Design of Instrumented Systems Certification


Who should attend?

  • This course provides a comprehensive and practical knowledge of process control and safety systems, necessary for designing and implementing instrumented systems.
Audience :
  • Engineers and technicians involved in designing, setting-up and commissioning instrumented systems or operating Oil & Gas surface production facilities.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content


      • 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.

      • Oil & Gas surface processes identification.
      • P&ID 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.

      • 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 & 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.

      • 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 a DCS or PLC implementation project: engineering documents (functional analysis) and project phases: Factory Acceptance Test (FAT), Site Acceptance Test (SAT) and commissioning.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • understand and analyze field instruments design,
  • implement Safety Integrated Levels (SIL) on instruments loops,
  • anticipate the impact of P&ID controllers parameters and structures on process control,
  • analyze main control structures and perform basic tuning of controllers,
  • learn about ICSS equipment architecture, understand man-machine interface functionalities,
  • comprehend ICSS design and oversight of implementation projects.

Ways & Means

  • Practical training with real-life case studies.
  • Use of dynamic simulations.


  • An international recognition of your competencies.
  • A Advanced Certificate is delivered.
  • An expertise confirmed in Design of Instrumented Systems .
  • Ready-to-use skills.