Introduction to Industrial Processes, Measurement and Control

Introduction to Industrial Processes, Measurement and Control (FG07)

This popular course combines lecture and hands-on labs to provide an overview of industrial measurement and control. Technicians, engineers, and managers are provided with a foundation for communication with other control system professionals. Serves as a solid fundamental course for introduction to other ISA courses.

4+ Days Duration
3.2 Credits
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Upcoming Dates

Date Time Location
November 1 - 5, 2021

Mon - Thurs: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Appleton

You will be able to:

  • Communicate with measurement and control professionals
  • Discuss the role of measurement and control in industrial processes
  • Differentiate between continuous, batch, and discrete control
  • Apply specific ISA standards to interpret symbols and drawings associated with process control documentation 
  • Discuss and apply the most common methods and devices used in temperature, pressure, level, and flow measurement
  • List control valves in a feedback control loop
  • Discuss the fundamentals of process control
  • Differentiate between various control system architectures
  • Discuss trends in measurement and control technology
  • Apply safe laboratory practices
  • Apply hands-on skills learned in the laboratory exercises
  • Apply basic devices and procedures for connecting and calibrating various measurement devices
  • Operate digital controllers and smart devices

 

 

Classroom/Laboratory Exercises: 

  • Calibrate process measurement devices for level, temperature, pressure, and flow using a variety of state-of-the-art calibration equipment
  • Interpret simple P&IDs
  • Configure smart transmitters 
  • Operate digital controllers
  • Tune control loops using software
  • Build and tune an actual feedback control loop
  • Review flow measurements and pressure scales


A hand-held/scientific calculator should be brought to class.

Recommended Resources: Measurement and Control Basics, 5th Edition (not included with training course)

You will cover:

  • Concepts of Process Control: Typical Industries | Definitions  | Continuous vs. Batch | Feedback Loop
  • Documentation: Instrument Line Symbols | Function Symbols | Identification Letters | Piping and Instrumentation Drawing (P&ID) | Loop Diagram 
  • Industrial Measurement Systems: Process Measurement | Standard Signals | Instrument Performance Terminology | Repeatability and Accuracy | Zero, Span, and Linearity Errors | Calibration Chart
  • Pressure Measurements: Concepts | Instruments | Differential Pressure Measurement | Pascal's Law | Absolute and Atmospheric Pressure | Relationship between Pressure and Column of Liquid | Hydrostatic Head Pressure | U-Tube and Well Manometers | Bourdon Pressure Gage | Spiral and Helical Elements | Bellows and Diaphragm Elements
  • Level Measurement: Dip Stick Level Measurement | Basic Sight Glasses | Float and Cable Arrangements | Ultrasonic | Capacitance Probe | Radiation Point | Rotating Paddle | Radar Level System | Interface Measurement | Hydrostatic Pressure | Open Tank Level | Zero Suppression/Elevation | Air Bubbler System
  • Flow Measurement: Types of Flow | Reynolds Number | Differential Pressure Flowmeters | Concentric and Eccentric Orifaces | Flow Nozzle | Venturi and Pitot Tubes | Target Flowmeter | Rotameter or Variable Area Meter | Magnetic, Vortex, Turbine, and Ultrasonic Flowmeters | Doppler Effect | Flow Tube Vibration and Twist | Coriolis and Thermal Mass Flowmeters | Positive  Displacement Flowmeters | Rotary Vane, Oval Gear, and Nutating Disc Designs | Open Channel Flow Measurement | Weirs | Parshall Flume | Flowmeter Selection
  • Temperature Measurement: Temperature Scales | Liquid-in-Glass, Filled Bulb, and Bimetallic Thermometers | Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTDs) | Reference Junction Compensation | Thermocouplers | Immersion and Insertion Lengths | Thermowells | Thermistors
  • Control Valves: Types | Valve Characteristics | Inherent Flow Characteristics | Actuators | Air to Extend/Retract | Positioners | I/P Transducer
  • Feedback Control Strategies: Control Hierarchy | Process Dynamics | Lags | Dead Time | Strategies | Direct/Reverse Acting | On-Off Control | Controller Modes | Proportional Control/Action | Level Control Offset | Integral and Derivative Action | Tuning
  • Advanced Control Strategies: Control Hierarchy | Cascade Control | Applications: With and Without Cascade | Ratio Control | Feedforward Control
  • Control System Hardware: Pneumatic Controller | Electronic Controller | Single Loop Controller | Distributed Control System (DCS) | Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) | Personal Computers for Control
  • Smart Field Devices: Current Practice | Typical Smart D/P Transmitter | Smart Temperature Transmitter System | Benefits | Innovative Applications | Fieldbus Foundation - H1 & H2 | How is Fieldbus Different? | Fieldbus Control System (FCS)

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