Fundamentals of Instrumentation (Polk State College)

Course #AMI2010 - 32 Hours

This hands-on introductory course to instrumentation will start by providing maintenance and engineering personnel with a basic understanding of wiring, signals, instrumentation technologies, applications and installations. Fundamental operation of the common instruments found in today's process industries will be examined from a view applicable to virtually any manufacturer's equipment. Typical troubleshooting procedures for instrumentation will be covered and practiced.


  • Instrumentation measurement theory

  • Read and understand piping and instrument drawings

  • Perform set up and configuration of basic instruments

  • Apply safe trouble shooting techniques for instrument control

  • Perform proper installation of instrumentation

  • Introduction to Flow, Level, Pressure, Temperature, and Liquid Analysis


  • Recognize the various type of process instrumentation found in processes of all types of industry

  • Understand basic Piping & Instrument Drawings (P&ID), how instruments are installed and wired

  • Properly install and commission common process instruments

  • Troubleshoot instrumentation loops to determine malfunctioning elements within the loop and determine best how to repair the loop to operating condition

Who should attend?

  • Engineering and maintenance personnel


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  • Flow Fundamentals

  • Coriolis Fundamentals

  • Electromagnetic Fundamentals

  • Level Fundamentals

  • Time of Flight Fundamentals

  • Pressure Fundamentals

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