Course TypeInstrumentation, Technical Skills
QualificationCity and Guilds Accredited Certificate
To give engineers practical skills and theoretical knowledge to undertake a number of industrial control tasks, which further build operational effectiveness levels in the workplace. Delegates will build on the previous module’s content by understanding:
- Instrument interfacing using signal conditioning/processing devices
- Diaphragm control valve stroking
Technologies covered by the C&I course: Part 2
- Instrument Air lines
- Continuous Bleed Relays
- Instrument Twisted Pair Cables
- Differential Amplifiers
- Shunt Resistors
- Pressure to Current Converters (P/I)
- Current to Pressure Converters (I/P) incorporating a practical element of calibration
- Open Loops
- Closed Loops
- Cascade Loops
- PID Loop Tuning incorporating a practical element of Tuning a PID Loop
- Microprocessor Control systems
- Piston Operated Control Valves
- Diaphragm Operated Control Valves
- Valve Positioners incorporating a practical element of stroking a valve
- Reducing Valves
- Relief Valves
- Non-return Valves
- Butterfly Control Valves
- Bellow Seal Bonnets
Is it right for me?
Maintenance teams and technicians with some maintenance skills but no previous knowledge of industrial control, who have also completed Part 1. It can also be delivered to an audience with no engineering skill set.
What will I learn?
This part will focus on:
- Recognising different types of signal processing devices
- Evaluating response times
- Current transmission – noise/screenings
- Voltage transmission
- I/P and P/I conversion
- Open and closed loop control systems
- Tune 1, 2, and 3 term controllers
- Types of valve and valve positioners
Following completion of this course, we recommend skills learnt are practised in the workplace until a proficient standard is achieved. Candidates can then be signed-off as competent to carry out the prescribed tasks.
What are the benefits?
Control and instrument technicians are very expensive to recruit. This course is designed to multi-skill mechanical and electrical technicians to enable them to carry out high-frequency, low-risk control and instrumentation tasks and therefore reduce reliance on contractors.
- Motivation and development of staff
- Improved staff retention
- Formal targeted training with direction and end focussed on business needs
- Encouragement of teamwork through coach and assessor communicating more with opposite trade
- Re-focussed of training budget
- SOPs and training packages are written around business needs
- Safe job; Timely job; Right first-time job
- Improved productivity as downtime is reduced due to increased skills base
- Crossover of skills in event of absenteeism, sickness etc.
- Nationally recognised qualifications where appropriate; skills are validated
- Training records meet and exceed those required by HSE etc.
The MCP Control and Instrumentation course provided the right balance of practical and theory in a complex subject. Our delegates found the course challenging but a great start to their control and instrumentation journey. The feedback from the delegates and managers of the delegates was fantastic, The City and Guilds accreditation is the icing on the cake! I have already booked another course.
Sonal Patel, Learning & Development Manager, Tata Chemicals Europe