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IP-SP Instrumentation, Automation & Process Control

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This professional course on instrumentation, automation and process contains the elaborated concepts on three engineering fields. These are instrumentation engineering, automation engineering and process engineering. Instrumentation refers to the devices and instruments that are used in various processes; automation refers to the automatic working of instruments, while process engineering refers to the study of processes that are carried out in any type of industry through industrial applications.
This course includes content covering the fundamentals and selection criteria of measuring devices; like pressure transducers, level transducers, temperature transducers and flow measurements. The piping & instrument diagram and symbols for the instrumentation devices are listed and selection criteria are discussed.
In addition to these technical concepts, computer programming and simulation are also discussed with reference to computer simulation being carried out using a LogixPro 500 simulator.
This course is suitable for technical professionals who would like to gain technical as well as practical knowledge on instrumentation, process and automation systems.

WHO SHOULD COMPLETE THIS COURSE

  • Instrumentation engineers
  • Process engineers
  • Design technicians
  • Consulting Engineers
  • Engineering managers
  • Project Engineer

 

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COURSE OUTLINE
BASIC MEASUREMENT CONCEPTS

  • Performance terms and specifications – sensitivity and range and span
  • Accuracy
  • Precision
  • Repeatability
  • Range of operation
  • Difference bet analog and digital

ADVANCED MEASUREMENT

  • Performance terms and specifications – linearity
  • Hysteresis response
  • Control loop components
  • Measuring instruments and control valves as part of the overall control system

P&ID SYMBOLS

  • Tag description
  • P&ID symbols
  • Instrumentation representation on flow diagrams
  • Mix of instrument signals
  • Letter codes and balloon symbols
  • P&ID symbols for transducers and others

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Effects of selection criteria
  • Instrument selection
  • Flow applications

FUNDAMENTALS OF PRESSURE MEASUREMENT

  • Principles
  • Types- static pressure, dynamic pressure and total pressure
  • Technical terms

PRESSURE TRANSDUCERS

  • Mechanical – manometer
  • Bourdon tube
  • Diaphragm
  • PRESSURE SENSORS
  • Electrical – strain gauge
  • Piezoelectric
  • Capacitance
  • LVDT
  • Optical

PRINCIPLES OF LEVEL MEASUREMENT

  • Point source- by visual inspection
  • Gauging rod method
  • Buoyancy tape systems
  • Field effect level detection
  • Gravimetric
  • Bubbler tube
  • Pressure gauge to measure level
  • Installation considerations

CONTINUOUS SOURCE

  • Magnetic float
  • Time of flight measurement
  • Echo measurement
  • Selection considerations
  • Continuous -  pressure head
  • Capacitance/resistance
  • Fiscal measurement

CONTACT TYPE DEVICES – THERMOCOUPLES

  • Concepts
  • Average of temperatures
  • J type thermocouple
  • Voltage curves
  • RTDs
  • Concept
  • PT100 resistance table

THERMISTORS AND OTHER DEVICES

  • Selection and sizing
  • Typical packaging
  • Filled devices
  • Non-contact pyrometer type

FUNDAMENTALS OF FLOW MEASUREMENT

  • Basic terms and concepts
  • Flow parameters – velocity
  • Volumetric flow and mass flow
  • Flow types
  • Importance of Reynolds number
  • Differential pressure flow meters
  • Bernoulli’s equations

ORIFICE PLATE

  • Installation
  • Concentric orifice
  • Application limitations

OTHER MEASURING DEVICES

  • Venturimeter
  • Pitot tube
  • Flow over a weir
  • Rotameter
  • Vortex meter
  • Construction of swirl meter
  • Turbine flow meter
  • Magnetic flow meter
  • Ultrasonic measurement,
  • Positive displacement – rotating vane, rotating lobe meter
  • Positive displacement meter
  • Mass flow rate meter
  • Coriolis meter construction
  • Straight through meter
  • Thermal mass flow meter

CONTROL VALVES

  • Introduction Control valve, classification, principles, Application function – isolation, ON-OFF valves
  • Flow control, directional control, protection, overpressure
  • Sliding stem valves: Plug, Globe, Cage valves, Operating conditions
  • Rotary valves: butterfly, ball valves, flow characteristics
  • Noise and cavitations:  sources of noise, principles of cavitations and its effects

CONTROL VALVES FLOW CHARACTERISTICS

  • Selection and Sizing
  • Effective pressure drop
  • Control valve characteristics/trim
  • Components of a process control loop

PRINCIPLE OF LOOP CONTROL SYSTEMS

  • Block diagram for summation and gain
  • Direct & reverse controllers
  • Feed forward control loop
  • Cascade control

DIFFERENT TYPES OF PROCESSES OF LOOP CONTROL

  • First order process and response
  • Second order process and response

CLOSED LOOP PID

  • Control types
  • Objectives of tuning

NEW SMART INSTRUMENT AND FIELD BUS

  • Fundamental concepts
  • Field bus to typical control system

HYBRID TECHNIQUE – HART

  • Digital messages
  • Sources of noise
  • Earthling configurations

COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

  • Data control and transfer protocol
  • RS-423, RS-422, RS-432, RS-485
  • Fiber optics
  • Network topology - star, ring and bus
  • Media access control methods

PLC SYSTEMS

  • PLC block diagram and configuration
  • Discrete DC/AC Input and Output module
  • Analog input module

FUNDAMENTALS OF PLC

  • PLC programming simulator
  • Programming setup, languages and concept
  • Function block diagram
  • Instruction list
  • Structured text language

 

Investment

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Unlimited Access for 2 Years: US$ 299

Instructor

Geoff Bottrill

HNC, DMS, MIEE

Senior Hazardous Areas Engineer

Used: HZ Nov 12

Geoff has been working in the instrumentation, measurement and control fields for over twenty-five years and has spent the past fifteen years specialising in Hazardous Areas, Intrinsic Safety and Instrumentation Drawings. Geoff began his career at Kent Instruments, as a service engineer working in both the UK and East Africa. His experience ranges from systems design functions and on-site trouble shooting to technical and commercial customer support.

Recently Geoff has taken on the responsibility of mentoring engineers in training, in addition to the presentation of engineering workshops in the process control and measurement field. His positive interactive approach to teaching has made him popular with workshop attendees worldwide.

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