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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Measuring Technique - N444021
Title: Měřicí technika
Guaranteed by: Department of Physics and Measurement (444)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Actual: from 2019 to 2019
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:6
E-Credits: winter s.:6
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/3, C+Ex [HT]
Extent per academic year: 3 [hours]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Is provided by: M444006
For type:  
Additional information:
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Kopecký Dušan doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Kadlec Karel doc. Ing. CSc.
Fišer Ladislav Ing. Ph.D.
Interchangeability : S444021
Is interchangeable with: S444021
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
Last update: Kadlec Karel doc. Ing. CSc. (22.07.2013)
Contents of lectures: Measuring methods and principles used in modern sensors for measuring temperature, pressure, flow, level and for measuring the composition of the liquid and gaseous mixtures; methods of signal processing from sensors. Laboratory exercises: IR-thermography, pressure sensors, measuring of heat consumption, measuring concentrations of gases and vapors in the air, including emission combustion process, signal processing sensors and wireless sensors. According to individual assignments, students will create a project of technological measurements.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Kadlec Karel doc. Ing. CSc. (22.07.2013)

Students will be able to:

  • design and choose from a wide range of sensors manufactured such that it is suitable for a particular application in the measurement of the main technological parameters in laboratory and production environments;
  • work independently with measuring instruments and systems for measuring temperature, pressure, level, flow and gas analyzers and liquids.

Descriptors -
Last update: Kadlec Karel doc. Ing. CSc. (29.07.2013)

Measuring technique

Sensors for contact and non-contact measurement of temperature, pressure, flow, level

Measurement of heat consumption

Measurement of the composition of liquids

Measurement of the composition of the gaseous mixture

Analog and digital signal processing of sensors

Literature -
Last update: TAJ444 (01.10.2013)

R: Liptak B.: Process Measurement and Analysis. CRC Press 2003.

R: Bentley J. P.: Measurement Systems. Pearson 2005.

R: Dyer S. A.: Survey of Instrumentation and Measurement. Wiley 2001.

Learning resources -
Last update: Kadlec Karel doc. Ing. CSc. (22.07.2013)

Study materials for lectures:

Study materials for laboratory exercises:


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

Teaching methods -
Last update: Kadlec Karel doc. Ing. CSc. (22.07.2013)


Study texts for the lectures are available on the Internet.

Laboratory exercises:

Textbooks and manuals for laboratory work are available on the Internet.

Before beginning work, students are tested in writing from knowledge of the issue.

Individual project:

Students will prepare individual project with the theme of technological measurements. The project assignment is based on the specialization the student. Presentation and defense of the project will take place during the exam test.

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Kadlec Karel doc. Ing. CSc. (22.07.2013)

Before beginning any laboratory work, students are tested in writing.

The protocol for the laboratory work writing and casting process in electronic form within a week after completion of the work.

Successful completion of all laboratory work is a prerequisite for obtaining credit.

The exam is oral or written. A separate part of the test is to present and defend the project of technological measurements according to individual specifications. The questions in the exam include issues by syllabus and for study are sufficient background materials for lectures.

Syllabus -
Last update: Kadlec Karel doc. Ing. CSc. (22.07.2013)

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Types of measuring chains; static and dynamic characteristics of measuring instruments; overview of sensor principles.

2. Contact temperature sensors: thermocouples and resistance (RTD, NTC and PTC thermistors, diode thermometers).

3. Non-contact temperature sensors - IR thermometers, thermal imagers; thermography and thermo-diagnostics.

4. Pressure sensors. Strain sensors, piezoelectric, resonant; Sensors for measuring vacuum.

5. Level sensors. Capacitive level meters, ultrasonic, radar, radioisotope.

6. The flow sensors; inductive, ultrasonic and vortex flowmeters.

7. Mass flowmeters. Coriolis flowmeters, thermal flowmeters.

8. Measurement of heat consumption.

9. Measurement of the composition of liquids; densitometers; optical sensors.

10. Electrical conductivity sensors, electrochemical sensors.

11. Measurement of the composition of the gaseous mixture; optical absorption analyzers.

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

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

14. Signal processing: current loop, HART, wireless.

Laboratory exercises:

1. Data processing.

2. Smart pressure sensor.

3. Thermography and thermo-diagnostics.

4. Non-contact temperature measurement with a spectrophotometer.

5. Thermometer controlled by a microprocessor.

6. Level measurement and control.

7. Measurement of heat consumption.

8. Measurement with a semiconductor sensor.

9. Measurement of oxygen concentration in the inert atmosphere with an electrochemical sensor. Mapcheck analyzer.

10. Detection of flammable and toxic gases; analyzer with PID and Oldham MX32.

11. Measurement of atmospheric pollutants concentrations resulting from incomplete combustion of natural gas; the analyzer Advance Optima.

12. Multifunctional portable analyzer Oldham MX21.

13. The data collection with instrument Metex.

14. Wireless temperature and humidity sensors.

Entry requirements -
Last update: Kadlec Karel doc. Ing. CSc. (29.07.2013)

Mathematics, Physics, (Chemical Engineering, Physical Chemistry).

It is appropriate that the student completed course N444004 Measurement and Control.

Registration requirements -
Last update: Kadlec Karel doc. Ing. CSc. (29.07.2013)

Mathematics I,

Physics I

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Kadlec Karel doc. Ing. CSc. (22.07.2013)
  • Obtaining credit from the labs.
  • Successful presentation of an individual project.
  • Successful completion of the exam.

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0.2 5
0 / 6 5 / 168
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Regular attendance 10
Report from individual projects 10
Report from individual projects 10
Oral examination 70