N636 - Fundamentals of Instrumentation and Controls (I&C) Training

Course Overview
This 2-day workshop includes instruction on the fundamentals of instrumentation and controls as they apply to the oil and gas industry. Instrumentation and controls provide the basic building blocks for all automated control systems which we observe in every modern operating oil and gas facility. Solid robust and reliable instrumentation and controls not only ensures efficient and profitable plant operations, but also includes safe functionality of the process, protection of the environment and regulatory compliance when required. This workshop provides the opportunity for the participants to obtain a solid understanding of various technologies used for process measurements, final control elements and basic regulatory controls, including an understanding of common pitfalls related to design, maintenance and operational issues of instrumentation and controls.

Participants will learn to:
•	Define and compare a wide range of industrial process technologies used to perform common measurements, 
        including pressure, temperature, level and flow.
•	Identify and understand basic control system theory and various control strategies, and analyze both the 
        effectiveness of the control strategy and potential failure mechanisms.
•	Read and interpret Piping and Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID) instrumentation and controls.
•	Identify the basic steps required to properly specify and size a control valve in common services—i.e., 
        What do I need to know?  What can go wrong?
•	Conduct and participate in various project meetings including: design review, Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) 
        reviews, start-up planning, and operational improvement.
•	Develop maintenance standards and practices as related to instrumentation and controls, synthesizing knowledge 
        of correct terminology and skills to communicate effectively.
•	Assemble and manage multi-discipline teams (e.g., instrumentation and controls engineers, technologists, 
        and technicians).
•	Classify the special considerations required for designing, implementing, maintaining, and operating safety 
        instrument functions, including: What is a safety instrument? What is a Safety Instrumented System? 
        What do I need to know?

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

All scheduled event(s) for this short course:
6-Nov-19 Calgary (2 days) $ 1,895 CAD
Course Syllabus
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Course Outline
  • Field Measurement devices including level, pressure, temperature flow
  • Final Control Elements, including a step by step approach to sizing control valves
  • Basic Control Theory
  • Common control Algorithms
  • Key design, maintenance and operations I&C considerations

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David Clarke

Mr. Clarke is a professional engineer with over 35 years’ experience in Automation (Instrumentation, Controls and Telecommunications).  David has worked for major operating companies both in the Alberta oilsands and in the Middle East.  He worked for 20 years with a major EPC company in Calgary first as Automation Lead on major oilsands, pipeline and midstream projects, then as Automation Department Director and later as VP Engineering and Sr. Project Manager.  David has significant knowledge and expertise in all aspects of automation project design and implementation including SIL determination and safety system design.  David is a senior member of ISA.
Training Venue

To avoid potential course disruptions caused by the attendance of unconfirmed registrants, the training venue address will ONLY be provided to registrants upon receipt of payment (via an email confirmation note).

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October 16, 2017, Senior Engineer, Calgary
Excellent course notes and very knowledgeable instructor
June 26, 2017, Compliance, Calgary
This class was genuinely worth it.
March 23, 2017, Senior Project Manager, Calgary
Great course.