Essentials of Instrumentation & Process Control

There has been significant progress in the field of automation and process control, but … none of that “sexy” technology will be fully utilized if the system does not deliver uncontaminated data to this new technology.


This session examines how to ensure the quality of your data is maximized, giving your system the maximum chance to fully utilize the technology.

Top Learning Objectives

  • Understand how data can become “contaminated” as it is collected and transferred to the transmitting device
  • Understand how to identify errors that cannot be eliminated by instrument calibration
  • Understand reasons why instruments do not deliver the desired data
  • Understand many of the problems with basic instruments
  • Gain the ability to apply this knowledge to your situation
  • Understand how other disciplines can impact your data and your control

Who Should Attend?

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


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

Trainer's Background

The trainer has over 33 years of experience primarily supporting the Oil & Gas Industry. His experience includes hazard evaluation, custody transfer, process simulation, design, debottlenecking, troubleshooting, start-up, project conception, training and mentoring.


The trainer’s experience includes operations involving distillation, energy transfer, pumps and compressors, electrical generation, filtration, storage, absorption, adsorption, cryogenic operations, reactors and utilities management. He worked with companies such as Fluor Alaska, BP Alaska, Amoco Production Company and more.


The trainer attended and facilitated numerous industry short courses. A graduate of University of Arizona in Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Masters of Engineering Science in Process Integration from Monash University and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110).


Companies that have benefited from John’s expertise include:

  • Sydney Water
  • Woodside
  • Alcoa
  • Bechtel
  • Fluor
  • WorleyParsons
  • Rio Tinto
  • Chevron
  • ExxonMobil
  • BP
  • BHP Billiton
  • Glencore
  • Fortescue Metals
  • Australian Submarine Corporation

Event Details

7th – 10th March 2022
8AM – 11AM UTC
Online Workshop via Zoom

“The trainer’s enthusiastic presentation style keeps the day moving along at a lively and engaging pace!”David Norton, Santos Ltd


“The tips he gave during the sessions really helped.”Jordon Rogers, Veolia Water