This course has been developed for industrial and service company technicians who are interested in developing an understanding of control room systems and operations. Learners will be introduced to the methods, techniques and technologies used in industrial process measurement and control and the application of the control room in this process. In addition, candidates will have access to an extensive range of automation software, hardware, simulators and a virtual control room. The course content can be tailored to meet the specific requirements of customers’ business operations, processes, procedures and documentation.
An Introduction to Control Room Operations
- Control room – evolution, protocols, communication
- Control room systems – screens, mimic panels, plant operation, graphic displays, human/machine interfaces
- Control types – open loop, closed loop, two-step, three-term, P, P+I, P+I+D, cascade, sequential , batch
- Control system tuning techniques – ultimate cycle, reaction curve, adaptive
- Alarm and interlock systems – hierarchy, priority, application, response
- Process applications – hardware simulation, software simulation, system development software
- Overview of computerised control systems – PLC, DDC, DCS, SCADA
This qualification is available to anyone who is capable of reaching the required standards. Entry on to the course will be subject to interview and considered on previous learning, experience or individual merit.
No specific requirement.
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.