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Introduction to process control and instrumentation

Learn how process control is ensured in process industries & how the main instruments measure the key process variables
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WR Training
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Learn the essentials of process control and instrumentation for a successful career in process industries
Understand the main terms and parameters of process control (Process variable PV, Set point SP, Operating point OP, Error, Offset, Load disturbance...)
Identify the different control loops and describe their main tasks
Describe the basic function and method of operation for the main control loop components (Transducer, Converter, Transmitter, Indicator, Recorder, Controller...)
Given a piping and instrumentation drawing (P&ID), correctly identify, interpret and label the instrument, location and signal type symbols
Differentiate between discrete, multistep, and continuous controllers
Describe the general goal of controller tuning
Describe the basic mechanism, advantages and disadvantages of the following mode of controller action : Proportional, Integral and Derivative
Identify the basic implementation of P, PI and PID control in the following types of loops : Pressure, Flow, Level and Temperature loops
Differentiate feedback and feedforward control loops
Diagram the process control loop using ISA symbology
Explain the basic implementation process for each of the following types of control : Cascade, Split range , Batch, Ratio and Selective controls
Understand through extensive 3D animation the techniques and methods used in process industries to measure temperature, pressure, flow and level

Dear student,

Control in process industries refers to the regulation of all aspects of the process. Precise control of level, temperature, pressure and flow is important in many process applications.

This course introduces you to control in process industries, explains why control is important, identifies different ways in which precise control is ensured and illustrates the different set of instrumentation used to perform measuring tasks for temperature, pressure, flow and level.

The course includes extensive graphics, cut sections, process schemes and 3D animations to give you a virtual practical exposure on process control and instrumentation.

The objective of this course is twofold :

1. Break down for you all the process control and instrumentation principles into easily digestible concepts like feedback control, split range, controller tuning, transmitters, differential pressure gauges, etc…

2. Illustrate through 3D animations and cut-sections the main control instrument devices to measure temperature, pressure, flow and level like thermocouples, capacitive pressure gauges, coriolis flowmeters, etc…

As you proceed through the course, answer the questions in the attached pdf quiz files. These files are available at the end of each section.

We strongly advise you to do so before moving on in the course. Quiz exercises help you measure your progress toward meeting each section’s learning objectives.

If you pass, wonderful. If not, you can review the videos and notes again or ask us for help in the Q&A section.

So with no further ado, check out the free preview videos and the curriculum and we look forward to see you in the first section.

Also remember, as enrolled student you will have unlimited access to this material and one-on-one instructor support. So feel free to interact with us by email or simply ask us for help in the Q&A section. It will be our pleasure to help you and provide assistance.

Hope to see you there

Cheers,

WR Training

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ABOUT THE COURSE

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Introduction
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Learning objectives

THE IMPORTANCE OF PROCESS CONTROL

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The importance of process control : Learning objectives
2
The process
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Process control

CONTROL THEORY BASICS

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Control theory basics : Learning objectives
2
The control loop
3
Process control terms

COMPONENTS OF CONTROL LOOPS AND ISA SYMBOLOGY

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Components of control loops and ISA symbology : Learning objectives
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Primary elements / sensors
3
Transducers and converters
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Transmitters
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Signals
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Indicators
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Recorders
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Controllers
9
Final control elements
10
Actuators
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ISA symbology

CONTROLLER ALGORITHMS AND TUNING

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Controller algorithms and tuning - Learning objectives
2
Controller algorithms
3
Why controllers need tuning
4
Proportional mode (P)
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Integral mode (I)
6
Derivative mode (D)
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P, PI and PID control

PROCESS CONTROL LOOPS

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Process control loops - Learning objetcives
2
Single control loops : Feedback control
3
Pressure control loops
4
Flow control loops
5
Level control loops
6
Temperature control loops
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Multi-variable loops
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Multi-variable loops : Feedforward control
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Feedforward + Feedback
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Cascade control
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Split range control
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Operations on control signals
13
Ratio control
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Batch control
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Selective control

INSTRUMENTATION : TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT

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Introduction
2
Local indicators
3
Bulb instruments for remote transmission
4
Thermocouples
5
Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTDs)

INSTRUMENTATION : PRESSURE MEASUREMENT

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Hydrostatic manometers
2
Bourdon tube pressure gauges
3
Bellows pressure gauges
4
Strain pressure gauges
5
Piezoelectric pressure gauges
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Capacitive pressure gauges

INSTRUMENTATION : FLOW MEASUREMENT

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Orifice, Nozzles & Venturi tubes
2
Pitot tubes
3
Annular probes
4
Rotameters
5
Vortex flowmeters
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Ultrasound flowmeters
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Electromagnetic flowmeters
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Coriolis mass flowmeters

INSTRUMENTATION : LEVEL MEASUREMENT

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Introduction
2
Glass level gauges
3
Float level gauges
4
Float switches
5
Reed chain float sensors
6
Magnetic level gauges
7
Hydrostatic level gauges
8
Bubble tubes
9
Optoelectronic switches
10
Capillary systems
11
Ultarsonic sensors
12
Radars
13
Radiometric sensors
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The chemical engineer's reference folder

Dear student,

Today we are proud to announce you the release of our new technical folder : The most complete guide of it’s kind. We decided to call it : The chemical engineer’s reference folder.

This folder as the name suggests, was prepared mainly for 2 groups of readers :

1. Petroleum and chemical engineering students

2. Chemical engineers and technicians whose major interest is gas and petroleum production, refining and processing operations

The folder provides well-organized technical data in form of tables, charts and diagrams. More than 90 tables, 120 charts and 70 diagrams which are essential to the oil and gas, petrochemical and chemical industries.

These charts and diagrams cover many important engineering fields like liquid vapor equilibrium, fluid dynamics, heat transfer and distillation just to name a few.

The preparation of this folder was a joint effeort of WR training engineers who compiled data, charts and diagrams for which they were especially qualified and possess valuable experience.

So with no further ado, check out the detailed table of content and the folder overview video of a printed copy and let us know if you are interested in this reference folder


You can contact us at the following email :

[email protected]


Cheers,

WR Training

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Overview of the folder (printed copy)
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