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ACIM 6020 - Safety Controls and Intrinsically Safe Systems

AutomatedControls Instal&Maint Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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Course Details

This course covers installation, configuration, and programming for safety devices, safety controllers, and intrinsically safe devices that are widely used in industrial manufacturing and process control systems to ensure worker safety, and to protect equipment by inhibiting unwanted machine movement and preventing explosions. The student will make electrical connections to master shutdown devices that have supervised wiring including safety light curtains. A major activity will be the integration of field safety and intrinsically safe field devices into a Rockwell Guardlogix Safety PLC system.


ACIM 5030 and ACIM 5040





Fall 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 47046

Sat Nov 07 - Sat Dec 12 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 07 - Dec 12 Sat 07:30 - 15:00 BBY



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Apply the Canadian Electrical Code to the installation of safety devices and safety controllers.
  • Describe the difference between a PAC/PLC Safety Controller and a conventional PAC/PLC.
  • Follow manufacturers’ instructions to install safety devices and safety controllers.
  • Apply the Canadian Electrical Code—Hazardous Locations (Section 18) to specify installation materials and methods to volatile environments where intrinsically safe devices are required.
  • Identify stored energy hazards in automated control systems.·
  • Install intrinsically safe devices according to the instructions of the manufacturer and the Canadian Electrical Code.

Effective as of Winter 2018

Related Programs

ACIM 6020 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Automated Controls Installation and Maintenance
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate


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