Flow, Level, and Pressure Sensors

SKU: C-583Duration: 18 Minutes

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Course Details


Training Time: 18 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop, Tablet, Phone

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English, Portuguese, French, Polish

Flow measurement devices, or flow sensors, measure the volume of a liquid or gas that passes through a container in a given amount of time. This course discusses the common flow, level, and pressure sensor designs as well as defines common industry terms such as "turndown ratio," "psi," and "atmospheric pressure."

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and describe common flow sensor designs
  • Distinguish between differential producing flow meters and linear flow meters
  • Define "turndown ratio"
  • Differentiate between point level sensors and continuous level sensors
  • Identify and describe common level sensors
  • Define "psi" and "atmospheric pressure"
  • Identify and describe common pressure sensors

Key Questions

The following key questions are answered in this module:

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Sample Video Transcript

Below is a transcript of the video sample provided for this module:

Solids that flow and conform a level surface in a container are either powder or granular in nature. Two common point level sensors for solids are the vibrating probe and the rotating paddle. The vibrating probe consists of a vibrating rod. When the rod comes in contact with the surface of the material, the vibration changes. This change is detected and a switch is activated. In the rotating paddle sensor, a small motor rotates paddles at the desired level. When the level of the material reaches the paddles, their rotation is stopped. This causes the motor to stall and activates a switch.
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