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E-609C - Advanced Instrumentation & Instrumented Systems Certification

5 days I-R/INST2GB
  • Engineers and technicians involved in designing, setting-up and commissioning instrumented systems or operating oil and gas surface production facilities
  • To provide a comprehensive and practical knowledge of process control and safety systems, necessary for designing and implementing instrumented systems
Learning Objectives
  • To understand and analyze field instruments design
  • To implement Safety Integrated Levels (SIL) on instruments loops
  • To anticipate the impact of PID controllers parameters and structures on process control
  • To analyze main control structures and perform basic tuning of controllers
  • To learn about ICSS equipment architecture
  • To understand man-machine interface functionalities
  • To comprehend ICSS design and oversight of implementation projects
Ways and means
  • Practical training with real-life case studies
  • Use of dynamic simulations

Process instrumentation 1.25 days
  • Field instrumentation refresher: 4-20 mA standard and HART instruments, digital instruments
  • Instruments scales and calibration methods
  • Introduction to control valves calculation
  • Calibrated orifice calculation according to ISO 5167 standard, approach for measurement error calculation
  • Flow-rate calculation corrected for pressure and temperature
  • Instrument cables and junction boxes definition
  • Introduction to on-site industrial analyzers
Process control 1 day
  • Oil & gas surface processes identification
  • PID controllers study: series, parallel and mix structures – Impact of controller parameters on process control – Controllers tuning
  • Study and adjustment of control loops: simple closed loop, cascade, split-range, ratio
  • Applications on dynamic simulator: case of a {well – separator} process section
Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) 1 day
  • Refresher on safety instrumented systems (SIS): PSS, ESD, HIPPS, EDP
  • Impact on HAZID and HAZOP studies on design
  • Definition and implementation of Safety Integrated Levels (SIL) on instruments loops: oil and gas companies approach to IEC 61508 and 61511 standards – application exercises
  • Applications on dynamic simulator: Implementation of PSS and ESD systems – Case of a {well – separator} process section
Automation (DCS/PLC) 1.75 days
  • Distributed control system (DCS) architecture
  • Equipment architecture: controller, input/output cards, software architecture
  • Man – machine interface: views management (mimics, alarms, historian, trends), plant control strategy (overview, tree structure) and functionalities of the various types of views
  • Alarm management: alarm types, hierarchy, processing
  • DCS simulator: Man – Machine interface analysis – Case study
  • DCS and PLC implementation projects
  • Approach to quantification and allocation of system input/output
  • Notion of system life cycle and integrity (IEC 61508) / implementation of SIL
  • Study of e DCS or PLC implementation project: Engineering documents (functional analysis) and project phases: Factory Acceptance Test (FAT), Site Acceptance Test (SAT) and commissioning