• Extreme Instrumentality: Electrical to Instrumentation Cross Training Boot Camp (XTBC)

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    Length:  4.5 days
    CEUs:   3.6

    Another part of the Technician Training Boot Camp Series

    Description:

    This class focuses on the knowledge and skills-sets required to function as an instrument maintenance technician. The electrical skills-set possessed by a trained electrician will serve as basis for expansion to include the skills-set required to maintain an instrument control system. Process measurement techniques, measurement and control equipment, calibrations techniques and calibration equipment will be discussed and utilized in numerous hands-on lab sessions. The knowledge and skill-sets gained from attending this class will lead the student to become an asset to an I&E maintenance team.

    Who should attend?

    • Electricians assigned the additional responsibilities of instrument maintenance
    • Technicians with electrical skills cross training into the instrument discipline
    • Supervisors needing to audit/evaluate a cross training program for their employees
    • Individuals with less than four (4) years of instrument knowledge

     

    Instrument X-Training Boot Camp Objectives:

    • Introduce students to instrument documentation for proper document interpretation
    • Review physics terminology and definitions, math functions, and engineering unit assignments as used in the instrumentation field
    • Introduce instrument calibration equipment and its proper utilization
    • Discuss process control and measurement fundamentals and related equipment
    • Discuss analog/digital transmission signals
    • Relay proper use of HART communicators
    • Discuss process control valve elements, makeup and function
    • Provide proper calibration techniques for transmitters and control valves
    • Practice loop wiring connections, calibrations, equipment configurations/operations
    • Discuss instrument troubleshooting techniques
    • Discuss process control fundamentals

     

    You will be able to:

    • Interpret P&ID documentation
    • Explain the PID tuning process
    • Utilize various process calibrators
    • Properly design and construct a current (4-20 mA) loop
    • Analyze and troubleshoot a current loop for proper operation
    • Connect, test and calibrate various electronic analog transmitters
    • Connect, configure, test and calibrate various digital (Smart) transmitters
    • Test and calibrate an I/P
    • Hook-up, test and calibrate a pneumatic valve positioner
    • Configure, test and calibrate a digital valve controller (DVC)

     

    You Will Cover:

    • P&ID and other instrument document interpretation
    • Laws of Physics and other fundamentals as applied to measurement and control
    • Ohm’s Law and various other electrical characteristics used in signal transmission
    • Proper use of instrument calibrators and HART communicators
    • Transmitter configurations and calibrations
    • Control valve set-up, configuration and calibration
    • Definitions/modes of operation of process controller and PID algorithms
    • Control loop analysis and fundamental troubleshooting

     

    Laboratory/Classroom Exercises:

    • Test equipment training and utilization
    • Hart Protocol communicator training and utilization
    • 4-20 mA current loop configuration, construction and operation
    • Current loop analysis and testing
    • Analog transmitter hook-up, testing and calibration
    • Digital (Smart) transmitter hook-up, configuration, testing and calibration
    • I/P calibration
    • Pneumatic valve positioner calibration
    • DVC configuration and calibration
    • Simulated PID tuning

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