Instrumentation and Controls Fundamentals for Facilities Engineers - IC-3

Discipline: Instrumentation, Controls & Electrical
Level: Foundation
Instructors who teach this course:
  • Mr. Mick Crabtree
  • Mr. Dennis Perry
  • Mr. Jason Pingenot


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Gas Conditioning and Processing - G-4
Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Facilities Engineers - E-3
Process Safety Engineering - PS-4
About the course Designed For You will learn Course Content
About the course
This course applies fundamental instrumentation and control engineering principles to oil and gas facilities design and operation, and is designed to accelerate the development of new facilities Instrumentation and Control Engineers. Through the use of individual and group problem solving, attendees will learn about field measurement devices, final elements and actuators, pressure relief and regulation, documentation, programmable logic controllers, power supplies, SCADA, DCS, SIS, hazardous areas, and installation methods.
Designed For
Facilities and Project Engineers as well as newly graduated Electrical, Controls and Instrument Engineers (0-5 yrs.) with a need to improve basic understanding of instrumentation and control systems within oil and gas facilities.
You will learn
  • Field measurement devices including level, pressure, temperature, and flow
  • Final elements and actuators including control loops, control valves, shutdown valves, actuators, and transducers
  • P&ID symbols and instrument tags, loop and logic diagrams, Pitfalls and best practices, ISA symbology, and creation of instrument and I/O Lists
  • Signal types and wiring requirements for analog/discrete inputs and outputs as well as other signals such as thermocouple, RTD, pulse, and digital
  • Typical control system functions, limitations, and architectures for PLC and DCS systems including programming and ladder logic
  • Process control basics with an emphasis on control loops, types, and configurations for common oil and gas process equipment such as separators, pumps, distillation towers, filters, contactors, compressors, heat exchangers, and fired heaters
  • Understanding of the PID algorithm, loop tuning, and advanced process control techniques such as feed forward, cascade, selective, and ratio control
  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems to include telemetry, RTUs, internet, and web based
  • Common networking systems including Ethernet, Modbus, and Fieldbus
  • Risk mitigation, technologies, and architecture of Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS)
  • The best practices for hazardous areas and equipment selection
Course Content
  • Control system fundamentals
  • Field measurement devices
  • Control and shutdown valves
  • Programmable electronic systems (PLC, DCS, SIS, SCADA)
  • Control system networking
  • Instrumentation and control strategies for common oil and gas equipment
  • Installation and infrastructure requirements
  • Drawings and documentation for IE&C projects