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Overview of Basic Instruments

COURSE NO: E02-025
Overview of Basic Instruments
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides an overview of various types of indicating instruments used in engineering plants and other day-to-day applications.


Engineering measuring instruments are typically classified into the following groups: pressure gauges, temperature detectors, temperature measuring devices, electrical indicating instruments, liquid-level indicators, revolution counters and indicators, salinity indicators, and torque wrenches.


These instruments are used to determine how the engineering plant is operating. Machinery damage, personnel injury, and expensive and time-consuming repairs can be avoided by taking proper operator actions, which can only take place when the instruments (temperature indicators, pressure gauges, and so forth) are properly calibrated and properly interpreted by the operating personnel.


This 2 PDH online course is applicable to electrical and mechanical engineers as well as others interested in learning more about the basic instruments used in various engineering applications.
Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Familiarizing with the basics of engineering measuring instruments
  • Understanding the use of sensitive measuring tools
  • Learning how to read and interpret gauges, indicators, and thermometers
  • Gaining a general overview of the purpose of engine test equipment
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, “Overview of Basic Instruments”, which is based on chapter 11 of the Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center “Instruments” NAVEDTRA 14104A training course.
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Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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