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Instrumentation & Calibration (Manufacturing/Electrical Technology Module)


To provide learners with the knowledge of industrial process instrumentation, calibration and control which includes the concepts, engineering and installation of control and measurement equipment.

Having successfully completed this module, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe and evaluate a practical process control loop, its component parts, their function and interconnection.
  2. Demonstrate the application of control principles and controllers.
  3. Explain the theory of operation of the most commonly used instruments used for the measurement of process variables such as level, flow, pressure and temperature etc.
  4. Employ standard procedures in order to calibrate and maintain a variety of field instruments found in Industrial processes

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for participants wishing to take this module as a single subject, however these are not introductory level modules and some familiarity with the area as well as a level of independent study would be expected for exam success. Participants taking this module as part of the Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Technology or the Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Technology must meet the entry requirements outlined on the relevant course pages.



Process Control; Open and closed loop control. Signal Conditioning. Control Principles and Controllers Principles of Measurement. Calibration. Traceability: traceability ladders. Measurement of Pressure and Force. Measurement of Level. Measurement of Flow. Temperature Measurement; Thermography, vibration monitoring, pH, Chlorine, Conductivity. Control Configurations Flow ratio, cascade, feedforward. Final control elements valves, thyristors, burst and phase firing



Each taught module has a programme of continuous assessment worth 50% and a final exam worth 50%. It is necessary to pass both elements to achieve an award in the module.


12 weeks, 1 evening per week
Thursday from 7.00pm to 10.00pm
Commencing Thursday 23rd January 2020


Students not registered on the Degree may, upon request, receive an LIT Subject Certificate (Level 7, 5 Credits) on successful completion of the module. Students registered for the Degree will receive ECTS credits for each group of modules successfully completed. Accumulation of 60 credits will lead to the Degree Award.

Note: This module may be completed as a stand-alone course, or it may be completed by eligible participants for credit towards the award of Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Technology (Level 7) or Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Technology (Level 7).

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