Instrumentation, Controls and Electrical Systems for Facilities Engineers - ICE-21
Discipline: Instrumentation, Controls & Electrical
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Mick Crabtree, Rodney Jacobs, Dennis Perry, Jason Pingenot
This foundation-level course provides an introduction and overview of electrical systems, instrumentation, process control, and control/safety systems typically encountered in oil and gas facilities. The focus is to understand terminology, concepts, typical equipment configurations, and common pitfalls in order to improve communication with electrical and I&C professionals. This course covers similar content to our E3 and IC3 courses, but at a more conceptual level. This course is not a prerequisite for taking E3 or IC3, but rather a replacement for those that are not able to take both E3 and IC3.
"The problems and the overall course documentation were both very good." - Facilities Engineer, United States
"I certainly feel more equipped to discuss instrumentation and controls than before." - Participant
Process, chemical, and mechanical engineers, (i.e. non-instrumentation and non-electrical disciplines), as well as other technical and non-technical professionals with little or no background in IC&E systems. Electrical and Instrumentation Engineers should consider E3 and IC3 for more in-depth coverage.
You Will Learn:
- Fundamentals of electricity, such as voltage, current, resistance, power factor, and single/three phase power systems
- Electrical specifications, such as voltage selection, load lists, and power
- How to read one-line diagrams and understand the function of the components of power distribution, including transformers, switchgear, MCCs, VFDs, and power distribution
- The function and considerations of infrastructure components, such as cable, conduit, cable tray, and duct banks
- Awareness of the concepts behind classification of hazardous locations and equipment specifications
- Safety risks and mitigation strategies for power systems, including short circuit and overcurrent protection, ground faults, shock hazards, and arc flash
- Fundamentals of control systems, sensors, controllers, and final elements
- Key requirements for instrument specifications such as accuracy, signal selection, process conditions, material compatibility, installation considerations, capabilities and limits, and relative cost
- Basics of specification of shutdown and control valves
- Control system functions, limitations, and architectures, including PLC, DCS, SIS, RTU, and SCADA; common networking systems, including Ethernet, Modbus and Fieldbus
- Exposure to the typical documentation and drawings necessary for the design, specification, installation, operation and maintenance of electrical, instrumentation and control systems
- Fundamentals of electricity
- Power distribution and motor control systems for oil and gas applications
- Emergency power systems
- Hazardous area classification for oil and gas applications
- Electrical safety in industrial facilities
- Control system fundamentals
- Field measurement and control devices
- Programmable electronic systems (PLC, DCS, SIS, SCADA)
- Control system networking
- Drawings and documentation for IE&C projects
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).
DR. RODNEY JACOBS is recognized as a worldwide leader in the field of Instrumentation, Automation and Process Control. He has been involved in instrumentation for the last 35 years, and has presented a great deal of workshops in many countries around the world (with most of them being in countries that have an interest in the oil and gas industries). Apart from in-house and public workshops, he has also presented hundreds of internet-based (e-learning) sessions, primarily related to process control and safety. His main area of focus includes PLCs, SCADA, DCS, loop tuning, instrumentation and other areas related to the control of processes. Although his primary focus has always been instrumentation, he does have qualifications in electrical heavy current aspects, and has lectured this at university level. In addition to presenting international seminars, he is also actively involved as a consulting engineer, in his area of expertise. He is a past recipient of the N&Z award, which is one of the highest awards, in the field of instrumentation, in South Africa. Apart from a Doctorate in Electrical Engineering, Light Current, he also has an Honors degree in Psychology, and is internationally certified in training and assessment.
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
numbers listed below.
Telephone 1- 832 426 1234
Facsimile 1- 832 426 1244
Public Course Presentations
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