Control and Instrumentation Study Station
process control engineering
Control and Instrumentation Study Station
Uses industry-standard parts to show process control of pressure, flow, level
and temperature
• Genuine industry-standard instruments and controls
• Patch panel with leads for quick and simple connection between instruments, valves and controls
• Optional distributed computer control (TE37DCS)
• Gives academic and vocational study for process control engineers and plant technicians
• Includes hidden switches to create faults for fault-finding training
• Fully programmable controllers with local and remote set points, and fully programmable proportional,
integral and derivative control
• Shows basic and advanced control, from standard flow control to ratio and interactive control
TecQuipment Ltd, Bonsall Street, long eaton, Nottingham NG10 2AN, UK
tecqu ipment. c o m
DB 0417
+4 4 115 972 2611
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Control and Instrumentation Study Station
Learning Outcomes
The Control and Instrumentation Study Station uses
industry-standard parts to teach industrial process control.
It is an excellent tool to help train plant technicians and
process control engineers.
• Setting up process transmitters
Hot and cold water supplies connect to the study station.
Two valves (worked by compressed air) control the flow
of the water supplies into a process vessel. The process
vessel has three jobs:
• Coupled and decoupled interactive control
• A pressure vessel with a pressure-relief valve for safety
• Feedforward-feedback control
• A temperature-mixing chamber for the hot and cold
water flows
• Split range control
• Level, pressure, flow and temperature control
• Cascade control
• Ratio control
• Feedforward control
• Fault-finding
• A liquid-level reservoir with a sight gauge
Transmitters on the pipework and process vessel send
flow, level temperature and pressure signals to a patch
panel. Other sockets on the patch panel connect to the
valves and other instruments. The students use leads
(included) with the patch panel to connect the instruments
and valves for any particular experiment.
The two flow transmitters are differential pressure
transmitters, connected across orifice meters. The hot flow
transmitter normally connects to an orifice meter in the hot
water inlet. A set of hand-operated two-way valves also
allow it to connect to a third orifice meter in the drain pipe
from the process vessel.
Essential Anc illary
• Service Module (SM37) – This module connects to a
suitable cold-water supply and outputs hot and cold
water at the correct flow and pressure for the Study
Station. It includes an air compressor and storage
vessel to supply compressed air to the Study Station
R ec o mmend ed Anc illary
• Distributed Control System (TE37DCS) – Refer to
separate datasheet
The study station includes two fully configurable
controllers, each with remote or local set point inputs. The
controllers are industry-standard, with a choice of different
control methods, and fully adjustable proportional,
integral and derivative (PID) circuits. Sockets on the patch
panel connect to an electronic multi-channel recorder to
log changes in process variables.
Note: The chart recorder is paperless, so you need a
suitable computer and colour printer if you need to print
out hard copies of the chart recorder traces.
For fault-finding practice, there is a set of hidden switches
on the side of the study station. These switches break the
electrical circuits from the transmitters, instruments and
control valves.
Standard Features
• Supplied with a comprehensive user guide
• Five-year warranty
• Made in accordance with the latest European Union
TecQuipment Ltd, Bonsall Street, long eaton, Nottingham NG10 2AN, UK
tecqu ipment. c o m
DB 0417
+4 4 115 972 2611
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Control and Instrumentation Study Station
Essential Services
Nett dimens io ns and w e i gh t:
Electrical supply:
1850 mm x 1100 mm x 750 mm and 272 kg
TE37: Single-phase, 230 V or 110 V (determined by order)
50/60 Hz, 250 W
Pack e d d imens io ns an d w e i gh t:
Approximately 3.04 m3 and 544 kg
TE37DCS (computer power): To customer’s needs
Reference signals:
SM37: Three-phase, 50/60 Hz, 415 V or 220 V (determined
by order)
2 x adjustable reference signals, 4 to 20 mA
Transmitters (all use industry- standard 4 to 20 mA
cu r r ent l o o p) :
Water Supply Needed For the TE37:
Hot water: 50°C, Nominal 5 L/min at 2 bar
• Pressure and temperature transmitters
Cold Water: Nominal 5 L/min at 2 bar
• Level transmitter (by differential pressure)
Drain: 10 L/min
• 2 x flow transmitters (by differential pressure at orifice
meters). One flow transmitter connects to the hot water
inlet or to the process vessel drain.
Water Supply Needed for the SM37:
2 x electronic controllers with numeric displays. Remote
or local set point and two outputs. Can be set for different
control methods:
Cold water at a Nominal 10 L/min and 1 bar
Drain: Nominal 5 L/min
Air Supply Needed For the TE37:
Clean, dry compressed air at 2 bar and 0.07 m3/min
Floor space needed for the TE37:
• Manual
3 m x 2 m (to allow access)
• Proportional (P)
Additional space needed for the SM37:
• Proportional and integral (PI)
3 m x 2 m (to allow access)
• Proportional, integral and derivative control (PID)
O per ating C o nd itio ns
PID values may be set by the user or found by the
controller’s automatic tune.
O perat ing enviro nment:
Local set point is at the keypad on the controller. Remote
set point and all inputs and outputs are connected at the
patch panel.
Storage temperature range:
Co m p u t ing r el ays :
O perat ing t emperat u re ra nge:
2 x arithmetic units
+5°C to +40°C (ambient)
Each unit has a multiplier (k) and accepts three inputs (A,
B and C), to give an output of B+k(A–C). All inputs and
outputs are connected at the patch panel and operate
with a 4 to 20 mA current signal.
O perat ing relat ive hu midit y ra nge:
–25°C to +55°C (when packed for transport).
80% at temperatures < 31°C decreasing linearly to 50% at
Sound Levels
Valves :
TE37: Lower than 70 dB(A)
2 x proportional valves
Pneumatically controlled by a positioner and a 4 to 20 mA
current signal from the Patch Panel.
SM37: Greater than 80 dB(A). TecQuipment recommend
that you wear ear protection if you work near to the
Service Module.
M ulti c hannel r ec o r de r :
Six inputs (4 to 20 mA) connected at the patch panel
Pro ces s v es s el :
Cylindrical steel chamber with hot and cold inputs, outlet
(drain) and overflow. Includes a 2 bar pressure-relief valve
for safety and a transparent sight gauge to its front.
TecQuipment Ltd, Bonsall Street, long eaton, Nottingham NG10 2AN, UK
tecqu ipment. c o m
DB 0417
+4 4 115 972 2611
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