COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Chemical Engineering Instrumentation Lab
Course Code: 
15CHE285
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Semester: 
4
Type: 
Subject Core
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Coimbatore

'Chemical Engineering Instrumentation Lab' is a course offered in the fourth semester of B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore.

Measurements – Units and Dimensions, Unit Conversions, Significant Figures, Uncertainty in Measurements: Standard Error, Standard Deviation, Sampling and Confidence Intervals; Rating an Instrument – Interval, Range, Resolution, Sensitivity, Detection Limit, Repeatability, Reproducibility, Accuracy and Precision; Graphical Representation of Data – Scatter Plots, Linear, Log-Linear and Log-Log Plots, 3D and Contour Plots, Bar Charts

Pressure Measurement (Two Experiments) – Atmospheric, Gauge, Differential, Vacuum, Barometric Pressure, Static vs. Dynamic Pressure; U-tube Manometer, Capsule Gauge, Thermal Gauge, Capacitive Gauge, Ion Gauge; Safety: Pressure Regulator, Relief Valves, Rupture Disks, Pressure Test and Leak Test;

Temperature Measurement (Two Experiments) – Wet Bulb, Dry Bulb Temperatures and Dew Point; Thermometers, Thermistors, Resistance Temperature Devices (RTD), Thermocouples, Thermopiles, Pyrometers;

Flow Measurement (Two Experiments) – Positive Displacement, Differential Pressure, Variable Area, Mass Flow, Oscillatory, Ultrasonic Flow Meters; Orifice Meters, Venturi Meters, Compressible Flow, Pitot Tubes, Rotameters, Hot Wire Anemometers, Coriolis Flow Meters;

Analysis of Solids and Powders (One Experiment) – Bulk and Particle Density; Particle Size and Size Distribution – Sieve Analysis, Diffraction, Microscopy;

Concentration and pH in Gases and Liquids (One Experiment) – pH Meters, Introduction to Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry, Refractometry, Spectroscopy

  • G. S. Patience, “Experimental Methods and Instrumentation for Chemical Engineers”, Elsevier, 2013
  • V. R. Radhakrishnan, “Instrumentation and Control for the Chemical, Mineral and Metallurgical Processes”, Allied Publishers Pvt. Ltd., 1997.
  • AlokBarua, “Fundamentals of Industrial Instrumentation”, Wiley India, 2011