P&ID Tag Numbers
By Terry Bartelt
Learners study the types of information letters and numbers placed inside general piping and instrumentation diagram symbols.
In this animated object, learners examine how thermal energy is transferred by conduction, convection, and radiation. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Reading a P&ID Loop
Learners follow steps for reading a P&ID diagram of a closed-loop circuit.
Ziegler-Nichols Continuous Cycling Tuning Method
In this animated and interactive object, learners follow steps to perform the process identification procedure for the Ziegler-Nichols Continuous Cycling Tuning Method. A short quiz completes the activity.
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 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.
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.
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 examine the operation of a thermal flowmeter used in process control applications. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Standard Calibration Procedure
Learners follow steps to calibrate a transmitter used in process control applications. 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.
Capacitive Probe Sensors
Learners study the operation of capacitive probe sensors used to measure levels in a tank.
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.
Displacement Level Sensors
In this animated object, learners study how displacement level sensors are used to measure the level of liquid in a tank.
Learners examine the electronic components of a digital thermometer.
The Spring-and-Diaphragm Actuator
Learners study an animation of a spring-and diaphragm actuator controlling the opening of a flow valve.
Learners examine how air-to-open valves and air-to-close valves are used in different situations. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Conductive Probe Sensors
In this animated object, learners study how conductive probe sensors are used to measure conductive liquid in a container.
Continuous Cycling Tuning Example
By Craig Hemken, Terry Bartelt
In this interactive object, learners follow the steps required for the Ziegler-Nichols Continuous Cycling method. The process identification procedure is performed, calculations are made, and the proper PID values are programmed into the controller.