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Process Automation MSc/Diploma Short Courses for CPD. What is Process Automation?. The process industries: oil and gas, chemicals (petro-, bulk-, speciality-, fine-, bio-,), pharmaceuticals, food & drink, water, utilities, cement, steel, nuclear power, etc.

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what is process automation
What is Process Automation?
  • The process industries: oil and gas, chemicals (petro-, bulk-, speciality-, fine-, bio-,), pharmaceuticals, food & drink, water, utilities, cement, steel, nuclear power, etc.
  • Process control is the automatic control of plant and equipment used in the chemical and process industries.
  • Characterised by measurements of temperature, pressure, flow, level, composition, etc.
  • Process automation includes process control but also those systems that address enterprise wide issues such as operability, quality, reliability, safety and viability.
  • Process control provides the platform for automation
what is the igds
What is the IGDS?
  • Integrated Graduate Development Scheme(IGDS) in process automation.
  • It is aimed at personnel employed in the chemical and process industries.
  • The IGDS is a national scheme based in Newcastle.
  • It provides a flexible part-time pattern of study.
  • Consists of a suite of one-week intensive modules.
  • Parts of modules can be taken as short courses.
  • Modules can be taken alone for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.
  • Credits may be accumulated for an MSc/Diploma.
some statistics
Some Statistics

IGDS was established in 1995:

  • 28 alumni to date (24 MSc, 4 Diploma).
  • 24 current active MSc & Diploma registrations.
  • 10 suspended MSc and Diploma registrations.
  • 12 active occasional delegates.
  • 16 active ad-hoc delegates.
  • 149 former ad-hoc/occasional delegates.

Note: delegates is IGDS speak for students.

Correct: end March 06

who are the delegates
Who are the Delegates?
  • IGDS is designed for personnel concerned with process automation.
  • Delegates must be involved in the design and development of systems, their application, operation, support and management.
  • May be employed by suppliers, contractors or end users.
  • All delegates are sponsored by their companies.
  • Bursaries available for delegates employed by SME or self employed.
  • Spectrum of ages (23 to 55) and experience.
what are the benefits
What are the Benefits?
  • 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.
  • 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.
delegate backgrounds
Delegate Backgrounds

Current MSc/Diploma registrations: a healthy mix:

  • 36% chemical engineers.
  • 32% electrical engineers.
  • 32% other engineers & scientists.
  • 29% MEng, MSc, PhD
  • 49% BSc, BEng, (2.2 Hons).
  • 22% HNC, HND, etc, with relevant industrial experience.

Correct: end July 2004

nature of the modules
Nature of the Modules
  • Modules are generic, concentrating on principles and technology.
  • Delivery is vendor independent and not product specific.
  • Close involvement of industry in design and delivery.
  • High academic standard and quality of content.
  • Emphasis on international standards.
  • Theory related to practice and technology throughout.
  • Both advanced and conventional techniques.
  • Examples and applications of a process nature.
  • 16 modules covering spectrumof process automation.
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Elect Eng

Principles

Chem Eng

Principles

Instrument’n

& Meas’t

Mathematics

& Matlab

A

C

P

T

Classical

CS Design

Schemes

& Strategies

Control Syst

Technology

Modelling &

Simulation

Modern

CS Design

Control of

Distillation

Batch Process

Automation

Manag’t of

Auto Projects

Optimisation

& Scheduling

Adv Process

Control

Adv Process

Automation

Industrial

Project

Fuzzy Neural

Expert Sys

module content
Module Content

List of some of the techniques and technology taught:

  • 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.
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Pattern of Study

  • Module is 1-week full-time intensive study at Newcastle: ● plus assignment (over 2 months) and written exam.
  • Approx 3 months per module.
  • Some 2-3 modules per year per delegate.
  • Typically 3-4 years to complete 9 modules for MSc.
  • Plus 1-2 years to complete industrial project.
  • Upper limit of 5 years.
  • Delegates choose modules subject to:● availability, interest, needs, funding, order and cycle.
  • Cycle of 18 months for 16 modules.
industrial project
Industrial Project
  • Equivalent to 3 month’s full-time effort (45 credits):● lapsed time of 1-2 years.
  • Done on an in-company basis. Must be of sufficient: ● importance to company to justify time & resources,● challenge and relevance to justify MSc degree.
  • Dissertation covered by confidentiality agreement.
  • 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).
what is the pact
What is the PACT?
  • Partnership in Automation and Control Training (PACT): ● originally established in 1992.
  • Currently consists of Newcastle University (CEAM) and 12 companies in the process sector.
  • A healthy mix of end-users, contractors and suppliers.

● ABB, BP, BNG, Emerson, Eurotherm, Huntsman, Jacobs, Pfizer, RWE Npower, Honeywell and Siemens.

  • PACT responsible for establishing and supporting the IGDS on behalf of the industry.
  • The IGDS is delivered by and through the PACT.
what is the lmc
What is the LMC?
  • Local Management Committee (LMC).
  • The LMC consists of representatives of the University, each of the PACT companies and the ISA. ●majority are industrialists, chaired by an industrialist.
  • 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.
  • LMC members are actively involved in course design, delivery, management and quality assurance.
  • Provides confidence in the relevance of the Scheme●demonstrates University’s commitment to the industry.
further information
Further Information
  • Detailed information about the IGDS on the website:

http://www.ncl.ac.uk/pact

  • Enquiries by email please to: [email protected]
  • Jonathan LoveSchool of Chemical Engineering and Advanced MaterialsMerz CourtNewcastle UniversityNE1 7RU
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