Instrumentation and Control


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    603 Process Control Variables

    603-01 Instrumentation and Control Overview
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the basic operating principles behind the instrumentation and control common to your unit. You will be able to identify various instrumentation components and discuss the ways instrumentation systems collect and transmit information.

    603-02 Principles of Temperature
    When you complete this lesson, you will understand the concepts of temperature and heat transfer and be able to convert between common temperature scales.

    603-03 Principles of Pressure
    When you complete this lesson, you will understand pressure and how it is measured. You will be able to apply conversion formulas to convert readings from one standard pressure scale to another.

    603-04 Principles of Level
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to explain the concept of level and describe how it is measured.

    603-05 Principles of Flow
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the principles of fluid flow and understand how these principles provide multiple means for measuring flow rate in the process industry.

    603-06 Temperature Instruments
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to identify various temperature measuring and sensing devices, and describe their operation.

    603-07 Pressure Measuring Devices
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to identify and describe the operation of various pressure sensing and measurement devices.

    603-08 Level Measuring Devices
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to identify various level sensing and measurement devices, and describe their basic operation.

    603-09 Flow Measuring Devices
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to identify and describe the basic operation of various direct and indirect flow measurement devices.

    603-15 Weight Measurement Devices
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe various weight measuring devices used in industrial applications and explain their operating principles.

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    605 Test Equipment

    605-01 Multimeters
    When you complete this lesson, you will understand the basics of a digital multimeter and volt-ohm-meter and how to properly use a multimeter.

    605-02 Oscilloscopes
    When you complete this lesson, you will understand how to use the controls of an oscilloscope for the purpose of measuring electrical signals. You will also be able to set an oscilloscope to measure voltage, frequency, time, and phase shift.

    605-03 Power Supplies
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to identify the main sections of a DC power supply and describe the types of regulation and regulators. You will also understand how a linear regulator works and be able to troubleshoot power supply problems.

    605-04 Signal Generators
    When you complete this lesson, you will understand the basic controls and operations of a signal generator. You’ll be able to use the device to generate basic waveforms for troubleshooting.

    605-05 Temperature and Loop Calibrators
    When you complete this lesson, you will understand the basic function and operation of temperature calibration equipment and loop calibrators. Explain the difference between contact and non-contact sensors.

    605-06 Manometers
    When you complete this lesson, you will understand how different types of manometers function and will be able to read them.

    605-07 Pressure and Vacuum Calibrators
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to understand how pressure and vacuum calibrators operate and how to use them.

    605-08 Megohmmeters
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to use a megohmmeter to safely take a reading of the resistance of wire insulation.

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    607 Analyzers

    607-01 Analytical Instruments
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to correctly identify analytical variables and explain the processes for measuring them. You will be able to explain analysis and describe the basic operation of direct and indirect analysis measurement devices.

    607-02 Introduction to Analytical Testing
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to identify and describe the function of several key analyzers commonly found in industrial facilities.

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    609 Calibration and Troubleshooting

    609-01 Calibration Overview I
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to explain calibration and describe basic calibration methods and equipment.Discuss the three-point and five-point methods of calibration.

    609-02 Calibration Overview II
    Upon completion of this lesson, you will be able to explain methods used to calibrate transducers, control valve positioners, and smart instruments.

    609-03 Introduction to Troubleshooting
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe basic troubleshooting techniques for temperature, pressure, level, and flow equipment in the plant.

    609-04 Instrument Troubleshooting
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to explain the basic steps used in instrument troubleshooting.

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    611 Prints and Drawings

    611-01 P&ID Basics
    When you complete this lesson, you will have the skills necessary to read a P&ID. You will be able to identify symbols and function labels, as well as describe how the components are related.

    611-02 Reading a P&ID
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to use a P&ID to identify instrumentation, common equipment, and symbols used in your area. You will also be able to describe how components are related.

    611-03 Electrical Drawings
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to identify the different types of electrical drawings and describe how each is used. You will also be able to identify and describe the common elements and symbols that make up electrical drawings.

    611-04 Logic Diagrams
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to state the important features of a logic diagram and identify the most common types of logic gates and how each is used. You will also be able to identify the common symbols and components on a logic diagram and explain their relationship to each other.

    611-05 Industrial Print Reading Overview
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the different types of drawings used by site employees to design, repair, and maintain equipment in the facility. In addition, you will have the skills necessary to determine which type of drawing should be used to acquire the specific information directing a specific project.

