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Description :

This lecture-based course overviews industrial measurement and control using a generally non-mathematical approach. You will leave with a foundation for communicating with 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.
  • Understand the role of measurement and control in industrial processes.
  • Compare continuous, batch and discrete control and how they are used in industry.
  • Interpret measurement and control terminology.
  • Compare the methods and devices used in temperature, pressure, level, flow measurement.
  • Understand the operation and components of a feedback control loop.
  • Understand the fundamental concepts of controller tuning.
  • Compare different control systems architectures including single loop controllers, DCS, and PLCs.
  • Apply ISA standards to interpret symbols and documentation.
  • Communicate the latest tends in measurement and control.

You will cover :

  • Concepts of Process Control : Continuous/ Batch / Discrete Control/ the Role of Measurement and Control in Industry / Graphic Description of Loop Components/ Component Loop Dynamics.
  • Industrial Measurement Systems: Overview/ Sensor Selection and Characteristics/ Transmitters/ Smart Transmitters.
  • Pressure Measurements : Concepts / instruments / Differential Pressure Measurement.
  • Level Measurement : Concepts/ Hydrostatic Head Level Measurement/ Capacitance Level Measurement / Ultra-sonic Level Measurement/ by Weight.
  • Flow Measurement : Fluid Fundamentals/ Methods and Concepts/ Differential Head Flow Measurement/ Velocity Flow Measurement Devices/ Mass Flowmeters.
  • Temperature Measurement : Concepts / Thermometers/ Thermocouple/ RTDs/ Thermistors/ Temperature/ Transmitters.
  • Industrial Process Control : Basic Feedback Control/ Components/PID Control/ Final Control Elements/ Tuning Concepts.
  • Trends in Control Technologies: Smart Components/ Fieldbus.

Classroom/ Laboratory Exercises :

  • Flow measurement review.
  • Pressure scales review.
  • Interpreting simple P&IDs.

A hand-held calculator should be brought to class.