060-0039/01 – Measuring Methods and Metrology (MMM AnJ)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Security ServicesCredits3
Subject guarantorIng. Dalibor Balner, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Dalibor Balner, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2022/2023Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFBIIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BAL301 Ing. Dalibor Balner, Ph.D.
BIT01 Ing. Petr Bitala, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 2+1
Part-time Graded credit 12+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the basic problems of physical and technical measurements. Emphasis is placed on understanding the logical construction of the experiment. Special attention is paid to the correct use of statistical methods in the processing of measurement results. There is also some basic information from the field of metrology, general physical methods and instrumentation. The content of the course is a logical scheme of experimental work, organization of metrology, concepts of error and measurement uncertainty, numerical expression of values, application of statistics, understanding of basic principles used in measuring physical quantities in relation to practice in safety engineering.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


The course is devoted in the first part of the overview of physical measurements and the implementation of experimental work, including the procedure of evaluation of the obtained data. The second part of the lectures is an introduction to the physical principles of gauges used in practice and the metrological system in the Czech Republic.

Compulsory literature:

MORRIS, A. S. Measurement and instrumentation principles. 3rd edition. Butterworth-Heinemann, 2001. ISBN 978-0750650816. DYER, Stephen A. Wiley Survey of Instrumentation and Measurement [online]. 2004, 1112 s. [cit. 2021-01-27]. ISBN 978-0-471-22165-4. LIPTAK, B .G., Instrument engineers' handbook. Vol. 1: Process Measurement and Analysis. 4th ed. Boca Raton: CRC Press, c2003. ISBN 0849310830. KADLEC, Karel et al. Measurement and control of chemical, food and biotechnological processes – Volume I Process Measurement. London: STS Science Centre, 2019. Monograph (Key Publishing). ISBN 978-80-7418-306-5.

Recommended literature:

ANDERSON, Norman A. Instrumentation for Process Measurement and Control. 3rd edition. CRC Press, 1998. ISBN 0-8493-9871-1. SMITH, Cecil L. Basic Process Measurements. 2009, 358 s. ISBN 978-0-470-38024-6. KADLEC, Karel et al. Measurement and control of chemical, food and biotechnological processes – Volume II Process Control. London: STS Science Centre, 2019. Monograph (Key Publishing). ISBN 978-80-7418-307-2.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Graded credit - written test, processing and defending the presentation. Protocols Processing.


Other requirements

The student must complete at least 80 % of the course content within the semester. The student must successfully pass the final test.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Metrological system in the Czech Republic, elements of metrological security. Metrological organizations in the Czech Republic and legal regulations of metrology. State metrological supervision. Metrological confirmation. 2. Measuring technology - division, static and dynamic properties of measuring instruments. 3. International System of Units SI. Electromagnetic radiation, thermal radiation, definition of temperature, basics of temperature measurement. 4. Temperature measurement by contact methods I. Expansion thermometers, thermocouples - Seebeck effect. 5. Temperature measurement by contact methods II. Resistance temperature sensors - metal, Resistance temperature sensors - semiconductor, diode thermometers, special thermometers. 6. Temperature measurement by non-contact method. Basic laws describing thermal radiation. Pyrometers, IR thermometers, thermal imaging. Thermal camera construction and description of parameters. Use of thermal imagers in security engineering. 7. Measurement of pressure and flow rate of liquids. Bernoulli's equation and continuity equation. Hydrostatic, deformation and piston pressure gauges. Pressure sensors with resistance strain gauges, capacitive and piezoelectric sensors, operational pressure measurement. 8. Measurements in security engineering. Ballistics, X-rays, metal detectors, detection of hazardous substances - Raman spectroscopy and gas chromatography with mass spectrometry, fire technical characteristics, demonstration of laboratories. 9. Physical bases of measurement and realization of experiment. Helmholtz theory of measurement, representation theory, relational system, scales and their types. 10. Preparation of the experiment and its implementation. Experimental control methods. Statistical files and evaluation of obtained data. Processing of a set of own experimental data. 11. Measurement accuracy, errors, uncertainties, deviations. Error theory and equalization calculus. Laws of spreading uncertainty. 12. End gauges, accuracy classes. Calipers and micrometers and their control. Other technical measurements.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2022/2023 Summer semester)
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Graded credit Graded credit 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: 80%

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2022/2023 (N1032A020006) Physical security engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2022/2023 (N1032A020006) Physical security engineering K Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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