Module 6

Power and Automation

Description

This course studies the sources and transmission of power in the mill; pneumatic and mechanical conveying; instrumentation used for measurement in the mill; the programmable logic controller; process control systems in the milling industry.

Students will gain valuable knowledge of the principles governing electric motors and will be able to explain the importance of efficient use of energy within the mill.

Topics Covered

  • Evolution and Automation
  • Utilities
  • Transmission of Power
  • Use and Application of Air
  • Pneumatic Conveying
  • Measurement
  • The Programmable Logic Controller
  • Process Control Systems

Examination

The date for examination on this module is Wednesday 16 May 2018 and will accord with the test specification below and also set out in the course workbook.

Duration: 2 1/2 hours, 7 questions

Test Specification

Automation; Utilities; Transmission of power 2 questions
Use of air; Pneumatic conveying 2 questions
Measurement 1 question
PLCs and Process control systems 2 questions

Past Papers