INSTRUMENTATION OF FLUID POWER SYSTEMS

  • Program: Fluid Power Engineering Technology
  • Course: Instrumentation of Fluid Power Systems
  • Course #: FLPW2112
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course will cover the skills needed to instrument and test a fluid power system. Instrumentation measurement will include pressure, flow, torque, force, RPM, velocity, vibration and sound. The student will use a volt-ohm meter to set excitation voltage, determine null and output levels of each type of transducer used to instrument an industrial or automated machine. The student will set and calibrate instruments such as strain gauges, thermocouples and temperature measuring devices, RPM and GPM transducers. The signal conditioning/amplifier devices for digital and analog will be covered in this course. Persons involved with machine design, maintenance, packaging, beverage and food processing and fluid power engineering should consider this course.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course.
Identify analog sensors
Identify digital sensors
Identify digital and analog sound measuring devices
Operate various strain gage transducers
Operate various digital transducers
Demonstrate Digital Volt-Ohm meter usage, signal generator, frequency counters, & frequency to DC convertors
Calibrate various digital and analog readouts
Operate digital and analog instrumentation
Program Labview data acquisition instrumentation
Record data using Labview equipment
Analyze data

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  FLPW1231 should be taken prior to or concurrent with this course
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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