Topic outline

  • Process Measurement, Instrumentation & Process Control

    This course covers systematic techniques on process measurement, instrumentation and process control for those who are involved in the operations function and who are responsible for leading and directing people to achieve and improve productivity levels. Those faced with the challenge of actually using the various techniques of troubleshooting and problem solving to reduce downtime and waste the improve run efficiencies will benefit
    • Training Methodology & Objectives

      Training Methodology

      This Trainee-centered course includes the following training methodologies:-

      • Talking presentation Slides (PPT with audio)
      • Simulation & Animation
      • Exercises
      • Videos
      • Case Studies
      • Gamification (learning through games)
      • Quizzes, Pre-test & Post-test

      Course Objectives

      After completing the course, the employee will:-

      Apply and gain an in-depth knowledge on process measurement, instrumentation and process control Discuss process control and instrumentation including theory and application
      Illustrate the basic measurement definitions, range of operations, typical applications and basic control concepts Explain basic control theory, basic principles and definition of terminology
      Identify bourdon tubes advantages and disadvantages including spring and bellows elements Determine application limitations, diaphragm elements and diaphragm sensors
      Recognize pressure transducers, strain gauges, vibrating wire and piezoelectric Discuss installation considerations, temperature measurement, principles, thermocouples and resistance temperature detectors
      Review non-contact measurement, infrared measurement, radiation pyrometry and non-contact pyrometers Determine impact on overall loop and future technologies
      Carryout level measurement, ultrasonic level measurement, radiation level measurement, radar measurement, electrical level measurement and flow measurement Discuss the principles of flow measurement and basic flow theory
      Employ oscillatory flow measurement, non-intrusive flow measurement, mass flow measurement, and positive displacement flow measurement Describe flowmeter selection process, types of control valves including rotary valves, butterfly valves, eccentric disk valves, eccentric rotary plug valves, and etc.
      Carryout control valve and actuator selection as well as identify their types Determine the probable causes of failure in field equipment and the general requirements for fail safe operations
      • Course Description

        This E-Learning course is designed to provide participants with a detailed and up-to-date overview of process measurement, instrumentation and process control. It covers the process control and instrumentation theory and application; the basic measurement definitions, range of operations, typical applications and basic control concepts; the basic control theory, basic principles and definition of terminology; the bourdon tubes advantages and disadvantages; the spring and bellows elements; the application limitations, diaphragm elements and diaphragm sensors; the pressure transducers, strain gauges, vibrating wire and piezoelectric; the installation considerations, temperature measurement, principles, thermocouples and resistance temperature detectors; and the non-contact measurement, infrared measurement, radiation pyrometry and non-contact pyrometers
        Further, the course will also discuss the impact on overall loop and future technologies; the level measurement, ultrasonic level measurement, radiation level measurement, radar measurement, electrical level measurement and flow measurement; the principles of flow measurement and basic flow theory; and the oscillatory flow measurement, non-intrusive flow measurement, mass flow measurement, and positive displacement flow measurement
        During this course, participants will learn the flowmeter selection process, types of control valves including rotary valves, butterfly valves, eccentric disk valves, eccentric rotary plug valves, and etc.; the control valve, actuator selection and types; and the probable causes of failure in field equipment and the general requirements for fail safe operations
        • Module 1 - Introduction

          Contents:
            • Control History
            • Basic Measurement Definitions
            • P&ID Symbols
            • Typical Applications
            • Basic Control Concepts
            • Video: Process Control: 11 Open Loop versus Closed Loop
            • Module Quiz
          • Module 2 - Pressure Measurement

            Contents:
              • Basic Principles
              • Definition of Terminology
              • Pressure Elements - Mechanical  
              • Bourdon Tubes
              • Spring and Bellows Elements
              • Diaphragm Elements
              • Pressure Transducers- Electrical
              • Strain Gauges  
              • Vibrating Wire
              • Piezoelectric
              • Capacitance
              • Installation Considerations
              • Future Technologies
              • Video: Measuring Principle Pressure
              • Module Quiz  
            • Module 3 - Temperature Measurement

              Contents:
                • Principles
                • Thermocouples
                • RTD’s
                • Thermistors
                • Non-Contact Types
                • Impact on Overall Loop
                • Installation Considerations
                • Future Technologies
                • Video: Temperature measurement with Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTD)
                • Module Quiz
              • Module 4 - Level Measurement

