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About the course
Have you ever wondered about getting a thorough introduction to the fundamentals of instrumentation, industrial automation and control; thus allowing you to work and perform simple tasks in this key area? In attending this workshop, this could be the opportunity to walk out with a great grounding in the basics of this exciting field which is rapidly changing the way all plants operate. The constant drive to cut costs means that as an operator you will be increasingly having to have more skills and know-how in the plant instrumentation and process control area.
This course represents a tremendous opportunity to gain expertise in all the key areas of the fast growing area of industrial automation. Presented by an expert in the area but who is passionate with getting the key chunks of know-how and expertise across to you in a simple understandable manner which you can immediately apply to your job. This is most definitely not a boring lecture style presentation but an intensive learning experience where you will walk away with real skills as a result of the hands-on practical exercises, calculations, case studies and group sessions to ensure an understanding of the concepts and ideas discussed. You will undertake practical sessions at approximately 20 to 30 minute intervals to maximize the absorption rate.
You will leave this workshop with a strong understanding of the key concepts in instrumentation, process control, SCADA and PLCs.
Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:
- Extend their understanding of their roles and the key contribution they make to organizational success
- Review their working relationships and managing network
- Review and develop their personal organization, communication and interpersonal skills
- Develop action plan to help themselves, their bosses and other colleagues work in more effective and efficient ways.
- Able to identify safety hazards in the office and implement better office layout and housekeeping
- Manage time for him / herself and others as well
- Improve customer service
- Organize office systems
Overview of instrumentation and control Key building blocks of PLCs and SCADA systems Outline of the workshop
INTRODUCTION TO PROCESS MEASUREMENT
Basic measurement concepts Definition of terminology Measuring instruments and control valves as part of the overall control system
Principle of pressure measurement Pressure transducers and elements
Principles of level measurement Simple sight glasses Hydrostatic pressure Ultrasonic measurement Electrical measurement Density measurement
Principles of temperature measurement Thermocouples Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTD’s) Thermistors
Principles of flow measurement Open channel flow measurement Oscillatory flow measurement Magnetic flow measurement Positive displacement Ultrasonic flow measurement Mass flow measurement
FUNDAMENTALS OF PROCESS LOOP TUNING
Processes, controllers and tuning PID controllers Gain, dead time and time constants Process noise General purpose closed loop tuning method
INTRODUCTION TO CONTROL VALVES
Introduction Definition of a control valve Cavitation Flashing
FFERENT TYPES OF CONTROL VALVES
Globe valves Butterfly Eccentric disk Ball Rotary plug Diaphragm and pinch
PLC’s, SCADA, AND COMMUNICATIONS
FUNDAMENTALS OF PLCS
Introduction to PLCs Alternative control systems – where do PLCs fit in? Why PLCs have become so widely accepted
FUNDAMENTALS OF PLC HARDWARE
Block diagram of typical PLC PLC processor module – memory organization Input / output section – module types Power supplies
FUNDAMENTALS OF PLC SOFTWARE
Methods of representing Logic Ladder Logic basics The basic rules for programming Simple PLC programs
INTRODUCTION TO SCADA SYSTEMS
Fundamentals Comparison of SCADA, DCS, PLC and smart instruments Typical SCADA installations Definition of terms
SCADA SYSTEMS HARDWARE
Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) structure Analog and digital input/output modules Master site structure
SCADA SYSTEMS SOFTWARE
Fundamentals Components of a SCADA system Software – design of SCADA packages Configuration of SCADA systems Building the user interface
BASICS OF DATA COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN PLC AND SCADA SYSTEMS
Twisted pair cables Fibre optic cables Public network provided services Industrial Ethernet TCP/IP Fieldbus Modbus LAN connectivity: bridges, routers and switches SCADA network security
DRAWING TYPES AND STANDARDS
Understanding diagram layouts and formats Cross references P&ID’s fundamentals
Summing up and revision of key concepts The future
## Course Methodology
A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:
- (30%) Based on Case Studies
- (30%) Techniques
- (30%) Role Play
- (10%) Concepts
- Pre-test and Post-test
- Variety of Learning Methods
- Case Studies and Self Questionaires
- Group Work
Who should attend
This course is intended for anybody with an interest in gaining know-how in the full range of instrumentation, process control, PLCs, SCADA and P&ID documentation, this will range from operators, trades personnel, procurement staff, sales staff, technicians and engineers from other backgrounds/disciplines, such as mechanical, electrical and civil. Even the plant secretary who is keen to have a good understanding of the key concepts would benefit. Managers who are keen to understand the key workings and the future of their plants would also benefit from this training.