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    613 Automated Control

    613-01 Introduction to Automated Control
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to discuss the basic design and function of automated control loops.

    613-02 Pneumatic and Electronic Control System
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the design and function of typical pneumatic control systems used in industrial facilities.

    613-03 Introduction to Switches
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to identify common types of electrical switching devices, and describe the principles of their operation.

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    615 Signal Transmission and Conversion

    615-01 Signal Transmission
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to provide a general overview of how mechanical, analog, digital, pneumatic, electrical, fiber optic, and wireless systems are used to transmit signals in industrial control loops. You will also be able to convert measured values into corresponding transmission values, and transmitted values back into measured values.

    615-02 Basic Principles of Industrial Transmitters
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the basic function and operation of pneumatic and electric transmitters. You will also understand the formula relating transmitter outputs to inputs.

    615-03 Smart Transmitters
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the basic design, operation, and features of smart transmitters. You will also understand additional functionality available through the use of intelligent transmitters.

    615-04 Transducers
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to discuss the function of a transducer and describe types of conversions that transducers perform. You will also be able to explain the operating principles behind the most common types of transducers.

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    617 Controllers and Final Control

    617-01 Introduction to Control Modes
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the design and function of four main control modes used by industrial controllers.

    617-02 Operation of Automatic-Manual Transfer Stations
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the basic design, function, and use of an automatic-manual transfer station.

    617-03 Final Control Elements
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the basic design and function of various types of final control elements used in control loops in industrial facilities.

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    619 Electronics Fundamentals

    619-01 Introduction to Industrial Electronics
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the construction and operation of basic electronic components. You will also be able to explain common troubleshooting techniques used in electronic circuits.

    619-07 Digital Electronics and Microprocessors
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to explain how digital signals differ from analog signals. You will also be able to describe the operation of many common types of digital components and circuits, including microprocessors.

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    621 Programmable Logic Controllers

    621-01 Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the design and function of the major components of a PLC. In addition, you will be able to convert numbers from decimal to binary, binary coded decimal, and hexadecimal.

    621-02 Input/Output I/O Processing
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to discuss I/O error checking and its impact on communications and function. In addition, you’ll be able to identify the various types and structure of PLC memory and describe how memory interacts with the peripheral I/O.

    621-03 Inputs and Outputs
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the design and function of I/O (input/output) interfaces and the equipment used to produce and communicate I/O data.

    621-04 PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers) Programming Instructions, Part I
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the functions of the programming instructions most commonly used in PLC programming.

    621-05 PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers) Programming Instructions, Part II
    When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the functions of the programming instructions most commonly used in PLC programming.

    621-06 PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers) Networks
    When you complete this lesson, you will have a basic understanding of LAN architecture and topology, communication network access, and transmission media.

    621-07 PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers) Network Protocols
    When you complete this lesson, you will have a basic understanding of common PLC network protocols.

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    670 Principles of HVAC and Refrigeration

    670-01 Air Conditioning Fundamentals
    When you complete this lesson, you will understand the basic refrigeration cycle and how it applies to air conditioning.

    670-02 Ductless Air Conditioning
    When you complete this lesson, you will understand the various types of ductless air conditioners and how the components function, including basic maintenance.

    670-03 Introduction to Industrial and Commercial Refrigeration
    When you complete this lesson, you will understand the purpose and function of industrial and commercial refrigeration, how heat transfer and the refrigeration cycle drive the process, and the types of components and refrigerants that may be used in units of this type.

    670-05 Refrigerant System Troubleshooting
    When you complete this lesson, you will understand how to systematically troubleshoot and diagnose refrigerant systems based on their universal application of the refrigeration cycle. You will also be familiar with industry standard diagnostic and testing tools for these systems.

    670-06 Chiller Design and Maintenance
    When you complete this lesson, you will know the purpose of an industrial HVAC chiller and understand how its main components work together to remove heat from the system’s refrigerant, allowing the HVAC circuit to provide cool air to the facility. You will also understand how heat exhausted from the chiller can be captured and reused as energy elsewhere at the facility, and you will be familiar with general maintenance recommendations which help keep the chiller operating at peak performance

    670-09 Ducting and Air Movement for HVAC Systems 
    When you complete this lesson, you will understand the important role ducting plays in the HVAC system’s ability to provide maximum airflow. You will also be able to identify common HVAC airflow issues related to poorly implemented ducting.