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Practical Process Control: A P&ID Approach

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Monday, November 16, 2015 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

-------------------------------------------------------- Course Description:-

The 2-day Practical Process Control: A P&ID Approach course will cover the gap of information between the theoretical aspects of process control provided by academia and the onsite knowledge & skill gained by process control and Instrument engineers/technologists in the workplace.

This course explains the concept and purpose of a control system from a P&ID standpoint without going through the mathematical control theories or control system design parameters or electrical complexities.

For design engineers, this course provides the knowledge to design a control system by intuition, as is most commonly done by experienced engineers in regards to control loop systems within P&ID’s.

This course will cover the often-overlooked plant-wide control systems; equipment-wise control system includes pipes, tank and vessels, pumps, compressors, and heat exchangers. Three main layers of control: BPSC, SIS, and Alarm and their “carriers” (DCS and PLC) will be discussed as well, with real-life examples.

This course is suitable for individuals dealing with P&ID’s in all Process industries including Chemical, Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Water & Wastewater, and Food processing industries.

Basic process engineering knowledge is recommended for this course. Otherwise, we suggest taking P&ID: Reading and Interpretation as a pre-requisite to this course.

A complete set of course materials and lunch is included in the Practical Process Control: A P&ID Approach course.

------------------------------------------------- Who Should Attend:-

The Practical Process Control: A P&ID Approach course is designed for:

•Process Engineers

•Automation and Control Engineers

•Instrumentation Engineers and Technologists

•Mechanical Engineers

•Operation leads

•HAZOP Facilitators

•Project Engineers

------------------------------------------------------ Course Outline:-

The following topics are covered in the Practical Process Control: A P&ID Approach course:

•Three elements of control: BPCS(Basic Process Control System), SIS(Safety Interlock System), & Alarm

•Control System “Carriers”: DCS, PLC

•Need for Control system: Disturbance & Disturbance Management

BPCS (Regulatory Control)

•Basics of BPCS control & tagging

•Control loop function: measuring, comparing, & adjusting

•Description of functional boxes in control loops and their duties

•Playing with signals

•4 steps of designing a control loop

•Different architecture of control loops: feedback vs. feed forward, single loop vs. multi variables

•Multivariable arrangements: cascade, ratio, override, selective, parallel, split range & their applications

Control System Application

•Designing plant–wide control systems

•Designing equipment–wise control systems -Pipe control systems: Merging flows, splitting flows -Pump control systems for centrifugal & positive displacement pumps

-Compressor, fan/blower control systems for centrifugal & positive displacement compressors and anti-surge control

-Heat transfer equipment control systems for heat exchangers (heater, cooler, vaporizer, condenser & air coolers) and furnaces

-Container control systems for surge tanks/vessels and process containers

Alarms :-

•Necessity for alarms

•Different types of alarms

•Symbology for alarm systems

SIS :-

•Importance & necessity of SIS system

•Basics of SIS tagging & symbology

•Different SIS actions

•SIS triggering actions

•Different SIS types: Shutdown, BMS, etc.

Final Control/SIS Elements •Control valves, louvers, Switching Valves

Electromotor Control •VSD’s

---------------------------------------------------- Instructor:-

Mohammad Toghraei MSc. P.Eng. Mohammad Toghraei has over 20 years experience in the field of Process Engineering and industrial water treatment. His main expertise is in the treatment of wastewater from oil and petrochemical complexes. For the past ten years he has taken on different technical roles in water treatment areas of oil extraction projects. He is now working as an independent consultant.

His method of instruction is rooted in his belief in training that conveys real-life experience to working professionals from different backgrounds who prefer not to be away from work for too long.

Mohammad also provides consultation to companies on a short-term, long-term, or casual/ongoing basis. His expertise spans from conceptual studies, FEED, and troubleshooting of de-oiling and water treatment units, to detail engineering services for general process industries including water, oil, and sulfur.

Mohammad has received a BSc. in Chemical engineering and an MSc. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Tehran, and is a member of APEGA.

----------------------------------------------- Venue:-

Downtown Venue To Be Announced Calgary - Downtown Core

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