The course is designed to provide a good overview of the instrumentation technology to non-instrumentation engineers. Further, the course can serve as a refresher for instrumentation engineers involved with process measurement and control equipment.
The course covers a wide range of topics such as theory and application, pressure measurement, level measurement, temperature measurement, flow measurement, flow meter selection and costs, basic principles of controls systems, modes of control, typical applications, digital field communications, smart transmitter, P and ID, wiring schematics and diagrams, control valves and process considerations.
- Introduction to Instrumentation
- Fundamentals of Process Control
- The Basics of Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams
- Basic Instrumentation Symbols
Basic Instrumentation Electricity and Safety
- Temperature Instrumentation
- What is Temperature, Heat and Energy
- Why are Thermal Expansion Thermometers Used
- What are Electrical Thermometers
- Pressure Instrumentation
- How do Pressure Instruments Work and What Should I Know About Them?
- Where Would I Find These Pressure Measuring Applications
- Level Instrumentation
- What are Level Devices or Level Instruments and How Do They Work
- Why are Mechanical Instruments Important?
- Flow Instrumentation
- What Is So Important About Understanding Fluid Flow Properties
- What and Why: Differential Pressure Flow meters
- Final Elements and Instrumentation
- Describe the Basic Understanding of What Final Elements Are and How Instrumentation Functions with These Final Elements:
- Control Valves
- Regulators and Dampers
- Actuators and Positioners
- On/Off Control Actions
- Variable-Speed Drives
- Electric Powers Controllers
- Safety System Instrumentation to Prevent Injuries and Fatalities
- What are Safety Systems on Machinery and Equipment and Why are They Important to an Instrumentation Technician
- What the Beginner Instrumentation Tech Should at least Know about Safety devices and Electrical Safety Standards
This course is intended for all non-instrumentation engineers who have to perform occasional instrumentation responsibilities as part of their job. The course also provides a good introduction for newly graduated instrumentation engineers or others who have a good working knowledge of the fundamentals but have limited operating experience
The training methodology combines lectures, discussions, group exercises and illustrations. Participants will gain both theoretical and practical knowledge of the topics. The emphasis is on the practical application of the topics and as a result participant will go back to the workplace with both the ability and the confidence to apply the techniques learned to their duties.