Troubleshooting Instrumentation and Control Systems (TC10)
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Length: 2 days
CEU Credits: 1.4
Course Hours: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
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Related Course: Tuning Control Loops (TC05)
This course presents a systematic approach to troubleshooting and start-up of single- and multi-loop control loops. You'll see how pressure, level, flow, and temperature loops operate to maintain good process control systems. Knowledge of instrumentation and control is assumed.
You will be able to:
Develop a systematic approach to troubleshooting
Identify why a systematic approach to troubleshooting is most effective
Follow specified procedures for proper loop check-out
Verify, locate, and identify performance problems and the causes of the problems
Take or recommend appropriate follow-up procedures to minimize problem recurrence
Identify the common causes of sensor, transmitter, controller, and final control element problems
Troubleshoot control systems
Apply distributed control system (DCS) functions for troubleshooting
Interpret pneumatic and electronic loops
Apply safety practices for start-up
Check and utilize control loop documentation
Discuss applications and procedures to troubleshoot conventional analog control systems
State the general operation features of a HARTTM control system
State the general operations features of a FIELDBUS control system
Compare general troubleshooting procedures for conventional, FIELDBUS, and HARTTM control systems
You will cover:
Introduction: Purpose of Troubleshooting | Reasons for Troubleshooting
Approaches to Troubleshooting: Equipment History | Input/Output (Serial) | Shotgun Approach | Logical Analysis
Logical Analysis Troubleshooting: Verify | Identify | Repair | Test | Follow-up on Problems
Review of ISA Standard Diagrams and Symbols: Process and Instrument Drawings | Loop Drawings | Process Flow Diagrams
Single-Loop Feedback Control Troubleshooting: Measurement Concerns | Valve Concerns | Controller Operations | Signal Conditioners | Troubleshooting Simulation
Multi-Loop Control Systems Troubleshooting: Ratio (Controlled Stream, Wild Stream) | Cascade (Primary and Secondary Loop) | Three-Element Drum Level Control | Troubleshooting Simulation
Introduction to Digital Control Systems: Advantages | Digital Control (DDC) | Supervisory | Supervisory Plus DDC | Analog Back-up | HARTTM Systems | FIELDBUSTM Systems
Distributed Control Functions for Troubleshooting: Elements | Displays (Graphic, Trend, Alarm)
Start-up Concerns: Safety | Documentation | Tuning Review | Component Check-out
Diagnose and solve problems with single-loop control loops
Diagnose and solve problems with ratio, cascade, and three-element control loop systems
Diagnose problems using DCS displays for information
Troubleshoot several single control loop problems
Recommended Resources: Troubleshooting: A Technician's Guide, 2nd Edition.
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Troubleshooting Instrumentation and Control Systems (TC10) - TX
Houston, TX US
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Applied Controls Engineering Inc (ACE)
Newark, DE US
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Crowne Plaza-Universal Hotel
Orlando, FL US
Troubleshooting Instrumentation and Control Systems (TC10) - CA
Carson, CA US
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RTP, NC US