July 15, 2011
Three workshops are being offered at Shawnee State University for water and wastewater personnel beginning Friday, Sept. 23.
The first workshop is "Sensors: Thermal Mechanical, Optical, Pressure, Flow" from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23. Treatment facility operators must be able to calibrate and maintain the sensors in order to efficiently operate the facility. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:
(a) Specify type, size, timing, etc., of sensors needed for a specific application;
(b) Condition output signal of sensor into a useful signal for an automatic control system;
(c) Calibrate the sensors in an automatic control loop;
(d) Determine the amount of gain needed for the system; and
(e) Test sensor outputs.
The second workshop is "Introduction to Process Control" from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21. Automatic control loops are used for all types of chemical feed and flow control systems. Treatment facility operators and engineers must have a thorough understanding of automatic control and be able to trouble shoot the systems in order to control the various processes within the facility. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:
(a) Identify the components of an automatic control loop;
(b) Describe the functions of each component in an automatic control loop;
(c) Identify where and what type of control loop can be used;
(d) Identify the components and functions of an automated manufacturing cell;
(e) Enter basic control programs.
The third workshop is "Controller Principles" from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18. In order to maintain & calibrate automatic control systems operators must have an understanding of the various types of control modes. This course is designed to teach the student how to calculate the output from the various control modes, determine the required signal conditioning, and determine the best control mode for a specific application. Calibration & troubleshooting techniques will also be included in this study.
Each of the workshops earns 5.25 contact hours.
Ken Warfield, associate professor of Electromechanical Engineering Technology at Shawnee State University is the instructor for the workshops. He has more than twenty years of teaching experience and more than ten years of industrial experience in electrical, mechanical, water & wastewater fields. He is experienced in the operations, maintenance, and management of EPA governed treatment facilities. Warfield designed the SSU Environmental Engineering Technology degree program. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register, contact University Outreach Services open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to pick up a registration form. The course fee is $100.00 per course. Register for two or more courses for $85 each. There are several ways to register for courses: