Instrumentation, Process Measurement & Control

Seminar Overview

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.  In this instrumentation, process measurement and control 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 2 day seminar is just $990.

Discussion Topics

Day One - Day Two

Introduction to Process Control





Pneumatic Control

Operation of the nozzle and flapper value

Bellows receiver unit

Electronic Control





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




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 troubleshoot 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 Controllers

Open Loop Tuning Methods

Closed Loop Tuning Methods

Case Studies

Common Industrial Applications & Case Studies

Applications For Use In Your Own Facility

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Upon completion of this seminar, the student will receive a certification of completion with 8 classroom hours (.8 TPC Trainco CEUs) per day attended. Visit our continuing education units page to determine if this class is accepted by your state licensing agency.

Block Purchase Program

If you have a large number of people attending a variety of different training seminars, a block purchase might be right for you.

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