BASIC PROCESS CONTROL

COURSE CONTENT

Feedback Control Process Control

  • Process Variables
  • Feedback Control Loops
  • Sensors, Transmitters, and Final Control Elements
  • Types of Advanced Control
  • Control Modes

  • Typical Application of control modes
  • Effects on System Response
  • Use of  and how it works Proportional Control
  • Integral Control
  • Derivative Control
  • Process Characteristics

  • Characteristics of open and closed systems
  • Heat, mass, and pressure
  • Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature scales
  • Rankine and Kelvin temperature scales
  • Heat and heat transfer.
  • Process Variables

  • Converting between gage pressure and absolute pressure
  • Pressure measurement and height of liquid
  • Converting between psi, inches of water, and inches of mercury, volume, density, and specific gravity
  • Flow rate, mass flow rate, and volumetric flow rate
  • Methods of measuring temperature
  • Instrumentation Symbols

  • Balloon symbols
  • Loop identification numbers and loop indicator suffixes
  • Line symbols
  • Valve and actuator symbols
  • Reading a simple loop.
  • Interpreting the P & ID
  • Instrument Loop Diagrams

  • Instrument ports and connections
  • Junction boxes and identifiers
  • Operating range and set point for an instrument
  • Symbols and reference
  • Electronic loops
  • Pneumatic loops.
  • Piping & Instrumentation Drawings

  • ISA Standard 5.1
  • Control concepts
  • Symbols and identifiers
  • Interpreting diagrams.
  • Mechanical Connections

  • Tubing materials and applications
  • Calculating tubing gain
  • Fittings and plastic tubing
  • Cleaning, tubing, and fittings for silver soldering.
  • Electrical Connections

  • Coaxial cable connections and conductors to terminal
  • Grounds and shields
  • Electrical noise and signal distortion
  • General safety and intrinsic safety
  • Signal tracing in an electrical circuit.
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