Automatic Process Control

WAAPC34
(Instrumentation & Controls)

Outstanding Features

Learn how to design and implement instrumentation to measure the relevant variables of continuous processes; and design and implement control systems and strategies, to keep those variables in check through the disturbances in the process, to achieve a high level of consistency, economy, and safety at production facilities.

Course Overview

This course covers the basics of Process Dynamics and Automatic Process Control to enable the participants to discuss, select, design and document the appropriate instrumentation and control strategies as well as the Control Systems architecture.

Target Audience

This course is suitable for Control Systems Technicians, Electricians, Mechanics, Process Operators, Process Engineers, Process Technologists, and other instrumentation and control professionals.

You Will Learn How to

Participants will learn how to:

Communicate with Instrumentation and Process Control professionals
Select and apply the most common instruments used in temperature, pressure, level, and flow measurement
Select and tune the right controller based on the process/application
Apply standards to interpret symbols and drawings associated with process control documentation
Differentiate between control system architectures

Topics

Control Loops Dynamics Characteristics
Feedback Control
Direct or Reverse Action in Controllers
Control Modes
Analysis and implementation of the following controllers:
Controller Adjustment Criteria
Controller Adjustment Criteria cont.:
Fuzzy Logic and Neural Networks in Process Control

Course Details

Day 1
Control Loops Dynamics Characteristics

Type of Variables
Error
Process reactions
Response Curves

Process Variables Measurement

Flow
Temperature
Pressure
Level

Day 2

Instrumentation Datasheets

Instrument Range
Operating range
Calibrated Range
Alarms
Set Point

Instrument Symbols

Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID)
ISA Standard 5.1

Feedback Control

What is Feedback Control?
How to implement it?
Benefits/Advantages of Feedback Control

Direct or Reverse Action in Controllers

What is a Direct-Action Controller
What is a Reverse-Action Controller
When to use Direct or Reverse

Day 3
Control Modes

on-off, proportional,
integral,
proportional-integral,
proportional-integral-derivative

Analysis and implementation of the following controllers:

on-off, proportional,
integral,
proportional-integral,
proportional-integral-derivative

Interactive and non-interactive Controllers

What are non-Interactive Controller
What are Interactive Controller
How to work with Interactive Controllers

Reset wind up

What is it?
How to deal with it

Filtering

Noise
Why is Filtering required
How to implement it

Day 4
Digital Control Algorithm

What is it?
When it should be used
How to implement it

Controller Adjustment Criteria

Ziegler-Nichols,
Cohen-Coon,
Integral Criteria,
Controller Synthesis

Other Control Strategies:

Cascade Control
Feedforward Control
Ratio Control
Blend Control
Split Range Control
Override Control
Smith Predictor Control
Multivariable Control
Statistic Control
Adaptive Control

Day 5
Control Systems Architectures

DDC
PLC
SCADA
DCS

Fuzzy Logic and Neural Networks in Process Control

Instrument Loop Diagrams
Instrument ports and connections
Pneumatic loops
Electronic loops
Junction boxes and identifiers
Marshalling Panels

Course Length

5 Days

Course Director

Raymundo Mendez

Certifications

Upon completion, you will receive a Worley Academy Certificate of Completion.

Course Schedule

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