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E-608 - Instrumentation, Process Control & Safety Instrumented Systems

5 days I-R/INST1GB
  • Engineers and technicians involved in designing, constructing, commissioning or operating oil and gas surface production facilities
  • To provide a comprehensive knowledge of process control and safety systems
Learning Objectives
  • To understand control loops and safety loops, as well as ICSS and associated equipment technologies
  • To comprehend technology and operating principles of instruments most commonly used in the oil and gas industry
  • To understand impact of PID controllers parameters on process control
  • To grasp main process control structures encountered in oil and gas surface processing
  • To draw the outline of a typical DCS architecture
  • To learn the functions of safety instrumented systems
Ways and means
  • Highly interactive training by industry specialist lecturer
  • Numerous applications and illustrations
  • Process control practice on dynamic simulator

Process control overview 0.5 day
  • Controlling and controlled system
  • Controlled variable, manipulated variable, disturbance variable, actuators, set point…
  • Control topology
  • Functional analysis, functional locks, symbolization
  • Pneumatic, electric and digital control loops
  • Pneumatic and electric power supply, signal transmission… and conversion
Measuring element - Sensors 0.5 day
  • Operating parameters measurement – Measurement errors
  • Temperature, pressure, flow-rate, level measurement
  • Operating principle, technology, measurement unit, local reading/ transmission
  • Safety instruments: limit switches, position sensors, temperature, pressure, flow-rate level detectors…
Signal transmission - Transmitters 0.5 day
  • Pneumatic transmitters: transformation of force into a pneumatic signal and amplification, technology and transmitter tuning
  • Operation of the sensor-transmitter combination
  • Electric and electronic transmitters: operating principle
  • Digital and programmable transmitters
Actuators – Control valves 0.5 day
  • Linear displacement valves: technology, different plug types, characteristic curves, safety position: AO, AC, FC, FO…
  • Positioners: operating principle, types (pneumatic, electro pneumatic…)
  • Other types of control valves: simple and double seat valves, cage valves, “Camflex” type valves, three-way valves
  • Contactors: position sensors, electro-valves
  • ON/OFF valves: types, simple and double actuators
Controllers – Control structures 0.5 day
  • Controllers: Role, operating principle, direct or inverted action, operating modes
  • Behavior of PID type controllers: operating point, gain, interactions
  • Control loops: Simple, cascade, and split-range
  • Ratio control, elaborated variable control, feed-forward control systems
Distributed control system 0.5 day
  • Plant control philosophy, workstation, glossary
  • Architecture
  • Functional organization, equipment architecture
  • Data allocation, communication network
  • Safety/ redundancy
  • Interfaces (sensors - actuators - network - PLC - others)
  • Plant control: hardware, software, types and organization of views
  • Alarms, historian
PID controllers 1 day
  • PID tuning: process and control loop response
  • Robustness, rapidity, accuracy
  • Regulation (fixed set point) and closed-loop control (variable set point)
  • Proportional, Integral, Derivative controller characteristic
  • Applications on dynamic simulator
Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) 1 day
  • Safety loop
  • Safety function, Safety Integrity Level
  • High Integrity Protection Systems (HIPS), Emergency ShutDown (ESD), Fire and gas (F&G), Emergency Depressurization (EDP)
2016 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
May 16 - 20 Port-Gentil €3,620 Online By email
Oct 24 - 28 Rueil €3,210 Online By email