PCI-200: Understanding Industrial Process Control/Level Two Advanced Process Measurement & Control Fundamentals
This 36 hour, 4.5 day training program uses a hands-on approach providing students an in-depth understanding
of industrial process measurement & control systems. Participants will learn to apply more comprehensive
measurement & control principles, terminology, symbols & documentation standards. In addition students will
perform hands-on exercises in which they will build, test, tune & troubleshoot temperature, pressure, flow &
level control systems.
Application of ISA documentation standards
Elements of a Process Control Loop: PV-Process Variable, MV-Manipulated Variable & C-Controller
Other Process Measurements: Weight, pH, Density, Viscosity, Moisture & Others
Process Dynamics: Open Loop Response, Process Gain, Process Time Constant & Process Dead Time
Control Methods: Open Loop control (Self-regulating), Manual control, ON/OFF control, Feedback control, Feedforward control & Cascade control
Control Tuning: Open vs. Closed loop methods, Stability vs. responsiveness, ¼ decay ratio, Simplex tuning method, Zeigler-Nichols tuning method & Auto-tuning
Special Cases: pH control & Nonlinear systems
Control Valve Selection & Sizing: Valve types (Globe, Ball, Butterfly & Gate), Valve Characteristic (Quick opening, Linear, Equal Percentage) & Other Control Valve Topics (Positioners, Materials, Configuration, Actuators & Accessories)
Installation Best Practices: Wiring, Shielding & Isolation
Control System Troubleshooting: Experience Based & Trial & Error
Persons successfully completing this course will be able to:
Create the documents used to define instruments & control systems.
Apply the principles, equipment & techniques for the primary industrial process measurements of temperature, pressure, level & flow
Understand & process response & how it affects controller operation.
Know & apply the proper controller tuning method.
Select & size the proper control valve.
Build, test, operate tune & troubleshoot a various feedback control loops.
PCIC-101: Understanding Industrial Process Control/Level One Process Measurement & Control Fundamentals
or a fundamental understanding of industrial process measurement & control system design & operation.