Length: 4.5 days
CEU Credits: 3.2
Course Hours:
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday–Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Friday
Certification of Completion: A Certificate of Completion indicating the total number of CEUs earned will be provided upon successful completion of the course.

Description:

"The course was effective in helping me to get a bigger, better picture of the instrumentation industry."
—James Jefferson, Electronics Technician II

This popular course offers a combination of practical information and hands-on experience, covering proper installation, calibration, and maintenance of electronic instruments. You will examine characteristics of electronic control systems; techniques for installing electronic instruments; and procedures for configuring and calibrating transmitters, transducers, and controllers. Approximately 40% of your time in this course is spent working with equipment.
 

You will be able to:

  • Employ proper safety practices during installation, calibration, and maintenance procedures
  • Connect wiring in an electronic control loop
  • Select and operate test equipment to measure electrical properties and calibrate instruments
  • Calibrate electronic transmitters and controllers
  • Recognize the importance of maintenance in the proper operation of instruments and control systems
  • Use manufacturer's guidelines to configure instruments for specific process applications
  • Explain installation considerations and practices for instruments and control systems
  • Install electronic instruments using manufacturer's guidelines and ISA's recommended practices and procedures
  • Use piping and instrumentation diagram (P&ID), wiring, schematic, and installation detail drawings to install, calibrate, and verify proper operation of instruments
  • Explain methods for reducing electrical hazards including intrinsically safe installation
  • Describe the trend toward using fieldbus systems and personal computers in process control
  • Explain the relevance of ISO 9000 standards to maintenance practices and procedures
 

You will cover:

  • Loop Characteristics: Current Loop | Power Source
  • Laboratory and Test Equipment: Multimeter | Process Calibrator
  • Calibration and Configuration: Instrument Performance | Calibration Standards | Device Calibration | Calibration Documentation | Configuring Smart Transmitters
  • Instrument Maintenance: Corrective | Preventive | Predictive
  • Installation: Grounding and Isolation | Plant Conditions | Documentation
  • Electronic Controllers: Control Strategies | Controller Maintenance | Digital Controllers
  • Safety in Hazardous Locations: Location Classification | Explosion Proofing | Purging and Pressurization | Intrinsic Safety
  • Trends: Personal Computers in Control | Fieldbus Technology
 

Classroom/Laboratory Exercises:

  • Calculate, record, and graph instrument performance data to compare with specifications and identify errors
  • Measure and record voltage, current, and resistance
  • Calculate span and range values for various level measurement applications
  • Calibrate differential pressure, RTD, thermocouple, and I/P transmitters and transducers
  • Configure smart differential pressure and temperature transmitters
  • Construct a simple feedback flow loop, perform a loop check, and tune the loop using trial and error tuning
  • View a three-wire RTD demonstration and identify errors
  • Configure and calibrate a single loop digital controller

A hand-held/scientific calculator should be brought to class.
 

Recommended Resource

  • Calibration: A Technician's Guide
If you wish to register offline, download the Training Registration Form, complete, and return to ISA with your payment.

 

Not sure this particular course is for you?

pre-instructional survey is available for you to evaluate your level of understanding of the course material and to show you the types of questions you& will be able to answer after completing the course.

For more information:

Contact us at +1 919-549-8411 or info@isa.org to start your company on the path to well-trained employees.