Basic Instrumentation

Basic Instrumentation

Human Logic
Updated Oct 17, 2019

Course Overview

In a chemical plant, it is imperative to monitor the fluid levels in the tanks and vessels because they supply the reaction material; and hold the finished product and their intermediates. The consequences of wastage and damage can be dire should levels go unmonitored. The efficient functioning of an industrial plant will involve, at some point in the process, the careful control and measurement of four parameters: temperature, level, flow and pressure. This module explains the underlying physical principles of these parameters and how the principles can be exploited to keep plants functioning at their safest and optimum best.

Target Audience

Oil & Gas and Manufacturing Industries

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the importance of temperature, pressure, level and flow instruments
  • Explain the terms related to process parameters, pressure and vacuum gauges, level measurement, temperature measurement, flow measurement
  • Identify the characteristics of measurements
  • Describe pressure measuring devices
  • Identify various types of flow measuring devices
  • Explain the process of measurement by using measuring devices
  • Describe the working principles of magnetic speed measuring devices
  • Describe vibration, actuators and its related terms
  • Explain the function of final control element
  • Describe various types of control valves
  • Describe common types of analyzers
  • Describe the working principle of Gas Chromatography Analyzer
  • Explain the purpose of analyzer house.