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E-574 - Instrumentation Maintenance

E-574 - Instrumentation Maintenance

5 days
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?


    • Engineers and technicians involved in installation, monitoring and maintenance of instrumented systems used in the Oil & Gas production facilities.


  • Proficiency
  • This course provides a comprehensive knowledge for the monitoring and maintenance of instrumented systems used in Oil & Gas production facilities.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • explain the importance of measurements quality, calibration methods and associated preventive actions,
  • optimize process control loop - PID controllers,
  • describe the typical architecture of a DCS: I/O interfaces, communication protocols,
  • describe process safety systems and fire and gas detection systems,
  • master procedures for instrument calibration, process control and safety loops synchronization.
Course Content


1 day

  • Process instrumentation:
  • Scope of the Oil & Gas industry. Identification and symbolisation of process parameter to control.
  • Identification and symbolization of process equipment. PFD and PID drawings.
  • Communication and signal types:
  • Signal codes and standardization. Pneumatic. Electrical (Voltage, Amps).
  • Digital/HART protocol, Modbus, Fieldbus.
  • Sensors, transmitters:
  • Principles. Description. Technology. Pneumatic, electronic instruments. Transmission standards.
  • Process measures:
  • Measure and measurement loop for process control.
  • Pressure measurement (principle, technology, calibration).
  • Level measurement (principle, technology, calibration).
  • Flowrate measurement (principle, technology, calibration).
  • Temperature measurement (principle, technology, calibration).


1 day

  • Control loop:
  • Constitutive elements of a control loop. Controller principle and technology.
  • PID controller algorithm. Control loop optimization with regard to process.
  • Practical tuning method of PID controller.
  • Control valves:
  • Principle. Technology of constitutive elements (servomotor and valve body)
  • Choice of action applied to process. Valve flowrate characteristic.
  • Other constitutive elements: valve positioner, P/P and I/P converter.
  • Valve sizing. Cv coefficient.
  • ON/OFF valves:
  • Principle. Technology of constitutive elements. Single and double actuators.
  • Control cabinet equipment. Solenoid valve. Pneumatic distributor. Different types of control cabinet.


0.5 day

  • Distributed Control System (DCS):
  • Purpose. Different functions (DCS, PLC). Architecture. Equipment. Various interfaces.
  • Principle of systems networking.
  • Sequential flowcharts. Grafcet.


0.5 day

  • Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS):
  • Principle. Safety Integrity Level (SIL). Safety Logic Diagram (SLD): principle, various levels, voting logics.
  • HIPS (High Integrity Protection System): principle, equipment.
  • Principle of emergency blow-down.
  • System maintenance and calibration. Periodic testing and preventive maintenance of detectors.
  • Fire & Gas System (FGS):
  • FGS logic. Detectors location: process areas, machine package, technical rooms.
  • Gas detectors: refresher on industrial gas LEL/UEL. Various types of sensors: technology, principle, calibration procedures, periodic tests and preventive maintenance for portable and fixed detectors.
  • Fire and smoke detectors. Various types of detectors: technology, principle.
  • Firefighting network: equipment, configuration, triggering procedure (Auto/Manual).


2 days

  • Maintenance, calibration and preventive maintenance standards.
  • Main procedures:
  • Synchronization application and calibrations (measures, control loop and control valves, ON/OFF valves, fire and gas sensors).
  • Implementation of preventive maintenance tasks list to the various components of a loop.
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Ways & Means
  • Highly interactive training by industry specialist lecturers.
  • Process control practice on dynamic simulator and on-site (if possible).
  • Exercises on calibration of process measures, process control and safety loops.