Instrumentation & Process Control - IFP Training Certificate

Advanced Certificate

Who should attend?

  • This course provides a good overview of instrumentation and control systems and facilitates communication with experts.
Public :
  • Junior engineers and technicians from process industries.

Level :Expert

Prerequisite :
  • Provide evidence of a professional experience of at least 1 month, related to the concerned field.

Course Content

  • INSTRUMENT LOOPS - Duration : 0.5 Day

      • Function, constitution, signal types. Tag naming conventions and symbolization.
  • SENSORS & TRANSMITTERS - Duration : 1.5 Days

      • Technologies to measure and detect the pressure, temperature, level and flow.
      • Working principles. Selection criteria according to process needs.
  • CONTROL VALVES & ON/OFF VALVES - Duration : 1 Day

      • Technologies and working principle.
      • Specification criteria.
      • Accessories: limit switches, solenoid valves, positioners…
  • PROCESS CONTROL - Duration : 1.5 Days

      • Controller role and performance criteria.
      • ON/OFF and PID controller.
      • Conventional control schemes: split-range, cascade, ratio, override, feed forward.
      • Introduction to advanced process control.
  • CONTROL & SAFETY SYSTEMS - Duration : 0.5 Day

      • Role, architecture and functions of a Distributed Control Systems (DCS). Separation of control and safety systems.
      • Introduction to Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS).

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Read and understand a P&ID,
  • Identify the technology used for field instrumentation.

Ways & Means

  • 50% of practice on mini process skids with industrial equipment.
  • Illustration of process control using dynamic simulators (IndissPlus de CORYS).

Learning assessment

  • Quiz.


Coordinator :IFP Training trainer (permanent or contracted) having a good expertise and/or experience of the related topics, trained to adult teaching methods, and whose competencies are kept up-to-date.

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