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Instrumentation and Control - Instrument System Models and Calibration

This tutorial is mainly about instrument systems and simple mathematical models. It brings together the various elements covered in tutorials 2 and 3. It leads into more dvance work on control system models. It is provided mainly in support of the EC module D227 – Control System Engineering.

On completion of this tutorial, you should be able to do the following.

· Explain the model of a basic instrument system.
· Calculate the relationship between input and output for complete system.
· Explain and identify the main errors that occur in instrument systems.
· Explain the basic principles of calibration.
· Explain primary and secondary standards.
 

Instrumentation and Control - Signal Processors and Receivers

This tutorial provides an overview of signal processing and conditioning for use in instrumentation and automatic control systems. This tutorial is mainly descriptive.
 
On completion of this tutorial, you should be able to do the following.
· Explain a basic measurement system.
· Describe the various types of signals and their conversion.
· Explain the principles of a selection of signal processors and conditioners.
· Explain in some details the principles Analogue/Digital processing.
· Explain the principles of a range of signal receivers.
 
 

Instrumentation and Control - Sensors and Primary Transducers

Instrumentation and Control - Sensors and Primary TranducersThis tutorial provides an overview of instrument sensors used in process and automatic control. It is useful to anyone studying measurement systems and instrumentation. This tutorial is mainly descriptive.

Control is a broad concept and the following might apply to an automated system such as a robot or to a process control system such as a pneumatic valve controlling the flow of team in a pipe.
 
On completion of this tutorial, you should be able to do the following.
 
· Explain a basic measurement system.
· Explain the basic working principles of a variety of temperature sensors.
· Explain the basic working principles of a variety of pressure sensors.
· Explain the basic working principles of a variety of speed transducers.
· Explain the basic working principles of a variety of flow meters.
· Explain the basic working principles of a variety of force gauges.
· Explain the basic working principles of a variety of displacement gauges.
· Explain the basic working principles of a variety of level (depth) gauges.
· Explain in some detail the theory and use of strain gauges.
 
   

Instrumentation and Control-Basic Engineering Science

This tutorial provides minimal engineering science necessary to complete the rest of the tutorials. Greater depth of the individual topics can be found on the web site. It is useful to anyone studying measurement systems and instrumentation. This tutorial is very basic though.

Instrumentation and Control. Basic Engineering Science.

Download or view the file in PDF format here.

 

Industrial Automation Pocket Guide

Industrial Automation Pocket GuideIndustrial Automation Pocket Guide Volume 6. Discusses about best practices in Industrial Data Communication, Advanced Process Control, Automatic Safety Systems and Financial Management. A must-have for the Industrial Automation Engineer.

170 pages of pure information (5.7MB) 

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