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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.

Prerequisite(s)

ACIM 5030 and ACIM 5040

Credits

3.0

Cost

$1,031.03

Winter 2021

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

CRN 87343

Mon Jan 18 - Mon Mar 08 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 18 - Mar 08 Mon/Wed 17:00 - 21:15 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$1,031.03

Notes

  1. This course will be delivered in a BLENDED format, as a combination of online and on-campus learning, on a schedule that will be announced on the first day of class. No class on Feb 15, 2021 (Family Day). 2. 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. 3. Students are required to have their own Windows based desktop or laptop computer, a headset, a microphone, and a stable broadband connection. Students are required to understand how to use their own computer prior to the beginning of the first class. This includes the use of an internet browser, file management system (e.g., finding, opening and saving files), and how to move between applications. Course navigation will be explained on the first day of class, but using your computer will not. See BCIT Minimum Computer System Requirements https://www.bcit.ca/it-services/student-discounts/ 4. 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 course offering has been cancelled. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Cancelled

Spring/Summer 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

CRN 65302

Mon Jul 19 - Wed Jul 28 2 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jul 19 - Jul 28 Mon - Fri 07:30 - 14:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$1,031.03

Notes

  1. This condensed course is deliver in a BLENDED format, as a combination of online and on-campus learning, course schedule available on the first day of class. Students must provide their own Windows based computer, headset, microphone, and a stable broadband connection. Prior knowledge in managing files on a Microsoft Windows PC also required. Course navigation will provided on the first day of class. 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

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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