Instrument Skills Appreciation in Process Control


To enhance the skills and knowledge of staff with regard to process instrument control.

This course is designed for staff with a process or engineering background or instrument staff required to update their skills.

Course Duration
5 days.

Maximum Number
4 persons.

Training Aids
Lecture notes, audio visual presentations, models and large plant simulator.

Each course participant may, if required, complete a series of tests to determine achievement of objectives.

On successful completion of the course candidates will receive a NETA certificate. The certificate will be sent directly to the delegate or their sponsor company.

Additional Information
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On successful completion of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the need to measure and control pressure, level, flow and temperature in the process industry to include all safety issues
  • Understand the need to transmit representative signals of the process medium
  • Understand control valve selection, operation and operation and overhaul to meet plant operation and safety requirements
  • Understand and demonstrate the use of automatic control in relation to 2 step through to 3 term control
  • Understand the principles of DCS systems including configuration of a measurement and control loop


Process Measurement

  • Pressure
  • Level
  • Flow
  • Temperature

Transmission Systems

  • Pneumatic transmission
  • Electronic transmission

Control Valves and Positioners

  • Types of control valves
  • Set up activators
  • Overhaul control valves
  • Align and calibrate valve positioners

Basic Automatic Control

  • Automatic control principles
  • Types of control
  • Check controller operation
  • Configure electronic analogue controller
  • Optimize a 3-term controller

Distributed Control System (DCS)

  • Appreciation of DCS
  • Levels of access
  • DCS control of plant simulator