                Contents:
                  • Main Types
                  • Buoyancy tape systems
                  • Hydrostatic pressure
                  • Ultrasonic measurement
                  • Radar measurement
                  • Vibration switches
                  • Radiation Measurement   
                  • Electrical measurement
                  • Installation Considerations
                  • Future Technologies
                  • Video: What is a Level Sensor
                  • Module Quiz
                • Module 5 - Flow Measurement

                  Contents:
                    • Principles of Flow Measurement
                    • Differential Pressure Flowmeters
                    • Oscillatory Flow Measurement
                    • Non - Intrusive Flowmeters
                    • Mass Flow Meters
                    • Positive Displacement Meters
                    • Installation Considerations
                    • Selection Guidelines
                    • Future Technologies
                    • Video: How Flow Meters Work
                    • Module Quiz
                  • Module 6 - Types of Control Valves

                    Contents:
                      • Rotary Valves
                      • Butterfly Valves
                      • Eccentric Disk Valves
                      • Eccentric Rotary Plug Valves
                      • Ball Valves
                      • Plug Valves
                      • Linear Valves
                      • Globe Valves
                      • Diaphragm Valves
                      • Pinch Valves
                      • Break
                      • Control Valve Selection
                      • Price Comparison
                      • Decision Criteria
                      • Selection Guidelines
                      • Application Comparisons
                      • Leakage Rates
                      • Valve Characteristics
                      • Application Examples
                      • Turndown Vs. Rangeability
                      • Video: Control Valves Types,Operation and Troubleshooting
                      • Module Quiz
                    • Module 7 - Actuator Selection

                      Contents:
                        • Linear Actuators
                        • Rotary Actuators
                        • Actuator Forces
                        • Positioners
                        • Fail Safe Actuators
                        • Video: Introduction to Valves and Actuators
                      • Module 8 - Basic Control Concepts

                        Contents:
                          • Variables
                          • Basic Elements
                          • Manual Control
                          • Feedback Control
                          • System Responses
                          • ON – OFF Control
                          • Three Term Control
                          • Module Quiz
                        • Module 9 - Selecting Sensors and Final Elements

                          Contents:
                            • Introduction
                            • Non – Essential Components
                            • Certified or Proven
                            • Probable Causes of Failure
                            • Smart Field Instruments
                            • Digital Valve Controller
                            • General Requirements for Fail Safe Operations
                            • Module Quiz
                          • Module 10 - Digital Field Communications

                            Contents:
                              • Data Highway
                              • Fieldbus Communications
                              • Advantages of Fieldbus
                              • Fieldbus Technologies
                              • HART
                              • Foundation Fieldbus
                              • Profibus
                              • Module Quiz
                            • Module 11 - Smart Field Measurement

                              Contents:
                                • Introduction
                                • Smart Sensor Basics
                                • A Smart Transmitter
                                • Brief Specification
                                • Overview
                                • Calibration
                                • Commissioning
                                • Wiring Detail     
                                • Module Quiz
                              • Module 12 - Distributed Control Systems

                                Contents:
                                  • Introduction
                                  • Traditional Process Controllers
                                  • Architecture of Controllers
                                  • Software
                                  • Programming 
                                  • Execution Time
                                  • Programming vs Configuration
                                  • Function Blocks
                                  • Connections to the Controller
                                  • Video: What is DCS (Distributed Control System)
                                  • Module Quiz
                                • Module 13 - Programmable Logic Controllers

                                  Contents:
                                    • Introduction
                                    • History
                                    • Today’s Position
                                    • Principles of Operation
                                    • System Components
                                    • I/O Interfaces
                                    • Configuration
                                    • Video: PLC Analog Inputs and Signals
                                    • Module Quiz
                                  • Module 14 - SCADA Systems

                                    Contents:
                                      • Basic Definitions
                                      • Levels of Hierarchy
                                      • SCADA Configuration
                                      • Video: What is SCADA
                                      • Module Quiz
                                    • Module 15 - Safety Instrumented Systems

                                      Contents:
                                        • Preview
                                        • Concept
                                        • Safety Instrumented Functions (SIF)
                                        • Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS)
                                        • Safety Integrity Level (SIL)
                                        • Hazard and Risk Analysis
                                        • Safety Functions
                                        • Safety PLC
                                        • Safety Integration
                                        • General Notes 
                                      • Post-Test

                                        Kindly complete the post-test to assess your knowledge about the topic after the course.