This course covers the operation and use of sensors that measure temperature, pressure, level, flow, and weight including thermocouples, resistance temperature detectors, filled thermal systems and thermowells; pressure transducers, strain gauges and capacitance pressure sensors; bubblers, floats, displacement sensors, capacitance, conductivity probes, ultrasonic and radar sensors and other single point level sensors; differential pressure sensors, vortex sensors, magnetic flow sensors, positive displacement sensors, turbine flow sensors and mass flow sensors, covering rate and velocity, viscosity, density, friction and patterns of flow; strain gauge load cells, load cell applications and pneumatic and hydraulic load cells.
At the completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe the operation and use of sensors, pressure, level, flow, and weight
- Define the use of thermocouples, resistance temperature detectors, filled thermal systems and thermowells
- Explain how the following are used: pressure transducers, strain gauges, bubblers, floats, untrasonic and radar sensors, magnetic flow sensors, etc.
- Understand how rate and velocity, viscosity, density, friction, and flow patterns affect sensing
- Demonstrate this knowledge on a multiple choice final exam