• Introduction to Industrial Automation and Control (FG07)


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    Length: 4.5 days
    CEU Credits: 3.2
    Course Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Description:

    "It gave me a basic understanding of standardized signals and the many ways they are utilized. I feel more confident in looking at our automation/system controls." ~ Richard Miller

    This popular course combines lecture and hands-on labs to provide an overview of industrial measurement and control. Technicians, engineers, and managers are provided with a foundation for communication with other control system professionals. Serves as a solid fundamental course for introduction to other ISA courses.

    You will be able to:

    • Communicate with measurement and control professionals
    • Discuss the role of measurement and control in industrial processes
    • Differentiate between continuous, batch, and discrete control
    • Apply specific ISA standards to interpret symbols and drawings associated with process control documentation 
    • Discuss and apply the most common methods and devices used in temperature, pressure, level, and flow measurement
    • List control valves in a feedback control loop
    • Discuss the fundamentals of process control
    • Differentiate between varous control system architectures
    • Discuss trends in measurement and control technology
    • Apply safe laboratory practices
    • Apply hands-on skills learned in the laboratory exercises
    • Apply basic devices and procedures for connecting and calibrating various measurement devices
    • Operate digital controllers and smart devices

    You will cover:

    • Concepts of Process Control: Typical Industries | Definitions  | Continuous vs. Batch | Feedback Loop
    • Documentation: Instrument Line Symbols | Function Symbols | Identification Letters | Piping and Instrumentation Drawing (P&ID) | Loop Diagram 
    • Industrial Measurement Systems: Process Measurement | Standard Signals | Instrument Performance Terminology | Repeatability and Accuracy | Zero, Span, and Linearity Errors | Calibration Chart
    • Pressure Measurements: Concepts | Instruments | Differential Pressure Measurement | Pascal's Law | Absolute and Atmospheric Pressure | Relationship between Pressure and Column of Liquid | Hydrostatic Head Pressure | U-Tube and Well Manometers | Bourdon Pressure Gage | Spiral and Helical Elements | Bellows and Diaphragm Elements
    • Level Measurement: Dip Stick Level Measurement | Basic Sight Glasses | Float and Cable Arrangements | Ultrasonic | Capacitance Probe | Radiation Point | Rotating Paddle | Radar Level System | Interface Measurement | Hydrostatic Pressure | Open Tank Level | Zero Suppression/Elevation | Air Bubbler System
    • Flow Measurement: Types of Flow | Reynolds Number | Differential Pressure Flowmeters | Concentric and Eccentric Orifaces | Flow Nozzle | Venturi and Pitot Tubes | Target Flowmeter | Rotameter or Variable Area Meter | Magnetic, Vortex, Turbine, and Ultrasonic Flowmeters | Doppler Effect | Flow Tube Vibration and Twist | Coriolis and Thermal Mass Flowmeters | Positive  Displacement Flowmeters | Rotary Vane, Oval Gear, and Nutating Disc Designs | Open Channel Flow Measurement | Weirs | Parshall Flume | Flowmeter Selection
    • Temperature Measurement: Temperature Scales | Liquid-in-Glass, Filled Bulb, and Bimetallic Thermometers | Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTDs) | Reference Junction Compensation | Thermocouplers | Immersion and Insertion Lengths | Thermowells | Thermistors
    • Control Valves: Types | Valve Characteristics | Inherent Flow Characteristics | Actuators | Air to Extend/Retract | Positioners | I/P Transducer
    • Feedback Control Strategies: Control Hierarchy | Process Dynamics | Lags | Dead Time | Strategies | Direct/Reverse Acting | On-Off Control | Controller Modes | Proportional Control/Action | Level Control Offset | Integral and Derivative Action | Tuning
    • Advanced Control Strategies: Control Hierarchy | Cascade Control | Applications: With and Without Cascade | Ratio Control | Feedforward Control
    • Control System Hardware: Pneumatic Controller | Electronic Controller | Single Loop Controller | Distributed Control System (DCS) | Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) | Personal Computers for Control
    • Smart Field Devices: Current Practice | Typical Smart D/P Transmitter | Smart Temperature Transmitter System | Benefits | Innovative Applications | Fieldbus Foundation - H1 & H2 | How is Fieldbus Different? | Fieldbus Control System (FCS)

    Classroom/Laboratory Exercises: 

    • Calibrate process measurement devices for level, temperature, pressure, and flow using a variety of state-of-the-art calibration equipment
    • Interpret simple P&IDs
    • Configure smart transmitters 
    • Operate digital controllers
    • Tune control loops using software
    • Build and tune an actual feedback control loop
    • Review flow measurements and pressure scales


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

    Recommended Resources: Measurement and Control Basics, 4th Edition

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

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