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Instruments basic

Instruments basic

Instruments basic

Does anyone know where i can find info only REAL basics of instrumentation?

I find it very interesting but i really dont know anything about it?

Any pointers as to what i need to know first?

RE: Instruments basic

What do you know now?

Mike Halloran
Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

RE: Instruments basic

Well very vaguely, i know things like I/O exists, safety barrier, 4-20mA signals, transmitter, digital/analog, control valves.

Hardware basics i know but whats inside it, is what i want to learn
When people discuss about signals and I/O i cannot imagine what they are. They talked about cabling and marshalling etc, transmitter, positioner.  

RE: Instruments basic

You can learn a lot from the information that component manufacturers provide for free.  So pick a few components and start downloading.  
Marketing brochures are of relatively limited use.
Get the installation/ maintenance manuals and study them.

Mike Halloran
Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

RE: Instruments basic

Mike, do you have any link for a start

RE: Instruments basic

Thanks danw2.

Its a large file to dwnload. Will let you know once i have a look at it.

RE: Instruments basic

Well, _I_ have learned something from the book already.

Thanks, danw2.

Mike Halloran
Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

RE: Instruments basic

Thanks knapee

For sure i will gain something reading it.

RE: Instruments basic

i think you get easy to learn instrumentation by doing some practice in oil plant.

RE: Instruments basic

Barca, do not let the owner of the oil plant find out that you are practicing on his equipment.

By the way, what is an oil plant?
What goes in?
What comes out?


Mike Halloran
Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

RE: Instruments basic


Nice link.  The one thing I couldn't find that I have been looking for for a long time was the specific heat of cheese, as in Pizza cheese when it burns the top of your mouth if you take a bite while too hot (excuse me - at too high of a temperature.)


RE: Instruments basic

You may read these books online or order the complete library. The library is free but if you are outside of the USA you may have to pay shipping.

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