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Training In Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
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Corporate Training
Machine Operators
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System integrators
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International Condidate

  • ISRA
  • WAEL

Industrial Instrumentation

Transmitters and Sensors

Kilowatt, Voltage,Transducers

Temperature Measurement

Flow Measurement

Pressure Measurement

Basic control concepts

PID controller behaviors

Troubleshooting and identifying problems

Level Measurement

Control valves, Smart Valves

Smart Transmitters

Closed & Open loop control

Instrumentation Calibration

Internal Model Control (IMC)

Model Predictive Control (MPC)

MPC representation, identification


This course is for engineers and technicians who need to have a practical knowledge of selection, installation and commissioning of industrial instrumentation. In many respects a clear understanding and application of these principles is the most important factor in an efficient process control system.
This course is for those individuals primarily involved in achieving effective results for the industrial processes they are responsible for. This would involve the design, specification and implementation of control and measurement equipment. The course focuses on real applications, with attention to special installation considerations and application limitations when selecting or installing different measurement or control equipment.

Copious programming techniques and troubleshooting are also covered. Various fault finding and correcting faults are explained in detail.
There are set assignments throughout focusing on the practical aspects of PLCs which are necessary for true design, configuration, implementation and maintenance to take place.

Course Outline

Module #01: Introduction, Basic Terms and Definitions
Basis measurement and control concepts
Basic performance terms and conditions
Advanced performance terms and conditions
Module #02: Diagrams and Numbering
P & ID symbols
Selection criteria
Typical applications
Module #03: Pressure Measurement
Principles of pressure measurement
Pressure sources
Mechanical transducers and elements
Electrical transducers and elements
Installation considerations
Impact on the overall control loop
Selection tables
Future pressure technologies
Module #04: Level Measurement
Principles of level measurement
Simple sight glasses and gauging rods
Buoyancy tape systems
Hydrostatic pressure
Ultrasonic measurement
Radar measurement
Vibration switches
Radiation measurement
Electrical measurement
Density measurement
Future level technologies
Module #05: Temperature Measurement
Principles of temperature measurement
Resistance temperature detectors (RTDs)
Liquid-in-glass, filled and bimetallic
Non-contact pyrometers
Installation considerations
Impact on the overall control loop
Selection tables
Future temperature technologies
Module #06: Flow and Mass Measurement
Principle of flow measurement
Differential pressure flow meters
Open channel flow measurement
Variable area flow meters
Oscillatory flow measurement
Magnetic flow meters
Positive displacement
Ultrasonic flow measurement
Mass flow meters
Installation considerations
Impact on overall control loop
Selection tables
Module #07: Control Valves
Principles of control valves
Sliding stem valves
Rotary valves
Control valve selection and sizing
Control valve characteristics / trim
Control valve noise and cavitation
Actuators and positioners
Valve bench set and stroking
Impact on overall control loop
Selection tables
Future technologies
Module #08: Basic Control Philosophies
Open loops
Closed loops
Feed forward and ration control
Feedback control
Overview of different tuning rules available
Cascade control
Good practice in troubleshooting
Adaptive and self tuning controllers
Module #09: Integration of the System, Modern Trends and Other Process Considerations
Calculation of individual instruments and total error for the system
Selection considerations
Testing and commissioning of subsystems
RS 232, RS 422, RS 423, RS 485, etc.
Fiber optic cables
New smart instruments and fieldbus
Noise and earthing considerations
Materials of construction
Module #10: Specialized Controller Settings and Good Practice: Ideal PID Vs Real PID
Non-field-interactive or ideal PID
Field-interactive or real PID
Selection of ideal or real PID
Choice of saturated vs non-saturated output limits
Module #11: Good Practice for Tuning Of Closed Loop Control
Good practice for common loop problems
Flow control loop characteristics
Level control loop characteristics
Temperature control loop characteristics
Pressure control loop characteristics
Other less common loops
Module #12: Loop Tuning Principles and Stability: Cascade Control
Equation types for cascade control
Initialization and PV-tracking
Use of multiple outputs in cascade control
Tuning procedure for cascade control
Module #13: Expert Systems and Model Based Self Tuning Controllers
Self tuning loops
Adaptive control
Fuzzy logic control
Gain scheduling
Justification of Advanced Control
Classical control vs Advanced
Advanced on-line control vs statistical process control
Comparison of pay back time on real examples
Internal Model Control (imc)
Open loop model in parallel with the process
Control system in two blocks
Equivalence with a classical controller
Disturbances rejection and control
IMC and delays and feed forward control

  •   To successfully complete this course, the following prerequisites are required:
    Experience with basic control and electrical principles or Classic Control/Automation Course
  •   To complete this course successfully, you must be able to perform basic Microsoft Windows tasks, such as:
    1. Use a mouse
    2. Browse for files
    3. Open, close, size and move windows

Anyone who wants to gain solid knowledge of the key elements of industrial automation to improve their work skills and to further their job prospects:

Electronics & Telecommunication Engineers

 Electrical Engineers

Chemical Engineers

Mechanical Engineers

Instrumentation Engineers


 Maintenance Engineers and Supervisors

Energy Management Consultants

 Automation and Process Engineers

 Design Engineers

 Project Managers


System Integrators

 Instrument Fitters, Technicians and Instrumentation Engineers

 Consulting Engineers

Production Managers

Machine Operators

Instrument and Process Control Technicians

Even those who are highly experienced in industrial automation may find it useful to gain know-how in a very concentrated but practical format

  Advanced Diploma in Industrial Automation and Control (ADIAC)
   Certified Automation Engineer (CAE)
   Certified Automation Professional (CAP)
   Certified Automation Technician (CAT)
   Professional Course in PLC & SCADA Programming
   Professional Course in PLC & SCADA Programming,Installation and Maintenance (For OEM)
   Professional Course in Factory Automation (Programming,Installation and Maintenance of Automation Devices )
   Professional Course in Electrical and Process Instrumentation
  Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
  Supervisory Control And Data Aquisition (SCADA)
  AC/DC drives
  Human Machine Interface HMI/MMI
  Distributed Control System (DCS)
  Industrial Networking & Protocol Technologies
  Plant Maintenance Engineering
  Industrial Intrumentation Engineering
  Electrical and Electronic Automation
  Electrical Maintenance & Toubleshooting
  Automation Project Design

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