Instrumentation and measurement
12 - 16 September 2016
Dave Ayres, Stuart Billingham, Jon Love
The aim is to provide a thorough grounding in the principles, technology and practices of measurement, with an emphasis on the specification, installation and operation of the common types of instrumentation (including valves) used in the process industries.
- To develop an awareness of the principles of measurement and principal design features of a variety of instruments.
- To appreciate the key issues in selecting instrument types (including valves) and specifying their requirements.
- To become familiar with the operation and use of a variety of typical items of process instrumentation and control loop hardware.
- To understand modern signal transmission techniques and relevant standards.
- To recognise the importance of good measurement as a basis for effective control.
This module is of one week's full-time intensive study consisting of a variety of formal lectures and informal tutorials. The time allocation for practical work is to enable students to carry out a series of structured experiments in the University's process control laboratory. The experiments will involve calibration, channel tracing, fault finding, functional testing, etc using a variety of process measurements and signal types.