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Electricity generation is the mainstay of the Power Engineer, and thus a basic understanding of how electrical power is generated, measured, metered, controlled, distributed and used is critical. This course will show the nature of how plants are operated through controllers and the associated instrumentation that feeds these controllers. A base line explanation of these systems is also included in this course.
Instrumentation is required in any industry to indicate, record and control the various processes within a facility. Inaccurate or non-functioning devices may be detrimental to the process, equipment and personnel.
Upon successful completion of this course the student should be able to explain common terms used in instrumentation systems and work within the SI and Imperial system of measurements. The student should also have the understanding of a basic instrumentation diagrams and the ability to identify various components. The student should be able to understand the construction and operation of pressure, temperature, level, flow, humidity and composition devices and how these elements operate within a process control system. The student will also have the opportunity to install and calibrate various primary elements (sensors).