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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

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 and ACIM 6010

Credits

3.0

Cost

$986.61

Spring/Summer 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 65302

Thu Jul 19 - Mon Jul 30 2 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jul 19 - Jul 30 Mon - Fri 07:30 - 14:00 BBY SE01 Rm. 210

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$986.61

Notes

  1. This is a condensed version of the course. 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

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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