufacturing. Written by a technical expert and approved by industry representatives, each module contains the following elements: introduction, prerequisites, objectives, subject matter, exercises, laboratory materials, laboratory procedures (experiment section for hands-on portion), data tables (included in most basic courses to help students learn to collect or organize data), references, and glossary. Module titles are Principles of Process Control, Instruments for Fluid Measurements--Pressure and Level, Fluid Flow Measurement, Instruments for Mechanical Measurement, Pneumatic Controls, Automatic Control Systems, and Boiler and Other Special Control Systems. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Air Conditioning, Behavioral Objectives, Climate Control, Course Descriptions, Courses, Electricity, Energy, Energy Conservation, Fluid Mechanics, Glossaries, Heating, Laboratory Experiments, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Manufacturing, Measurement, Postsecondary Education, Power Technology, Pressure (Physics), Technical Education, Temperature, Two Year Colleges
Center for Occupational Research and Development, 601 Lake Air Dr., Waco, TX 76710 ($2.50 per module; $20.00 for entire course).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Occupational Research and Development, Inc., Waco, TX.; Technical Education Research Centre-Southwest, Waco, TX.