Process Control, Instrumentation and Safety


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in:
Mathematical Modeling and Numerical Methods
Fundamental Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Students who have passed the module should be able to

  • account for diagrams and system interconnections
  • explain modeling of physical systems, determination of operating points and linearization
  • explain a system's dynamic and stationary behavior, including the effects of the type and order of the system, as well as poles and zero points and their impact on the response of the system
  • account for analysis by root curves and knowledge of controller design using root curves
  • account for a system's frequency response (open-loop and closed - loop)
  • account for stability analyses
  • describe design using frequency response techniques
  • explain analog implementation of controllers
  • describe measurement techniques and data collection using a PC
  • account for software for building/developing applications for data acquisition and control
  • account for the structure and operation of the measurement system including sensors, signal processing and monitoring system
  • explain the operation of classical sensors (pressure, temperature, position, velocity, acceleration and flow)
  • account for sampling, different connections and noise from measurements


  • analyze block diagrams on the basis of PI – charts
  • model and analyze basic dynamical systems, including electrical, mechanical and thermal systems and analogies between these
  • develop models of dynamic systems in the form of transfer functions
  • apply control theory to achieve performance criteria
  • analyze a system's response and stability using the classical methods
  • select appropriate regulators and predict/assess their impact
  • use standard software for data acquisition, control and regulation
  • connect classical sensors and conduct research with classical sensors for pressure, temperature, position, velocity, acceleration and flow
  • assess the quality of the measurements and apply appropriate processing on them
  • disseminate the problem, the used solution method and interpret the outcome

Type of instruction

Lectures and theoretical exercises

Extent and expected workload

150 hours



Name of examProcess Control, Instrumentation and Safety
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleProcesregulering, instrumentering og sikkerhed
Module codeK-KT-B6-7A
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerBachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering (Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology)
Study BoardStudy Board of Chemistry and Bioscience
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science