Institute of Hazard Prevention
Two classroom days providing 1.6 CEU (Continuing Education Units) or 16 PDH (Professional Development Hours)
This training course will provide participants with the opportunity to understand how process measurements and controls can assure the reliable, efficient and safe operation of their facilities.
Without basic I&C knowledge technicians, Junior I&C engineers, facility engineers, and project managers, are often left with only a minimal understanding of I&C fundamentals. A greater understanding of these fundamentals is a requirement for the improvement of plant operations, the analysis of emergency situations and the assessment of safety, environmental and regulatory compliance issues such as the ones related to Process Hazards Analysis / HAZOP studies.
This workshop will provide the foundation for basic level learning and consistent and improved communications between staff.
This course will provide improvement in quality and consistency at the facility, which will enhance the other processes that rely on instrumentation and controls.
This 2-day course includes instruction on the fundamentals of instrumentation and controls as they apply to the oil and gas industry. Instrumentation and controls provide the basic building blocks for all automated control systems which we observe in every modern operating oil and gas facility. Solid robust and reliable instrumentation and controls not only ensures efficient and profitable plant operations, but also includes safe functionality of the process, protection of the environment and regulatory compliance when required. This course provides the opportunity for the participants to obtain a solid understanding of various technologies used for process measurements, final control elements and basic regulatory controls, including an understanding of common pitfalls related to design, maintenance and operational issues of instrumentation and controls.
This course focuses on instrumentation and controls used in the oil and gas process industries. The knowledge and understanding provided is typically required by engineers and technologists in the design phase and by operations and maintenance staff once facilities are up and operating. This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in wanting to know how instrumentation and control systems should be designed, maintained and improved. This provided knowledge can also be used in assessing process safety, emergency situations and regulatory compliance issues.
II. PROCESS MEASUREMENTS
III. FINAL: CONTROL ELEMENTS
IV. BASIC REGULATORY CONTROL
V. COURSE SUMMARY
Our courses and workshops are experiential, interactive and provide participants with practical knowledge and tools that can be immediately applied back at work.
Here are a few quotes from over 3,300 participants we’ve trained;
“Very helpful instruction and activities in this course helped me get what I was looking for from it!”
“The instructor was very interactive, encouraged discussion and welcomed feedback.”
“Great course! The instructor made the course very enjoyable. With their wealth of knowledge and experience they could answer all of the questions, as well as provide a real life situation in which it applied.”
New Grad EIT
“Great course content, coverage and length. Superb instructor who presented material as it applies to real world scenarios.”
“Overall a great course. Probably the most valuable course I have taken with ACM. I will recommend this course to my coworkers.”
“Very knowledgeable and engaging. Delivery was good due to engaging nature of presentation.”
“Really knowledgeable and experienced professional!”
Team Lead - Operational Integrity
“High quality workbook which will be a great reference for future.”
“Overall a phenomenal instructor, very well presented.”
“Best catering I’ve had at a course!”
B.Sc. Elect. Eng., P. Eng. / Engineering Manager / Executive / Instructor
Mr. Clarke is a professional engineer with over 35 years’ experience in Automation (Instrumentation, Controls and Telecommunications). David has worked for major operating companies both in the Alberta oilsands and in the Middle East. He worked for 20 years with a major EPC company in Calgary first as Automation Lead on major oilsands, pipeline and midstream projects, then as Automation Department Director and later as VP Engineering and Sr. Project Manager. David has significant knowledge and expertise in all aspects of automation project design and implementation including SIL determination and safety system design. David is a senior member of ISA.