The Certificate in Process Engineering for Control Practitioners is a 100% online program. The course consists of three modules covering the different aspects of process engineering from a non-mathematical and practical point of view for Instrumentation & Control Practitioners. It includes the basic concepts, the engineering and the functioning of systems.

What You Will Learn

  • Process engineering concepts and calculations including: different material phases (solid, liquid and gas), fluid properties, physical operations vs. chemical processes, flow of fluid in pipes, incompressible vs. compressible flow, hydraulic calculations (pipe pressure drop calculations) for the purpose of control valve hydraulic calculations, relief valve hydraulic Calculations, etc.
  • Understanding process discipline deliverables including: BFD, PFD, P&ID, H&MB Table, process design criteria and process design basis, process description, process control narrative, and cause and effect table
  • Understanding different elements of P&ID’s including: pipes, valves, automatic valves (switching valves and control valves), containers (vessels and tanks), fluid movers (pumps, compressors, blowers, fans), heat exchangers, pressure relief devices, insulation and tracing, and also isolation methodologies for ease of maintenance
  • The decision on monitoring and/or control of process parameters in plants and developing the "I" Portion of P&IDs
  • Experienced-based and practical approach to the applications of different control architectures including: feedback/feedforward, cascade, ratio, selective, override, and split/parallel controls.
  • The goal and implementation of plant-wide control systems.
  • The control of most common elements including pipes and pipe arrangements, pumps/compressors, heat exchangers/furnaces, and vessel /tanks.
  • The requirements and legal aspects of Pressure Relief Devices (PRD) in the process plants.
  • The sizing methodology of Pressure Relief Valves (PRV) from process engineer’s and I&C practitioner’s viewpoint.
  • Practical material selection for sensors, control valves, and relief devices.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for those who want to learn not only about the basics of Process Engineering but also more advanced concepts in a condensed time frame and from a practical point of view and/or for I&C practitioners who simply want to communicate technically with Process Engineering personnel. The program is designed to provide attendees with sufficient knowledge to implement I&C technology correctly. It is applicable to technical and supervisory personnel. It is presumed that participants come from a setting where they can apply the knowledge received.

Course Content

This online course has three modules:

Save $290! Register and pay $3295 for the entire Certificate in advance. Please call Gena Walsh at 902-494-6079 and ask for the "Process Engineering for Control Practitioners Certificate Program Discount."

Note: It is highly recommended that participants attend Modules I, II and III in their sequential order. We are unable to accommodate requests for advanced standing. Participants must complete all three modules including all quizzes and exams in order to be awarded a Certificate in Process Engineering for Control Practitioners. In special circumstances a participant may complete a certificate module outside the regular program schedule on a self-study basis. Application for self-study must be sent in writing to the Program Director.

Certificate Requirements

The certificate is awarded after the completion of the three modules, including all quizzes and final exams. This represents approximately 150 hours of training which includes online sessions, home study, assignments and exam preparation. The participants must attain a minimum of 65 percent for each module and an aggregate average of at least 75 percent in the program.

Required Textbook

The text book is in the form of online notes and is available for downloading for the course participants.

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