Introduction to process control and instrumentation
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Introduction to process control and instrumentation

Learn how process control is ensured in process industries & how the main instruments measure the key process variables
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Created by WR Training
Last updated 7/2019
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 9 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn the essentials of process control and instrumentation for a successful career in process industries
  • Understand the main terms and parameters of process control (Process variable PV, Set point SP, Operating point OP, Error, Offset, Load disturbance...)
  • Identify the different control loops and describe their main tasks
  • Describe the basic function and method of operation for the main control loop components (Transducer, Converter, Transmitter, Indicator, Recorder, Controller...)
  • Given a piping and instrumentation drawing (P&ID), correctly identify, interpret and label the instrument, location and signal type symbols
  • Differentiate between discrete, multistep, and continuous controllers
  • Describe the general goal of controller tuning
  • Describe the basic mechanism, advantages and disadvantages of the following mode of controller action : Proportional, Integral and Derivative
  • Identify the basic implementation of P, PI and PID control in the following types of loops : Pressure, Flow, Level and Temperature loops
  • Differentiate feedback and feedforward control loops
  • Diagram the process control loop using ISA symbology
  • Explain the basic implementation process for each of the following types of control : Cascade, Split range , Batch, Ratio and Selective controls
  • Understand through extensive 3D animation the techniques and methods used in process industries to measure temperature, pressure, flow and level
Requirements
  • Some engineering or field knowledge is preferable but not mandatory. All the concepts are explained in depth using an easy to understand language to allow students to build their knowledge from the ground up
Description

Dear student,

Control in process industries refers to the regulation of all aspects of the process. Precise control of level, temperature, pressure and flow is important in many process applications.

This course introduces you to control in process industries, explains why control is important, identifies different ways in which precise control is ensured and illustrates the different set of instrumentation used to perform measuring tasks for temperature, pressure, flow and level.

The course includes extensive graphics, cut sections, process schemes and 3D animations to give you a virtual practical exposure on process control and instrumentation.

The objective of this course is twofold :

1. Break down for you all the process control and instrumentation principles into easily digestible concepts like feedback control, split range, controller tuning, transmitters, differential pressure gauges, etc...

2. Illustrate through 3D animations and cut-sections the main control instrument devices to measure temperature, pressure, flow and level like thermocouples, capacitive pressure gauges, coriolis flowmeters, etc...

As you proceed through the course, answer the questions in the attached pdf quiz files. These files are available at the end of each section.

We strongly advise you to do so before moving on in the course. Quiz exercises help you measure your progress toward meeting each section’s learning objectives.

If you pass, wonderful. If not, you can review the videos and notes again or ask us for help in the Q&A section.

So with no further ado, check out the free preview videos and the curriculum and we look forward to see you in the first section.

Also remember, as enrolled student you will have unlimited access to this material and one-on-one instructor support. So feel free to interact with us by email or simply ask us for help in the Q&A section. It will be our pleasure to help you and provide assistance.

Hope to see you there

Cheers,

WR Training

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Who this course is for:
  • Personnel needing to learn the essentials of process control and instrumentation
  • Control, Process, Chemical and Design Engineers
  • Operation, technical service and maintenance professionals
  • Experienced personnel as a refresher course and to broaden their knowledge
  • Consultants and Sales professionals
Course content
Expand all 75 lectures 03:11:23
+ THE IMPORTANCE OF PROCESS CONTROL
3 lectures 07:37
The importance of process control : Learning objectives
01:12
The process
00:51
Process control
05:34
+ CONTROL THEORY BASICS
3 lectures 13:43
Control theory basics : Learning objectives
01:19
Process control terms
10:19
+ COMPONENTS OF CONTROL LOOPS AND ISA SYMBOLOGY
11 lectures 29:18
Components of control loops and ISA symbology : Learning objectives
01:59
Primary elements / sensors
06:40
Transducers and converters
00:54
Transmitters
00:29
Signals
04:08
Indicators
00:48
Recorders
01:02
Controllers
01:38
Final control elements
01:24
Actuators
01:37
ISA symbology
08:39
+ CONTROLLER ALGORITHMS AND TUNING
7 lectures 24:46
Controller algorithms and tuning - Learning objectives
01:47
Controller algorithms
03:35
Why controllers need tuning
02:49
Proportional mode (P)
06:08
Integral mode (I)
03:56
Derivative mode (D)
04:54
P, PI and PID control
01:37
+ PROCESS CONTROL LOOPS
15 lectures 30:42
Process control loops - Learning objetcives
02:04
Single control loops : Feedback control
01:44
Pressure control loops
01:22
Flow control loops
01:26
Level control loops
00:58
Temperature control loops
01:21
Multi-variable loops
01:31
Multi-variable loops : Feedforward control
01:42
Feedforward + Feedback
00:55
Cascade control
08:24
Split range control
03:04
Operations on control signals
01:42
Batch control
01:13
Selective control
00:48
+ INSTRUMENTATION : TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT
5 lectures 10:07
Introduction
00:47
Local indicators
02:08
Bulb instruments for remote transmission
01:04
Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTDs)
02:19
+ INSTRUMENTATION : PRESSURE MEASUREMENT
6 lectures 05:53
Hydrostatic manometers
02:00
Bourdon tube pressure gauges
00:46
Bellows pressure gauges
00:41
Strain pressure gauges
00:44
Piezoelectric pressure gauges
00:35
Capacitive pressure gauges
01:07
+ INSTRUMENTATION : FLOW MEASUREMENT
8 lectures 29:12
Orifice, Nozzles & Venturi tubes
07:04
Pitot tubes
04:21
Annular probes
00:52
Rotameters
02:01
Vortex flowmeters
03:49
Ultrasound flowmeters
03:38
Electromagnetic flowmeters
03:23
Coriolis mass flowmeters
04:04
+ INSTRUMENTATION : LEVEL MEASUREMENT
15 lectures 30:59
Introduction
02:04
Float level gauges
01:10
Float switches
00:55
Reed chain float sensors
00:49
Magnetic level gauges
01:49
Hydrostatic level gauges
03:19
Bubble tubes
02:46
Optoelectronic switches
01:06
Capillary systems
00:28
Ultarsonic sensors
00:52
Radars
02:02
Radiometric sensors
04:38

Dear student,

Today we are proud to announce you the release of our new technical folder : The most complete guide of it’s kind. We decided to call it : The chemical engineer’s reference folder.

This folder as the name suggests, was prepared mainly for 2 groups of readers :

1. Petroleum and chemical engineering students

2. Chemical engineers and technicians whose major interest is gas and petroleum production, refining and processing operations

The folder provides well-organized technical data in form of tables, charts and diagrams. More than 90 tables, 120 charts and 70 diagrams which are essential to the oil and gas, petrochemical and chemical industries.

These charts and diagrams cover many important engineering fields like liquid vapor equilibrium, fluid dynamics, heat transfer and distillation just to name a few.

The preparation of this folder was a joint effeort of WR training engineers who compiled data, charts and diagrams for which they were especially qualified and possess valuable experience.

So with no further ado, check out the detailed table of content and the folder overview video of a printed copy and let us know if you are interested in this reference folder


You can contact us at the following email :

wr.training.contact@gmail.com


Cheers,

WR Training

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The chemical engineer's reference folder
03:04
Overview of the folder (printed copy)
03:30