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Introduction And Appreciation Of Process Control

Duration 2 days
Time 08:30 - 16:30
Cost £796.00 + VAT
Venue Altens Centre


Date Time Cost Venue Places  
25 Oct - 26 Oct 2021 08:30 - 16:30 £796.00 + VAT Altens Centre 6

About this course

Practical Content 60% Theoretical Content 40%

This course is a Credit Rated and Levelled course which leads to a formal qualification upon completion. The course is recognised within the SCQF framework and contributes to an individual’s Continued Professional Development (CPD).

Target Audience

The course is designed for personnel who are involved in running a process plant, but require a deeper understanding of the components of control loops, calibration of measurement sensors, final control elements, use of diagnostic software and practical loop tuning. It is designed for personnel new to hands on process control, In operations, process engineering, engineers and technicians of all disciplines

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • The purpose of each element in the control loop 
  • The reasons for various control strategies 
  • The role performed by instrument engineers and technicians 
  • The importance of teamwork for successful operation of the plant 
  • Problems that often occur in loops 
  • How optimally tuned loops should behave

Course Content:

• Items around the feedback Loop
• The importance of measurement in control
• The final regulating device (valves etc.)
• The process
• The controller
• Control strategies
• Tuning methods
• Loop analysis
• The current state of the average loop
• The current state of the average loop
• The main problems encountered in loops
• Examples of such problems taken from plants around the world

• Control from the Operator’s Point of View
• The current situation
• The desirable situation
• The importance of teamwork between various disciplines
• Practical exercises on the ABCOL Oil & Gas Production Training Platform
• Loop analysis Problems in loops
• The behaviour of various types of optimally tuned loops


Each delegate will undertake an open book multiple-choice examination paper to demonstrate they have achieved the key learning outcomes detailed above.


This course exclusively uses ASET's market leading live and fully integrated ABCOL Oil and Gas Production Training Platform, allowing the delegates a live and hands on experience of oil and gas production operations.



SCQF Credit Rated & Levelled Certificate.

Minimum Instructor Qualification/Experience:

• SVQ Level 3 in Processing Operations Hydrocarbons or equivalent
• Minimum 5 years offshore experience in production operations
• A1 or equivalent Workplace Assessor
• ASET Approved Training Instructor

Min/Max Number of Delegates:

4/8, course duration and times may vary depending on delegate numbers

Special Requirements:

Delegates are required to supply their own PPE.

Notes to Customers:

To set up a course specifically for your company or if the dates above are not suitable please contact the ASET Customer Service Team for additional dates.

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