Course detail

Experimental Methods and Instruments

FSI-IEPAcad. year: 2023/2024

The course is focused on instrumentation used at monitoring of processes associated with environmental protection in present practice.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Knowledge on the level of the first four semesters of the study at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is assumed.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Graded course-unit requirements: Students must present reports on excursions and the semester paper. At the end of semester students demonstrate their knowledge of the subject matter.

Controlled participation in lessons:
Attendance at seminars is registered. Missed seminars are compensated by writing a report on them.


The goal of course is to acquaint students with basic measuring instruments used in technical practice, with their usage and technical limits of measuring accuracy.

Students are made familiar with present measuring instruments used at technical processes monitoring, with their accuracy limits and with mistakes that can occur during measuring or data processing.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Green, D., W., Perry, R., H.: CHEMICAL ENGINEERS´ HANDBOOK, 8 th editon, 2007, Mc Graw-Hill International Editions, Chemical Engineering, New York, ISBN 978-0-07-142294-9 (EN)
Pavelek.M.-Štětina.J: Experimentální metody v technice prostředí /Brno :Akademické nakladatelství CERM,2007. 3. vyd. 215 s. ISBN 978-80-214-3426-4 [SYSNO: 000078250] (CS)
Janíček, P. Ondráček, E. Řešení problémů modelováním – Téměř nic o téměř všem. 1.vyd. Brno: PC-DIR Real, s.r.o., 1998. 335 s. ISBN 80-214-1233-X. (CS)

Recommended reading

Lazic: Design of Experiments in Chemical Engineering: A Practical Guide, Wiley, 2004 (EN)
Normy: ČSN 01 0115: Mezinárodní slovník základních a všeobecných termínů v metrologii. ISO 31 (Části 0-13): Veličiny a jednotky. (CS)
Pavelek, M. a J. Štětina. Experimentální metody v technice prostředí. Skripta. VUT Brno 2007. (CS)


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-ENE-P Bachelor's, 3. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Measuring principles, terms and measuring instruments partition.
2. Pressure measuring.
3. Temperature measuring.
4. Level measuring.
5. Flow volume and liquid quantity measuring.
6. Measuring of heat consumption.
7. Measuring of lighting.
8. Noise measuring.
9. Detectors of chemical outflow.
10. Accuracy of measuring instruments, static and dynamic mistakes.
11. Data processing machines, evaluation of measured results.
12. Modern trends of measuring instruments.
13. Time allowance.

Laboratory exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Seminars follow lectures. Relevant themes are practised, especially from the application point of view.