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IDC offers over 60 workshops that provide instrumentation training in various specialties and sub-specialities. Some of these instrumentation courses are:
Best Practice in Process, Electrical & Instrumentation Drawings and Documentation: provides instrumentation training for technicians and engineers from a wide range of skills and backgrounds, including how to use the documents and diagrams used in running electric power plants.
Electrical Equipment for Practical Hazardous Areas for Engineers and Technicians - One Day Refresher Training: This instrumentation course has two versions, one for Europe and one for the rest of the world. Both teach the new international series of standards designated IEC60079 that are beginning to replace the older national ones.
Integrated Programming, Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Optimization of the Drill Monitor System (DMS): concentrates on the fundamentals of that system, which consists of Operator Interface Programmable Logic Controller (OPLC) and display, a system of sensors and other things.
Practical Fundamentals of OPC: OPC has come a long way in making the engineers’ dream of plug and play compatibility in automation engineering achievable. OPC is an industry-wide standard that breaks this proprietary lock by allowing open connectivity based on the principles adapted from widely accepted and applied ‘Microsoft Windows’ integration standards. If you have only briefly heard about OPC and want to get to grips with its tremendous power and apply this to your plant and application, then this workshop will give you the necessary tools.
Practical Hazardous Areas: No system for electrical instrumentation training can ever be complete without a course in the basic safety procedures; an electric power plant can be a very dangerous place in which to work. The course is based on the new IEC79 standard that is (like the IEC60079 mentioned above) in the process of replacing older national ones. Another course is designed specifically for teaching engineers and technicians the same principles.
Practical Flow Essentials: This instrumentation training class is dedicated to the flow in control valves, of which too many are not sized correctly and operate in manual mode.
Practical Boiler Control and Instrumentation for Engineers and Technicians - Piece of history trivia: The very first locomotive built in the United States, the Best Friend of Charleston, was destroyed when its boiler exploded.
Practical Data Acquisition using Personal Computers and Standalone Systems: Training in electrical instrumentation, as in any form of engineering, must necessarily include computer courses. This one teaches how to install and configure a data acquisitions system.
Installation, Calibration and Maintenance of Electronic Instruments: Teaches the basics of measuring tools, including calibration principles and a few tips and tricks on their use.
Each of these instrumentation workshops has a page of its own on the IDC Technologies’ website that describes, in detail, what is covered in the course, the basic concepts and principles, and who should enrol in it. As an example, the Practical Flow Essentials instrumentation course is the kind that would be useful for electrical engineers and technicians, automation engineers, Distributed Control System (DCS) personnel, instrumentation technicians, process operators, project engineers, systems engineers, plant safety specialists, control valve specialists, maintenance planners, measurement technicians and many others. A course outline in PDF format is also provided.