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Course Outline
Daily Schedule:
8:00am - Registration and coffee (1st day only)
8:30am - Session begins
5:00pm -  Adjournment
Breakfast, two refreshment breaks and lunch are provided daily.

Description
The two day workshop will introduce the basic fundamentals of instrumentation and ISA S5.1 standards. Participants will develop an understanding of instrumentation calibration basics, methods of measuring process variables and installation aspects of devices for pressure, level, flow, and temperature measurement. The workshop will also introduce pipes and instrumentation diagram and how to read flow diagram. It will also introduce the basics of smart transmitters and transducers associated with measuring and signaling variable information to controllers.  Final elements such as valves and variable speed drives will be highlighted along the basic principles of batch and continuous control strategies. The workshop will also introduce the definitions of hazardous area designation as per the Canadian Electrical Code.

Objectives
• To introduce participants to instrumentation basics and process variables control
• To acquire the fundamentals of instrumentation calibration and results analysis
• To construct and interpret instrument P&ID and flow diagram blue prints
• To study methods for sizing and selecting instruments to measure pressure, temperature and flow 

Learning Outcomes
Participants of the workshop will be able to identify main process control loop elements including manipulating the process variables and controlling final elements and also understand how sensors, transmitters and transducers work together. They will be able to use pressure, level, flow, and temperature measuring devices and do a successful calibration and error detection in addition to constructing and interpreting instrument wiring circuits and reading P&ID diagrams.

Who Should Attend
Plant operators, supervisors and newly graduate plant engineers and technologists.   Program Outline 

Day 1

UNIT A: Introduction to Process and Instrumentation
A1.0 Process Control Elements
A2.0 Process Control Loop
A3.0 Process Control Modes
A3.0 Digital Controllers
A4.0 Transducers and Transmitters
A5.0 Instrumentation terminology, range, hysteresis, span, calibration, accuracy and sensitivity
A6.0 Introduction to instrument symbols, P&ID representation of an analog pneumatic or electronic control loop as per ISA S5.1.

UNIT B: Pressure Measurements
B1.0 Pressure definition and measurement, absolute and gauge pressure measurement
B2.0 Manometer and U-tube for pressure measurement
B3.0 Diaphragm elements, flat type and a corrugated type metallic diaphragm
B4.0 Bourdon and Bellows element
B5.0 Electronic pressure devices, strain gauge type and capacitance
B6.0 Operation and application of pulsation dampeners, fluid and chemical seals

UNIT C: Level Measurements
C1.0 Transparent and reflex sight glass level indicators
C2.0 Using pressure to indicate level
C3.0 Float and cable level indicator
C4.0 Displacement (displacer) level indicator
C5.0 Capacitance level indicators
C6.0 Magnetic level indicator
C7.0 Resistivity and Conductivity level measurement
C8.0 measuring solids level

UNIT D: Flow Measurements
D1.0 Definition of fluid properties
D2.0 Using orifice, venture and flow nozzles to create differential pressure
D3.0 Pitot tubes and Rotameters flow measuring principles
D4.0 Turbine and vortex shedding flow meters
D5.0 Mass flow and positive displacement meters
6.0 Magnetic flow meters

Day 2

UNIT E: Temperature Measurements
E1.0 Temperature conventional scales
E2.0 Thermometers and Bimetallic
E3.0 Thermocouples
E4.0 Resistance temperature detectors RTD’s
E5.0 Thermistors
E6.0 Radiation Pyrometers
E7.0 Infrared temperature sensors

Unit F: Valves basics
F1.0 Control valves terminology
F2.0 Valves actuators and accessories

Unit G: Variable speed drives basic principles
G1.0 DC drives
G2.0 AC variable frequency drives

Unit H: Hazardous Area Designation
H1.0 Definition as per the Canadian Electrical Code
a) Class I,   Div. 1
b) Class I,   Div. 2
c) Class II, Div. 1
d) Class II, Div. 2
e) Class III, Div. 1
f) Class III, Div. 2

Unit I: Instruments Selection and Calibration Procedures                

        Instructor
Khaled Nigim is currently working at Lambton College, Sarnia, Ontario delivering professional training courses in Industrial Instrumentation and Control. He is professional engineer in Ontario province. He is also a senior member of the IEEE. He has over 25 years of experience in design, assembly of industrial units that incorporate PLCs, sensors and drives for plastic modeling and injection industries. Built, tested and commercially launched own design of electric welding units and series voltage regulator for long duration voltage sag mitigation as well as the design and development of 3phase DC motor speed controller for plastic injection unit. He has on-hand experience in sizing and selection of AC soft starters and variable frequency drives for water treatment and potable water facilities.
Publisher of over 34 technical reports and articles papers on control of power and quality, renewable energy, power electronics circuits, distributed generation and multi-criteria decision making areas. He has taught numerous graduate and undergraduate courses micro-electronic circuits, digital electronics, semiconductor electronics, electrical machines and drives, control theory, power electronics and energy conversion. Mr. Nigim has developed and conducted numerous technical training courses and workshops to assist technicians and engineers to upgrade skills in new emerging technologies and maintenance scheduling.
Prerequisites & Certificates
Pre-Requisites

Certificates offered

1.2 CEUs http://www.gic-edu.com/ceu.aspx


Cancellation Policy
If you wish to withdraw from a course, you must advise us, in writing, including the official receipt. Our policies regarding refund are:

More than fifteen business days in advance: a full refund minus $50.00 administration charge.

Fifteen or less business days in advance: a transfer to another course or a credit, valid for one year, to another GIC course can be considered. Credits are transferable within your organization.

If the course has been running for more than 2 weeks, or after the course has started, an 80% credit towards another GIC course may be considered, if notice is received before the start date of the second session. After this time, no refunds or credits will be issued. If a speaker is not available due to unforeseen circumstances, another speaker of equal ability will be substituted.

GIC reserves the right to cancel or change the date or location of its events. GIC's responsibility will, under no circumstances, exceed the amount of the fee collected. GIC is not responsible for the purchase of non-refundable travel arrangements or accommodations or the cancellation/change fees associated with cancelling them. Please call to confirm that the course is running before confirming travel arrangements and accommodations.

Refund Policy: Allow up to 30 days for refunds to be processed.

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