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This seminar is a must for anyone who works with manufacturing or process equipment in industrial settings. General maintenance personnel, workers in cross-training programs, electricians and engineers will find this course extremely valuable. Attendees come from a variety of industries, skill-levels, company sizes, and job titles, so if you're not sure you will fit in or will benefit from the class, don't worry - you will - as long as your job involves instrumentation, and process measurement & control!
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This seminar is a must for anyone who works with manufacturing or process equipment in industrial settings. General maintenance personnel, workers in cross-training programs, electricians and engineers will find this course extremely valuable. Attendees come from a variety of industries, skill-levels, company sizes, and job titles, so if you're not sure you will fit in or will benefit from the class, don't worry - you will - as long as your job involves instrumentation, and process measurement & control!

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Learn how to get desired results from your equipment and do away with the “Replace-part-when-broken” maintenance strategy (see full course description)

 
 

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Training Course Syllabus:


Basic Instrumentation Process Measurement & Control

 

Purpose of Seminar:

Proper troubleshooting and maintenance of plant systems & equipment to reduce downtime and save money requires more than just replacing parts when they get broken. In fact, a “replace-part-when-broken” strategy for maintaining equipment is frequently the most expensive approach you can take. To be effective, maintenance technicians who fix equipment must know why a part needs to be changed out in the first place. Perhaps the real problem isn’t what he thinks it is!

In this seminar students will learn what, where and how to measure parameters for the proper monitoring and control of their equipment. When something breaks, they’ll now know why. With this understanding, they will be able to work much more efficiently on the industrial systems and processes for which they are responsible. A sound knowledge in instrumentation and control is certain to result in better-qualified technicians and less equipment failures. This course is designed to provide workers with the knowledge they need to keep your plant up and running as efficiently and inexpensively as possible.


Course Objectives:

  • Determine manipulated, controlled, and measured variables of typical industrial processes. Convert pressure, level, flow, or temperature variables
    into pneumatic or electrical values.

  • Identify electrical variables that are used by instruments to determine values.

  • Use and calibrate a variety of instruments and transmitters using ISA industrial consensus standard techniques.

  • Identify and use the ANSI/ISA-S5.1 consensus industrial standard process symbols.

  • Troubleshoot to the device level using the Process and Instrumentation Diagram and/or the Instrument Loop Diagram.

  • Perform required calculations to find typical process control parameters using a single loop controller configured in Proportional, Proportional and
    Integral, Proportional and Derivative, or Proportional and Integral and Derivative modes.

  • Use several different strategies to effectively tune a process controller.


Who should take this course:

This seminar is a must for anyone who works with manufacturing or process equipment in industrial settings. General maintenance personnel, workers in
cross-training programs, electricians and engineers will find this course extremely valuable. Attendees come from a variety of industries, skill-levels, company sizes, and job titles, so if you're not sure you will fit in or will benefit from the class, don't worry - you will - as long as your job involves instrumentation, and process measurement & control! Some of the people who will benefit from attending this seminar include...

Maintenance Personnel In:

  • All Manufacturing Plants

  • Food, Beverage & Meat Processing Plants

  • Compressed Gasses

  • Packaging Plants

  • Building Facilities

  • Oil Refineries

  • Utilities

  • Power Plants

  • Pulp & Paper

  • Metals & Mining

  • Water Treatment Plants

  • Space & Defense

Including:

  • Electricians

  • Mechanics

  • Engineers

  • Apprentices

  • Electronic Technicians

  • Machine Operators

  • Control Technicians

  • Schedule/Planners

  • HVAC Technicians

  • High Performance Work-team Members

  • Instrumentation Technicians

  • Plant Managers & Supervisors

  • and ANYONE involved in Multi-craft & Cross Training Programs


What you will take home:

  • American Trainco Seminar Manual - detailing all presentation material covered n the class

  • Personalized Training Certificate with 1.4 American Trainco Continuing Education Units for each day attended, approved by the Maintenance Training Association of the Americas.

  • All the information you need from asking our instructors specific questions about your own equipment or facility

Credits: You will receive a personalized Certificate of Completion and 1.4 Continuing Education Units for attending this two-day
seminar, approved by the Maintenance Training Association of the Americas.

Course Outline / Agenda:

Day 1

INTRODUCTION TO PROCESS CONTROL

  • On/Off

  • Proportional

  • Integral

  • DerivativeCheck Valves

PNEUMATIC CONTROL

  • Operation of the nozzle and flapper value

  • Bellows receiver unit

ELECTRONIC CONTROL

  • Resistance

  • Capacitance

  • Inductance

  • Voltage

MEASUREMENT OF “PRESSURE”

  • Units and Pressure Standards

  • Construction and Operation of typical industrial pressure instruments

  • Calibration of pressure transducers and transmitters


MEASUREMENT OF “LEVEL”

  • Units and Level Standards

  • Construction and Operation of typical industrial level instruments

  • Calibration of level transducers and transmitters

MEASUREMENT OF “FLOW”

  • Units and Flow Standards

  • Construction and Operation of typical industrial flow instruments

  • Calibration of flow transducers and transmitters

MEASUREMENT OF “TEMPERATURE”

  • Units and Temperature Standards

  • Construction and Operation of typical industrial temperature instruments

  • Calibration of temperature transducers and transmitters

SELECTED ANALYTICAL MEASUREMENTS

  • Electrical Conductivity

  • Chemistry 101

  • Acids

  • Bases

  • pH

  • Redox Potentials

  • ORP Measurement

  • Ion Activity Measurement

INDUSTRIAL PROCESS CONTROL SYMBOLS

  • Understanding ANSI/ISA-S5.1 process control symbols

  • Understanding and Drawing Process and Instrumentation Diagrams

  • Understanding and Drawing Instrument Loop Diagrams

  • Using process control diagrams to trouble-shoot industrial control systems

CONTROL VALVES

  • Purpose and use of control valves, actuators, and positioners.

  • Significance of valve coefficients and sizing considerations.

PROPORTIONAL CONTROL CONCEPTS

  • First Order Lag calculations

  • How to calculate Dead Time

  • Adding Manual Reset to Proportional Control

  • Case Studies

PROPORTIONAL & INTEGRAL CONTROL CONCEPTS

  • Additional Process Dynamics

  • The dynamic behavior of control valves

  • Tuning PI controllers

  • Case Studies


PID CONTROLERS

  • Open Loop Tuning Methods

  • Closed Loop Tuning Methods

  • Case Studies


About our Instructors:

"Real World Training...for Real World Needs" is not just our slogan, but also our mission statement. At American Trainco, we approach our students as if they were our own employees. We instruct them and guide them in practical knowledge that allows them to immediately go back to their workplace and apply what they have learned. Our instructors are seasoned veterans with years of real world experience, and the students who attend our seminars often get more from a single week of training than an entire year of reading textbooks or watching
videos. How do we know? They tell us.

Anyone can teach theory, but there simply is no substitute for experience. What sets American Trainco apart is our ability to communicate that experience into the brains of our students. As one attendee told us at the end of his two-day training course, "I think I can go back to work now and teach the veterans a thing or two."

Mission Accomplished.

All American Trainco instructors are required to have a formal education and real world work experience. They need to be leaders in their field. We don't
hire field people without teaching experience, and we don't hire teachers without field experience. They must have both. And since attendees critique the instructor at the end of each class, a positive and enjoyable learning experience is virtually guaranteed.

Seminar Summary:

Learn how to get desired results from your equipment and do away with the “Replace-part-when-broken” maintenance strategy (see full course description)

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