You Will Learn 

  • Defining what to measure, why a parameter measure and how to measure. 
  • Determining and using the many control strategies, equipment and computer systems common to an oil and gas facility. 
  • Identifying equipment and instrument characteristics and using appropriate instrumentation and controls. 
  • Defining and integrating components into systems that monitor and locally control the process  (and related equipment), safety systems, and the communications and remote control systems use.
  • About the Course

    This course provides an overview of process systems automations, and control strategies and configurations. The focus is on application and integration into the process and control of upstream and midstream oil and gas facilities. The material of the course is applicable to field production facilities, pipelines, gas plants, and offshore systems.

  • Process systems operations and the key characteristics, and measurement needs
  • Techniques to measure and control.
  • Control modes and their applications, communications requirements, and the operator.
  • Computer controller interface.
  • Interrelationships between process, equipment, instruments and controls.
  • Field (facility) control and monitoring systems such as pressure and level indicators and controllers.
  • Field (facility) safety monitoring and response systems including SIS, HIPPS and emergency shutdown valves.
  • System-wide considerations including communications, local control, remote control.
  • Data management and use.

    Basic Overview of Automation.

  • History and overview of automation.
  • Architecture of automation system.
  • Advantages of automation.
  • Programmable Logic Controller (PLC).

  • Invention and architecture.
  • Types of PLC.
  • Classification of PLC based on power supply.
  • Communication port and wiring concept of a PLC.
  • Major types of Programming Language of PLC.
  • Introduction of Ladder Logic.

  • Rules of Ladder logic.
  • Ladder diagram.
  • Latching and Unlatching.
  • Making use of memory.
  • Pratical Computer Software Simulation and Troubleshooting of Various PLC’s.

  • Siemens.
  • Allen-Bradley.
  • Omron.
  • ABB.
  • Introduction to Supervisory Control and Data Acquisation System. (SCADA)

    Introduction to Distributed Control System (DCS)

  • History of DCS.
  • Architecture of a DCS (DeltaV and Yokogawa DCS).
  • Advantages of a DCS over PLC.
  • Software environment and simulation.