By Terry Bartelt
Learners examine the different types of lines used on a P&ID diagram and the types of connections they represent. They test their knowledge in a matching exercise.
The Purge Level Measurement Method
In this animated object, learners examine how the purge pressure system is used to measure levels of material. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Reaction Curve Tuning Example
Learners perform the steps required for the Ziegler-Nichols Reaction Curve Tuning Method. The process identification procedure is performed, calculations are made, and the proper PID values are programmed into the controller.
In this animated object, learners examine how thermal energy is transferred by conduction, convection, and radiation. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Learners examine how air-to-open valves and air-to-close valves are used in different situations. A brief quiz completes the activity.
P&ID General Instrument Symbols
Learners study the types of symbols used on a P&ID diagram to indicate instruments. A quiz completes the activity.
Reading a P&ID Loop
Learners follow steps for reading a P&ID diagram of a closed-loop circuit.
P&ID Tag Numbers
Learners study the types of information letters and numbers placed inside general piping and instrumentation diagram symbols.
How Pressure Changes Boiling Temperature
By Terry Bartelt, Terry Fleischman
Learners study the effect that pressure has on boiling temperatures. Once a liquid has reached a full boil, additional heat does not raise the liquid’s temperature; however, pressure can vary the boiling point of a liquid. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Displacement Level Sensors
In this animated object, learners study how displacement level sensors are used to measure the level of liquid in a tank.
Ziegler-Nichols Reaction Curve Tuning Calculations
Learners study the mathematical calculations used to determine the proper PID values to be entered into a controller using the Ziegler-Nichols Reaction Curve.
The Reynolds Number
In this animated learning object, users study the factors that affect a pipe’s fluid flow and how those factors pertain to a numerical value (the Reynolds Number).
Orifice Plate Flowmeters
Learners examine the operation of an orifice plate flowmeter as it is used to make process control measurements. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Types of Flow Measurements
Learners study the most common ways to measure fluid flow for industrial processes including absolute quantity, percentage, volumetric flow rate, and mass flow. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Temperature Emissivity of Non-Blackbodies
Learners study the effect of reflected and transmitted energy on the measurement of emitted energy by a non-blackbody. A short quiz completes the activity.
Learners examine an animated motion-controlled robotic arm and observe the operation of a PID (Proportional-Integral-Derivative) control that makes movements quickly without overshooting or having a steady-state error. This activity has audio content.
Standard Calibration Procedure
Learners follow steps to calibrate a transmitter used in process control applications. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Learners study the theory of operation for a ratio pyrometer that measures temperature. A short quiz completes the activity.
Endothermic vs. Exothermic Reactions
In this animated object, learners examine how the heating or cooling steps in a manufacturing process work to control a chemical reaction.
Cycle Time and One-Piece Flow
By Lisa Angell
This activity demonstrates the differences between batch processing and one-piece flow. We’ll evaluate how each one affects cycle times, defect detection, and overall efficiency.
The Kelvin Temperature Scale
By Terry Bartelt, Pravina Shah
In this animated object, learners examine why and when the Kelvin scale is used. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Learners examine dew point and the two types of humidity values, absolute and relative, along with the types of instruments used to measure them. The activity includes a video clip and a quiz.
Ziegler-Nichols Reaction Curve Process Identification Procedure
Learners follow the steps required to perform the Ziegler-Nichols reaction curve process identification procedure.
In this animated object, learners read about hydrostatic pressure and observe how it is used to measure the level of a material in a container.
In this animated object, learners examine the operation of a thermal flowmeter used in process control applications. A brief quiz completes the activity.