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Operation, Monitoring & Control of Electric Machines & Industrial Processes

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Coventry Academy -  Operation, Monitoring & Control of Electric Machines & Industrial Processes

Course Schedules

 24-28 Jun 2024
 14-18 Oct 2024
 20-24 Jan 2025

Training course overview

This Coventry Academy training course provides an important insight into the operation of electric machines and industrial process parameters, industrial sensors, transmitters and actuators and finally selection of appropriate analogue or digital controllers to analyze equipment responses and behaviour against different incidents and system disturbances.   

Instrumentation and Process Control involve a wide range of technologies and sciences and they are used in many applications. Examples range from the control of heating, cooling and hot water systems in homes and offices to chemical and automotive instrumentation and process control. This training course is designed to cover all aspects of electric motors and industrial instrumentation, such as sensing a wide range of variables, the transmission and recording of the sensed signal, controllers for signal evaluation, and the control of the manufacturing process for a quality and uniform product.

This training course will feature:

  • Operation and control variables of electric machines, start-up, major faults
  • Instrumentation techniques applied to industrial devices such as valves and pumps
  • Introduction of modern techniques for monitoring and control of industrial processes
  • Application of operational amplifiers in open and closed loop controllers
  • Introduction of SCADA and DCS systems, and PLC ladder logic programming

What are the goals?

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the principles of operation and control variables of electric machines
  • Learn modern techniques to control the response of electric machines and industrial plant equipment
  • Analyze possible faults and associated safety measures
  • Realize the application of sensors and actuators in control systems
  • Understand the role of SCADA and PLC controllers in industrial processes and utility networks

Who is this training course for?

This Coventry Academy training course has been designed at an intermediate to advanced level and will suit a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Project engineers/managers
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Electrical engineers
  • Process engineers
  • Planning engineers/managers
  • Asset engineers/managers

How will this training course be presented?

This Coventry Academy training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes Power Point slides through which all the required theory and equations will be provided. The instructor will also use training videos for better understanding of the participants.

Course Outline

Day One: Electric Motors, Generators and Variable Speed Drives
  • Principles of rotating machines (motors & generators)
  • Different types of AC and DC machines
  • Control of machine parameters (speed, torque, loading, efficiency, power factor)
  • Stalling of motors, motor start-up and braking techniques
  • Motor protection, safety requirements and precautions
  • Variable speed drive (VSD)
Day Two: Instrumentation & Monitoring of Process Variables
  • Valves, flanges, tanks, and piping systems
  • Process flow diagram (PFD) and process & instrumentation diagram (P&ID)
  • Pressure & level control devices and applications
  • Temperature & flow control devices and actuators
  • Servo mechanism
  • Stepper motors
Day Three: Process Controllers and their Applications
  • Instrumentation/control of process variables (static & dynamic Transfer Function)
  • Automatic control (sensors, actuators, control status and error)
  • Open loop vs. closed loop controllers
  • Analogue vs. digital controllers
  • Batch process control vs. continuous process control
  • Analogue signal conditioning (linearization, filtering)
Day Four: Electronic Controllers and Amplifiers
  • Operational amplifier (op-amp) circuits and applications
  • On-off controller, Proportional (P) controller, Integral (I) controller
  • PI & PID controllers
  • Schmitt trigger
  • Clipper vs. clamper circuits
  • Transistor operation and configurations (CB, CE, and CC)
Day Five: SCADA & PLC Systems, COMMS Protocols and DCS
  • SCADA system structure (field devices, master station, RTUs, data processing)
  • Programmable logic controller (PLC), ladder logic programming
  • Distributed control system (DCS)
  • Basics of PLC, Ethernet & TCP/IP
  • SCADA protocols (DNP3, 60870, 61850)
  • Network topologies

The certificate

  • Coventry Academy Certificate of Completion for delegates who attend and complete the course

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