FLPW2112 Instrumentation of Fluid Power Systems

This course will cover the skills needed to instrument and test a fluid power system. Instrumentation measurement will include pressure, flow, torque, force, RPM, velocity, vibration and sound. The student will use a volt-ohm meter to set excitation voltage, determine null and output levels of each type of transducer used to instrument an industrial or automated machine. The student will set and calibrate instruments such as strain gauges, thermocouples and temperature measuring devices, RPM and GPM transducers. The signal conditioning/amplifier devices for digital and analog will be covered in this course. Persons involved with machine design, maintenance, packaging, beverage and food processing and fluid power engineering should consider this course.




FLPW1231 should be taken prior to or concurrent with this course

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course.
Identify analog sensors
Identify digital sensors
Identify digital and analog sound measuring devices
Operate various strain gage transducers
Operate various digital transducers
Demonstrate Digital Volt-Ohm meter usage, signal generator, frequency counters, & frequency to DC convertors
Calibrate various digital and analog readouts
Operate digital and analog instrumentation
Program Labview data acquisition instrumentation
Record data using Labview equipment
Analyze data

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Credit Details