Calibration and Troubleshooting Training

609-01 Calibration Overview, Part 1

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

  • Discuss the three-point and five-point methods of calibration
  • Identify pneumatic and electronic calibration equipment
  • Discuss calibrating procedures for electronic and pneumatic calibration equipment
  • Define:
    • Calibration
    • Noisy signal
    • I/P transducer
    • Zero
    • Span (range)
    • Live zero

609-02 Calibration Overview, Part 2

Upon completion of this lesson, you will be able to explain methods used to calibrate transducers, control valve positioners, and smart instruments.

  • Discuss common methods of calibration
  • Explain how to calibrate transducers and transmitters
  • Describe smart instruments and common troubleshooting methods
  • Discuss the steps to calibrate controllers and control valve positioners
  • Define:
    • Smart instruments
    • Impulse leg

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.

  • List available resources that will help you troubleshoot a problem
  • Describe the best way to read a gauge.
  • Define:
  • Linearity
  • Hysteresis
  • Repeatability
  • Accuracy versus precision
  • Parallax

609-04 Instrument Troubleshooting

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to explain the basic steps used in instrument troubleshooting.

  • Identify common causes of instrument malfunctions
  • Discuss the value of troubleshooting, and outline the steps employed in successful troubleshooting
  • Identify common sensors, and discuss the malfunctions often associated with each of them
  • List the basic steps for troubleshooting an instrument on a control loop