Credits: 5

Schedule: 10.09.2018 - 07.12.2018

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Simo Kilpeläinen

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

  • The student knows the measurement principles of temperature, humidity, flow and other relevant quantities in energy technology
  • The student is able to use regular measuring  and data acquisition equipmen
  • The student is able to identify most important factors influencing the measurement result and  measurement uncertainty
  • The student is able to estimate measurement uncertainty in a quantitative manner
  • The student knows which factors influence the gain and dynamics of a process and is able to tune a PID-controller


Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


  • Introduction
  • Flow measurement
  • Measurement of temperature and humidity
  • Pressure measurement
  • Measurement uncertainty
  • Data acquisition
  • Controls I & II

Laboratory measurements:

  • Temperature
  • Flow
  • Control demonstration
  • Device measurement (combustion engine OR fixed bed dryer)

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures + laboratory measurements in small groups. Measurement reports are written in groups for each laboratory exercise, and graded on a scale of 0-5. Additionally, each student is given a grade for their individual effort during the course and this grade is used as a weighing factor when determining the final course grade. Anonymous peer-review among the group is used to determine the individual effort grade.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Teamwork (laboratory measurements, reporting)                100 hours

Lectures                                                                     16 hours

Preparative tasks for measurements                                 16 hours

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lecture notes, measurement instructions

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Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Number of participants is limited to 75, students who have their major subject in the School of Engineering (especially Master's Programme in Energy Technology) will have priority.


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