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Why Choose this Training Course?
In an industrial situation where it is required to measure and control some aspect of a process, it is often the application of the knowledge and the ingenuity of the engineer or technician which is relied upon to solve the measurement and control problem. Therefore, a fundamental understanding of the principle of operation of a range of sensors/transducers and instrumentation techniques applicable in an industrial situation combined with an understanding and knowledge of process control techniques and tuning methods equips the engineer or technician with the necessary skills and makes them invaluable in their workplace.
Delegates on this Process Measurement, Instrumentation & Process Control online training course will investigate the operating principles and concepts of instrumentation and measurement systems and will acquire the knowledge relating to the characteristics and properties of the variables being measured. Moreover, the delegate will gain an understanding of the Process control systems and methods used in a modern industrial system.
This is a hands-on, practical PetroKnowledge online training course and where applicable, theoretical studies will be supplemented with practical activities where the delegate will have the opportunity to design, develop, build, test and evaluate their own instrumentation systems within the course room.
This PetroKnowledge online training course will highlight:
Introduction to the principles and fundamentals of Process Measurement and Instrumentation systems and Process variables. Symbols and units used and sample calculations
Principles of operation of Sensors and Transducers used for:
Ultrasonic techniques for non-invasive process measurement
Principles of Process Control and study of the main Control strategies used, leading to an explanation of the 3-term PID controller
Explanation of a method used to ‘tune’ a 3-term PID controller
Practical activities to design, build, calibrate and signal condition a typical sensor application
What are the Goals?
The main objectives of this PetroKnowledge online training course are:
To give an understanding of the principles of operation of a range of sensors and transducers
By using a hands-on approach, enable the delegate to investigate the operation of an instrumentation system through designing, building and testing typical sensor combined with appropriate signal conditioning circuits
To allow the delegate to become familiar and confident with a range of measurement techniques
To understand the concepts of Process Control and acquire the knowledge relating to the characteristics and properties of a process variable being measured
To become familiar and knowledgeable with PID control and develop the ability to ‘tune’ a process control system using PID control
To have the confidence and knowledge to apply the above techniques and principles to solve an unfamiliar and bespoke measurement situation in the workplace
Who is this Training Course for?
This PetroKnowledge online training course is suitable for and is designed to attract and be of benefit to a range of people who work in the instrumentation and process plant area. Typically, but not exclusively this course will be of benefit to:
Electronic Engineers and Technicians
Chemical Engineers and Technicians
Electrical Engineers and Technicians
Electronic Design Engineers
Installation and Maintenance Technicians
Instrument and Process Control Technicians
Mechanical Engineers and Technicians
Other professions (Engineers, Technicians) involved in the Process Industry who require an appreciation and understanding of the techniques used in Process Measurement and Control
How will this Training Course be Presented?
This PetroKnowledge online training course will utilize a variety of proven online learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, retention of the information presented. The Online training course is conducted online via an Advanced Virtual Learning Platform in the comfort of your choice location.
By attending this PetroKnowledge online training course the delegate will return to their company more confident in the knowledge and use of sensors and instrumentation systems generally. More specifically, they will:
Be equipped with new skills and knowledge which must impact positively within the company structure
Consequently, be able to leverage their skills to potentially cause an increase within the plant or process in term of overall productivity and efficiency through an appreciation of the operating principles of a range of sensors and transducers
Be better equipped to advise on new system installations in terms of sensor choice and specification and circuit design
Potentially through their newly acquired knowledge be able to advise on in-house use of suitable sensor technologies used in plant process and instrumentation systems thereby negating or at least reducing the dependency on external agencies and vendors
Therefore, potentially contribute towards and result in plant and process cost reductions leading to financial savings for the company
The delegate will benefit personally from attendance of this course and will enhance their own knowledge base and level of confidence in the area of Sensor Technologies and Process Control Engineering. Specifically, the delegate will be able to:
Understand the principle of operation of a range of sensors and transducers used in the measurement of flow, temperature, pressure, strain and level
Review the construction and operation of the most important sensors and transducers and their application in process measurement systems
Evaluate and select the most appropriate sensor technology for a given instrumentation system
Design, build and test using a given specification and sensor, their own instrumentation system within the course room
Identity components and features of a Process control system
Calibrate and signal condition the above system and take measurements from the system
Understand the limitations of Open loop systems and be aware of the inherent problems associated with Closed loop negative feedback systems
Optimise control by tuning a system using relevant software
Day One: Introduction to Sensors, Transducers and Instrumentation Systems
Introduction to Sensors, Transducers and Instrumentation Systems
Terms and definitions associated with Instrumentation systems, including;
Volumetric flow rate
Day Two: Introduction to Practical and Operator Considerations