Industrial Process Measurement

Course Syllabus 

  • Pressure Measurement
    • Pressure Measurement Principles, Units and Types.
    • Liquid Head Devices (Manometers).
    • Elastic Deformation Elements (Diaphragms, Capsules, Bellows).
    • Pressure Switches.
    • Bourdon Tube Gauges ("C" type, Spiral, Helical, Compound and Duplex).
    • Installation of Bourdon Tube Gauges.
    • Pressure Transducers (Piezoresistive Crystals and Capacitance Cell).
    • Pressure Calibration Standards (DWT, Venier Manometer and Standard Gauge).
    • Calibration Procedures, Errors and Correction.
  • Pneumatic Transmission Systems
    • Pneumatic Transmitter (Force Balance).
    • Flapper and Nozzle Mechanism.
    • Feedback Bellows and Pneumatic Relay Amplifier.
    • Pneumatic Transmitter (Motion Balance).
    • Set Point Transmitter.
  • Electronic Transmission Systems
    • Electronic Transmitter (Force Balance).
    • Detector Armature (LVDT).
    • SMART and Intelligent Transmitters.
    • Transmission Signal Converters (I to P and P to I).
    • Electronic Display Devices.
  • Level Measurement
    • Dipsticks and Dip Tapes.
    • Sight Glass.
    • Hydrostatic Methods (Wet Leg and Dry Leg).
    • Purged Dip Pipe Level Measurement Principle.
    • Buoyancy Methods (Floats and Displacer).
    • Capacitor Methods.
    • Ultrasonic Methods.
    • Nucleonic Methods.
    • Radar Methods.
    • Load Cell Methods.
    • Other Methods.
  • Flow Measurement
    • Rate and Quantity of Flow.
    • Laminar, Transient and Turbulent Flow.
    • Reynolds Number, Velocity Profile and Critical Flow.
    • Quality Displacement Meters.
    • Bernoulli's Theorem and Basic Flow Law.
    • Constant Area, Variable Pressure Devices.
    • Constant Head, Variable Area Devices.
    • Square root Extraction.
    • Flow Integrators.
    • Inferential (Velocity) Flowmeters.
    • Mass Flowmeters.
    • Installation Practices.
  • Temperature Measurement
    • Temperature Units and Scales.
    • Liquid-in-glass Thermometers.
    • Liquid, Gas and Vapour Filled Systems.
    • Bimetal Thermometers.
  • Electrical Methods of Temperature Measurement
    • Resistance Thermometers.
    • The Wheatstone Bridge.
    • 2, 3 and 4 Wire Systems.
    • Thermistors.
    • Thermocouples.
    • Deflection Type Temperature Indicator.
    • Reference Junction Compensation.
    • Compensating and Extension Cable.
    • The Potentiometric Measuring Circuit.
    • Radiation Pyrometers.

Dates available on request.

Course Content

To provide candidates with the underpinning knowledge and understanding of measurement systems and calibration techniques through workshop practicals, which accumulate up to 65% of the course duration.

Suited to those who may require training towards multi-discipline engineering and who are required to perform an instrumentation role on return to their workplace.

The course is of five days in duration.

Optimum Number:
Maximum of six delegates per course.

Training Aids:
OHP, information handouts.



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