Course detail

Design and Control of Processes

FSI-KPJAcad. year: 2017/2018

Design and Control of Processes (KPJ) focuses on basics of measurement and control in industrial sphere. Special attention is on monitoring/control equipment and devices related to technological processes, and the so called process infrastructure (distribution of process media, waste, etc.).

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Reading and development of process diagrams (drawings)
Knowledge of basic procedures for automated measuring of various physical quantities
Knowledge of design and basic properties of sensors and actuators
Understanding of measurement and control systems in industrial buildings and facilities
Understanding of process instrumentation and infrastructure
Comprehension of process and power plants diagrams


• Computer science (1IN) • Automation (6AA) • Electrical Engineering and Electronics (6EE)


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Lipták B.G.: Instrument Engineers' Handbook, Fourth Edition, Volume Two: Process Control and Optimization, CRC Press, 2005, ISBN 9780849310812 (EN)
Švarc I.: Automatické řízení, CERM, 2. vyd., 2012, ISBN: 9788021443983 (CS)
Norma ČSN ISO 3511 – Měření, řízení a přístrojové vybavení technologických procesů – Schematické zobrazování (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Students attend lectures where they learn about basic principles and theories in the discipline. Seminars focus on practical issues related to the topics discussed in the lectures. Seminars take place in the computer room at the Laboratory of Energy Intensive Processes in NETME Centre.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

• Credit: Credit test consisting of tasks discussed in the seminars.
• Exam: Oral exam in topics discussed in the lectures.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


Goal of the course is to introduce students to the practical aspects of process engineering. Students which pass the course will be able to work with project plans and documentation, they will be acquainted and be able to work with equipment necessary for process management (the so called process instrumentation). The students will be further able to communicate efficiently with other measurement and control experts.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The attendance at lectures is recommended. Course takes place in the computer room and laboratory. Lectures are combined with practical tasks. Students’ attendance at the seminars is mandatory. Any absence must be discussed beforehand with the teacher.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-PRI , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1) Introduction, project plans and documentation
2) Pipelines and power distribution network, symbolic representation
3) Communication standards in measurement and control
4) Sensors: part I
5) Sensors: part II
6) Actuators
7) Introduction to automatic control, regulation circuit, types of control
8) Mathematical description of a controlled system
9) Identification and modelling of dynamic systems
10) Control hardware for industry
11) Control software for industry
12) Process control: higher control, SCADA and ERP systems
13) Examples of in industrial measurement and control

Computer-assisted exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1) Safety in laboratory seminars
2) Diagrams of pipelines and power network distribution
3) Laboratory tasks: Communication standards in measurement and control
4) Laboratory task: temperature measuring
5) Laboratory task: measuring of pressure and liquid level height
6) Laboratory task: measuring and control of flow rate
7) Introduction to Matlab/Simulink, logical control
8) Identification and modelling of dynamic systems in Matlab, PID regulator
9) Regulation circuit: simulation in Matlab/Simulink
10) Laboratory task: control of HVAC systems
11) Laboratory task: control of heating systems
12) Laboratory task: control of gas microturbine
13) Laboratory task: control of desalination unit