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For instrumentation and measurement courses in process technology programs.

The NAPTA Series for Process Technology can be used independently and does not require NAPTA participation.

The national standard for process technology instrumentation and measurement
Instrumentation is part of the NAPTA Series for Process Technology. Developed in partnership with Industry and Education, this unprecedented collection supports a consistent curriculum and exit competencies for process technology graduates. Instrumentation provides a common national standard for the process technology instrumentation and measurement course of a process technology degree program, while serving as a valuable reference guide. The 2nd edition has been thoroughly updated and revised to align with the new NAPTA curriculum.

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Table of contents

PART 1: INTRODUCTION AND PROCESS VARIABLES
1. Introduction to Instrumentation
2. Process Variables, Elements, and Instruments: Pressure
3. Process Variables, Elements, and Instruments: Temperature
4. Process Variables, Elements, and Instruments: Level
5. Process Variables, Elements, and Instruments: Flow
6. Process Variables, Elements, and Instruments: Analytical

PART 2: SYMBOLOGY, HARDWARE, AND INSTRUMENTATION COMMUNICATION
7. Symbology: Process Diagrams and Instrument Sketching
8. Switches, Relays and Annunciators
9. Signal Transmission and Conversion

PART 3: CONTROL LOOPS, CONTROLLERS, AND CONTROL SCHEMES
10. Introduction to Control Loops: Simple Loop Theory
11. Control Loops: Primary Sensors, Transmitters, and Transducers
12. Control Loops: Controllers and Final Control Element Overview
13. Control Loops: Control Valves and Regulators
14. Controllers
15. Control Schemes
16. Advanced Control Schemes

PART 4: DIGITAL CONTROL, PLC, DCS, POWER SUPPLY, ESD, MALFUNCTIONS, AND TROUBLESHOOTING
17. Introduction to Digital Control
18. Programmable Logic Controls
19. Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
20. Instrumentation Power Supply
21. Emergency Shutdown (ESD), Interlocks and Protective Devices (Part 1 & 2)
22. Instrumentation Malfunctions
23. Instrumentation Troubleshooting

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