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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Measuring Technique - AM444006
Title: Measuring Technique
Guaranteed by: Department of Mathematics, Informatics and Cybernetics (446)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Actual: from 2023
Semester: both
Points: 5
E-Credits: 5
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 2/3, Ex [HT]
Capacity: winter:unlimited / unlimited (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Kopecký Dušan doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Interchangeability : M444006, S444021
Is interchangeable with: M444006
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Annotation -
Content of the lectures is devoted to measurement methods and principles used in modern sensors for measurement of temperature, pressure, flow and total volume, level and for measuring of the composition of liquids and gaseous mixtures. Students will also learn about the signal processing. Laboratory exercises are focused on thermography, pressure transducers, heat measurement, gas and vapor concentration measurement in the atmosphere, including measurement of combustion emissions, sensor signal processing and wireless sensors.
Last update: Kopecký Dušan (06.03.2018)
Aim of the course -

Students will be able to:

Design and select from a wide range of manufactured sensors a suitable sensor for the specific application of the technological quantities measurement in laboratory and operating conditions.

Work independently with instruments and systems for temperature, pressure, level, flow measurement, and with gas and liquid analyzers.

Last update: Kopecký Dušan (06.03.2018)
Literature -

R: Smith, C. J.: Basic Process Measurement. John Wiley & Son, 2009, ISBN: 9780470380246.

A: Lipták B. G.: Process Measurement and Analysis. CRC Press 2003, ISBN 9780849310836.

Last update: Kubová Petra (18.09.2019)
Learning resources -

Education support on department website:


Lipták, B. G.: Process Measurement and Analysis.

Last update: Kopecký Dušan (06.03.2018)
Syllabus -


1. Block diagram of measurement chain. Static and dynamic properties of measuring instruments. Overview of sensor principles.

2. Contact thermometers: thermoelectric and resistive (RTD, NTC and PTC thermistors, diode thermometers).

3. Non-contact thermometers - infrared thermometers, thermovisions. Thermography and thermodiagnostics.

4. Pressure sensors. Strain gauge, piezoelectric, resonant sensors. Ionization and thermal vacuum gauges.

5. Level sensors. Capacitive, ultrasonic, radar, ionization.

6. Flow and total volume sensors. Inductive, ultrasonic and vortex flowmeters.

7. Mass flowmeters. Coriolis flowmeters, heat flow meters.

8. Heat quantity measurement.

9. Liquid composition sensors. Density sensors. Sensors of optical properties.

10. Measurement of electrolytical conductivity, electrochemical sensors.

11. Measurement of gaseous mixture composition. Optical absorption analyzers.

12. Magnetic analyzers. Ionization analyzers - FID, PID. Sampling and sample processing for automatic analyzers.

13. Analog and digital signal processing of sensors (measuring bridges, OA applications, converters).

14. Signal transmission (current loop, HART, wireless transmission).

Last update: Kopecký Dušan (14.05.2019)
Course completion requirements -

Passing final test and oral examination.

Last update: Kopecký Dušan (14.05.2019)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast v laboratořích (na exkurzi nebo praxi) 1.5 42
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1.5 42
Práce na individuálním projektu 1 28
5 / 5 140 / 140