Instrumentation and Controls Fundamentals for Facilities Engineers - IC-3
Discipline: Instrumentation, Controls & Electrical
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Mick Crabtree, Dennis Perry, Jason Pingenot
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.
"Thanks for the great instruction in the IC-3 course. I am currently completing the installation of some fancy instruments that required me to pull fiber optic cable for the first time. Thanks to your instruction, I was able to more actively plan and oversee the installation than I have in the past. I think I surprised myself with some of the information I retained, and our instrument techs were happy to have someone in our group (all process engineers) who could at least attempt to speak their language. If I'm not careful, I'm likely to get all the instrumentation projects that come to our little research plant. Thanks!" - Process Engineer
"The instructor was the best PetroSkills instructor I have had. He used real examples, deviated from PowerPoint to illustrate concepts, and provided follow-up." - Project Engineer
Facilities and Project Engineers as well as newly graduated Electrical, Controls and Instrument Engineers (0-5 years) with a need to improve basic understanding of instrumentation and control systems within oil and gas facilities.
You Will Learn:
- Operating principals and specification criteria for 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 communications
- Typical control system functions, limitations, and architectures for PLC and DCS systems including programming methods such as ladder logic and function block
- 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 communications
- Common networking systems including Ethernet, Modbus, and Fieldbus
- Risk mitigation, technologies, and architecture of Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS)
- The concepts, terminology, and application of hazardous area classificaton standards, equipment protection methods, and installation requirements for NEC and IEC projects
- Fundamentals of control signals and wiring
- Control system basics
- 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
- Hazardous area installations
MR. MICK CRABTREE has spent the last eight years running industrial workshops throughout the world in the fields of: Process Control and Instrumentation; Data Communications; Fieldbus; Emergency Shutdown Systems; Project Management; On-Line Analysis; and Technical Writing and Communications. He has trained over 5,000 engineers, technicians and scientists. Mr. Crabtree formerly trained in aircraft instrumentation and guided missiles in the Royal Air Force, having completed his service career seconded to the Ministry of Defense and he was responsible for ensuring the reliability, maintainability and functional usefulness of specific equipment entering the RAF. He is the former editor and managing editor of Pulse magazine, South Africa's leading monthly journal dedicated to the general electronic and process control instrumentation industries. He has written and published six technical handbooks on industrial process control. Mr. Crabtree holds a MSc (Research) in Industrial Flow Measurement and an HNC in Electrical Engineering (with distinctions).
MR. DENNIS PERRY has been working in the automation, electrical and instrumentation design business for many years. His work experience includes working in the aerospace industry as an analog circuit designer, working in the electronic instrument manufacturing business as production engineering manager, and working for a major oil and gas company as a division automation supervisor and later as a staff engineer in the central, Upstream Technology group. He has also worked for an instrument manufacturer as service manager and for an engineering construction company as an instrument/electrical engineer. Mr. Perry published a paper on Multiphase measurement fall 1998 SPE, co-authored a paper for ASME/ETCE 2000 on value of well test accuracy, presented at the Acadiana Flow measurement workshop, and co-authored a paper on heavy oil multiphase measurement with Intevep of Venezuela. Mr. Perry graduated from Louisiana Tech with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering.
MR. JASON PINGENOT has over 21 years of experience in planning, design, engineering, management, and commissioning for a wide range of natural gas installations including wellhead controls, gathering systems, compressor stations, processing plants, metering facilities, and truck loading stations for projects around the globe. In the course of his career he has served the industry as a drafting instructor, engineering consultant, and led an EI&C technical team at Encana Oil & Gas (USA) to execute capital projects and develop technical and safety standards. Recently, Mr. Pingenot was the Vice President of Engineering and EI&C Manager at GWD Design & Engineering based in Denver, Colorado, with a field services office in North Dakota. STV Energy Services has since acquired GWD Engineering and Mr. Pingenot continues to perform a similar function as IC&E Engineering Chief and Senior Associate. Mr. Pingenot is a registered professional engineer in the states of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, North Dakota, Wyoming and Texas. He has a high level of operational skills including advanced use of AutoCAD and related software for the generation of design documents, understanding of NEC, IEC, API, NFPA, ISA, IEEE and OSHA codes, guidelines and practices pertaining to common natural gas facility equipment and installations, advanced use of Excel and creation of time saving tools, use and development of functional specifications for Access databases to improve productivity, and various specialized software for completion of engineering tasks. He has a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado.
In-House Course Presentations
All courses are available for in-house presentation to individual organizations. In-house courses may be structured the same as the public versions or tailored to meet your requirements. Special courses on virtually any petroleum-related subject can be arranged specifically for in-house presentation. For further information, contact our In-House Training Coordinator at one of the
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