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Industrial Inst/ProcessControl - INST


While no outlines currently exist for this course, below are the course learning outcomes/competencies.

Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies

  • Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:


  • Demonstrate safe working practices in the lab.

Pressure Measurement

  • Convert pressure measurements among three standards: SI, MKS and BGS
  • Define pressure types, such as atmospheric, absolute, gauge and vacuum.
  • Identify zero, span & angularity errors when adjusting calibration to correct errors in gauges.
  • Calibrate gauges using primary standards such as manometers and dead weight testers which are primary standards.
  • Identify pressure gauges by type, class, application and gauge accessories, such as pulsation dampers, chemical seals and pigtail siphons.
  • Calculate and correct for head effects on pressure and measurement.
  • Identify receiver elements.
  • Describe pressure switch contacts, such as mercury and micro switches.
  • Calibrate pressure switches using appropriate test standards.

Pneumatic and Electronic Instruments

  • Use a dead weight tester or a manometer to calibrate different types of gauges such as draft gauge, standard pressure gauge and high pressure gauge to manufacturer’s specified accuracy.
  • Use the appropriate calibration test equipment to calibrate recorders including servo-mechanisms and other link and lever devices to manufacturer’s specified accuracy.
  • Use the appropriate calibration test equipment to calibrate pressure pneumatic, electronic and smart electronic pressure transmitters using appropriate test equipment to manufacturer’s specified accuracy.
  • Perform the set-up of a pneumatic relay.
  • Explain the function of pressure measuring elements, such as bellows, diaphragm and helical.
  • Describe force balance transmitters such as moment of force and true force.
  • Describe motion balance transmitters such as angle motion and linear motion balance.
  • Calibrate transducers (pneumatic to current and current to pneumatic).

Effective as of Winter 2017

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