Basic Process Instrumentation

Objective

The purpose of this class is to provide maintenance personnel with a basic understanding of process instrumentation, signal types, wiring, applications, and installation. The class teaches specific calibration and troubleshooting procedures using a combination of classroom and hands-on training. Live instruments are used to simulate your plant’s operating conditions.

Level

Basic

Audience

Water and wastewater treatment maintenance personnel, instrumentation and control system technicians, SCADA system support staff, plant managers.

Duration

2 Days; Lunch is provided.

Prerequisite

Attendees should have a basic understanding of electricity and general knowledge of municipal water and wastewater treatment facilities and processes.

2019 Dates: April 11 & 12; July 11 & 12; October 10 & 11

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Training Plan

Day 1

Fundamentals of Process Measurement

  • Understanding 4 to 20 mA Circuit Theory
  • Current Measurements
  • Recommended Test Equipment and Tools
  • Process Fluids and Materials Safety

Installation

  • Instrument Installation Techniques
  • Maintenance Procedures

Commissioning and Calibration

  • pH Analyzers
  • Turbidimeters
  • Gauge Pressure Instruments
  • Documentation and Traceability

Day 2

Commissioning and Calibration

  • Differential Pressure and Flow Instruments
  • Hydrostatic Level/Pressure Instruments
  • Ultrasonic Level Instruments
  • Troubleshooting Techniques Using Simple Tools and the SCADA System

Maintenance

  • Recommended Periodic Maintenance Requirements
  • Maintenance Procedures and Techniques
  • Spare Parts Recommendations

Troubleshooting

  • Developing Correct Troubleshooting Techniques
  • Typical Instrument Failures and Repairs
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