PTAC 2346
Process Troubleshooting

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. Instruction in the different types of troubleshooting techniques, procedures, and methods used to solve process problem.
  2. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Collect data and identify techniques for troubleshooting.
    2. Utilize applicable troubleshooting methods to solve process problems
  3. Major Course Requirements
    1. Class / Lab Assignments
    2. Class / Lab participation
    3. Test / final exam
  4. Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    1. None
  5. Other Policies, Procedures and Important Dates are available in the Catalog.
  6. Course Organization and Schedule:
    1. Weekly Schedule   (Schedule subject to change)
                                                     
Week 1

Introduction to Process Instrumentation and Troubleshooting

Week 2

Process Symbols and Diagrams

Week 3

Understanding Process Equipment

Week 4

Introduction to Control Loops

Week 5

Statistics, Quality Tools, and Troubleshooting Techniques

Week 6

Control Charts

Week 7

Introduction to Process Troubleshooting

Week 8

Pump Model

Week 9

Compressor Model

Week 10

Heat Exchanger Model / Cool Tower Model

Week 11

Boiler Model / Furnace Model

Week 12

Distillation Model / Reactor Model

Week 13

Separation Model

Week 14

Multivariable Plant

Week 15

Review

Week 16

Final Exam

  1. Grading  (Grading subject to change)
    1. Class/Lab Assignments......................50%
    2. Lab participations...............................20%
    3. Tests / Final Exam..............................20%
    4. Attendance.........................................10%

 

 

Last Modified: September 19, 2017