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Instrumentation Basics Series (15 Parts)

Synopsis
Video-based training in troubleshooting, adjusting, calibrating and repairing instrumentation and control systems.
1: Function of instrument systemes; basic steps in control process; manual and automatic control; variables used in process control; components and functions of a typical feedback control loop; accuracy and precision.
2: The function of a controller in a process loop; four modes of control; two-position control in a proces loop; the operating principle of proportional control; proportional band; proportional control.
3: Process variables - pressure, temperature, flow and level; working fluid; system and process; open system and closed system; energy and fluid processes; heat, mass and pressure; internal energy and heat; Farenheit and Celsius temperature scales.
4: Relationship among force, area and pressure; derivation of Pounds per Square Inch (psi) as a unit of measure; atmospheric gauge and absolute pressure; converting between gauge pressure and absolute pressure; pressure measurement and height of liquid.
5: Balloon symbols, loop identification numbers; loop indicator suffixes; process line symbols; signal line symbols; types of valves and their symbols; symbol for hand actuator; symbols for automatic actuators including diaphragm; solenoid and rotary.
6: The sections on a loop diagram; instrument ports and connections; junction boxes and identifiers; power supply for the loop; operating range and set point for an instrument; controller action; electronic line symbols; electronic instrumentation symbols.
7: ISA Standard 5.1; scanning device; instrument symbols used on instrumentation diagrams; functional identifiers used with control systems; types of instrumentation diagrams; interpreting a simplified diagram.
8: Gaskets and O-rings; applications of tubing in instrument systems; tubing materials and applications; calculating tubing gain; tubing benders; plastic tubing.
9: Types of wire; crimped splice; in-line splice; coaxial cable connection; conductors to terminal; purpose of grounding; installation of safety ground; electrical noise/signal distortion.
10: Primary and secondary standards; u-tube manometers; reading u-tube scales; well-type manometers; define meniscus; manometer levels; hydraulic deadweight testers.
11: Test gauge; selection factors; effects of parallax; reading of multiple scales; analogue-display pneumatic callibration; digital display pneumatic instruments.
12: Multimeters; me asuring electronic input values; controls; masuring oelectronic output values; displays of function generators.
13: Display section; vertical control section; horizontal control section; triggering controls; probes; digital functions and features; start-up and initialization; measuring amplitude.
14: Effects on a process loop control; detecting instrumentation errors; accuracy; dead band; hysteresis; linearity; repeatability; accuracy ratings; typical errors; zero shift; span error.
15: Calibration set-up; equipment; information sources; connections; determining calibration points; calibration data sheet; calibration prerequisites; pneumatic instrument calibration; electronic instrument calibration.
Series
Instrument Technology Training Program, Series
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 15 x 30 min.
Year of production
1991-92
Availability
Sale; 2000 sale: £87.00 (+VAT +p&p) each
Documentation
Accompanying student guide workbook and instructor’s guide with each video.
Subjects
Engineering
Keywords
engineering skills; instrumentation systems; technical training

Sections

Title
Feedback control
Synopsis
1: Function of instrument systemes; basic steps in control process; manual and automatic control; variables used in process control; components and functions of a typical feedback control loop; accuracy and precision.

Title
Process control modes
Synopsis
2: The function of a controller in a process loop; four modes of control; two-position control in a proces loop; the operating principle of proportional control; proportional band; proportional control.

Title
Process characteristics
Synopsis
3: Process variables - pressure, temperature, flow and level; working fluid; system and process; open system and closed system; energy and fluid processes; heat, mass and pressure; internal energy and heat; Farenheit and Celsius temperature scales.

Title
Process variables
Synopsis
4: Relationship among force, area and pressure; derivation of Pounds per Square Inch (psi) as a unit of measure; atmospheric gauge and absolute pressure; converting between gauge pressure and absolute pressure; pressure measurement and height of liquid.

Title
Instrumentation symbols
Synopsis
5: Balloon symbols, loop identification numbers; loop indicator suffixes; process line symbols; signal line symbols; types of valves and their symbols; symbol for hand actuator; symbols for automatic actuators including diaphragm; solenoid and rotary.

Title
Instrument loop diagrams
Synopsis
6: The sections on a loop diagram; instrument ports and connections; junction boxes and identifiers; power supply for the loop; operating range and set point for an instrument; controller action; electronic line symbols; electronic instrumentation symbols

Title
Process and instrumentation diagrams
Synopsis
7: ISA Standard 5.1; scanning device; instrument symbols used on instrumentation diagrams; functional identifiers used with control systems; types of instrumentation diagrams; interpreting a simplified diagram.

Title
Mechanical connections
Synopsis
8: Gaskets and O-rings; applications of tubing in instrument systems; tubing materials and applications; calculating tubing gain; tubing benders; plastic tubing.

Title
Electrical connections
Synopsis
9: Types of wire; crimped splice; in-line splice; coaxial cable connection; conductors to terminal; purpose of grounding; installation of safety ground; electrical noise/signal distortion.

Title
Primary calibration standards
Synopsis
10: Primary and secondary standards; u-tube manometers; reading u-tube scales; well-type manometers; define meniscus; manometer levels; hydraulic deadweight testers.

Title
Pneumatic test equipment
Synopsis
11: Test gauge; selection factors; effects of parallax; reading of multiple scales; analogue-display pneumatic callibration; digital display pneumatic instruments.

Title
Electronic test equipment
Synopsis
12: Multimeters; me asuring electronic input values; controls; masuring oelectronic output values; displays of function generators.

Title
Oscilloscopes
Synopsis
13: Display section; vertical control section; horizontal control section; triggering controls; probes; digital functions and features; start-up and initialization; measuring amplitude.

Title
Instrumentation errors
Synopsis
14: Effects on a process loop control; detecting instrumentation errors; accuracy; dead band; hysteresis; linearity; repeatability; accuracy ratings; typical errors; zero shift; span error.

Title
Instrument callibration
Synopsis
15: Calibration set-up; equipment; information sources; connections; determining calibration points; calibration data sheet; calibration prerequisites; pneumatic instrument calibration; electronic instrument calibration.

Sponsor

Name

Instrumentation, Systems ane Automation Society

Distributor

Name

American Technical Publishers Ltd

Email
info@ihsatp.com
Web
http://www.ihsatp.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01344 861666,
Address
IHS ATP
Willoughby Road
Bracknell
Berks
RDG12 8DW
Notes
American Technical Publishers has been taken over by IHS and is now known as IHS ATP (2005)

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