Installing, Calibrating & Maintaining Electronic Instruments (TI25 )

Installing, Calibrating & Maintaining Electronic Instruments (TI25 )

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Installing, Calibrating, and Maintaining Electronic Instruments (TI25)

Length: 4.5 days
CEU Credits: 3.2
Course Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Friday


"The course was effective in helping me to get a bigger, better picture of the instrumentation industry." -James Jefferson, Electronics Technician II

This popular course offers a combination of practical information and hands-on experience, covering proper installation, calibration, and maintenance of electronic instruments. You will examine characteristics of electronic control systems; techniques for installing electronic instruments; and procedures for configuring and calibrating transmitters, transducers, and controllers. Approximately 40% of your time in this course is spent working with equipment.

You will be able to:

  • Employ proper safety practices during installation, calibration, and maintenance procedures
  • Connect wiring in an electronic control loop
  • Select and operate test equipment to measure electrical properties and calibrate instruments
  • Calibrate electronic transmitters and controllers
  • Recognize the importance of maintenance in the proper operation of instruments and control systems
  • Use manufacturer's guidelines to configure instruments for specific process applications
  • Explain installation considerations and practices for instruments and control systems
  • Install electronic instruments using manufacturer's guidelines and ISA's recommended practices and procedures
  • Use piping and instrumentation diagram (P&ID), wiring, schematic, and installation detail drawings to install, calibrate, and verify proper operation of instruments
  • Explain methods for reducing electrical hazards including intrinsically safe installation
  • Describe the trend toward using fieldbus systems and personal computers in process control
  • Explain the relevance of ISO 9000 standards to maintenance practices and procedures

You will cover:

  • Loop Characteristics: Current Loop | Power Source
  • Laboratory and Test Equipment: Multimeter | Process Calibrator
  • Calibration and Configuration: Instrument Performance | Calibration Standards | Device Calibration | Calibration Documentation | Configuring Smart Transmitters
  • Instrument Maintenance: Corrective | Preventive | Predictive
  • Installation: Grounding and Isolation | Plant Conditions | Documentation
  • Electronic Controllers: Control Strategies | Controller Maintenance | Digital Controllers
  • Safety in Hazardous Locations: Location Classification | Explosion Proofing | Purging and Pressurization | Intrinsic Safety
  • Trends: Personal Computers in Control | Fieldbus Technology

Classroom/Laboratory Exercises:

  • Calculate, record, and graph instrument performance data to compare with specifications and identify errors
  • Measure and record voltage, current, and resistance
  • Calculate span and range values for various level measurement applications
  • Calibrate differential pressure, RTD, thermocouple, and I/P transmitters and transducers
  • Configure smart differential pressure and temperature transmitters
  • Construct a simple feedback flow loop, perform a loop check, and tune the loop using trial and error tuning
  • View a three-wire RTD demonstration and identify errors
  • Configure and calibrate a single loop digital controller

A hand-held, scientific calculator should be brought to class.

To register for this course Contact ISA or  email


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