What is Instrumentation?

The first question that popped up in my mind and raised to our professor during the first day of my instrumentation classes was that what is Instrumentation and how is it being used in process control?  “Simple, these are instruments that we  use in order to measure, satisfy and complete a given sequence that will control the process required ” my professor replied. then I taught, Duh! Instrumentation is not that complicated and might be a boring subject but then when he goes along introducing the different kinds of instruments that are involve in the process, then I started to get interested […]

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How does a 5/2 way directional valve work?

5/2 way directional valve working principle.      This instrument is not new to me. Since We started our pneumatic class on my third year in college, I already had the pleasure to meet this instrument. We even had to use this almost everyday, during our laboratory exercises. It’s always present in all our pneumatic and hydraulic trainers. How does this stuff really work?     A valve is a device that regulates the flow of fluid (gases, liquids,fluidized solids, or slurries) by opening and closing or partially obstructing passage ways.   A 5/2 way directional valve from the name […]

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Instrumentation In Process Control

Instrumentation is defined as the art of science in measurement and control . Instruments can be found anywhere, they can be found in laboratories, refineries, factories, vehicles and even at school and in our homes too. In western homes smoke detector is also a common instrument. Our body has some sort of Instrumentation too. Say your are taking a bath using a warm water, we have to close or open the cold and hot water from the faucet to get suitable temperature for our body. In the industrial process we can not do the control manually, that is why instrument is needed, such […]

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