COURSE NAME:Process Control and Instrumentation


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This course provides an introduction to the field of process control and instrumentation.
Topics covered include sensors, transducers, signal conditioning, control devices,
process meters and PID controllers. Upon completion of this course  a student will be able to analyze a simple industrial process control system.


To provide participants with a better understanding of process control & instrumentation in Petrochemical industry and method of solving their control instruments problems. At the end of the course, the participants will:


  • Know the process control in petrochemical industry
  • Know how the controls & instruments work in petrochemical industry
  • Understand the concept of instrumentation
  • Understand the characteristics of instruments
  • Understand the sensors, controllers and actuators
  • Understand static and dynamics characteristics of instrument
  • Know how to identify the correct signal in the control loop
  • Know the signal properties in digital control loop
  • Know the valves – Know the calibration and operation
  • Know the standard
  • Know the P.I.D. loops
  • Be able to detect a loops disfunction
  • Be able to explain exactly the central problems with the tuners

Day 1

Petrochemical Process

  • Petroleum processing
  • Unit operations in petroleum industry
  • Chemicals from petroleum products


Measurements & Controls

  • Measurements in Petrochemical industry
  • Control loops in Petrochemical industry.
  • Process control principles


Day 2

The Control Loop

  • Function and constitution of control loops and on-off control systems.
  • Pneumatic, electrical and digital loops.
  • Power supply, signal transmission via tubes, cables, bus, optical fibers.


Instrument Symbols

  • Main types of instrument. Tags and symbols.


External Devices/ Sensors

  • Accuracy and tuning of measuring devices.
  • Temperature measurement: temperature scales, non-electrical thermometers, electrical measuring devices.
  • Pressure measurement: measurement units, devices for local reading or for  transmission, pressure gauge installation.
  • Flow measurement: measurement units, head meters, other principles and devices:
  • electromagnetic and ultrasonic meters, vortex effect, Coriolis effect.
  • Level measurement: level glass, float-actuated and displacer devices.
  • Other principles and devices: radioactive, capacitance, ultrasonic and radar devices, differential pressure cells.
  • Two-position sensors: safety devices, position sensors, temperature and pressure sensors.


Day 3

Transmitters / Control valves

  • Transmitters
  • Pneumatic, electric, digital and teleprogrammable transmitters.
  • Typical control valves
  • Technology and operation. Safety positions. Rotating gate valves, three-way valves and others.
  • Different types of valve plugs, real characteristics on a circuit.
  • Positioners
  • Operating principle, pneumatic and electropneumatic positioners.


Day 4


  • Basic function of a controller
  • Introduction to Increase-decrease mode
  • Concepts of feedback and performance of feedback systems
  • P, PI, PID controllers and Simple PID tuning



Control Loop Implementation

  • Implementation of various control loop elements based on simulated examples of increasingly complex process functions.
  • Application to: simple loops, cascade control systems, split-range combinations, fractionation, calculated variable and feed forward control systems.
  • Simple assignments
  • Group Discussion
  • Technical officers in Automation industry
  • Mechanical supervisors
  • Maintenance staff.
    • 5 Day(s)

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    Al Khodari Company

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