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Start Date: 4 Aug, 2024

End Date : 8 Aug, 2024
Duration   : 5 Days


Overall Description: 

This Design Criteria in Instrumentation Engineering training course focuses on getting the plant instrumentation component selection and integration just right. It progresses from selection, documentation, classification, and right through to final project management. At all times, it is actively presented, to fit in with the working environment of the delegates.


Course Objectives: 

  • Assist in crucial decisions for instrument design and selection.
  • Interpret drawing and diagrams related to newly designed instrumentation.
  • Have a full understanding of the various process control strategies and how to implement them.
  • Implement hazardous area zones and select appropriate instrumentation and equipment for them.
  • Manage a project appropriately, from design to handover.


Course Outline (Content): 

Signals, FDS, Vendors Interaction & P&IDs

  • Understanding instrumentation signals
  • Understanding process diagrams (including block, flow and where the P&ID fits in)
  • Functional Design Specification (FDS) and drawing standards
  • Vendor pre-qualification, interaction and quotation request
  • Tag numbering and naming conventions
  • Reading and creating P&IDs, including assorted P&ID symbology

Instrumentation, Electrical and Pneumatic Diagrams, and Designing for Proper Acceptance Testing:

1. Instrumentation drawings and documents, including:

  • Instrument selection report, instrument specification, data sheets, loop diagrams & schematics, cable schedules, hook-up diagrams, junction box wiring diagrams, cable racking layout, cable routing diagram, instrumentation index, history sheets, I/O lists, panel layout, power distribution, earthing diagrams and philosophy, PLC schematics, trip/alarm schedules, instrumentation detail, etc.

2. Electrical schematics (related to instrumentation projects), including:

  • Load lists, main & control circuits, electrical layout, single line diagrams, etc.  

3. Pneumatic and hydraulic instrumentation schematics

4. Acceptance testing

HMI Design Considerations, Area Classification, SIS and Instrumentation Selection & Sizing

  • PLC, SCADA and DCS design criteria and specification
  • Area and classification
  • Instrument classification
  • Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) and SIS requirements, from a design point of view
  • Instrumentation selection and sizing (including equipment for the most common measurements)

Intelligent Communication, Valve Sizing, Protection & Material Selection

  • Smart devices, HART and Fieldbus considerations for instrumentation plant design
  • Digital data communication aspects
  • Control valves and actuators, including selection and sizing
  • Equipment protection
  • Material selection

Redundancy, Control Philosophy and Project Management

1. Spares philosophy

2. Design considerations for future expansion

3. Redundancy and loss of power considerations

4. Control philosophy, including:

  • Feedback, feed forward, on/off, regulatory, cascade, ratio, advanced control, etc.

5. Project management, including:

  • Project life cycles, scope, time, cost and quality management, risk, etc.

Who Should Attend?

  • Instrumentation, electrical, mechanical, process and other engineers, specialists and staff , Management ,

     Design teams , Budgeting and financial staff , team leaders, supervisors and foremen.

Course Methodology:

We utilize a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This training course will be conducted as a highly interactive workshop session. A variety of training methodologies will be used Before and during the course whenever applicable. Some of these methods are gamification, online pre-post test, role plays, self-assessment instruments, group exercises & case studies.

Instrumentation Engineering for Oil and Gas

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