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Course Detail

Course Name Chemical Engineering Instrumentation Lab
Course Code 15CHE285
Program B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering
Semester Four
Year Taught 2019


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

Text Books

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


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