Fundamentals of Industrial Instrumentation and Automation

Online /
May 1 - 3, 2023 /
Course Code: 14-0508-ONL23

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Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 3 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

9:30 am to 5:00 pm Eastern (Will include a 30 minute lunch break)

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Become familiar with instrument terminology and standards
  • Recognize different process-control concepts and actions
  • Stay updated with the evolution of automation controls
  • Employ your skills in the utilization, maintenance and troubleshooting of industrial equipment
  • Understand the role of the supervisory, control and data acquisition of various control systems components and equipment

Industrial staffs, technicians and engineers need a basic understanding of instrumentation process control and automation. This course provides the basics without delving into complicated mathematical formulas. The course covers the fundamentals of the underlying principles for using industrial instrumentation tools. Lectures will include simple hands-on exercises, problem-solving sessions, real-world applications, and insights from the factory floor.

Course Outline

  • The fundamentals of instrumentation
  • Methods of measurement
  • Control system basic elements
  • Signal control and controller modes
  • Measurements and statistics
  • Industrial automation
  • Supervisory control and data acquisition basics in Process Automation Systems (PAS)

Who Should Attend
Personnel involved with industrial instrumentation selection, utilization, troubleshooting, maintenance, Technicians, Engineers • Project Engineers • Supervisors of Process Automation Systems• System Integrators of OEM Equipment • Staff Whose Responsibilities Include Commissioning and Troubleshooting of Instrumentation for Automation • Project Managers and Others Who Would Like To Know More About Instrumentation and Automation.

More Information

Time: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time

Please note: You can check other time zones here.


Day I

Fundamentals of Industrial Instrumentation

  • Introduction and evolution
  • Systems and controlled systems benefit and historic trends
  • Definition of the elements in a control loop
  • Concepts and principles
  • Units and standards (English and SI units)

Methods of Measurement

  • Pressure – Basic terms, formulas, measuring instruments, application and installation considerations
  • Level – Formulas, devices, application and installation considerations
  • Flow - Basic terms, formulas, measuring instruments, application and calibration considerations
  • Temperature and Heat – Definitions, formulas, measuring instruments, reaction time and installation considerations considerations
  • Force and Torque – Definitions of force and torque, measuring devices, strain gauges application

Engagement, Working Sessions and Quizzes

Day II

Control Systems Basic Elements

  • Analog vs digital world, linearization, calibration
  • Transducers
  • Current and voltage amplifiers
  • Signal Conditioning
  • Regulators, valves and actuators

Signal Control and Controller Modes

  • Definitions and system terms
  • System functions
  • Elements of a control system
  • Open and closed loops
  • Proportional, integral and derivative actions
  • Loops tuning methodology
  • ON/OFF and continuous control
  • The digital world & binary system
  • Logic gates

Measurements in Statistics

  • Statistics, basic terms
  • Measures of central tendency and variation: mean, median and standard deviation

Engagement, Working Sessions and Quizzes


Industrial automation

  • Controller Operation, Input/Output modules, scan modes
  • IEC 61131-3 standard for PLCs
  • Signal converters: Analog to Digital Conversion, Digital to Analog Conversion
  • Communication Error Detection, Handshaking, Multiple Attempts
  • Communication interfaces: HART, Modbus and Ethernet protocols

Supervisory control and data acquisition in Process Automation Systems (PAS)

  • Engineering model for distributed automation and control
  • Data processing and presentation tools
  • Examples of Rockwell Automation industrial applications
  • SCADA modules: visualization, databases, alarm handling, reports, logging and data archiving
  • Diagnostics
  • Fail-safe
  • Fault tolerance

Engagement, Working Sessions and Quizzes


Corina Rosenberg, P.Eng

Corina Rosenberg, P.Eng., was System Engineering Manager with Curtiss Wright before recently retiring. She has years of experience in system engineering and control systems. She is also a present member of INCOSE (International Council of Systems Engineering) and has served on the board of TASSQ (Toronto Association of Systems and Software Quality) in the past.

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Fee & Credits

$1995 + taxes

  • 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 21 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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