• Installing, Calibrating, and Maintaining Electronic Instruments (TI25)


    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


    "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 Resources
    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'll be able to answer after completing the course.