• System Checkout, Testing, and Startup (EA10)


    Length: 3 days
    CEU Credits: 2.1
    Course Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


    This course provides the information necessary in the Checkout, System Test, and Startup of process control systems; the learning experience is enhanced through exercises for each of the necessary stages from risk analysis through Site Acceptance Testing.

    You will be able to:

    • Determine the adequacy of a documentation package when given a specified start-up scenario
    • Select the hardware approach that would meet the given criteria including cost effectiveness, efficacy, and reliability
    • Select the best risk containment policy/procedure for given conditions
    • Determine by receipt verification and an instrument commissioning matrix those instruments requiring calibration and other actions taken prior to loop testing for correct commissioning
    • Identify selected loop components and connections
    • Locate various loop components as to the general area of their installation
    • Describe the checkout procedure to verify installation of selected loop components
    • Determine the correct calibration requirements for selected instruments
    • Select which identifiable sections of software coding require what degree of testing to develop a matrix for testing procedures
    • Develop a plan for alarm and interlock testing that will simulate both correct and out-of-bounds conditions that will meet all given conditions

    You will cover:

    • First Look - Prerequisites: Documentation | Risk Analysis | Safety Hardware | Shutdown Procedures | Policies and Procedures
    • Instrument Commissioning: Receipt Verification | Installation Verification
    • Loop Testing: Component | Loop-wide | Calibration
    • Software Testing: Software Assurance | Program Test | Security Test
    • Alarm/Interlock Testing: Simulation of Correct Operation | Simulation of Out-of-Bounds Conditions
    • Live Test: Site Acceptance Testing | Factory Acceptance Testing | Loop Tuning

    Lab and Classroom Exercises:

    • Risk Analysis Exercise
    • Installation Verification Exercise
    • Loop Testing Exercise
    • Software Testing Exercise
    • Alarm/Interlock Exercise
    • Live Test Exercise
    • Comprehensive Exercise

    If you wish to register offline, download the Training Registration Form, complete, and return to ISA with your payment.

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    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'll be able to answer after completing the course