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DOE-HDBK-1013/1-92 JUNE 1992
INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL Volume 1 of 2
U.S. Department of EnergyFSC-6910 Washington, D.C. 20585
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This document has been reproduced directly from the best available copy.
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Order No. DE92019792
The Instrumentation and Control Fundamentals Handbook was developed to assist nuclear facility operating contractors provide operators, maintenance personnel, and the technical staff with the necessary fundamentals training to ensure a basic understanding of instrumentation and control systems. The handbook includes information on temperature, pressure, flow, and level detection systems; position indication systems; process control systems; and radiation detection principles. This information will provide personnel with an understanding of the basic operation of various types of DOE nuclear facility instrumentation and control systems.
Key Words: Training Material, Temperature Detection, Pressure Detection, Level Detection, Flow Detection, Position Indication, Radiation Detection, Process Control
The Department of Energy (DOE) Fundamentals Handbooks consist of ten academic subjects, which include Mathematics; Classical Physics; Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, and Fluid Flow; Instrumentation and Control; Electrical Science; Material Science; Mechanical Science; Chemistry; Engineering Symbology, Prints, and Drawings; and Nuclear Physics and Reactor Theory. The handbooks are provided as an aid to DOE nuclear facility contractors.
These handbooks were first published as Reactor Operator Fundamentals Manuals in 1985 for use by DOE Category A reactors. The subject areas, subject matter content, and level of detail of the Reactor Operator Fundamentals Manuals was determined from several sources. DOE Category A reactor training managers determined which materials should be included, and served as a primary reference in the initial development phase. Training guidelines from the commercial nuclear power industry, results of job and task analyses, and independent input from contractors and operations-oriented personnel were all considered and included to some degree in developing the text material and learning objectives.
The DOE Fundamentals Handbooks represent the needs of various DOE nuclear facilities' fundamentals training requirements. To increase their applicability to nonreactor nuclear facilities, the Reactor Operator Fundamentals Manual learning objectives were distributed to the Nuclear Facility Training Coordination Program Steering Committee for review and comment. To update their reactor-specific content, DOE Category A reactor training managers also reviewed and commented on the content. On the basis of feedback from these sources, information that applied to two or more DOE nuclear facilities was considered generic and was included. The final draft of each of these handbooks was then reviewed by these two groups. This approach has resulted in revised modular handbooks that contain sufficient detail such that each facility may adjust the content to fit their specific needs.
Each handbook contains an abstract, a foreword, an overview, learning objectives, and text material, and is divided into modules so that content and order may be modified by individual DOE contractors to suit their specific training needs. Each subject area is supported by a separate examination bank with an answer key.
The DOE Fundamentals Handbooks have been prepared for the Assistant Secretary for
Nuclear Energy, Office of Nuclear Safety Policy and Standards, by the DOE Training Coordination Program. This program is managed by EG&G Idaho, Inc.
The Department of Energy Fundamentals Handbook entitled Instrumentation and Control was prepared as an information resource for personnel who are responsible for the operation of the Department's nuclear facilities. A basic understanding of instrumentation and control is necessary for DOE nuclear facility operators, maintenance personnel, and the technical staff to safely operate and maintain the facility and facility support systems. The information in the handbook is presented to provide a foundation for applying engineering concepts to the job. This knowledge will help personnel more fully understand the impact that their actions may have on the safe and reliable operation of facility components and systems.
The Instrumentation and Control handbook consists of seven modules that are contained in two volumes. The following is a brief description of the information presented in each module of the handbook.
Volume 1 of 2
Module 1 - Temperature Detectors
This module describes the construction, operation, and failure modes for various types of temperature detectors and indication circuits.
Module 2 - Pressure Detectors
This module describes the construction, operation, and failure modes for various types of pressure detectors and indication circuits.
Module 3 - Level Detectors
This module describes the construction, operation, and failure modes for various types of level detectors and indication circuits.
Module 4 - Flow Detectors
This module describes the construction, operation, and failure modes for various types of flow detectors and indication circuits.
Module 5 - Position Indicators
This module describes the construction, operation, and failure modes for various types of position indicators and control circuits.
Volume 2 of 2
Module 6 - Radiation Detectors
This module describes the principles of radiation detection, detector operation, circuit operation, and specific radiation detector applications.
Module 7 - Principles of Control Systems
This module describes the principles of operation for control systems used in evaluating and regulating changing conditions in a process.
The information contained in this handbook is by no means all encompassing. An attempt to present the entire subject of instrumentation and control would be impractical. However, the Instrumentation and Control handbook does present enough information to provide the reader with a fundamental knowledge level sufficient to understand the advanced theoretical concepts presented in other subject areas, and to better understand basic system and equipment operations.
Department of Energy Fundamentals Handbook
Module 1 Temperature Detectors
Temperature Detectors TABLE OF CONTENTS TABLE OF CONTENTS
|LIST OF FIGURES||i|
|LIST OF TABLES||i|
|RESISTANCE TEMPERATURE DETECTORS (RTDs)||1|
|FUNCTIONAL USES OF TEMPERATURE DETECTORS||8|
|Functions of Temperature Detectors||8|
|TEMPERATURE DETECTION CIRCUITRY||10|
|Bridge Circuit Construction||10|
|Bridge Circuit Operation||12|
|Temperature Detection Circuit||14|
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LIST OF FIGURES Temperature Detectors LIST OF FIGURES
|Figure 1 Electrical Resistance-Temperature Curves||2|
|Figure 2 Internal Construction of a Typical RTD||3|
|Figure 3 RTD Protective Well and Terminal Head||4|
|When Used with Platinum||5|
|Figure 5 Internal Construction of a Typical Thermocouple||6|
|Figure 6 Simple Thermocouple Circuit||6|
|Figure 7 Temperature-vs-Voltage Reference Table||7|
|Figure 8 Bridge Circuit||1|
|Figure 9 Unbalanced Bridge Circuit||12|
|Figure 10 Balanced Bridge Circuit||13|
Figure 4 Thermocouple Material Characteristics
Figure 1 Block Diagram of a Typical Temperature
|Resistor in Place of Resistance Bulb||15|
Figure 12 Resistance Thermometer Circuit with Precision IC-01 Page i Rev. 0
Temperature Detectors LIST OF TABLES LIST OF TABLES
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REFERENCES Temperature Detectors REFERENCES
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