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E-573 - Instrumentation, Process Control & Safety Instrumented Systems

E-573 - Instrumentation, Process Control & Safety Instrumented Systems

5 days
MAT/INST1GB
Sessions
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?

Audience

    • Engineers and technicians involved in designing, constructing, commissioning or operating Oil & Gas surface production facilities.

Level

  • Proficiency
  • This course provides a comprehensive knowledge of process control and safety systems.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • understand control loops and safety loops, as well as ICSS and associated equipment technologies,
  • comprehend technology and operating principles of instruments most commonly used in the Oil & Gas industry,
  • understand impact of P&ID controllers parameters on process control,
  • grasp main process control structures encountered in Oil & Gas surface processing,
  • draw the outline of a typical DCS architecture,
  • learn the functions of safety instrumented systems.
Course Content

PROCESS CONTROL OVERVIEW

0.5 day

  • Controlling and controlled systems.
  • Controlled variable, manipulated variable, disturbance variable, actuators, set point…
  • Control topology.
  • Functional analysis, functional blocks, 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, flowrate, level measurement.
  • Operating principle, technology, measurement unit, local reading/transmission.
  • Safety instruments: limit switches, position sensors, temperature, pressure, flowrate 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 P&ID 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 (DCS)

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.

P&ID CONTROLLERS

1 day

  • P&ID 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 & Gas (F&G), Emergency DePressurization (EDP).
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Ways & Means
  • Highly interactive training by industry specialist lecturer.
  • Numerous applications and illustrations.
  • Process control practice on dynamic simulator.