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1 School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials University of Newcastle P A C T Process Automation MSc/Diploma Short Courses for CPD

2 School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials University of Newcastle P A C T What is Process Automation? n The process industries: oil and gas, chemicals (petro-, bulk-, speciality-, fine-, bio-,), pharmaceuticals, food & drink, water, utilities, cement, steel, nuclear power, etc. n Process control is the automatic control of plant and equipment used in the chemical and process industries. n Characterised by measurements of temperature, pressure, flow, level, composition, etc. n Process automation includes process control but also those systems that address enterprise wide issues such as operability, quality, reliability, safety and viability. n Process control provides the platform for automation

3 School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials University of Newcastle P A C T What is the IGDS? n Integrated Graduate Development Scheme (IGDS) in process automation. n It is aimed at personnel employed in the chemical and process industries. n The IGDS is a national scheme based in Newcastle. n It provides a flexible part-time pattern of study. n Consists of a suite of one-week intensive modules. n Parts of modules can be taken as short courses. n Modules can be taken alone for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes. n Credits may be accumulated for an MSc/Diploma.

4 School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials University of Newcastle P A C T Some Statistics IGDS was established in 1995: n 28 alumni to date (24 MSc, 4 Diploma). n 24 current active MSc & Diploma registrations. n 10 suspended MSc and Diploma registrations. n 12 active occasional delegates. n 16 active ad-hoc delegates. n 149 former ad-hoc/occasional delegates. Note: delegates is IGDS speak for students. Correct: end March 06

5 School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials University of Newcastle P A C T Who are the Delegates? n IGDS is designed for personnel concerned with process automation. n Delegates must be involved in the design and development of systems, their application, operation, support and management. n May be employed by suppliers, contractors or end users. n All delegates are sponsored by their companies. n Bursaries available for delegates employed by SME or self employed. n Spectrum of ages (23 to 55) and experience.

6 School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials University of Newcastle P A C T What are the Benefits? n Benefits to delegates: ● self improvement: both expertise and experience, ● alternatives: exposed to new ideas/ different practices, ● demanding: delegates stretched academically, ● satisfying: opportunities to apply theory to practice. n Benefits to employers: ● usefulness: able to deploy the technology effectively, ● credibility: staff are qualified and being developed, ● reward: demonstrates delegates’ worth to company, ● motivation: fires interest in and enthusiasm for work, ● loyalty: commits delegates to company for 5 years, ● confidence: meets needs of industry and up-to-date.

7 School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials University of Newcastle P A C T Delegate Backgrounds Current MSc/Diploma registrations: a healthy mix: n 36% chemical engineers. n 32% electrical engineers. n 32% other engineers & scientists. n 29% MEng, MSc, PhD n 49% BSc, BEng, (  2.2 Hons). n 22% HNC, HND, etc, with relevant industrial experience. Correct: end July 2004

8 School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials University of Newcastle P A C T Nature of the Modules n Modules are generic, concentrating on principles and technology. n Delivery is vendor independent and not product specific. n Close involvement of industry in design and delivery. n High academic standard and quality of content. n Emphasis on international standards. n Theory related to practice and technology throughout. n Both advanced and conventional techniques. n Examples and applications of a process nature. n 16 modules covering spectrum of process automation.

9 Elect Eng Principles Instrument’n & Meas’t Chem Eng Principles Mathematics & Matlab Control Syst Technology Schemes & Strategies Modelling & Simulation Classical CS Design Modern CS Design Manag’t of Auto Projects Batch Process Automation Adv Process Automation Adv Process Control Industrial Project Optimisation & Scheduling Control of Distillation Fuzzy Neural Expert Sys P A C T

10 School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials University of Newcastle P A C T Module Content List of some of the techniques and technology taught: n AIN, ALARP, AMS, APC, ARMAX, ANN, ASM, ATEX, BLS, CHAZOP, CIM, COOP, CPD, CSTR, DCF, DCS, DDC, DDL, DFS, DOC, DPMO, ELS, ES, ESD, FAT, FF, FIR, FLC, FMEA, FTA, GA, GAMP, GC, GLC, GLS, GPC, HART, HIPS, HR, IEC, JIT, KBS, KPI, LAN, LEL, LVDT, MCC, MCS, MEI, MILP, MIMO, MIS, MLP, MLR, MPC, MRP, MSPC, MTBF, MV, MVC, NPV, ODE, OLE, OLTF, OPC, PCA, PFD, PID, PLC, QA, QP, RBF, RGA, RLS, RTOS, SCADA, SIL, SISO, SEX, SFC, SPC, SQL, SQP, SSO, STC, S88, TCP/IP, TQM, UAL, URS, ZOH, etc.

11 School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials University of Newcastle P A C T Pattern of Study n Module is 1-week full-time intensive study at Newcastle: ● plus assignment (over 2 months) and written exam. n Approx 3 months per module. n Some 2-3 modules per year per delegate. n Typically 3-4 years to complete 9 modules for MSc. n Plus 1-2 years to complete industrial project. n Upper limit of 5 years. n Delegates choose modules subject to: ● availability, interest, needs, funding, order and cycle. n Cycle of 18 months for 16 modules.

12 School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials University of Newcastle P A C T Industrial Project n Equivalent to 3 month’s full-time effort (45 credits): ● lapsed time of 1-2 years. n Done on an in-company basis. Must be of sufficient: ● importance to company to justify time & resources, ● challenge and relevance to justify MSc degree. n Dissertation covered by confidentiality agreement. n Some examples of projects completed: ● fuzzy logic ratio trim on coal fired boilers (Npower), ● prototype protection system design (BNFL), ● high speed bar code verification system (Muller), ● model predictive controller on exothermic reactor (BP).

13 School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials University of Newcastle P A C T What is the PACT? n Partnership in Automation and Control Training (PACT): ● originally established in n Currently consists of Newcastle University (CEAM) and 12 companies in the process sector. n A healthy mix of end-users, contractors and suppliers. ● ABB, BP, BNG, Emerson, Eurotherm, Huntsman, Jacobs, Pfizer, RWE Npower, Honeywell and Siemens. n PACT responsible for establishing and supporting the IGDS on behalf of the industry. n The IGDS is delivered by and through the PACT.

14 School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials University of Newcastle P A C T What is the LMC? n Local Management Committee (LMC). n The LMC consists of representatives of the University, each of the PACT companies and the ISA. ● majority are industrialists, chaired by an industrialist. n Statement of Intent (SoI) delegates authority to the LMC: ● the LMC determines policy regarding all aspects of operation of the IGDS and controls PACT finances. n LMC members are actively involved in course design, delivery, management and quality assurance. n Provides confidence in the relevance of the Scheme demonstrates University’s commitment to the industry. n Provides confidence in the relevance of the Scheme ● demonstrates University’s commitment to the industry.

15 School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials University of Newcastle P A C T Further Information n Detailed information about the IGDS on the website: n Enquiries by please to: n Jonathan Love School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials Merz Court Newcastle University NE1 7RU


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