TS00 : Certified Control Systems Technician® (CCST®) Level I Review Course

TS00 : Certified Control Systems Technician® (CCST®) Level I Review Course

  • course description:

    This is a fast paced review of the knowledge and practical skills necessary to install and maintain standard measurement and control instrumentation. It is intended for practicing technicians preparing for the CCST Level I exam. An explanation of the examination process and practice certification-type exams are provided.

  • course learning outcomes:

    At the end of the course, the participants will be able to;
    - Cite principles and theory that explain measurement and control instrument functions.
    - Describe procedures required to properly maintain the function of measurement and control instrumentation.
    - Identify the procedures and safety requirements for loop checking and its purpose.
    - Perform calculations and other analysis of information related to the calibration and troubleshooting of measurement and control instruments and systems.
    - Describe procedures required to safely start-up and shut-down a new or existing process.
    - Review normal tasks of process control technicians as outlined by the current CCST job task analysis.
    - Define the education, experience, and examination requirements for becoming a CCST.
    - Identify important knowledge and skill requirements of a practicing CCST.
    - Describe the procedures involved in taking the CCST Level I exam.
    - Identify any need for further study or training in specific knowledge areas.
    - Complete a simulated CCST Level I Practice Exam at the end of each day.

  • Course outlines:

    - Concepts of Process Control.
    - Calibration: Maintenance | Repair | Troubleshooting.
    - Piping and Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID) Basics.
    - Project Start-Up, Commissioning, Loop Checking, Project Organization, Planning.
    - Evaluation of Loop Performance.
    - P&IDs and ISA Standards.
    - Documentation.
    - Installation Practices.
    - Hazardous Area Classification.
    - Intrinsic Safety.
    - Logical Analysis.
    - Common Problems.
    - Types and Uses of Loop Diagrams.
    - Basics of Smart Devices and Digital Controllers.
    - Calculating and Configuring Smart Transmitters.
    - Process Variables: Pressure | Level | Flow | Temperature | Analytical.
    - Final Control Elements.

  • practical aspects of the course:

    Classroom/Laboratory Exercises:
    - Unit conversion calculations.
    - Calibration documentation and analysis.
    - Trouble recognition and analysis.
    - ISA CCST Level I practice exams.
    A hand-held/scientific calculator should be brought to class.
    ISA Text Included: CCST ®Study Guide Level I

  • who should attend?

    It is intended for practicing technicians preparing for the CCST Level I exam or standardizing their knowledge.

  • duration:

    4 Days


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