Process Measurement, Instrumentation & Process Control

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OG028 May 26, 2024 - May 30, 2024 Lisbon - Portugal $ 5000

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  • The main objectives of this seminar are:
  • To give an understanding of the principles of operation of a range of sensors and transducers
  • By using a hands-on approach, enable the delegate to investigate the operation of an instrumentation system through designing, building and testing typical sensor combined with appropriate signal conditioning circuits
  • To allow the delegate to become familiar and confident with a range of measurement techniques
  • To understand the concepts of Process Control and acquire the knowledge relating to the characteristics and properties of a process variable being measured
  • To become familiar and knowledgeable with PID control and develop the ability to ‘tune’ a process control system using PID control
  • To have the confidence and knowledge to apply the above techniques and principles to solve an unfamiliar and bespoke measurement situation in the workplace

The Delegates

  • Electronic Engineers and Technicians
  • Chemical Engineers and Technicians
  • Electrical Engineers and Technicians
  • Electronic Design Engineers
  • Instrumentation Technicians
  • Electricians
  • Installation and Maintenance Technicians
  • Instrument and Process Control Technicians
  • Instrument Fitters
  • Maintenance Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers and Technicians
  • Operations Engineers
  • Process Technicians
  • Production Professionals
  • System Integrators
  • Other professions (Engineers, Technicians) involved in the Process Industry who require an appreciation and understanding of the techniques used in Process Measurement and Control .

The Contents

  • Introduction to Sensors, Transducers and Instrumentation Systems
  • Introduction to Sensors, Transducers and Instrumentation Systems
  • Terms and definitions associated with Instrumentation systems, including;
  • Maximum error,
  • Hysteresis,
  • Repeatability,
  • Sensitivity,
  • Resolution,
  • Span,
  • Response time
  • Examples
  • Process Variables:
  • Mass flow,
  • Volumetric flow rate,
  • Pressure,
  • Viscosity,
  • Turbidity
  • Strain, Pressure and Flow Measurement (also begin practical activities)
  • Principle of Strain Measurement – tension, compression, stress, strain, Youngs modulus
  • Principle of operation, typical uses and installation considerations
  • Gauge types – principle of operation and configurations
  • Examples
  • Principles of Pressure measurement
  • Devices; principle of operation, typical uses and installation considerations of:
  • Diaphragms
  • Bellows
  • Capacitive devices
  • Fibre Optic pressure measurement techniques
  • Principles of flow measurement
  • Reynolds number
  • Devices; principle of operation, typical uses and installation considerations of Invasive types:
  • Coriolis Flowmeter
  • Differential Pressure type flowmeters
  • Devices; principle of operation, application and installation considerations of Non invasive types:
  • Electromagnetic flowmeters
  • Practical activity– Design and build a liquid level process measurement system
  • Temperature, Level and Non-Invasive Ultrasonic Measurement Techniques
  • Temperature scales
  • Devices; principle of operation, typical uses and installation considerations of:
  • Resistance temperature detectors (RTD’s)
  • Thermistors
  • Thermocouples
  • Radiation Pyrometers
  • Principle of single point and continuous level measurement techniques
  • Direct and indirect level measurement techniques
  • Devices; principle of operation, typical uses and installation considerations of:
  • Ultrasonic techniques
  • Capacitive techniques
  • Pressure techniques
  • Principles and applications of Ultrasonic techniques for non-invasive measurement
  • Doppler shift and transit techniques
  • Principle of operation, typical uses and installation considerations of Non-invasive flow measurement
  • Ultrasonic flowmeters
  • Practical activity –Calibrate the liquid level process measurement system
  • Introduction to Process Control Engineering
  • Control Strategies
  • Block diagram representation
  • Control components
  • Servomechanisms and Regulators
  • Open and closed loop systems
  • Transfer Functions
  • Negative Feedback (NFB)
  • 1st and 2nd order systems
  • Examples – Transfer functions and Closed Loop systems
  • ON/OFF control
  • Two step control action
  • Proportional control
  • Proportional band vs. proportional gain
  • Proportional offset
  • Reset
  • Integral action
  • Integral windup
  • Derivative action
  • PID control
  • Practical activity – Signal condition the output from the Liquid measurement system and (if time allows) design and build a Strain gauge measurement system.
  • Tuning PID Controllers
  • Empirical methods of setting Controllers
  • Open loop reaction curve method (Ziegler-Nichols)
  • Default and typical settings
  • Closed loop continuous cycling method (Ziegler-Nichols)
  • Fine tuning

The Discount

10% in case of Three P. (or more)