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This seminar focuses on the commissioning & start-up of control systems, identifies the control systems problems that you may face, discusses commissioning as well as troubleshooting and suggests effective solutions to problems faced during operations.


 
Course Outline

You need a methodical approach to start-up of single and multi-loop control systems.  You also need an understanding of how pressure, level, flow, and temperature loops operate to maintain good process control systems, along with a familiarity with the loop check-out procedures.  This seminar focuses on the commissioning and start-up of control systems, identifies the control systems problems that you may face, discusses commissioning as well as troubleshooting and suggests effective solutions to problems faced during operations

Objective
To familiarize participants with procedures and to provide them with solutions to problems encountered during commissioning, start-up, and operation of control systems.

Who Should Attend
Instrumentation and control engineers, commissioning and start-up engineers, design engineers,  consulting engineers, plant engineers and  operators, instrumentation technicians and technologists, maintenance personnel and other individuals who work with instrumentation and control  in process plants  and want to develop a better understanding.

Program Outline

Faculty: Corina Rosenberg, Curtiss Wright Controls

Day I

8:00     Registration and Coffee

8:20     Welcome and Introduction

8:30      Commissioning and Start-Up Procedures
• Procedures for new control systems
• Procedures for existing systems

10:15    Refreshments and Networking 

10:30    Single Loop Feedback Control
• Measurement concerns
• Controller operations
• Signal conditioners
• Troubleshooting using simulation techniques

12:00   Lunch

1:00     Multi-Loop Control Systems
• Feedback control loop
• Cascade
• Feedforward / Ratio
• Examples of multiloop control
• Boiler three element control
• Starting up a cascade control loop
• Starting up a feedforward loop                                     

2: 30     Refreshments and Networking 

2: 45     Demonstration Sessions Using Process Control
Simulation Laboratory Exercises I
• Simulation of a 3 element boiler control system
• Simulation of single loop, cascade control, feedforward
  control and adaptive control systems

4:00     Adjournment
      
Day II

8:30      PLC Control Systems
• Data acquisition  System (DAS) - new technology 
• Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA)
• PLC control system architecture
• PLC communication buses and data basis
• HMI (graphic, trend and alarm)
• PLC control system modules/subsystems
• PLC redundancies issue (hot standby/switchover)
• PLC scan time
• Troubleshooting-discrete I/O and analogue loops
• PLC application batch control and continuous control 
• Case study 

10:15    Refreshments and Networking

10:30    Discrete Control Systems (DCS)
• DCS architecture
• DCS communication buses
• DCS control system modules/subsystem
• HMI (graphic, trend and alarm)
• DCS internal communication
• DCS redundancies issues
• DCS communication with PLC
• DCS used in continuous process control
• DCS used in batch control 
• Case study 

12:00    Lunch

1:00      Developing Optimizing Strategies
• Control loop narrative and documentation
• Hardware acceptance test (HAT)
• Software acceptance test (SAT)
• Factory acceptance test (FAT)
• As shipped software
• Site acceptance test
• As commissioned software 
• Case study 

2: 30     Refreshments and Networking

2:45      Start-Up Concerns
• Safety process to start-up
• System boundaries
• Mechanical completion package
• Loop test procedures for analogue and discrete
• Check and test (CAT)
• Troubleshooting discrete I/O
• Troubleshooting analogue I/O
• Function tests (fluids and power)
• Tuning loops and pulse outputs
• Commissioning test
• Turn-over documentation
• Case study

4:00     Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment

After Participating in this Course, You will be Able to:
Use most effective systematic approach to troubleshooting 
Follow specified procedures for proper loop check out
Verify, locate, and identify performance problems and their causes 
Implement appropriate follow-up procedures to minimize problem recurrence
Identify the common causes of sensor, transmitter, controller, and control system problems
Find the cause of failure of the single and multi-loop control systems
Apply DCS functions for troubleshooting
Work with a better understanding of control loops
Adopt standard safety practices for start-up
Tune control loops on simulated processes
Practice starting up cascade and feedforward control loops
Check and utilize control loop documentation


Prerequisites & Certificates
Pre-Requisites

You need a methodical approach to start-up of single and multi-loop control systems. You also need an understanding of how pressure, level, flow, and temperature loops operate to maintain good process control systems, along with a familiarity with the loop check-out procedures. Who should attend: Instrumentation and control engineers, commissioning and start-up engineers, design engineers, consulting engineers, plant engineers and operators, instrumentation technicians and technologists, maintenance personnel and other individuals who work with instrumentation and control in process plants and want to develop a better understanding.

Certificates offered

1.2 CEUs/12 PDHs


Cancellation Policy
To withdraw from a course, you must send a request, in writing, with the official receipt to our office. Fifteen or more business days in advance: full refund less $50.00 administration charge. Five to fifteen business days in advance: non-refundable credit of equal value for any future EPIC seminar within one year. Credits are transferable within your organization. In case of an unexpected event occurring after this time, you may send someone else to take your place without any additional cost.
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The course was very well presented and the course instructor was absolutely amazing.
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Our instructor, Stephen Lamming, was outstanding and a true expert in his field. He was able to complement the technical air monitoring information with practical real life examples which was highly beneficial. He is an excellent communicator and was highly interactive with the course attendees. This course was recommended to me because Stephen Lamming does an outstanding job. I was very impressed with this course and have subsequently recommended it to my colleagues.
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Would have liked more interactive problem solving.
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