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Jurandir Primo, PE
This course is a basic introduction for Instrumentation & Automation – Industrial Process Controls, a section of technology that deals with the science that applies and develops techniques for measuring and controls of equipment and industrial processes. Conceptually, instrumentation is the science that applies and develops techniques for transmission, display, record and control of physical variables in industrial processes equipment, or can be defined as the science that applies and develops techniques for measuring and controls general industrial processes.
Anyway, process controls have a broad concept and may be applied to any automated systems, such as, a complex robot or to a common process control system as a pneumatic valve controlling the flow of water, oil or steam in a pipe. There are many types of instrumentation, as can be seen in this course content. Thus, the main variables that reflect energy transfers in the process controls are: pressure, level, flow and temperature; called as process variables.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
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