JUNE 9-11 • Process Analytical Technologies & StrategiesThis Course includes an overview of Gas Chromatography technology and analyzer hardware including support gases, valves (sample Injection, column switching, calibration/validation), column technologies, detector technologies and analyzer oven considerations (multiple, single with internal secondary, etc.). Also includes an overview of Spectroscopic Technologies to include (but not limiting discussions on) X-ray - UV – VIS – NearIR – MidIR – FarIR and Laser-based analyzers (both direct measurement and Raman -shift measurement). Analyzer Application Fundamentals are discussed by type of analyzer and process considerations. Implementation discussions of Process Analyzers reviews project and infrastructure requirements for process analyzer applications including economic justification, basic sample conditioning requirements, calibration and validation techniques, commissioning, training, required maintenance techniques and suggested intervals.
JUNE 14-17 • Level School, L-100Intermediate and Advanced course covering numerous level technologies' theory and application. Provides in-depth training on Time of Flight (ToF) technologies including radar types and ultrasonic level transmitters. Advanced phase looks deeper at each level measuring technology, implementing proper techniques of configuration and troubleshooting. Also covers D/P transmitters, capacitance probes, vibratory and conductivity level switches, configuration, field tooling, envelope curve filters, guided radar curves and filters, mapping, inventory management, troubleshooting and repair.
JULY 19-23 • Basic Instrumentation, I-102Basic course with classroom and hands-on training designed to familiarize students with level, flow, pressure and temperature instruments. Provides review of technologies, terminology, and symbols needed to work in the field, understand P&IDs and perform basic wiring techniques. Includes basic troubleshooting workshop and loop check outs. Also covers vortex shedding, electromagnetic and Coriolis flow meters, pressure, D/P and temp transmitters, set up and commission of state-of-the-art instruments, use of on-board HMI displays to configure and verify health and outputs of instruments.
AUGUST 3-4 • Loop Check & TroubleshootingIntermediate and Advanced course starting with basic control loop fundamentals and process control theory. Followed by detailed look at instrument loop drawings and review of Pipe and Instrument Drawings. Covers review of loop calculations needed to checkout and troubleshoot control loops with hands-on PTU exercises and test equipment required. Basic and advanced lab troubleshooting exercised designed to cover multiple methodologies. To ensure that the student can best benefit from this training, they should be familiar with basic instrument configuration as a prerequisite for this class.
AUGUST 5 • Coriolis Mass Flow SchoolIntermediate course providing review of Coriolis principle then proceeding with in-depth training on density and concentration measurements, field tooling, entrained air, zero points, mass flow installation, set up and commission of Coriolis flow meters, use of on-board and PC-based instruments to set up and verify health of interfaces and signals, troubleshooting and repair.
AUGUST 11 & 31 • Valves 101Basic course designed to familiarize students with numerous valve types and proper applications. Includes in-depth training on valve controls and their application in process control industries. Also covers proper valve and top work installation, set up and commission valve controls, how to configure and document positioners, configuration using handheld devices and PC’s, how to diagnose and correct problems with control valves and top works.
AUGUST 12-13 & SEPT. 1-2 • Valves 201Intermediate and Advanced course with both classroom and hands-on training to familiarize students with quarter-turn valves (ball, butterfly), globe and ball control valves. Provides in-depth training on the components included in each valve type and how each valve and actuator is constructed. A more advanced hands-on lab will include dismantling and reassembling valves and actuators in the proper order, with tips on sizing, troubleshooting and repair.