Advanced Instrumentation & Process Control

The field of process measurement and control is changing at a dramatic rate. Measurements and accuracies that would have been thought of as impossible to achieve are now commonplace. However, unless applied correctly, huge resources can be squandered to no avail.

Research carried out by International Society of Automation and other bodies indicates that up to 75% of all control loops will oscillate when operated in automatic. Much of the blame can be put, not on the measuring instruments themselves, but on lack of knowledge, misapplication and misunderstanding of the technologies that are available.

This Salvo Global’s 3-day workshop, ‘Advanced Instrumentation and Process Control’, examines some of the latest process measurement and control technologies and how marginal gains and incremental advances have revolutionised the industry. This course will cover theoretical knowledge supported by practical application and activities. Attendees will have the opportunity to develop, design, test build and improve their current instrumentation system.

Top Learning Objectives

  • Discover how your existing instrumentation 4 to 20 mA analog loop may be fine-tuned in terms of reducing electrical noise and providing diagnostics
  • Learn to appreciate the benefits of HART in terms of calibration, data collection, diagnostics, and predictive maintenance
  • Master the practical implementation of Modbus and apply basic faultfinding techniques to RS485
  • Make an informed appraisal of the differences between Profibus and Foundation Fieldbus.
  • Review the benefits offered by Wireless technology and appreciate the differences between Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ZigBee, WirelessHART, and ISA 100
  • Gain an insight into the problems associated with hydrostatic level measurement and how they may be overcome using a number of new technologies
  • Evaluate the pros and cons of Guided Wave Radar (GWR) compared with Non-Contact Radar (NCR) – particularly in regard to installation and calibration
  • Learn how, through careful choice of the technologies and correct installation, temperature measurements can be made more accurately and reliably
  • Review the latest technologies used in accurate flow measurement and how incremental engineering advances are rapidly leading to the creation of the perfect flow meter
  • Explore the issues regarding the final control element in closed loop control and how through diagnostics and signature analysis, predictive maintenance can take the place of scheduled maintenance

Who Should Attend?

This three-day workshop is designed for professionals involved in designing, selecting, sizing, specifying, installing, testing, operating, and maintaining process instrumentation and control systems:

  • Automation Engineers
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Consulting Engineers
  • Design Engineers
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Electicians
  • Installation and Maintenance Technicians
  • Electicians
  • Installation and Maintenance Technicians
  • Instrument and Process Control Engineers
  • Instrument Fitters and Technicians
  • Maintenance Engineers
  • Instrument Fitters and Technicians
  • Instrument and Process Control Engineers
  • Maintenance Engineers
  • Operations Engineers
  • Process Engineers
  • Process Operators
  • Production Managers
  • Project Managers
  • System Integrators

Event Details

18th – 20th September 2019
Dakar, Senegal