This course covers the key aspects of current instrumentation and process control technology and is designed to enable maintenance personnel to carry out commissioning, calibration and maintenance of the typical devices used for measurement and control in industrial systems.
Who can attend?
The course is ideal for those who presently possess some electrical knowledge, work in a maintenance environment and seek to expand their activities to include process control and instrumentation systems.
The 3 Term (PID) Controllers (course 515) is the perfect complement to this course, as it explores how the instrumentation sensors would be used in a complete closed-loop control system.
– understand the health and safety implications of working with process control systems
– appreciate the operation of typical instrumentation systems
– identify the various methods of signal transmission
– correctly connect electrical or air-powered devices
– understand the equipment used in
– current loops (process meters, trip amplifiers, transmitters, current repeaters, chart recorders)
– Temperature measurement (RTDs, thermocouples, etc.)
– pressure measurement (bourdon gauges, air and electrical dp cells)
– level measurement (bubblers, pressure cells, ultrasonic, load cells)
– flow measurement (orifice plates, mag-flow meters, mass-flow meters, weirs, flumes, etc)
– output devices (flow control valves, valve positioners, I to P converters)
– correctly use a range of industrial calibration equipment (current sources, thermocouple and RTD simulators, digital pressure indicator/calibrators, HART communicators)
– correctly connect, commission and calibrate current loop devices, temperature transmitters, pressure switches, pressure sensors, dp cells, ultrasonic level meters, load cell amplifiers, I to P converters and HART devices
– Understand the principles of turbidity, density, pH, and proximity and weight measurement.
This is a theory and practical course