Instrumentation & Process Control
This training program is eligible for an early bird discount of $100 if registered 60 days out (or more) and will be automatically applied at checkout!
At the end of this training program attendees will be able to:
- Use various instruments to measure temperature, pressure, flow rate, level and position, pH, and analysis of weight and density.
- Understand the differences between open and closed-loop controls, feedback and feed forward controls, PLC, DCS, and stand-alone controllers.
- Find out how analog signals are produced, processed, and protected from noise and differences in proportional, PI and PID control strategies.
- Understand what causes errors in instruments and how to minimize and troubleshoot them.
- Learn to calibrate transmitters and tune controller.
- Certification: This training program is approved by and can to lead to certification through North American Technician Excellence (NATE). Testing for this certification is administered by a NATE testing organization.
- Why This Training Program
- Who Should Take This Training Program
- What You'll Learn
- Training Program Description
Why You should take this training program
Understand instrumentation and process control to become more valuable as your multi-skill set expands. You’ll spend approximately 50% of the time working with various instruments and controllers. You will learn to program and connect input/output devices, as well as how to troubleshoot process controls including sensors, transmitters, controllers, and final elements. The benefit of this training program is being able to find, understand, and fix electrical problems more easily, thereby reducing down time.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Contact HoursDownload Training Program PDF
Upon completion of this training program, the attendee will receive a certificate of completion. Please contact your state or local licensing agency to determine if this training program is accepted for Continuing Education recognition by the agency.
Who Should Take This Training Program
The content in this instrumentation and process control training program is for apprentices, machine operators, mechanics, technicians, supervisors and other trades people.
People who will benefit from attending this training program include:
- Apprentice and experienced HVAC technicians
- Supervisors working on or who oversee employees working on 50V or greater equipment
- Maintenance Technicians
- HVAC maintenance and Repair Technicians
- Energy management personnel
- Fire Alarm Technicians
- Plant & facility maintenance technicians
- Building engineers
- Stationary engineers
What You'll Learn
Participants of the electrical instrumentation training and electrical process control training will use various instruments to measure temperature, pressure, flow rate, level and position, pH and analysis and weight and density. You’ll also learn to understand the differences between open and closed-loop controls, feedback and feed forward controls, PLC, DCS and stand-alone controllers.
Find out how analog signals are produced, processed, and protected from noise and differences in proportional, PI and PID control strategies. Understand what causes errors in instruments and how to minimize and troubleshoot them. Learn to calibrate
transmitters and tune controller.
Topics covered during this training include:
- Basic Concepts
- Piping and Instrument Diagrams (P and ID’s)
- Control Technologies
- Basic Electrical and Math Concepts
- Pressure Instrumentation and Measurements
- Temperature Instrumentation and Measurements
- Flow Instrumentation and Measurements
- Level Instrumentation and Measurements
- Density, Specific Gravity, and Analysis
- Manipulating the Process
- Control Systems
Hands-On Exercises Include:
- Sensor checkout
- Set up of process-simulation
- Set-up & Calibration of hand-held calibrator
- VOM & tracing around loop
- Simulate and source signals
Training Program Description
- Purposes for control systems
- Signal types
- Shielding and grounding
- Signal conversion
- Final control elements
PIPING AND INSTRUMENT DIAGRAMS (P AND IDS)
- Line symbols
- Instrument identification tags
- Instrument bubbles
- Loop diagrams
- Local manual, remote electrical
- Local pneumatic
- Remote analog/digital
BASIC ELECTRICAL AND MATH CONCEPTS
- Applications to instruments
- Electrical principles and symbols
- Series/parallel circuits
PRESSURE INSTRUMENTATION & MEASUREMENTS
- Pressure measurement devices
- U-tube manometer, bourdon gauge, bellows gauge, piezoelectric
TEMPERATURE INSTRUMENTATION AND MEASUREMENTS
- Measurement devices and techniques
- Bimetallic temperature measurement
- Filled capillary and bulb, thermocouple, resistance temperature detector (RTD), thermistors, thermowells, infrared
FLOW INSTRUMENTATION AND MEASUREMENTS
- Flow measurement methods
- Factors influencing flow measurement
- Flow measurement devices—orifice plates, venturi tube, flow nozzle, elbow taps, pitot tube, parshall flume, magnetic flowmeter (Mag meter), vortex shedding meter, turbine meter, target flowmeter, ultrasonic, variable area rotameter, coriolis meter, nutating disc
LEVEL INSTRUMENTATION AND MEASUREMENTS
- Level measurement methods—sight glass, differential pressure level measurement, bubbler, displacer level sensor, float level sensors, capacitance, radiation-based, radar and ultrasonic level sensors
DENSITY, SPECIFIC GRAVITY AND ANALYSIS
- Density and specific gravity measurement
- Monitoring and analyzing pH, conductivity
MANIPULATING THE PROCESS
- Final control element
- Actuators, valve positioners, I/P, valves
- Variable frequency drives
- Testing for open/short circuits
- Troubleshooting/maintenance suggestions
- Control modes—proportional, integral, derivative
- Tuning feedback controllers—¼ decay, Zeigler-Nichols, damped oscillation
- Ratio, cascade and feed-forward control
- Overview of PLCs, DCS and SCADA systems
- Density and specific gravity measurement
- Sensor checkout
- Hookup to calibration stands
- Transmitter calibration check
- Program/tune controller
- Set up of differential pressure, temperature, and other process-simulation devices
- Calibration or set up with hand-held calibrator
- Checking current output with VOM & tracing around loop
- Simulate and source 4-20mA-DC signals
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3-Day Hands-On Lab + Lecture: $1,795 / Participant
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