PTRT 1324
Petroleum Instrumentation

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. Study of instruments, instrument systems, terminology, process variable, and control loops as used in a petroleum environment
  2. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Describe the oil field instrumentation
    2. Identify the basic instruments used with temperature, pressure, level, flow, and analytical field applications
    3. Describe the basic components of a control loop
  3. Major Course Requirements
    1. Homework
    2. Test
    3. Lab Attendance
    4. Final Exam.
  4. Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    1. Book: Basic Instrumentation, Petroleum Extension Service (PETEX), University of Texas, 2002.
  5. Other Policies, Procedures and Important Dates are available in the Catalog
  6. Course Organization and Schedule - Disclaimer:  Schedule and content is subject to change at the instructor’s discretion.
    1. Grading
      1. Homework - 50%
      2. Attendance - 10%
      3. Test(s) - 20%
      4. Final Exam - 20%
  7. Weekly Schedule (subject to change)
WEEK NUMBER: SECTION / ONLINE WORK
WEEK 1  THE NEED FOR MEASUREMENT AND CONTROL
WEEK 2  INTROUCTION TO INSTRUMENTATION
WEEK 3 THE UNITS OF MEASUREMENT
WEEK 4 FINAL CONTROL ELEMENTS
WEEK 5 Test 1
WEEK 6 PNEUMATIC AUTOMATIC CONTROLS
WEEK 7  ELECTRONIC AUTOMATIC CONTROLS
WEEK 8 PRESSURE MEASUREMENT AND CONTROL
WEEK 9 TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT AND CONTROL
WEEK 10 LIQUID-LEVEL MEASUREMENT AND CONTROL
WEEK 11 Test 2
WEEK 12 FLOW MEASUREMENT
WEEK 13 FLOW CONTROL
WEEK 14   PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS
WEEK 15   PRE-FINAL EXAM WEEK
WEEK 16 FINAL EXAM WEEK


                                          

 

Last Modified: August 19, 2015