Introduction to Process Measurement

Learn the basics of process measurement and control

Aimed at apprentices and new starters, this four-day course is designed to provide new engineers with a basic knowledge of process measurement and control. The course has a high degree of practical content and includes assessment at key points.

Introduction to Process Measurement course ©Endress+Hauser


  • Basics of metrology, including terminology, reasons to measure, basic types of measurement. Understand the principles of turndown, accuracy, repeatability and linearity.

  • Basic electronics, including 2-wire, 4-wire, analogue and digital, Ohms law and typical loop diagrams and connection. Basic signal transmission via 4-20mA and active/passive loops.

  • Using a multimeter and test equipment.

  • Basic digital communication from HART as a hybrid signal to PROFIBUS, FOUNDATION Fieldbus, WirelessHART and Ethernet. Build your own PROFIBUS network.

  • Basics of process control - typical components, a simple overview of three-term control, practical operation and set-up of PID control loops.

  • Basic measurement techniques, level, flow, temperature, pressure, including principles of operation, installation, connections, basic application and set-up.


  • Provision of a broad introduction to measurement and control, signal transmission, terminology, loop control and system components.

  • Basics refresher to ensure a common understanding.

  • Introduction to level and pressure instruments for hydrostatic and Time of Flight measurement.

  • Introduction to temperature measuring instruments, mechanical components, principles and basic operation.

  • Introduction to flowmetering, including principles of operation, product selection and operation.

Who should attend?

  • Apprentices and new starters