Troubleshooting Instrumentation and Control Systems (TC10)

Troubleshooting Instrumentation and Control Systems (TC10)

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Troubleshooting Instrumentation and Control Systems (TC10)

Length: 2 days
CEU Credits: 1.4
Course Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Take Courses TC05 and TC10 and Save! Combo Price: ISA Member $3,030; Affiliate Member $3,410; Community Member/List $3,790

Related Course: Tuning Control Loops (TC05)

 

Description:

This course presents a systematic approach to troubleshooting and start-up of single- and multi-loop control loops. You'll see how pressure, level, flow, and temperature loops operate to maintain good process control systems. Knowledge of instrumentation and control is assumed.

You will be able to:

  • Develop a systematic approach to troubleshooting
  • Identify why a systematic approach to troubleshooting is most effective
  • Follow specified procedures for proper loop check-out
  • Verify, locate, and identify performance problems and the causes of the problems
  • Take or recommend appropriate follow-up procedures to minimize problem recurrence
  • Identify the common causes of sensor, transmitter, controller, and final control element problems
  • Troubleshoot control systems
  • Apply Distributed Control System (DCS) functions for troubleshooting
  • Interpret pneumatic and electronic loops
  • Apply safety practices for start-up
  • Check and utilize control loop documentation
  • Discuss applications and procedures to troubleshoot conventional analog control systems
  • State the general operation features of a HARTTM control system
  • State the general operations features of a FIELDBUS control system
  • Compare general troubleshooting procedures for conventional, FIELDBUSTM, and HARTTM control systems

You will cover:

  • Introduction: Purpose of Troubleshooting | Reasons for Troubleshooting
  • Approaches to Troubleshooting: Equipment History | Input/Output (Serial) | Shotgun Approach | Logical Analysis
  • Logical Analysis Troubleshooting: Verify | Identify | Repair | Test | Follow-up on Problems
  • Review of ISA Standard Diagrams and Symbols: Process and Instrument Drawings | Loop Drawings | Process Flow Diagrams
  • Single-Loop Feedback Control Troubleshooting: Measurement Concerns | Valve Concerns | Controller Operations | Signal Conditioners | Troubleshooting Simulation
  • Multi-Loop Control Systems Troubleshooting: Ratio (Controlled Stream, Wild Stream) | Cascade (Primary and Secondary Loop) | Three-Element Drum Level Control | Troubleshooting Simulation
  • Introduction to Digital Control Systems: Advantages | Digital Control (DDC) | Supervisory | Supervisory Plus DDC | Analog Back-up | HARTTM Systems | FIELDBUSTMSystems
  • Distributed Control Functions for Troubleshooting: Elements | Displays (Graphic, Trend, Alarm)
  • Start-up Concerns: Safety | Documentation | Tuning Review | Component Check-outContact

 

 To register for this course Contact ISA or  email info@pointfar.com