Overview of Measurement and Control Fundamentals (FG05C)

Length: 1 day
CEU Credits: 0.7
Course hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Certification of Completion: A Certificate of Completion indicating the total number of CEUs earned will be provided upon successful completion of the course.


This overview of industrial measurement and control uses a generally non-mathematical approach. You will leave with a basis for communicating with control system professionals.

You will be able to:

  • Utilize communication and knowledge, using the technical vocabulary, with measurement and control professionals
  • Discuss the role of measurement and control in industrial processes
  • Describe fundamentals of process control
  • State the difference between continuous, batch, and discrete control
  • Present samples of ISA standards to interpret symbols and drawings associated with process control documentation
  • Recognize the of most common methods and devices used in temperature, pressure, level, and flow measurement
  • Describe control valves and types
  • Describe control system hardware, control modes and tuning concepts

You will cover:

  • Concepts of Process Control: Definition | Types | What Industries Use Process Control? | Continuous vs. Batch Processing
  • Documentation: Instrument Symbols and Identification | Piping and Instrumentation Drawings (P&IDs) | Loop Diagrams | Other Forms
  • Flow Measurement: Definition | Orifice Plates | Flowmeters and Principles | Other Devices
  • Level Measurement: Definition | Types of Devices
  • Pressure Measurement: Definition | Types of Devices
  • Temperature Measurement: Definition | Thermocouples | Resistance Temperature Detectors | Thermistors
  • Final Control Elements: Control Valves | Actuators | Positioners | Applications
  • Overview of Process Dynamics
  • Control System Hardware: Controller Types | Transmission Methods | Personal Computers for Process Control
  • Controller Modes and Tuning: Controller Modes | Proportional Action | Integral Action | Derivative Action | Tuning

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.