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Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani

Work-Integrated Learning Programmes Division

Second Semester 2010-2011

Course Handout

Course No. : ET ZC341

Course Title : Instrumentation & Control

Course Description

Measurement systems, transducers, feedback control, components: electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic;

Signal conditioning and processing, controllers, display, recording, direct digital control,
programmable logic controllers, PC based instrumentation.

Scope and Objectives

 To understand the basic concepts of measurement.

 To explain the various building blocks of measuring instruments such as transducers, signal
conditioning, display and recording.
 To provide the sufficient background of above concept to facilitate the meaningful measurement
& Instrument design.

Prescribed Text Book

T1. Johnson, Curtis D., Process Control Instrumentation Technology, Prentice – Hall of India, 8th
Ed., 2006.

Reference Books

R1. Bolton, W. “Industrial Control & Instrumentation,” Orient Longman, 1993.

R2. S K Singh, Industrial Instrumentation and Control, TMH, 3rd Edition, 2009.
ET ZC341 Course Handout Second Semester 2010-2011 Page 2

Plan of Self Study

Week Topic Chapter Reference


1&2 Introduction to Process Control Chapter 1

3. Thermal Sensors Chapter 4
4. Mechanical Sensors Chapter 5
5. Optical Sensors Chapter 6
6&7 Analog Signal Conditioning Chapter 2
8. Digital Signal Conditioning Chapter 3
Syllabus for Mid-Semester Test (Closed Book): Topics in Week No. 1 to 8
9. Final Control Chapter 7
10-12 Discrete State Process Control Chapter 8
13-14 Controller Principles Chapter 9
15. Analog Controllers Chapter 10
Syllabus for Comprehensive Exam (Open Book): All topics given in Plan of Self Study

Evaluation Scheme:
EC Evaluation Component & Duration Weightage Day, Date, Session,Time
No. Type of Examination
EC-1 Mid-Semester Test 2 Hours 40% Saturday, 05/02/2011 (AN)*
(Closed Book)* 2 PM – 4 PM
EC-2 Comprehensive Exam 3 Hours 60% Saturday, 02/04/2011 (AN)*
(Open Book)* 2 PM – 5 PM
* Legend:
AN: AfterNoon Session; FN: ForeNoon Session
Closed Book Test: No reference material of any kind will be permitted inside the exam hall.
Open Book Exam: Use of any printed / written reference material (books and notebooks) will be permitted inside the
exam hall. Loose sheets of paper will not be permitted. Computers of any kind will not be allowed inside the exam hall.
Use of calculators will be allowed in all exams. No exchange of any material will be allowed.

It shall be the responsibility of the individual student to be regular in maintaining the self study schedule as given in the
course handout, attend the online/on demand lectures as per details that would be put up in the BITS WILP website and take all the prescribed components of the evaluation such as Mid Semester Test
and Comprehensive Examination according to the Evaluation Scheme given in the respective Course Handout. If the
student is unable to appear for the Regular Test/Examination due to genuine exigencies, the student must refer to the
procedure for applying for Make-up Test/Examination, which will be available through the Important Information
link on the BITS WILP website on the date of the Regular Test/Examination. The Make-up Tests/Exams will be
conducted only at selected exam centres on the dates to be announced later.