Instrumentation and Control: Temperature, Pressure, Flow, Level and Position Indication

Course Number: IC-4004
Credit: 4 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: A. Bhatia, Mechanical Engineer
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Overview

In Instrumentation and Control: Temperature, Pressure, Flow, Level and Position Indication, you'll learn ...

  • Indicator types, construction, purpose, and function
  • Environmental concerns which can affect the accuracy and reliability of indicators
  • Failure modes for the various end devices covered in the course

Overview

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Credit: 4 PDH

Length: 83 pages

Instrumentation is the art of measuring the value of plant parameters, such as temperature, pressure, flow, or level, and supplying a signal that is proportional to the measured parameter. The output signals are standard signals and can then be processed by other equipment to provide indication, alarms, or automatic control.

This course discusses five aspects of instrumentation and control systems: temperature, pressure, flow, level, and position indication. It describes the construction, operation, and failure modes for the various types of detectors, indicators, and control circuits. The course provides fundamental knowledge of basic system and equipment operations; as such, it is applicable to all electrical, mechanical, and facility engineers, operation and maintenance personnel, and energy auditors.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Principle and operation of RTDs and thermocouples
  • The purpose, function, and components of a bridge circuit and the effect of the indicated temperature for open- and short-circuit failures
  • The theory and operation of pressure detectors
  • The basic operation of a differential pressure transmitter
  • Principal of operation for various types of level detectors
  • The process of density compensation for level detectors
  • The effects of operating environment on the accuracy and reliability of pressure detection instrumentation
  • How a level signal is derived for an open vessel, a closed vessel with dry reference leg, and a closed vessel with wet reference leg
  • Why density compensation is required in some flow measurements
  • The effects of varying liquid temperature or pressure on level indication
  • How flow detectors generate a differential pressure signal through the use of orifice, venture tubes, dall flow tube, rotameter, nutating disk, and pitot tube
  • The effects of varying fluid temperature or pressure on flow indication
  • The construction, operation, and failure modes for various types of position indicators

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 25 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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