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MCD2-SP Process Measurement - Use and calibration

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This course covers the concepts of process measurement use and how it is maintained to verify its suitability for use within process control. The main steps of calibration are detailed; which includes, validation against a standard, adjustment if necessary, and verification.

 

WHO SHOULD COMPLETE THIS COURSE

  • Design engineers
  • Electrical engineers
  • Electrical technicians and technologists
  • Electricians
  • Experienced electrical tradespersons and artisans
  • Experienced fixed plant operators
  • Graduate engineers
  • Instrumentation engineers
  • Project engineers

 

OBJECTIVES

  • Apply correct practice to calibration of instruments
  • Calibrate electronic transmitters and controllers
  • Configure instruments correctly to vendor instruction sheets
  • Maintain instruments correctly
  • Troubleshoot, isolate and fix electronic instrumentation problems
  • Specify instrument and loop documentation requirements and standards to vendors 
  • Fault find with drawings
  • Carry out simple repair procedures for the correction of faults on instrument systems where possible

 

TOPICS

  • Shop calibration – steps involved in determining instrument suitability whist in operation.
  • Electro pneumatic calibrators – detailing the principles of some commercially available units
  • Temperature – calibration (RTD/thermocouples) – principles in calibrating instruments for measuring heat energy
  • Block diagrams – objectives and examples of documenting the model of a process
  • Standards for calibration – suing the highest accuracy simulation to verify a unit under test
  • Five point calibration – a statistical method to determine adjustments required for the UUT
  • Charts – graphical representation to expedite calculation decisions.
  • Basic measurement and control concepts – introduction into loop control theory
  • Terms (Accuracy/range/hysteresis/linearity/repeatability/response/dead time) – expansion of essential terms in reference to process operation
  • Zero/span – internal parameters essential to confirm to specification
  • Process dynamics – covering how the process varies over time affecting calibration
  • Operation – covering the use of SMART instruments
  • Configuration – the optimisation of SMART instruments
  • Rearranging – adjustment and calibration of SMART instruments
  • Characteristics – basics and theory of SMART instruments
  • Fundamentals – how transducer perform the conversion of a physical parameter to electrical signal
  • Calibration – calibration of transducers
  • Noise – electrical and non-process related noise and how it affects signal quality
     

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Plan Name Investment
Unlimited Access for 2 Years: US$ 199

Instructor

John Piperides

BE Electrical

 

John is a professional electrical engineer with over 25 years experience in industrial maintenance, production, management, sales and improvement. He has held management positions in several manufacturing and sales companies. His diverse responsibilities have included contract negotiation, authoring and responsibility of departmental budgets, daily management of over 20 reports, practice of cGMP, auditing in a pharmaceutical plant, and system administration and programming of diverse IT and embedded systems. He has been directly involved with industries including building management, pest control, mining, power utilities, food, pharmaceutical, steel, building products, sugar, paper and pulp, rail and airports.

John has completed many years of further education including developing, writing and delivering many work based courses and seminars. He has spent 10 years as a part time teacher at TAFE in electrical engineering, and 15 years delivering structured courses in thermography, power quality, instrument safety, motor drive theory, PLC, SCADA, and pest inspection

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