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Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Chemical Process Instrumentation

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and NPTEL via Swayam


This course covers the key aspects of chemical process instrumentation. The course will provide a comprehensive introduction to principles and practices of measurement of important chemical process variables such as temperature, pressure, flow, level, concentration, etc. This is primarily intended for the undergraduate students from chemical, instrumentation, and allied engineering disciplines.
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Technology
  • Instrumentation Engineering

This course may be of general interest to many chemical process industries such as:
  • Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.
  • Tata Chemicals, etc.
  • Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd.
  • Hindustan Petroleum



Week 1: General principles and representation of instrumentsWeek 2: Performance characteristics of instruments and data analysis: 1 TheoremWeek 3: Performance characteristics of instruments and data analysis: 2Week 4: Transducer elementsWeek 5: Pressure measurement: Moderate and high pressure measuring instrumentsWeek 6: Pressure measurement: High vacuum measuring instrumentsWeek 7: Temperature measuring instruments: 1Week 8: Temperature measuring instruments: 2Week 9: Flow measurementWeek 10:Level measurementWeek 11:Measurement of concentration, density, viscosity, and pHWeek 12: Control valve, Piping and instrumentation diagram

Taught by

Debasis Sarkar

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