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Practice of Instrumentation

PRI

This course enables English-speaking about operation or maintenance staff of industrial installations, in order to become familiar with the principle of single-loop PID (Proportional Integral Derivative) control as well as with basic control architectures, and to learn how to adjust the PID actions of a controller according to the process characteristics. Participants improve their ability to understand the impact of their actions on process control and to diagnose possible control faults.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

• Attendees will acquire the base theory of operation of PID feedback control loops, showing on one hand how a process may react to its command signal, and on the other hand how to adapt controller actions to a particular process.
• They will learn how to set, tune, and troubleshoot various types of control loops.

WAYS AND MEANS

• The course provides valuable information via lectures on theoretical concepts, backed-up by direct hands-on training in fully equipped classrooms.
• More than 50 % of the time is dedicated to actually working on various simulated control loops and genuine industrial process control loops.
• A knowledge assessment test followed by its proofreading will be run at the end of the training.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND ?

Operation and Maintenance Technicians and Engineers, who are new to process control principles, or who wish to be “cross trained”.

PREREQUISITES

Knowledge of instrumentation and of basic mathematical concepts such as integral and derivative, as well as basic physical laws, although not required, would be helpful.

COURSE CONTENT

PID FEEDBACK CONTROL LOOP
• PID control actions.
• Controller structure.
• Controller operating modes.
• Stable and unstable process response.
• Tuning (trial and error, IRA method, Mr Roche’s method).
• Controller complementary functions.

PARTICULAR CONTROL STRATEGIES
• Cascade control.
• Feedforward control.
• Override, split-range and ratio control.
• On/off control.

DCS AND PLC CONTROL CAPABILITIES
• Function blocks to be found in DCS and PLC’S.
• Examples of control strategy programming.

CONTROL-LOOP TROUBLESHOOTING
• How to check if a PID controller works properly.
• Diagnosis of process variable continuous cycling, and of permanent error between process variable and set point.

HANDS – ON TRAINING (50 %)
• Wiring, setting and checking digital controllers.
• Tuning P.I.D. control loops on simulated process.
• Tuning and troubleshooting P.I.D. control loops on genuine heat exchangers and other process.

NOTE
This training course is part of a two module training package called «PIPC» : Practice of Instrumentation and Process Control, (PPC + PRI).

Session

From monday 24 octobre 2022 to friday 28 octobre 2022 In house sessions can be set-up upon request.

DURATION

37 h over 5 days

TIME SCHEDULE

monday 9 am. – friday 5 pm.

TUITION

2 400 € excluding VAT

NUMBERS OF ATTENDEES

Mini : 4 – Maxi : 10

Training objective

Acquiring new knowledge

Skills assessment method

Questionnaire with
open-ended questions

Skill level

Instructor in charge

Philippe TRICHET

Main trainer

Philippe TRICHET

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Senior training instructor, recognised as an expert in his field.
By the end of the session, a training certificate is delivered with an assessment of acquired skills.
Meals are included.

Practice of Instrumentation

PRI

This course enables English-speaking about operation or maintenance staff of industrial installations, in order to become familiar with the principle of single-loop PID (Proportional Integral Derivative) control as well as with basic control architectures, and to learn how to adjust the PID actions of a controller according to the process characteristics. Participants improve their ability to understand the impact of their actions on process control and to diagnose possible control faults.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

• Attendees will acquire the base theory of operation of PID feedback control loops, showing on one hand how a process may react to its command signal, and on the other hand how to adapt controller actions to a particular process.
• They will learn how to set, tune, and troubleshoot various types of control loops.

WAYS AND MEANS

• The course provides valuable information via lectures on theoretical concepts, backed-up by direct hands-on training in fully equipped classrooms.
• More than 50 % of the time is dedicated to actually working on various simulated control loops and genuine industrial process control loops.
• A knowledge assessment test followed by its proofreading will be run at the end of the training.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND ?

Operation and Maintenance Technicians and Engineers, who are new to process control principles, or who wish to be “cross trained”.

PREREQUISITES

Knowledge of instrumentation and of basic mathematical concepts such as integral and derivative, as well as basic physical laws, although not required, would be helpful.

COURSE CONTENT

PID FEEDBACK CONTROL LOOP
• PID control actions.
• Controller structure.
• Controller operating modes.
• Stable and unstable process response.
• Tuning (trial and error, IRA method, Mr Roche’s method).
• Controller complementary functions.

PARTICULAR CONTROL STRATEGIES
• Cascade control.
• Feedforward control.
• Override, split-range and ratio control.
• On/off control.

DCS AND PLC CONTROL CAPABILITIES
• Function blocks to be found in DCS and PLC’S.
• Examples of control strategy programming.

CONTROL-LOOP TROUBLESHOOTING
• How to check if a PID controller works properly.
• Diagnosis of process variable continuous cycling, and of permanent error between process variable and set point.

HANDS – ON TRAINING (50 %)
• Wiring, setting and checking digital controllers.
• Tuning P.I.D. control loops on simulated process.
• Tuning and troubleshooting P.I.D. control loops on genuine heat exchangers and other process.

NOTE
This training course is part of a two module training package called «PIPC» : Practice of Instrumentation and Process Control, (PPC + PRI).

Session

From monday 24 octobre 2022 to friday 28 octobre 2022 In house sessions can be set-up upon request.

DURATION

37 h over 5 days

TIME SCHEDULE

monday 9 am. – friday 5 pm.

TUITION

2 400 € excluding VAT

NUMBERS OF ATTENDEES

Mini : 4 – Maxi : 10

Training objective

Acquiring new knowledge

Skills assessment method

Questionnaire with
open-ended questions

Skill level

Instructor in charge

Philippe TRICHET

Main trainer

Philippe TRICHET

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Senior training instructor, recognised as an expert in his field.
By the end of the session, a training certificate is delivered with an assessment of acquired skills.
Meals are included.

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