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WTRM103:  ELECTRICAL AND INSTRUMENTATION


Course Description

Introduction to basic electrical theory, applications, common uses and real world examples of control systems and instrumentation used in water distribution, water, and wastewater treatment plants including switches, relays, alarms, motors, instrumentation, valve actuators, computers and communications. ADVISORY: WTRM 101 Introduction to Water-Wastewater Technology; WTRM 102 Beginning Water-Wastewater Mathematics.


Learning Outcomes

  • Explain basic electrical theory and components, such as resistors, capacitors and inductors.
  • Outline the basic components of AC electricity.
  • Explain the concept of pressure as it relates to electrical and instrumentation processes in the water industry.
  • Describe the concept of level as it relates to electrical and instrumentation processes in the water industry.
  • Explain the concept of flow as it relates to electrical and instrumentation processes in the water industry.
  • Outline the concepts of temperature and heat as they relates to electrical and instrumentation processes in the water industry.
  • Explain the concept of actuators and controllers as they relate to electrical and instrumentation processes in the water industry Actuators and controllers.
  • Explain the concepts of process control, calibration practices, including PID, zero, and span, as it relates to electrical and instrumentation processes in the water industry.
  • Describe the roles of programmable logic controllers as they relate to electrical and instrumentation processes in the water industry.
  • Describe the role of Supervisory Systems and Data Acquisition (SCADA) in the water industry.


Last modified: November 25, 2014
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