COURSE NAME:API 555 Advanced Process Control Best Practice


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  • Process Analyzers are those instruments which measure and transmit chemical composition and physical properties of process streams. These are playing important role in process monitoring, control, safety and emission control.  


  • API 555, give a detail guideline about,


  • Selection of Analyzers
  • System Data Management requirement e.g. transmission etc.
  • Analyzer Calibration
  • Sample Conditioning
  • Maintenance, Training, Installation, Inspection, Testing and Start up requirements.
  • Finally Safety requirements


Objective of this course is to give a detail canvas about API 555 which tells from selection to operation of analyzers in a very systematic way.


All course is tailored on practical experiences sharing with a due importance for theory and fundamentals.




Day 1

Starts with Pre Test


Scope of API 555 


  • A details about some key analyzers ,

-       physical property analyzers e.g. pH measurements, DO measurements, Total organic carbon measurements

-       Spectroscopic chemical composition analyzers e.g. UV and mass spectroscopy etc.

-       Non spectroscopy e,g. chromatography, oxygen analyzers etc.  


  • Analyzer selection design requirements
  • Economic Consideration
  • Environment and safety considerations
  • Technical Consideration


Day ends with Quiz 1


Day 2


Analyzer System Calibration, Validation and Sample Conditioning


  • Points to Recall-Day 1
  • Review of Quiz-Day 1
  • Analyzer calibration procedure
  • Analyzer validation procedure
  • Function of a sample system
  • Design factors
  • Sample lines and sample system components
  • Quiz (Day 2)


Day 3


Maintenance, Training, Installation, Inspection, Testing and Startup Procedures


  • Points to Recall   Day2
  • Review Quiz -Day 2
  • Maintenance requirements
  • Training procedures
  • Installation and safety
  • Inspection and Testing
  • Commissioning
  • Quiz (Day 3)


Day 4


Safety Requirements


  • Points to Recall (Day 3)
  • Review of  Quiz     (Day 3)
  • SIL requirements of Sensors,
  • Calculation of SIL value
  • Electrical Safety of Sensors
  • Personal Safety
  • Quiz (Day 4)


Day 5


Practical cases considerations


  • Points to Recall (Day 4)
  • Review of Quiz (Day 4)
  • Practical Cases undergoing exercises of

-       Selection of Analyzers for typical cases

-       Its Inspection and Testing

-       Its Installation

-       And Commissioning


  • Course will end with final test.

This course is tailored for process, instruments Engineers, Supervisors, Managers and personnel who are interested in process analyzers or who are responsible for design, inspection, maintenance, testing of process analyzers

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