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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Measuring Technique - AM444006
Title: Measuring Technique
Guaranteed by: Department of Physics and Measurement (444)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Actual: from 2019 to 2019
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:5
E-Credits: winter s.:5
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/3, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Master's (post-Bachelor)
Guarantor: Kopecký Dušan doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Vrňata Martin prof. Dr. Ing.
Interchangeability : M444006, S444021
Is interchangeable with: M444006
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Annotation -
Last update: Kopecký Dušan doc. Ing. Ph.D. (06.03.2018)
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.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Kopecký Dušan doc. Ing. Ph.D. (06.03.2018)

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.

Literature -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (18.09.2019)

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.

Learning resources -
Last update: Kopecký Dušan doc. Ing. Ph.D. (06.03.2018)

Education support on department website:


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

Syllabus -
Last update: Kopecký Dušan doc. Ing. Ph.D. (14.05.2019)


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).

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Kopecký Dušan doc. Ing. Ph.D. (14.05.2019)

Passing final test and oral examination.

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
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Regular attendance 10
Report from individual projects 10
Examination test 40
Oral examination 40