Instrumentation and Control Overview

Instrumentation and Control Overview

Updated Jan 21, 2021

 After completing this lesson, you will be able to describe the basic operating principles behind the instrumentation and control common to your unit. You will also be able to identify various instrumentation components and discuss the ways instrumentation systems collect and transmit information. • Discuss the importance of instrumentation and control • Define the following common plant process variables: – Pressure – Temperature – Flow – Level – Analytical • Describe the basic function of process instrumentation • Explain the relationship between common process variables • Define terms associated with process instrumentation: – Differential (delta Δ) – Local control – Remote control – Control loop – Electronic – Pneumatic – Analog – Digital