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Electronic Maintenance Series (12 Parts)

Synopsis
Video-based training in troubleshooting, adjusting, calibrating and repairing instrumentation and control systems.
Series
Instrument Technology Training Program, Series
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 12 x 30 min.
Year of production
1991-92
Availability
Sale; 2000 sale: £87.00 (+VAT +p&p) each
Documentation
Accompanying student workbook and instructor’s guide with each video.
Subjects
Engineering
Keywords
electrical and electronic engineering; technical training

Sections

Title
Solid state devices
Synopsis
1: Characteristics of solid state devices; semiconductor materials; operation of a PN junction diode; Zener diode operation; internal construc tion of NPN and PNP transistors; operation of a JFET and a MOSFET; UJTs, SCRs and TRIACs.

Title
Integrated circuits and op amps
Synopsis
2: IC packages: DIPs, SIPs, TO-5, TO-220, SIMs, PGAs and flatpacks; typical IC analogue applications; Darlington Pair IC amplifier; voltage-regulating IC operation; characteristics of operational amplifiers.

Title
Sensor and transducer principles
Synopsis
3: Sensors: RTD, thermocouple and optical pyrometer operation; elastic pressure and piezoelectric sensor operation; ultrasonic level detection; rotary flowmeters and vortex shredders.

Title
Transmitters
Synopsis
4: Differential pressure transmitter operation; inspection; field troubleshooting tests; pressure trnsmitter disassembly, repair and reassembly; bench troubleshooting a differential pressure transmitter.

Title
Transducers
Synopsis
5: Transducer operation and maintenance; field calibration and bench calibration; troubleshooting; I/P transducer operation; I/P pneumatic troubleshooting and maintenance.

Title
Controllers, indicators and recorders
Synopsis
6: Electronic controller functions and components; analogue and digital controllers; calibrating the display indicator and alarm indicator; calibrating the proportional, integral and derivative zero.

Title
Tuning
Synopsis
7: Quarter-wave decay ratio curve; 'closed loop' and 'open loop' tuning; steps for tuning a controller; ultimate gain, ultimate proportional band and ultimate period.

Title
Sampling systems and gas chromatograph valves
Synopsis
8: Process measurements; analyzer use in quality control, environmental monitoring and safety; analysis methods; continuous online and automatic batch sample.

Title
Gas chromatograph ovens and controllers
Synopsis
9: Temperature control functions; replacement of heater elements; theory and replacement of columns; thermal conductivity detectors; flame ionization detectors: operating principles.

Title
Spectroscopic analyzers
Synopsis
10: Principles of spectrometry; types of interaction with light; component functions; single beam; dual beam; split beam; open path; source maintenance: UV; IR; visible; optical path maintenance.

Title
Electrochemical analyzers
Synopsis
11: pH analyzers; importance of the sampling system; sampling system maintenance; operation of probes; buffering and electronic maintenance; conductivity analyzers; effects of temperature.

Title
Instrument loop troubleshooting
Synopsis
12: Problem recognition; sources of information; base-line date; system interactions; tools/technique; repairs/recommendations; single loop systems.

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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