Measurement & Control

Course Title                 Measurement & Control

 

Course Duration           5 days

Location                       Jubilee Technical Training Centre, Takoradi Polytechnic

 

Who should attend this course and why?

 

The course is aimed at non-instrument personnel who require a basic understanding of measurement and control.

 

Course Pre-Requisites

 

None

 

Course Overview

 

The course provides a basic introduction to measurement and control techniques, combining theory with practical experience. 

 

Aims

 

To provide a practical understanding of measurement & control techniques as applied to a modern process industry.

 


Objectives

 

At the end of the programme course delegates should be able to:

  • Identify types of measurement/control loops from standard drawings.
  • Recognise and understand the operation of various level, pressure, flow and temperature elements / instruments.
  • Recognise and understand various control valves, trims and their uses.
  • Understand control terminology, the components of a basic control loop and how to ‘tune’ a basic control loop.
  • Understand the uses of and how to programme a PLC.
  • Understand and practice the techniques used for fault finding on instrument control loops.

 

Summary of Course Content

  • P&IDs and other drawings
  • Measurement instruments: theory, application and calibration
  • Control valves and positioners
  • Process control: manual, auto, ratio, cascade, split range, time lags and cycling
  • Introduction to PLCs: components, application and programming
  • Fault finding strategies – discussion and practice

 

Mode of Delivery / Method of Assessment

 

A combination of classroom delivery and practical hands-on in the workshop.

The course will be assessed by a 1 hour multi-choice exam.

 

Mandatory Requirement

N/A

 

Certification

 

Successful course delegates will achieve a City & Guilds Certificate.