Course Description

Our Instrumentation and Control series contains numerous courses for instrumentation and control technicians.

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Curriculum

  • Electron Theory
  • Use of Ohm's and Kirchhoff's Laws Relating to Direct Current (DC)
  • DC Circuit Troubleshooting
  • Evaluation of DC Circuit Performance
  • Determination of Circuit Outputs from Specified Inputs
  • DC Circuit Repair
  • Construction of DC Circuits
  • Alternating Current (A.C.) Theory
  • Use of Ohm's and Kirchhoff's Laws
  • A.C. Circuit Troubleshooting
  • Evaluation of an AC Circuit's Performance
  • Determination of A.C. Circuit Outputs from Specified Inputs
  • A.C. Circuit Repair
  • Construction of AC Circuits
  • Electrical Characteristics of Diodes
  • Electrical Characteristics of SCRs and TRIACs
  • Semiconductor Circuit Troubleshooting
  • Identification of Defective Semiconductors
  • Semiconductor Circuit Repair
  • Construction of Semiconductor Circuits
  • Explain the Theory of Power Supply Circuits
  • Theory of Operational Amplifier Circuits
  • Defective Components Found in Power Supplies
  • Defective Operational Amplifier Circuits
  • Electronic Circuit Troubleshooting
  • Evaluation of the Performance of a Power Supply Circuit
  • Evaluation of the Performance of an Operational Amplifier Circuit
  • Electronic Circuit Repair
  • Determination of Feedback Circuits to Achieve Desired Operational Amplifier Gain
  • Construction of Electronic Circuits
  • Constructing Digital Circuits
  • Digital Numbering Systems
  • BCD and ASCII Codes
  • Positive and Negative Logic
  • Troubleshooting Digital Circuits
  • Appropriate Digital Circuit Outputs from Specified Inputs
  • Repairing Digital Circuits
  • Identification of types of Pressure Devices
  • Pressure Device Troubleshooting
  • Principles of Level Devices
  • Level Device Troubleshooting
  • Principles of Flow Devices
  • Flow Device Troubleshooting
  • Principles of Temperature Devices
  • Temperature Measuring Device Troubleshooting
  • Use of Analyzers
  • Introduction to Microprocessor Registers
  • Introduction to Troubleshooting Microprocessors
  • Introduction to Microprocessors and Memory
  • Requirements for interfacing MPU & memory circuits
  • MPU & seven-segment display interfacing
  • Introduction to Microprocessor Interfacing
  • Introduction to Programming Microprocessors
  • Introduction to Understanding Microprocessors
  • Identify the Major Components of Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Understand the Concepts of Programmable Logic Controllers
  • PLC Status Indicator Lights
  • Troubleshoot PLC's
  • Interpreting and Drafting Ladder Logic with Bit Instructions in PLC Systems
  • Soldering Techniques
  • Purpose of Square Root Extractors
  • Operation of Chart Recorders
  • Functions of Electronic Analog Controllers
  • Functions of Electronic Pressure Transmitters
  • Electronic Control Instrument Troubleshooting
  • Span and Range
  • Span and Zero Adjustments
  • Calibration of Electronic Control Instruments
  • Function of a Pneumatic Volume Booster
  • Operation of a Pressure Regulator
  • Operation of Pressure Switches
  • Pneumatic Control Instrument Troubleshooting
  • Calibration of Pneumatic Control Instruments
  • Functions of Temperature Transmitters
  • Identification of Filled Thermal Systems and Temperature Switches
  • Calibrate Temperature Control Instruments
  • Operating Characteristics of Valve Positioners
  • Calibration of Pneumatic Valve Positioners
  • Operating Characteristics of I/P and P/I Transducers
  • Calibration of Transducers
  • Characteristics of Special Flow Measurement Instruments
  • Solenoid Valves
  • Principles of Control Loops
  • Identification of Instruments Used in Measuring Level
  • Identification of Instruments Used in Flow Control Loops
  • Identification of Instruments Used in Pressure Control Loops
  • Construction of a Pressure, Temperature, Flow, or Level Control Loop
  • Proportional, Integral, and Derivative Control Action
  • Tuning a Typical Control Loop
  • Construction of a pressure control loop using pneumatic instruments
  • Tuning of control loops made with pneumatic instruments
  • Identification of Instruments used in Temperature Control Loops
  • Construction of a temperature control loop
  • Temperature control loop tuning
  • Operation of Cascade and Ratio Control Loops
  • Construction of Special Control Loops
  • Electronic Control Valves
  • Electronic Control Valve Troubleshooting and Repair
  • Feedforward Control
  • Three Element Level Control
  • Use of Multimeters
  • Use of Oscilloscopes
  • Power Supplies and Signal Generators
  • Temperature Calibrators and Digital Thermometers
  • Electrical/Electronic Test Equipment
  • Explain the Use of Deadweight Testers
  • Explain the Use of Variators, Aspirator Bulbs, and Hand Pumps
  • Manometers
  • Pneumatic Calibrators
  • Mechanical Test Instruments
  • Major Components of an Oil/Gas Ignitor
  • Oil/Gas Ignitor Troubleshooting and Repair
  • Major Components of Warm-up Guns
  • Instrumentation Devices on Warm-up Gun Troubleshooting and Repair
  • Major Instrument Components on a Pulverizer
  • Instrumentation Devices on Pulverizer Troubleshooting and Repair
  • Major Instrumentation Components of a Coal Feeder
  • Coal Feeder Instrument Troubleshooting and Repair
  • Pulverizer Inerting System Troubleshooting and Repair
  • Major Components of Flame Scanning System
  • Flame Scanner Troubleshooting and Repair
  • Auxiliary Air Damper Control Troubleshooting and Repair
  • Insert/Retract Mechanism Troubleshooting and Repair
  • Impeller Drive Troubleshooting and Repair
  • Oil and Gas Valve Control Troubleshooting and Repair
  • Major Components of Oil Guns
  • Instrumentation Devices on Oil Gun Troubleshooting and Repair
  • Basic Operation of the Continuous Emission Monitoring System
  • Collect CEMS Data Readings
  • Carbon Dioxide Analyzer Calibration
  • Nitrogen Oxide Analyzer Calibration
  • Sulfur Dioxide Analyzer Calibration
  • Opacity Monitor Calibration
  • Stack Flowmeter Calibration
  • Calibration Gas Bottle Change and Input of New Data in EWS
  • Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Semi-Annual, and Annual Preventative Maintenance Procedures
  • Parts of the Certified Loop
  • Operation of Probe and Sample System
  • CEM Probe and Sample System Troubleshooting
  • Operation of the Megawatts Transmitters
  • Operation of the Fuel Flow Transmitters
  • Procedure for Taking a Meter Out of and Returning It to Service
  • Ledoux Bell Meter Disassembly, Cleanup, and Calibration
  • Standatrol Inlet and Exhaust Valve Disassembly, Inspection, and Setup
  • Uses and Operation of the Bailey Standatrol
  • Operation of the Bailey Pneumatic Drives and Positioners
  • Tube Bending
  • Selection of Proper Tubing Fittings for an Application
  • Installation of Tubing Fittings
  • Flare Tubing for Flare Fittings
  • Installation of Tubing Supports and Hangers
  • Selection of Tubing for Specific Applications
  • Understanding the Instrumentation Used in the Fire Protection System
  • Troubleshoot and Repair Fire Protection Instruments
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