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ACIM 6020 - Safety Controls and Intrinsically Safe Systems

Automated Controls Installation & Maintenance Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

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.

Prerequisite(s)

ACIM 5030 and ACIM 5040

Credits

3.0

Cost

$1,052.54

Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 47046

Sat Nov 06 - Sat Dec 11 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 06 - Dec 11 Sat 07:30 - 15:00 BBY SE01 Rm. 118A

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$1,052.54

Notes

  1. Registration is processed on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis. BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of cancellation, students will received notice three business days prior to the course start. Ensure your contact information (e.g. personal email address) is current. Please send your inquiries to BCIT_ACIM@bcit.ca

Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 87343

Mon Jan 17 - Mon Mar 07 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 17 - Mar 07 Mon/Wed 17:00 - 21:15 BBY SE01 Rm. 118A

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$1,052.54

Notes

  1. No class on Feb 21, 2022 (Family Day). Registration is processed on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis. BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a part-time course cancellation, students will be notified at least three business days prior to the course start date. Please ensure your contact information (e.g. personal email address) is current. Check this website frequently to see if someone de-registers if the course becomes full. Please send your inquiries to BCIT_ACIM@bcit.ca

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Oct 27 at 9:00 am (PDT)

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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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