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ISA Training for Instruments Maintenance and Control

Overview:

Introduction:

This class focuses on the knowledge and skill-sets required to function as an instrument maintenance technician. The electrical skill-sets possessed by a trained electrician will serve as a basis for expansion to include the skill-set required to maintain an instrument control system. Process measurement techniques, measurement, and control equipment, calibrations techniques, and calibration equipment will be discussed and utilized in numerous hands-on lab sessions. The knowledge and skill-sets gained from attending this class will lead the student to become an asset to an I&E maintenance team.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Introduce students to instrument documentation for proper document interpretation
  • Review physics terminology and definitions, math functions, and engineering unit assignments as used in the instrumentation field
  • Introduce instrument calibration equipment and its proper utilization
  • Discuss process control and measurement fundamentals and related equipment
  • Discuss analog/digital transmission signals
  • Relay proper use of HART communicators
  • Discuss process control valve elements, makeup, and function
  • Provide proper calibration techniques for transmitters and control valves
  • Practice loop wiring connections, calibrations, equipment configurations/operations
  • Discuss instrument troubleshooting techniques
  • Discuss process control fundamentals

Targeted Audience:

  • Electricians assigned the additional responsibilities of instrument maintenance
  • Technicians with electrical skills cross-training into the instrument discipline
  • Supervisors needing to audit/ evaluate a cross-training program for their employees

Course Outlines:

Unit 1: Fundamental Principles:

  • Electronic Field Instrumentation
  • Why Maintain?
  • Maintenance vs. Troubleshooting
  • Calibration and Reasons to Calibrate
  • Troubleshooting
  • Basic Troubleshooting Techniques
  • Designed with Maintenance in Mind

Unit 2: Diagrams, Symbols, and Specifications:

  • Process (Piping) & Instrumentation Diagram
  • Instrument Loop Diagrams
  • Logic Diagrams
  • Highway Drawings
  • Specifications
  • Instrument Symbols

Unit 3: Maintenance Personnel:

  • Multi-Disciplined
  • Continuous Training
  • Training of Maintenance Workers
  • Multicraft/Multiskilled, Multi-Disciplined
  • Knowledge Factors
  • Skills
  • Job Titles and Descriptions
  • Credentialing
  • Certification
  • Table of Contents

Unit 4: Maintenance Management and Engineering:

  • The Need for Maintenance Management
  • Maintenance Philosophy
  • Maintenance Management Organization
  • Basic Requirements for a Maintenance Department
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Work Order System
  • MTTF, MTTR, and Availability
  • Training Maintenance Workers
  • Preparing Functional Specifications
  • Computerized Maintenance Management Systems
  • Office/Shop Layout
  • Centralized/Decentralized Shops

Unit 5: Pressure and Flow Instruments:

  • Pressure Transmitters
  • Differential Pressure Technology
  • Level Transmitters
  • Flow Transmitters
  • Magnetic Flowmeters
  • Mass Flowmeters
  • Turbine Flowmeters
  • Open Channel Flowmeters
  • Vortex Shedding Flowmeter
  • Vortex Shedding Meters
  • Positive Displacement Flowmeters
  • Positive Displacement Meters
  • Target Flowmeters
  • Thermal Mass Flowmeters
  • Ultrasonic Flowmeters
  • Variable Area Flowmeters
  • Insertion (Sampling) Flowmeters

Unit 6: Maintenance Engineering:

  • Engineering Assistance
  • Maintenance Involvement in New Projects
  • Successful Maintenance
  • The High Maintenance System
  • Documentation Control
  • Alternative Methods of Maintenance
  • Service/Contract Maintenance
  • In-House Maintenance versus Contract Maintenance
  • New Systems Installations and Checkout
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Power, Grounding, and Isolation Requirements
  • Instrument Air Requirements
  • Communication Requirements
  • Heating, Ventilating, Cooling, and Air Conditioning Systems

Unit 7: Temperature Devices:

  • Thermocouples
  • Resistance Temperature Devices
  • Thermistors
  • Integrated Circuit Temperature Transducer
  • Infrared Temperature Transducers
  • Optical Fiber Thermometry
  • Thermometers

Unit 8: Panel and Transmitting Instruments:

  • Panel and Behind-Panel Instruments
  • Panel Meters
  • Discrete Switches
  • Potentiometers
  • Recorders
  • Transducers
  • Smart Transmitters

Unit 9: Analytical Instruments:

  • Field Analytical Instrument Systems
  • Field Analytical Instruments
  • Organization
  • Personnel
  • Maintenance Approaches
  • Service Factor
  • Maintenance Work Load
  • Spare Parts
  • Vendor Support
  • Application Unique Issues
  • Installation Issues

Unit 8: Primary Elements and Final Control Devices:

  • Temperature
  • Primary Elements
  • Primary Element Location
  • Control Valves
  • Troubleshooting Guide

Unit 9: Pneumatic Instruments:

  • Instrument Air Requirements
  • Pneumatic Field Instruments

Unit 10: Calibration:

  • Field Calibration
  • Calibrating in Hazardous Locations
  • In-Shop Calibration
  • Other Aspects of Calibration

Unit 11: Tuning:

  • Loop Classification by Control Function
  • Control Algorithms
  • Loop Tuning
  • Flow Loops

Unit 12: Distributed Control Systems:

  • Distributed Control System Maintenance
  • Maintenance Goals and Objectives
  • Programmable Logic Controllers

Unit 13: Software and Network Maintenance:

  • Computer Operating Environment
  • 21st Century Maintenance Technology

Unit 14: Safety:

  • Electrical Hazards
  • Hazardous Areas
  • Contamination
  • Pressures and Vacuums
  • High Voltage
  • Moving and Rotating Machinery
  • High and Low Temperatures
  • Gases and Chemicals
  • Heights and Confined Spaces
  • Program Changes, Software Control
  • Process Considerations
  • Communication
  • Cryogenic Considerations
  • Nuclear Plants
  • Ergonomics
  • Acknowledgment
  • Standards and Recommended Practices

Unit 15: Fiber Optics:

  • Construction
  • Classification
  • Sensing Modes
  • Advantages
  • Disadvantages
  • Applications
  • Analog Input/Output Modules
  • Sensors

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