Instrumentation, Controls & Electrical Modules

  • Instrumentation Selection for Oil and Gas Applications
  • Instrumentation Selection for Oil and Gas Applications (Flow)
  • Instrumentation Selection for Oil and Gas Applications (Pressure, Temperature)
  • Control Systems for Oil and Gas Applications - Part 1
  • Control Systems for Oil and Gas Applications - Part 2
  • Control Valves for Oil and Gas Applications
  • NEC-based Electrical Design, Installation and Safety Codes

DURATION: approximately 5 hours

 

FEE: $395

 

This skill module introduces the learner to the field of instrumentation and control in the oil and gas industry.

 

DESIGNED FOR Facilities and Project Engineers as well as newly graduated Electrical, Controls, and Instrument Engineers (0-5 years) with a need to improve basic understanding of instrumentation and control systems within oil and gas facilities.

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • Identify fluid properties as they relate to instrument selection in the oil and gas industry
  • Describe the material selection criteria in instrument selection
  • Gain guidance on some of the material compatibility requirements within the industry
  • Discuss the operation of switches, relays and solenoids
  • Describe the basic principles underlying the 4-20 mA instrument signal control loop
  • Describe typical instrumentation documentation
  • Describe the three main types of instrument connections

 

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DURATION: approximately 6 hours

 

FEE: $395

 

In this module we discuss various types of flow meters, including their technology, components, features, use, and technology in the oil and gas industry.

 

DESIGNED FOR Process, chemical, and mechanical engineers, (i.e., non-instrumentation and non-electrical disciplines), as well as other technical and non-technical professionals with little or no background in IC&E systems.

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • Review the basics of flow profiles
  • Discuss the different technologies used for flow switches
  • Identify the working principle, and advantages and disadvantages of the following positive displacement meters
  • Identify the working principle, advantages and disadvantages of the following head loss meter technologies
  • Describe the basic working principle of a turbine meter
  • Explain Faraday’s law and how this may be applied to the measuring liquid flow
  • Describe the working principle of Doppler-based meters
  • Review the working principle of transit-time meters
  • Explain the working principles of clamp-on meters
  • Review some of the tube arrangements used in Coriolis measurement
  • Describe the phenomenon of vortex shedding and the formation of vortices
  • Explain how the Strouhal factor varies with the bluff body shape and Reynolds number
  • Describe the working principle of a typical vortex meter
  • Discuss the role of a three-phase separator
  • Identify the need for multiphase flow metering (MPFM)
  • Explain the differences between calibration, verification, proving, and validation
  • Discuss some of the on-site open and closed tank prover systems
  • Explain the working principle of a bidirectional pipe prover
  • Describe the working principle of eight unidirectional pipe prover
  • Review the use and working principle of piston provers
  • Describe the role of a LACT system
  • Discuss the role of environmental influences
  • Identify some common selection criteria Explain Safety Instrumented System (SIS) and their uses

 

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DURATION: approximately 6 hours

 

FEE: $395

 

In this module we discuss various types of flow meters, including their technology, components, features, use, and technology in the oil and gas industry.

 

This module focuses on temperature and pressure devices that are critical in detecting and preventing abnormal conditions, which may result in a loss of containment and/or safety events.

 

DESIGNED FOR Process, chemical, and mechanical engineers, (i.e., non-instrumentation and non-electrical disciplines), as well as other technical and non-technical professionals with little or no background in IC&E systems.

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • Review the fundamental principles of temperature measurement
  • Describe the correct application and installation of RTDs, thermocouples, and thermistors
  • Describe the requirements for specifying thermowells
  • Review the basics of radiation thermometry
  • Describe the working principles of the main types of mechanical pressure measurement and their applications
  • Describe the features of multi variable pressure transmitters

 

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DURATION: approximately 1.5 hours

 

FEE: $250

 

This skill module introduces the learner to control systems typically encountered in oil and gas facilities.

 

DESIGNED FOR Facilities and Project Engineers as well as newly graduated Electrical, Controls, and Instrument Engineers (0-5 years) with a need to improve basic understanding of instrumentation and control systems within oil and gas facilities.

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • Describe the relationship between current, voltage, and resistance
  • Differentiate between self-powered and loop-powered devices
  • Explain the nature of backup AC and DC power
  • Describe what is control, types of control, and its purpose and architecture
  • Identify the nature of analog and digital input and output signals
  • Describe signals, the use of pneumatic actuators and control systems, and managing noise
  • Identify various signal converters and types of wiring and cabling
  • Describe instrument tag numbers, PID symbols, and documentation

 

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DURATION: approximately 4 hours

 

FEE: $395

 

This skill module provides an overview of safety instrumented systems and their applications in oil and gas facilities. The focus is on terminology, concepts, and common pitfalls in order to improve communication with electrical and I&C professionals.

 

DESIGNED FOR Facilities and Project Engineers as well as newly graduated Electrical, Controls, and Instrument Engineers (0-5 years) with a need to improve basic understanding of instrumentation and control systems within oil and gas facilities.

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • Explain Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) and their uses
  • Recognize the importance of identifying risks and hazards, and conducting assessments and analysis to address them
  • Differentiate between BPCS and SIS
  • Recognize the importance of SIL 1 to SIL 4 classifications
  • Describe the SIS lifecycle
  • Identify the need for product and application diagnostics
  • Define management of change (MoC)
  • Identify the need for a safety requirement specification
  • Identify the purpose of an uninterruptible power supply (UPS)

 

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DURATION: approximately 4 hours

 

FEE: $395

 

This skill module provides an overview of the control valves and actuation devices commonly-used in oil and gas operations. The focus is to understand terminology, concepts, typical equipment configurations, and common pitfalls in order to make proper selection that is fit for application.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR process, chemical, and mechanical engineers, (i.e. non-instrumentation and non-electrical disciplines), as well as other technical and non-technical professionals with little or no background in IC&E systems.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • Provide an overview of valve construction
  • Briefly discuss the various methods of valve actuation
  • Discuss the relevance of the vena contracta
  • Compare the difference between flashing and cavitation
  • Describe the various types of control valves
  • Describe the various types of actuation devices
  • Provide a basic overview of pressure regulators and their applications

 

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DURATION: approximately 7 hours

 

FEE: $395

 

This skill module is designed to give learners a jump-start in learning how to navigate and apply the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70 for oil and gas installations. Various sections of the code are discussed as they relate to oil and gas facilities. Though not required, learners will get a richer experience if they can obtain a copy of the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70 to review in conjunction with this module.

 

 

DESIGNED FOR facilities and project engineers as well as newly graduated Electrical, Controls, and Instrumentation Engineers (0-5 years) with a need to improve basic understanding of instrumentation and control systems within oil and gas facilities.

 

 

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • Describe the need for codes and regulations in the oil and gas industry
  • Describe the role of OSHA and enforcement mechanisms for common industry-recognized codes and standards
  • Identify Codes and Standards used for sizing, specification, and installation of electrical equipment and infrastructure for oil and gas facilities
  • Identify codes and standards used for determining the degree and extent of hazardous (explosive) areas in oil and gas facilities
  • Describe the purpose and scope of the NEC
  • Describe the role of circuit breakers, fuses and overload relays and the code sections that reference their sizing
  • Describe the scope, purpose and history of NFPA 70B

 

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