Instrumentation, Controls and Electrical Systems for Facilities Engineers - ICE-21

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


Related courses
Gas Conditioning and Processing - G-4
Fundamentals of Pump and Compressor Systems - ME-44
Process Safety Engineering - PS-4
About the course Designed For You will learn Course Content
About the course
This foundation-level course provides an overview of electrical systems, instrumentation, process control, and control/safety systems typically encountered in oil and gas facilities, such as: separation, gas dehydration, gas sweetening, NGL recovery, and associated facilities. The focus is to understand terminology, concepts, typical equipment configurations, control strategies, and common pitfalls in order to effectively manage and execute multi-discipline projects.
Designed For
Process, chemical, and mechanical engineers, (i.e. non-instrumentation and non-electrical disciplines), as well as other professionals with little or no background in IC&E systems, in order to more effectively execute complete projects. Electrical and Instrumentation Engineers should consider IC-3 and E-3 for more in-depth coverage of alternate disciplines.
You will learn
  • Fundamentals of electricity, such as: voltage, current, resistance, and power factor
  • Electrical specifications, such as: voltage selection, load lists, and power
  • One-line diagrams and components of power distribution, including: transformers, switchgear, MCCs, VFDs, and power distribution
  • Infrastructure components, such as: cable, conduit, cable tray, and duct banks
  • 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
  • Typical control strategies and configurations for common oil and gas process equipment, such as: separators, pumps, distillation towers, filters, contactors, compressors, heat exchangers, and fired heaters
  • Key requirements for instrument specifications: accuracy, signal selection, pressure/temperature limits, material compatibility, installation considerations, capabilities and limits, and relative cost
  • Basics of sizing criteria 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
Course Content
  • 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