This course provides a complete and up-to-date overview of the process control, instrumentation and troubleshooting techniques used to solve process problems. It will provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to troubleshoot and solve various problems encountered when working with instrumentation and controls systems.
They will review process measurement fundamentals and gain a sound understanding of the operation and set up of transmitters before elevating their knowledge onto more complex concepts of process control.
The different control concepts and strategies will be covered allowing participants to identify which one to apply to their own work in order to effectively operate and troubleshoot a process. A 7-step systematic method of troubleshooting will be provided in order for all participants to logically and effectively troubleshoot a system regardless of the type of system.
This course offers practical exercises that will allow all participants to use the knowledge they gained to demonstrate their skills in troubleshooting a process problem.
Participants will be provided laptops and immersed into an interactive environment where they will learn how to:
- Perform calculations of turn down ratio required for a specific application
- Provide measurement solutions
- Calculate the given current output for any given input to the transmitter
- Calculate the time constant for a process
- Arrive at base values for the parameters of proportional, integral and derivative values
This course is designed for instrumentation and control personnel including general maintenance personnel, plant managers and supervisors, control and instrumentation technicians and engineers, automation engineers, electricians and general engineers.
John Sams has been in the electrical equipment maintenance field for over 30 years, with at least 10 years of experience in an industrial environment involving the maintenance of electrical equipment used in an automated process. He also developed the Electrically Safe Work Practices policy and the supporting training for the logistics division of Walgreens, a Fortune 500 company, directly affecting the safety of over 3,000 individuals employed at more than 20 locations throughout the United States. John has experience in the distribution of electrical energy from the high voltage utility connection to the connection on the equipment performing the actual work. In addition, he has been involved with Electrical Safety, conducting 50 Arc Flash Hazard Assessments and training over 500 personnel in the requirements for working safely on energized electrical equipment.