Chemical Process Instrumentation

By Prof. Debasis Sarkar   |   IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 98
ABOUT THE COURSE This course covers the key aspects of chemical process instrumentation. The course will provide a comprehensive introduction to principles and practices of measurement of important chemical process variables such as temperature, pressure, flow, level, concentration, etc. This is primarily intended for the undergraduate students from chemical, instrumentation, and allied engineering disciplines.

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Technology
  • Instrumentation Engineering


This course may be of general interest to many chemical process industries such as:
  • Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.
  • Tata Chemicals, etc.
  • Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd.
  • Hindustan Petroleum

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 23 Jan 2023
End Date : 14 Apr 2023
Exam Date : 30 Apr 2023 IST
Enrollment Ends : 30 Jan 2023
Category :
  • Chemical Engineering
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate

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Course layout

Week 1: General principles and representation of instruments
Week 2: Performance characteristics of instruments and data analysis: 1 Theorem
Week 3: Performance characteristics of instruments and data analysis: 2
Week 4: Transducer elements
Week 5: Pressure measurement: Moderate and high pressure measuring instruments
Week 6: Pressure measurement: High vacuum measuring instruments
Week 7: Temperature measuring instruments: 1
Week 8: Temperature measuring instruments: 2
Week 9: Flow measurement
Week 10:Level measurement
Week 11:Measurement of concentration, density, viscosity, and pH
Week 12: Control valve, Piping and instrumentation diagram

Books and references

1. E. O. Doeblin. “Measurement Systems: Application and Design”, Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Limited, New Delhi.
2. IB. C. Nakra and K. K. Chaudhry. “Instrumentation Measurement and Analysis”, Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited, New Delhi.
3. D. P. Eckman. “Industrial Instrumentation”, CBS Publishers & Distributors Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.

Instructor bio

Prof. Debasis Sarkar

IIT Kharagpur
Debasis Sarkar is currently an Associate Professor at Chemical Engineering Department of Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. He received his BTech from Calcutta University, Master of Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and PhD from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, all in Chemical Engineering. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Western Ontario, Canada. Prior to joining IIT Kharagpur, he worked with ICES Singapore and HBTI Kanpur. His current research interests are in applications of process systems engineering approaches for crystallization engineering and biosystems engineering. His teaching interests include, among others, optimization techniques, instrumentation and process control, advanced heat transfer. 

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 
30 April 2023 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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