Instrumentation For Process Operators

Course Overview

This three-day course is for individuals involved in the operation of process plant who would like to expand or refresh their knowledge of typical process measuring instrumentation.

The course offers the delegate the benefit of increased understanding of many of the different measurement principles they encounter on a frequent basis associated with the operation of process plant.

This is a theory and practical based course covering the fundamentals of how pressure, level, flow, and temperature are measured with typical instrumentation. The course will provide delegates with an understanding of how typical process instruments may be configured and calibrated.

Course details

3.0 days
8 people
Course Location
Ratcliffe-on-Soar (Nottingham)
Next available course date
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Course Content

The topics of focus for this course include pressure, level, flow, temperature and calibration, specific details are as follows:

Measurement of Pressure

  • Pressure and pressure units
  • Mechanical pressure sensing devices, Bellows, and Bourdon tubes etc
  • Pressure transmitters and the concept of 4-20mA analogue loops
  • Use of a Field Communicator to configure a typical HART Pressure transmitter

Process Instrumentation Calibration

  • Why instruments are calibrated
  • Types of measurement error and instrument adjustment
  • How a pressure transmitter is calibrated

Measurement of Flow

  • Fundamentals of measuring flow by differential pressure
  • Orifice plates, Venturi, Pitot Tube and square law extraction
  • Basic principle Vortex and Electromagnetic flow meter

Measurement of Level

  • Level measurement by static pressure
  • Conductivity types
  • Ultrasonic and Radar types

Measurement of Temperature

  • Resistance Thermometers, measuring circuits and connection schemes
  • Thermocouples, types, reference junction compensation and connection cables
  • Typical temperature transmitters
  • Configuration of a range of typical temperature transmitters
  • How typical temperature transmitters are calibrated
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