CHME 424L. Process Control Laboratory


1. Course number and name

CHME 424L. Process Control Laboratory

2. Credits and contact hours

1 credit hour = 37 contact hours per semester

3. Instructor’s or course coordinator’s name

 Dr. Daniel A. Gulino, Ph.D. 

4. Text book, title, author, and year


a. other supplemental materials

Laboratory experiment instruction booklets provided in class.

5. Specific course information

a. catalog description: Experiments with chemical engineering process control including the use of computer data acquisition and closed-loop process control. Covers control system instrumentation. Includes written and oral reports.

b. prerequisites: none co-requisites: CHME 423L

c. required, elective, or selected elective (as per Table 5-1): required

6. Specific goals for the course

a. The student will…

  • organize and carry out experimental design and actual hands-on experiments;
  • understand safety regulations and safe operation procedures in the chemical engineering laboratory;
  • be able to analyze and interpret experimental data with theories learned in previous courses;
  • write organized and cohesive technical reports; 
  • organize and prepare standard operating procedures;
  • work effectively in a team environment; and
  • prepare and present technical works and answer questions.

b. Criterion 3 Student Outcomes specifically addressed by this course are found in a mapping of outcomes against all CHME courses in the curriculum.

7. Brief list of topics to be covered

  • analysis of process control (flow, level, temperature) using a laboratory process control system
  • analysis of simulated distillation
  • control of interacting tanks

Common Syllabus Addendum

The NMSU Department of Chemical Engineering maintains a syllabus addendum containing course requirements common to all courses with the CH E prefix online.  This document is accessible from the URL: