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 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

From the following industries:

  • Manufacturing
  • Power and Utilities
  • Utilities
  • Mining
  • Chemical/Petrochemical
  • Oil & Gas
  • Transportation and rail
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Food & beverages

Outcome of this Workshop

By the end of this masterclass, delegates will learn key steps to successfully:

  • Understand key principles of operation for a wide range of sensors and transducers
  • Discover the latest developments in instrumentation technology and how you can apply it to your current assets
  • Learn hands-on approach in investigating the operation of an instrumentation systems through building, designing and testing of sensors together with appropriate signal conditioning circuits
  • Comprehend key concepts of process control and how it applies to real-time operations

Trainer's Background

A world-renowned specialist in the field of process instrumentation with over 40 years of real life industrial experience, the trainer has spent the last 16 years running industrial workshops throughout the world in the fields of: Process Control and Instrumentation; PLC and SCADA systems; Data Communications and Fieldbus Systems; Emergency Shut-down Systems; On-Line Analysis; Valve Technology; and Technical Writing and Communications.

During this period, he has led more than 5000 engineers, technicians and scientists on a variety of training workshops throughout the world and has received excellent reviews and positive feedback for all his courses. His down-to-earth, practical, and entertaining approach makes him a sought-after speaker and lecturer in a wide variety of disciplines.

As a former editor of a leading technical journal he is the author of countless articles and of eight published books.

Completing his studies in Electrical, Electronic and Instrumentation engineering he holds an MSc in Industrial Flow Measurement from Huddersfield University.

Some of the organizations that have benefited from the trainer’s expertise include:

  • BP Alaska
  • Shell
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Phillips66
  • Marathon Petroleum
  • Emerson
  • Krohne
  • Endress+Hauser
  • Honeywell
  • Saudi Aramco
  • Angola LNG
  • Chevron
  • ESS Ltd.
  • Nigerian Petroleum
  • Kuwait Oil Company
  • Occidental Oil and Gas
  • Hess Denmark
  • Echelon Europe Limited
  • OMV Bucharest
  • Repsol
  • PR Electronics
  • Koshipa, South Korea
  • BAE Systems
  • Micronics
  • BP Exploration
  • BSEE
  • Qatar Petroleum
  • BG Group
  • PTT
  • Statoil
  • Suncor energy
  • Schlumberger
  • Syncrude
  • Petro-Canada
  • Bahrain Petroleum
  • Company
  • PDO
  • Woodside Petroleum
  • BHP Billiton
  • Maersk Oil Qatar

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“He had an extremely high knowledge of the subject and the ability to keep the audience involved. Very clear and illustrative slides.”

Director Applications Engineering