Instrumentation for Test & Measurement Training

Instrumentation for Test & Measurement Training


Instrumentation for Test & Measurement Training Course Description

This three day Instrumentation for Test & Measurement Training, based on the 690-page Sensor Technology Handbook, published by Elsevier in 2005 and edited by the instructor, is designed for engineers, technicians and managers who want to increase their knowledge of sensorsfor test & measurement. It balances breadth and depth in a practical presentation for those who design sensor systems and work with sensors of all types. Each topic includes technology fundamentals, selection criteria, applicable standards, interfacing and system designs, and future developments.

Instrumentation for Test & Measurement TrainingRelated Courses:

Duration:3 days

Skills Gained:

• How to understand sensor specifications
• Advantages and disadvantages of different sensor types
• How to avoid configuration and interfacing problems
• How to select and specify the best sensor for your application
• How to select and apply the correct signal conditioning
• How to find applicable standards for various sensors
• Principles and applications of wireless sensor networks

Customize It:

With onsite Training, courses can be scheduled on a date that is convenient for you, and because they can be scheduled at your location, you don’t incur travel costs and students won’t be away from home. Onsite classes can also be tailored to meet your needs. You might shorten a 5-day class into a 3-day class, or combine portions of several related courses into a single course, or have the instructor vary the emphasis of topics depending on your staff’s and site’s requirements.

Course Content:

• Sensor Fundamentals; Application Considerations, Measurement Issues & Criteria

• Sensor Signal Conditioning; Bridge Circuits, Analog to Digital Converters, Systems on a Chip, Sigma-Delta ADCs, Conditioning High Impedance & Charge Output Sensors

• Introduction to Strain Gages; Piezoresistance, Thin Film, Microdevices, Accuracy, Strain Gage Based Measurements, Sensor Installations, High Temperature Installations

• Electromagnetism in Sensing; Electromagnetism & Inductance, Sensor Applications, Magnetic Field Sensors

• Acceleration, Shock & Vibration Sensors; Piezoelectric, Charge Mode & IEPE, Piezoelectric Materials & Structures, Piezoresistive, Capacitive, Servo Force Balance, Mounting, Acceleration Probes, Grounding, Cables & Connections

• Sensors for Mechanical Shock; Technology Fundamentals, Sensor Types-Advantages & Disadvantages, Frequency Response Requirements, Pyroshock Measurement, Failure Modes, Structural Resonance Effects, Environmental Effects

• Machinery Vibration Monitoring Sensors; Accelerometer Types, 4-20 Milliamp Transmitters, Capacitive Sensors, Intrinsically Safe Sensors, Mounting Considerations

• Position & Motion Sensors; Contact & Non-contact, Limit Switches, Resistive, Magnetic & Ultrasonic Position Sensors, Proximity Sensors, Photoelectric Sensors, Linear & Rotary Position & Motion Sensors, Optical Encoders, Resolvers & Synchros

• Capacitive & Inductive Displacement Sensors; Capacitive Fundamentals, Inductive Fundamentals, Target Considerations, Comparing Capacitive & Inductive, Using Capacitive & Inductive Together

• Force, Load & Weight Sensors; Sensor Types, Physical Configurations, Fatigue Ratings

• Pressure Sensors; Fundamentals of Pressure Sensing Technology, Piezoresistive Sensors, Piezoelectric Sensors, Specialized Applications

• Test & Measurement Microphones; Measurement Microphone Characteristics, Condenser & Prepolarized (Electret), Effect of Angle of Incidence, Pressure, Free Field, Random Incidence, Environmental Effects, Specialized Types, Calibration Techniques

• Flow Sensors; Thermal Anemometers, Differential Pressure, Vortex Shedding, Positive Displacement & Turbine Based Sensors, Mass Flowmeters, Electromagnetic, Ultrasonic & Laser Doppler Sensor Calibration

• Level Sensors; Hydrostatic, Ultrasonic, RF Capacitance, Magnetostrictive, Microwave Radar, Selecting a Technology

• Humidity Sensors; Capacitive, Resistive & Thermal Conductivity Sensors, Temperature & Humidity Effects, Condensation & Wetting, Integrated Signal Conditioning

• Optical & Radiation Sensors; Photosensors, Quantum Detectors, Thermal Detectors, Phototransistors, Thermal Infrared Detectors

• Temperature Sensors; Electromechanical & Electronic Sensors, IR Pyrometry, Thermocouples, Thermistors, RTDs, Interfacing & Design, Heat Conduction & Self Heating Effects

• Nanotechnology-Enabled Sensors; Possibilities, Realities, Applications

• Smart Sensors; IEEE 1451, TEDS, TEDS Sensors, Plug & Play Sensors

• Wireless Sensor Networks; Individual Node Architecture, Network Architecture, Radio Options, Power Considerations

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