Field Instruments & SMART Transmitters

An Intensive 5-day Training Course

Field Instruments & SMART Transmitters

Field Instruments & SMART Transmitters

Scheduled Dates


22 - 26 Jul 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT


22 - 26 Jul 2024 Online $3,950 RESERVE A SEAT

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Why Choose this Training Course?

The modern plant is dependent upon field measuring devices to gather information, and to implement control where required. Whether it be for pressure, level, temperature or flow, or a host of analytical applications, it is essential that users understand the fundamentals of this equipment, so that their work load is not increased dramatically, as the number of sensors in the operation increases.

Fortunately, these devices have improved not only in reliability, but also in intelligence and sophistication. This is where the term SMART transmitters come into play. The aim of this training course is to combine field instrumentation knowledge with information specific to SMART transmitters. The training course will also touch on aspects that tie everything together (SCADA, DCS, PLCs, actuators and valves), for the sake of completeness, in order to make the most out of SMART transmitters.

This Field Instruments & SMART Transmitters training course will feature:

  • The SMART transmitter – definition, block diagram and important aspects
  • Terms and definitions essential to using transmitters in a modern application
  • The benefits of SMART versus traditional field devices
  • P&ID diagrams, and how this ties up with SMART devices
  • Integration of a total system, with respect to field devices and SMART technology

What are the Goals?

  • Understand everything pertaining to instrumentation signals (traditional and otherwise)
  • Learn how network communication comes together (especially with the SMART option)
  • Develop a plant philosophy, considering PLCs, SCADA and DCS
  • Analyzing SMART in the context of ESD, SIS and Hazardous areas
  • Appling sound practice in data analysis, noise, aliasing and data acquisition (and, how this affects or is affected by SMART options).

At the end of this Field Instruments & SMART Transmitters training course, you will learn to:

  • Comfortably be able to select level, temperature pressure and flow devices
  • Consider an analytical instrument option (along with SMART capabilities)
  • Choose between and understand FIELDBUS options
  • Consider HART as a viable option, based on the benefits it provides
  • See the benefit of SMART final control elements (including valves and actuators)

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge training course will be aimed primarily at people in fields associated with field devices, instrumentation data analysis and instrumentation installation and maintenance. This would be inclusive of instrumentation, electrical, mechanical, process and other disciplines actively involved in either the utilization or the selection and installation of an assortment of field transmitters.

This Field Instruments & SMART Transmitters training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Maintenance personnel (specifically, from those fields closely associated with the equipment)
  • Supervisory personnel
  • Instrumentation technicians and engineers
  • Process engineers
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Design staff
  • Representatives from the health and safety departments
  • Engineers in other disciplines
  • People from a financial background, who have an interest in cost containment, by using the most effective devices available
  • Management and senior management staff

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This is, very much, a hands-on training course. The most important work is covered in a theoretical manner. But, there are several practical exercises that back up the course content. Pre- and post-course tests, individual and group-based exercises, open discussions and computer simulations are used to transfer vital knowledge. Delegates are encouraged to bring their own (non-Apple) computers, to take full benefit of the limited-time duration software simulators that will be utilized.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Introduction to Instrumentation, Documentation and Pressure
  • Typical field instrumentation signals that may be encountered
  • Field instrumentation terminology and definitions
  • Field instrumentation drawings and diagrams (including P&IDs)
  • Field instrumentation documentation
  • Pressure, pressure concepts and pressure measuring devices
  • Different technologies used in manufacturing pressure measuring transmitters
Day Two: Level, Temperature and Flow
  • The principles of level measurement
  • Field level measuring devices (including continuous, direct, indirect and a host of other options)
  • The principles of temperature measurement
  • Field temperature measuring devices (including contact, non-contact, thermocouples, RTDs, thermistors, etc.)
  • The principles of flow measurement
  • Field flow measuring devices (including differential pressure, positive displacement, ultrasonic, etc.)
Day Three: The SMART Concept, Fieldbus and Analytical Instruments
  • The basics of SMART transmitters
  • Definition and uses of SMART transmitters
  • Parts of SMART transmitters
  • SMART versus conventional transmitters
  • SMART transmitters and digital communication
  • Foundation Fieldbus
  • Profibus
  • Other Fieldbusses
  • Analytical instruments, and the SMART options available
Day Four: HART, Valves & Actuators, SCADA, DCS and PLCs
  • HART
  • Calibration of SMART transmitters
  • Maintenance of SMART transmitters
  • Field instrument / SMART transmitter design networks
  • Advantages and disadvantages of SMART transmitters
  • SMART / intelligent actuators & valves and other final control elements
  • SCADA, DCS and PLCs
Day Five: ESD, SIS, Hazardous Areas, System Integration, Noise and Data Analysis
  • SMART transmitters and Emergency Shutdown Systems (ESD)
  • SMART transmitters and Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS)
  • SMART transmitters and Hazardous areas
  • SMART meters and SMART meter systems
  • SMART transmitters - Benefits, challenges, requirements
  • SMART transmitters – going forward and the future
  • System integration, noise, error analysis and data acquisition


  • On successful completion of this Training Course / Online Training Course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate / E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
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  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
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  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

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