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Process Control and Fault Diagnosis

Course information

Target group:

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Course Goal: This course aims to provide an overview of process control systems


Target Audience: Trainee Production Operators and Trainee Instrument Technicians


Learning Objectives

Section 1: Open and Closed Loops

LO1 Describe what is meant by ‘Process Control’

LO2 Describe control loops

LO3 Describe detecting elements

LO4 Describe the controlling element

LO5 Describe the correcting element

Section 2: Process Control Hardware

LO6 Describe level control hardware

LO7 Describe flow control hardware

LO8 Describe pressure control hardware

LO9 Describe temperature control hardware

Section 3: Process Control Lag

LO10 Describe process lag characteristics

LO11 Identify process lag characteristics

LO12 Describe measurement lag

LO13 Describe transmission lag

Section 4: Control Modes

LO14 Describe two-step control mode

LO15 Describe two-step control applications

LO16 Describe proportional control

LO17 Identify ‘offset’ in proportional control

LO18 Describe integral action

LO19 Describe proportional control with integral action

LO20 Describe derivative action

LO21 Describe the combination of proportional, integral and derivative actions

LO22 Describe cascade control

LO23 Describe split range control

LO24 Describe override control

LO25 Describe ratio control

Section 5: Fault Finding Techniques

LO26 Describe tuning the controller

LO27 Describe fault finding techniques

LO28 Describe fault finding safety precautions

Section 6: Distributed Control Systems

LO29 Describe Distributed Control Systems (DCS)

LO30 Describe SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems

Section 7: SIS and Cause and Effects

LO31 Describe Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS)

LO32 Describe a Cause and Effects Matrix


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