Control in process industries refers to regulating all aspects of the process. Precise control of level, temperature, pressure, and flow is important in many process applications.
This course introduces you to control in process industries, explains why control is important, identifies ways precise control is ensured and illustrates the different sets of instrumentation used to measure temperature, pressure, flow, and level tasks.
The course includes extensive graphics, cut sections, process schemes, and 3D animations to give you virtual practical exposure to process control and instrumentation.
The objective of this course is two fold :
- Break down for you all the process control and instrumentation principles into easily digestible concepts like feedback control, split range, controller tuning, transmitters, differential pressure gauges, etc...
- Illustrate through 3D animations and cut-sections the main control instrument devices to measure temperature, pressure, flow, and level like thermocouples, capacitive pressure gauges, coriolis flowmeters, etc...
As you proceed through the course, answer the questions in the attached pdf quiz files. These downloadable files are available at the end of the course.
We strongly advise you to do so before moving on in the course. Quiz exercises help you measure your progress toward meeting each section’s learning objectives.
If you pass, wonderful. If not, you can review the videos and notes again or ask us for help in the Q&A section.
- Learn the essentials of process control and instrumentation for a successful career in process industries
- Understand process control's main terms and parameters (Process variable PV, Setpoint SP, Operating point OP, Error, Offset, Load disturbance...)
- Identify the different control loops and describe their main tasks
- Describe the main control loop components' basic function and method of operation (Transducer, Converter, Transmitter, Indicator, Recorder, Controller...)
- Given a piping and instrumentation drawing (P&ID), correctly identify, interpret and label the instrument, location, and signal type symbols.
- Differentiate between discrete, multistep, and continuous controllers
- Describe the general goal of controller tuning
- Describe the basic mechanism, advantages, and disadvantages of the following mode of controller action: Proportional, Integral, and Derivative
- Identify the basic implementation of P, PI, and PID control in the following types of loops: Pressure, Flow, Level, and Temperature loops.
- Differentiate feedback and feedforward control loops
- Diagram, the process control loop, using ISA symbology
- Explain the basic implementation process for each of the following types of control: Cascade, Split range, Batch, Ratio, and Selective controls
- Understand through extensive 3D animation the techniques and methods used in process industries to measure temperature, pressure, flow, and level
So with no further ado, check out the free preview videos and the curriculum, and we look forward to seeing you in the first section.
Also, remember, as an enrolled student, you will have unlimited access to this material and one-on-one instructor support. So feel free to interact with us by email or simply ask us for help in the Q&A section. It will be our pleasure to help you and provide assistance.
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