Instrumentation Process Measurement & Control

TPC Training
Training overview
Professional Course
2 days

Course description

Instrumentation Process Measurement & Control

Available in both virtual and in-person, instructor-led formats, this two-day Instrumentation, Process Measurement & Control course teaches proper troubleshooting and maintenance of plant systems and equipment to reduce downtime and save money. A “replace-part-when-broken” strategy for maintaining equipment is frequently the most expensive approach you can take. To be effective, maintenance technicians who fix equipment must know why a part needs to be changed out in the first place. In this seminar students will learn what, where and how to measure parameters for the proper monitoring and control of their equipment. When something breaks, they’ll now know why. With this understanding, they will be able to work much more efficiently on the industrial systems and processes for which they are responsible. A sound knowledge in instrumentation and control is certain to result in better-qualified technicians and less equipment failures.

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Training content

Day One

Introduction to Process Control

  • On/Off
  • Proportional
  • Integral
  • Derivative

Pneumatic Control

  • Operation of the nozzle and flapper value
  • Bellows receiver unit

Electronic Control

  • Resistance
  • Capacitance
  • Inductance
  • Voltage

Measurement of “Pressure”

  • Units and Pressure Standards
  • Construction and Operation of typical industrial
  • pressure instruments
  • Calibration of pressure transducers and transmitters

Measurement of “Level”

  • Units and Level Standards
  • Construction and Operation of typical industrial
  • level instruments
  • Calibration of level transducers and transmitters

Measurement of “Flow”

  • Units and Flow Standards
  • Construction and Operation of typical industrial flow
  • instruments
  • Calibration of flow transducers and transmitters

Measurement of “Temperature”

  • Units and Temperature Standards
  • Construction and Operation of typical industrial
  • temperature instruments
  • Calibration of temperature transducers and
  • transmitters

Day Two

Selected Analytical Measurements

  • Electrical Conductivity
  • Chemistry 101
  • Acids
  • Bases
  • pH
  • Redox Potentials
  • ORP Measurement
  • Ion Activity Measurement

Industrial Process Control Symbols

  • Understanding ANSI/ISA-S5.1 process control symbols
  • Understanding and Drawing Process and Instrumentation Diagrams
  • Understanding and Drawing Instrument Loop Diagrams
  • Using process control diagrams to troubleshoot industrial control systems

Control Valves

  • Purpose and use of control valves, actuators, and positioners
  • Significance of valve coefficients and sizing considerations

Proportional Control Concepts

  • First Order Lag calculations
  • How to calculate Dead Time
  • Adding Manual Reset to Proportional Control
  • Case Studies

Proportional & Integral Control Concepts

  • Additional Process Dynamics
  • The dynamic behavior of control valves
  • Tuning PI controllers
  • Case Studies

PID Controllers

  • Open Loop Tuning Methods
  • Closed Loop Tuning Methods
  • Case Studies

Costs

Course Fees: $1,195

Continuing studies

Upon completion of this seminar, the student will receive a Certification of Completion and .8 TPC Training CEUs per day attended. Most employers and many government agencies accept TPC Training CEUs to fulfill their continuing education requirements.

About TPC Training

TPC Training - The leader in live, instructor led maintenance training

TPC Training is the leader in maintenance, repair, and operator training, with complete solutions for a 21st century workforce to acquire, apply, and adapt essential technical and safety skills. With 2000+ classes annually, including 100+ cities, on-site at customer facilities, and online anywhere,...


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