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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.

Density Measurement

  • Define density and units of density, such as API, Baumé, BRIX and TWADDLE.
  • Describe hydrometers and boiling point rise used for density measurement.
  • Describe hydrostatic head density, various means of achieving hydrostatic density measurement and displacement density measurement.
  • Explain nuclear density meter operation and the Atomic Energy of Canada (AEC) safety regulation related to nuclear instrumentation.
  • Perform the yearly test required as per AEC guidelines on nuclear instruments using Geiger counter and swab test to ensure the integrity of nuclear instruments.
  • Calibrate nuclear density instrument transmitter.
  • Calibrate a refractometer.
  • Describe boiling point rise to density measurement and linearization of boiling point rise to density.
  • Perform an empirical test and calibration of boiling point rise systems on running multiple effect evaporators.

Level Measurement

  • Describe level switch contacts, such as mercury, micro switches and gauge glasses.
  • Define hydrostatic head level measurement and 'elevation' and 'suppression' on head level measurements.
  • Describe open and closed tank head level measurement, such as condensing and non-condensing head level measurement.
  • Calibrate head level measurement transmitters.
  • Calculate bubble pipe level measurements.
  • Calculate displacer sizes for displacement level transmitters.
  • Describe nuclear, capacitance, ultrasonic, pulse radar, load cell and boiler drum level measurement.
  • Calibrate ultrasonic level measurement.
  • Calculate zero, span, elevation and suppression parameters as they apply to head level measurement of various processes such as distillation column, multiple effect evaporators, industrial boilers etc.
  • Install a level transmitter on a tank.

Effective as of Winter 2017

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