TI25 : Installing, Calibrating, and Maintaining Electronic Instruments

TI25 : Installing, Calibrating, and Maintaining Electronic Instruments

  • course description:

    This popular course offers a combination of practical information and hands-on experience, covering proper installation, calibration, and maintenance of electronic instruments. You will examine characteristics of electronic control systems; techniques for installing electronic instruments; and procedures for configuring and calibrating transmitters, transducers, and controllers.

  • course learning outcomes:

    At the end of the course, the participants will be able to;
    - Employ proper safety practices during installation, calibration, and maintenance procedures.
    - Connect wiring in an electronic control loop.
    - Select and operate test equipment to measure electrical properties and calibrate instruments.
    - Calibrate electronic transmitters and controllers.
    - Recognize the importance of maintenance in the proper operation of instruments and control systems.
    - Use manufacturer's guidelines to configure instruments for specific process applications.
    - Explain installation considerations and practices for instruments and control systems.
    - Install electronic instruments using manufacturer's guidelines and ISA's recommended practices and procedures.
    - Use piping and instrumentation diagram (P&ID), wiring, schematic, and installation detail drawings to install, calibrate, and verify proper operation of instruments.
    - Explain methods for reducing electrical hazards including intrinsically safe installation.
    - Describe the trend toward using fieldbus systems and personal computers in process control.
    - Explain the relevance of ISO 9000 standards to maintenance practices and procedures.

  • Course outlines:

    - Loop Characteristics: Current Loop | Power Source.
    - Laboratory and Test Equipment: Multimeter | Process Calibrator.
    - Calibration and Configuration: Instrument Performance | Calibration Standards | Device Calibration | Calibration Documentation | Configuring Smart Transmitters.
    - Instrument Maintenance: Corrective | Preventive | Predictive.
    - Installation: Grounding and Isolation | Plant Conditions | Documentation.
    - Electronic Controllers: Control Strategies | Controller Maintenance | Digital Controllers.
    - Safety in Hazardous Locations: Location Classification | Explosion Proofing | Purging and Pressurization | Intrinsic Safety.
    - Trends: Personal Computers in Control | Fieldbus Technology.

  • practical aspects of the course:

    Classroom/Laboratory Exercises:
    - Calculate, record, and graph instrument performance data to compare with specifications and identify errors.
    Measure and record voltage, current, and resistance.
    - Calculate span and range values for various level measurement applications.
    - Calibrate differential pressure, RTD, thermocouple, and I/P transmitters and transducers.
    - Configure smart differential pressure and temperature transmitters.
    - Construct a simple feedback flow loop, perform a loop check, and tune the loop using trial and error tuning.
    - View a three-wire RTD demonstration and identify errors.
    - Configure and calibrate a single loop digital controller.
    A hand-held calculator should be brought to class.

  • who should attend?

    - Technicians, engineers, and managers who are interested in redressing their knowledge and/or learning from the basics.

  • duration:

    4.5 Days


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