Instrumentation can be viewed as the eyes and the ears of the operator in the modern plant. They are there to collect information, and to assist the operator in analysing current plant conditions. The operator is then better equipped to make the necessary decisions, pertaining to better control of the plant. Of course, not all of the control decisions falling to the domain of the plant operator. Many processes are automated. In the past, excellent analogue equipment was available to do the control function. In the current digital world, modern control systems have come to the fore. These include model based control equipment.
This EuroMaTech Industrial Instrumentation and Modern Control Systems training course combines all of this, into one powerful, high impact, week of learning. The workshop starts off discussing aspects of transmitters, along with the modern choice of fieldbus and HART and other communication aspects. It then delves into final control elements (many of them adjustable). This is followed by important aspects of pressure, level, temperature and flow. The workshop then moves into process control and loop tuning, ending off with model-based control systems, and how this fits into the modern notion of process control.
Participants attending the Industrial Instrumentation and Modern Control Systems training course will develop the following competencies:
- Be able to work with and convert modern instrumentation signals
- The cognitive ability to implement a modern network-based system
- Comprehensive understanding of PID control
- Effective tuning of most modern control loops
- Implement a model-based control system
- Effectively deal with large dead times