Topic outline

  • Field Instrumentation and Control Philosophy

    This course provides an overview of all significant aspects and considerations of field instrumentation and control philosophy for process control engineers and supervisors, instrumentation and control system engineers, automation engineers, instrumentation engineers and technologists, process engineers, electrical engineers and supervisors
    • 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 field instrumentation and control philosophy Determine accuracy, range of operations, hysteresis, linearity, repeatability and response
      Recognize P&ID symbols and the application of instruments and control valves in the overall control system Discuss the basic control concepts and theory covering variables involved, controlled quantities, manipulated quantities, disturbances and elements of a process control system
      Employ process, measurement, evaluation, control, typical manual control and feedback control Review the conversion table of the most commonly used units as well as recognize the typical bourdon springs and C-bourdon tube including its advantages and disadvantages
      Identify the spring, bellows and diaphragm elements including strain gauges and wheatstone circuit for strain gauges Determine vibrating wire and explain the advantages and disadvantages of piezoelectric
      Describe the capacitance of pressure transducers and capacitance D.P. meter body Identify location of process conditions as well as isolation valves, test and drain valves, sensor construction and pressure flanges
      Employ level measurement and various configuration of tank farms, wire guided systems and typical applications Carryout temperature, flow and smart field measurements
      Recognize various types of control valves including its characteristics and applications Differentiate digital and analogue field communications as well as implement safety considerations
      • Course Description

        This E-learning course is designed to provide participants with a detailed and up-to-date overview of field instrumentation and control philosophy. It covers the accuracy, range of operations, hysteresis, linearity and repeatability; the P&ID symbols and application of instruments and control valves in the overall control system; the basic control concepts and control theory covering variables involved, controlled quantities, manipulated quantities, disturbances and elements of a process control system; the process, measurement, evaluation, control, typical manual control and feedback control; the conversion table of the most commonly used units; and the typical bourdon springs and C-bourdon tube including its advantages and disadvantages
        During this course, participants will learn the spring, bellows, diaphragm elements, strain gauges and wheatstone circuit for strain gauges; the advantages and disadvantages of piezoelectric; the capacitance of pressure transducers; the location of process conditions, isolation valves, test and drain valves, sensor construction and pressure flanges; the level measurement, various configuration of tank farms, wire guided systems and typical applications; the various types of control valves including its characteristics and applications; and the digital and analogue field communications and safety considerations
        • Module 1 - Introduction

          Contents:
            • Basic Measurement Definitions
            • P&ID Symbols
            • Video: P&ID Symbols - Introduction to P&ID
            • Applications
            • Basic Control Concepts
            • Basic Control Theory
            • Module Quiz
          • Module 2 - Pressure Measurement

            Contents:
              • Main Types
              • Buoyancy Tape Systems
              • Hydrostatic Pressure
              • Ultrasonic Level Measurement
              • Radar Level Measurement
              • Vibrating Switches
              • Basic Principles
              • Continuous Level Measurement
              • Radiation Level Measurement
              • Electrical Level Measurement
              • Installation Considerations
              • Impact on Overall Loop
              • Installation Considerations
              • Future Technologies
              • Video: DP Level Measurement Explained
              • Module Quiz
            • Module 3 - Level Measurement

              Contents:
                • Main Types
                • Buoyancy Tape Systems
                • Hydrostatic Pressure
                • Ultrasonic Level Measurement
                • Radar Level Measurement
                • Vibrating Switches
                • Basic Principles
                • Continuous Level Measurement
                • Radiation Level Measurement
                • Electrical Level Measurement
                • Installation Considerations
                • Impact on Overall Loop
                • Installation Considerations
                • Future Technologies
                • Video: DP Level Measurement Explained
                • Module Quiz
              • Module 4 - Temperature Measurement

                Contents:
                  • Principles
                  • Thermocouples
                  • Video: How does a thermocouple work?
                  • Resistance Temperature Detectors
                  • Thermistors
                  • Non-contact Measurement
                  • Radiation Pyrometry
                  • Installation Considerations
                  • Impact on The Overall Loop
                  • Future Technologies
                  • Module Quiz
                • Module 5 - Flow Measurement

                  Contents:
                    • Principles of Flow Measurement
                    • Basic Principles
                    • Basic Flow Theory
                    • Differential Pressure Flowmeters
                    • Video: Differential Pressure Flowmeters Explained
                    • Oscillatory Flow Measurement
                    • Differential Pressure Flowmeters
                    • Non-intrusive Measurement
                    • Mass Flow Measurement
                    • Flow Measurement
                    • Positive Displacement flow Measurement
                    • Installation Considerations
                    • Selection Guidelines
                    • Module Quiz
                  • Module 6 - Types of Control Valves

                    Contents:
                      • Control Valve Types
                      • Butterfly Valves
                      • Eccentric Disk Valves
                      • Eccentric Disk Butterfly Valves
                      • Eccentric Rotary Plug Valves
                      • Rotary Plug Valves
                      • Ball Valves
                      • Plug Valves
                      • Linear Valves
                      • Globe Valves
                      • Hygenic Applications
                      • Diaphragm Valves
                      • Pinch Valves
                      • Application Comparisons
                      • Leakage Rates
                      • Valve Characteristics
                      • Cage Guided Globe 
                      • Valve Characteristics
                      • Application Example
                      • Turndown/Rangeability
                      • Video: Types of Control Valves
                      • Module Quiz


                    • Module 7 - Analogue Field Communications

                      Contents:
                        • Introduction
                        • Transmitter Classifications
                        • Intrinsic Safety
                        • HART and 4 – 20 mA
                        • Driving the Circuit
                        • Module Quiz
                      • Module 8 - Smart Field Measurement

                        Contents:
                          • Introduction
                          • Smart Sensor Basics
                          • A Smart Transmitter
                          • Brief Specification  
                          • Overview
                          • Calibration 
                          • Commissioning
                          • Wiring Detail
                          • Module Quiz
                        • Module 9 - Digital Field Communications

                          Contents:
                            • Data Highway
                            • Fieldbus Communications
                            • Advantages of Fieldbus
                            • Fieldbus Technologies
                            • HART
                            • Foundation Fieldbus
                            • ProfiBus
                            • Video: Introduction to Industrial Digital Communication Networks
                            • Module Quiz
                          • Module 10 - Safety Considerations

                            Contents:
                              • Intrinsic Safety
                              • Standards
                              • Approval Standards
                              • Explosion Proof
                              • Oxygen Service
                              • Video: Principle of Intrinsic Safety - Explanation of Intrinsic Safety Technology 
                              • Module Quiz
                            • Post-Test

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