Measurement of Physical Quantities  
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Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas Yurii Kuchirka (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


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Measurement of physical quantities is an integral part of any branch of industry and human life, ranging from measuring of temperature in the house to measuring of physical parameters in nanotechnologies. This learning module describes principles of operation, design and design peculiarities of devices for measurement of level, flow, pressure and temperature. Theoretical and practical fundamentals for treatment of measuring results in accordance with modern uncertainty concept have been presented.
To learn this course students need basic knowledge in Higher Mathematics Fundamentals and Physics.
This course provides students with analytical knowledge and practical skills which are necessary to measure and control the main technological parameters such as pressure, temperature, flow and level. It includes 5 (10 hours) lectures, 3 remote laboratory works via web-interface with on-line video surveillance (5 hours) and 1 practical work (5 hours).
The objectives of the course are for the student to learn how to select primary sensors, measure, analyze and statistically process measuring results of these physical quantities. By the end of the course, students should have gained the following practical skills and/or understanding:
• basics of measurement of such physical quantities as level, flow, temperature and pressure;
• work principles of contact and non-contact level and temperature sensors;
• work principles of pressure and flow sensors;
• how to perform statistical processing of measuring results and calculate the uncertainty of measuring results.
After completing this course, students should know basics of measurement of such parameters as pressure, temperature, flow, level and carry out statistical treatment of gained results in accordance with uncertainty concept.
The course contains one practical work (5 hours), called “Statistical processing of multiple measuring results of gas pressure inside gas home network for specified input parameters”.