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ELE250 Industrial Instrumentation

Course description for academic year 2020/2021

Contents and structure

The subject covers the most common components and measurements found in process monitoring and control.


  • Introduction to the content of measurement systems in industrial processes, including process control and data acquisition
  • P&ID (Piping and Instrumentation Diagram) with the relations between measurements and process equipment such as pumps and valves
  • An overview of common processes and their corresponding measurements and instruments, such as pressure, temperature, flow and level (plus instrument functionality)
  • Explosion safety and reliability

Learning Outcome


The candidate has an overview of industrial control and supervision.


The candidate is able to participate in the selection of instrumentation solutions for an industrial process.

General qualifications

The candidate is able to participate in planning, commissioning and operation of an industrial instrumentation system

Entry requirements


Recommended previous knowledge

The students are assumed to have prerequisites similar to the following subjects:

  • ELE141 Electric Basics 1
  • ELE142 Electric Basics 2

Teaching methods


Compulsory learning activities

One compulsory exercise. The coursework requirements are valid for three following semesters


Written exam, 3 hours. Grades from A to F, where F is not passed.

Examination support material

All written and printed aids, any calculator.

More about examination support material

Course reductions

  • ELE129 - Offshore instrumentering og PC basert datainnsamling - Reduction: 5 studypoints
  • ELE133 - Offshore instrumentering og PLS programmering - Reduction: 5 studypoints
  • ELE135 - Industriell instrumentering med LabVIEW - Reduction: 5 studypoints
  • ELE136 - Industriell instrumentering med PLS programmering - Reduction: 5 studypoints