Welcome to the ONLY comprehensive Video Tutorials Series on Smart Plant Instrumentation (SPI INTOOLS)
Smart Plant Instrumentation® powered by INtools® is extensively used in various industries to help engineers to automate complex processes, and minimize human mistakes. Hossein and Payman are experienced Control & Instrumentation engineers who have used SPI throughout the years, and put together a comprehensive course that helps students to get familiar with the SPI and its use in industry. The following items are covered in this course.
In addition to the video training courses, this course has a lot of training manuals, presentation and two full course notes for download as below:
This lecture provides explanation on how to connect with us and share your knowledge through our channels
This short video explains how you can request your Coursovie certificate for your Smart Plant Instrumentation course.
Please feel free to introduce yourself to the class and let us know what is your field of study, where are you working, and why did you decided to learn SPI ?
This videos explains the process of setting up the administration tasks in Smart Plant Instrumentation
In this section we will learn how to add users, including engineers, technicians, and clients to the created Domain in Smart Plant Instrumentation. In order to complete this step, we will create departments and add users to it.
We will learn how to create domain administrator in SPI and set it up.
Before we can start working with SPI, we need to define the hierarchy level in the domain created. We will do it here in this lecture.
We will learn what are the Instrument Tag and Instrument Loop numbers and how we can created them in SPI
In this lecture we will go over the definition of Custom Fields, and Custom Tables in INtools, and why they are such important definitions in SPI?
There are a lot of situations where a user is part of two groups, for example, he or she is an administrator and an instrumentation engineer, and he or she should have different access levels depending on which groups he has logged in. We will learn to do that in Smart Plant Instrumentation in this lecture.
In this lecture we will learn how to specify the Reporting setting in SPI
In order to ensure that the the produced documents are marked correctly, we need to add the company logo to the documents. We will learn how to add that to the database, and what are the format requirements.
There are a lot of settings that should be specified in SPI for general use in the project such as what are the units in SPI? are we going to use fahrenheit or celsius for temperature units? or what are the default requirements for wiring?
This is the P&ID that we will be using for the rest of the project. You are required to Download and print this page in order to continue the course.
We will learn what are the instrument type in SPI and why they are such an important part of the Instrumentation module.
What are the reference wiring settings in SPI and how to define field devices for writing automation activities? How can I set up the Device panel in SPI successfully and use it for other instruments automatically.
Flow transmitters are very important instruments in industry. They normally comprise of a local unit such as Orifice plates, and a transmitter unit. In this lecture we will learn how to work with Differential Type flow transmitter in Smart Plant Instrumentation and adjust the settings.
In order to transfer the control signal from the central processing units, also known as PLC to the final control elements, mainly valves we need positioners that will change the signals from the electronic to pneumatic signals and vice versa. There are different valves such as TV, PV, LV and FV that controls the medium depending on the nature of the instrument and process. In this lecture we will learn how to specify and add them to the instrument profiles and database.
In this lecture we will deal with the control valve instrument types, and how to add them in SPI.
In case there are additional instrument types required for the SPI. We will learn how to create and use them here.
In this lecture we will how to deal with any additional instrument types in SPI
Piping and Instrumentation diagrams are very important part of any project, and should be properly handled in SPI. We will learn how to add them in SPI and give proper numbering.
Pipes can be added to the SPI software once, and then being used multiple times throughout the project. This will save valuable time, because all the process properties are stored in the pipe profile, and we will add the process properties once and then use them everywhere else multiple times.
This video explains the process of creating pipes in SPI. Pipes contain the process information in SPI that could be used to transfer the process data to to other instruments installed on the pipe and thus eliminating the repetitive and manual data entry.
The status of the instruments is an important variable in Instrumentation field, and can be used for monitoring the status of the instruments in plant.
The domain explorer can be used to change multiple parts about the project including addition of the loops and instruments. We will learn how to work with it in SPI.
This video explains the process of duplicating a loop with all its instruments. This way a lot of time and energy will be saved instead of manually duplicating all the instruments and device panels.
This video explains the use of Macros in SPI and how to automate the creation of tags, loops and device panels using the SPI.
In this video we will learn how to create the local pressure and temperature gauges in batch modes in Macros
This video explains the Macro creation process in Smart Plant Instrumentation that will automate a lot of processes and minimize error.
This video explains the process module in SPI and how to enter the process information for later use in calculations, sizing and producing specifications.
In this video we will learn how to transfer the process data on a pipe and copy it to different instrumentations installed on the pipe, instead of doing this step manually for different instruments.
In this video we will learn how to transfer the process data from the line and copy them between different instrument data sheets.
Sometimes, there are situations that the process data sheets can not be open due to the error that they are not a part of workflow. This video explains how to resolve it.
This video provides the detail explanation about the sizing module in SPI and presents two calculation sizings for Orifice Plates and Control valves.
In this video, we will go over a basic definitions for wiring in SPI
Here I will show you how to define a Junction Box.
Here in this video, you will learn how to make a Marshaling Cabinet.
Here in this video, I will show you how to make typical cables in order to be able to use them later.
In this video, we will learn how to connect the cables and the panels.
In this video, we will connect our field side cable to the Marshaling Cabinet.
In this video, we will connect our DCS side cable to the marshaling cabinet.
In order to complete our wiring task, we will handle the cross wiring in our Marshaling rack.
In this video, we will learn how to add a new instrument and make it ready to be connected to our control system.
In this video, we will connect a new instrument to our wiring structure.
In this video, we will learn how to connect an instrument to a safety barrier.
In this video, we connect our thermocouple conductors to the temprature transmitter.
In this video, we will put a local flow indicator with it's associated flow transmitter in series and then connect them to the control system.
This video shows how to make your SPI ready to be able to generate loop drawings easliy.
In this video, I show you how to apply different loop generation methods to each individual loops.
Here we will create a loop based on our wiring configurations.
Here we well learn how to modify an existing loop drawing.
Here we well learn how to modify an existing loop drawing.
Here I show you how to add any additional information to your Loop Drawings.
In this video you will learn how to use filter to apply Macro to specific loops.
In case you need to add a watermark to your drawings, you can see how to do it here!
In this video you will learn how to add annotations and additional text to your Loop Drawings.
In this video you will learn how to set the right preferences for your hook-up module
In this video you will learn how to add individual hook-up items
In this video we will make different hook-up types
In this video first we will associate each hook-up type with instrument type and then associate related tags to that hook-up type
In this video you will learn how to view each hook-up symbol
In this video you will learn how to add items to each hook-up
In this video you will learn how to generate the hook-up drawing and related BOMs
This video lists the technical presentation in Instrumentation and control engineering fields. The list is available for free download in the resource section of this course.
List of Valuable technical Resources to download.
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