Automated Control Training

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.

  • Describe the main elements employed in an automated control loop
  • Explain the difference between open and closed control loops
  • Define the following terms as they relate to an automated control system:
    • Process variable
    • Control variable
    • Final control element

613-02 Pneumatic Control Systems

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the design and function of typical pneumatic control systems used in industrial facilities.

  • Identify pneumatic control system components
  • Explain pneumatic signal transmission ranges
  • Describe a typical pneumatic control room layout
  • Identify advantages and disadvantages of pneumatic control systems

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.

  • Explain the purpose of an electrical switch
  • Identify the various types of electrical switches
  • Describe variations and operating principles of throw and pole switches
  • Explain difference between mercury and reed relay switches
  • Describe the operation of mercury, reed relay, float, pressure, limit, flow, pushbutton, selector, and drum switches
  • Describe the operation of joysticks
  • Identify the operating principles of interlock switches
  • Explain the purpose and operation of safety switches

613-04 Electronic Control Systems

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the design and function of typical electronic control systems used in industrial facilities.

  • Identify electronic control system components
  • Describe some precautions taken when using electronic instruments in hazardous environments
  • Identify how some field devices are used in electronic control systems
  • Describe a typical electronic control room layout
  • Identify advantages and disadvantages of electronic control systems