INSTRUMENTATION COURSES

The Instrumentation course employs a large range of industrial current loop, temperature, pressure, level and flow sensors and associated equipment. The course teaches electricians with no previous instrumentation knowledge how to recognise, calibrate and maintain a range of equipment used in real industrial instrumentation systems and then the follow-up course on PID Controllers shows how these would be put into a control loop. These two courses combined together form the Instrumentation & Process Control course.

On the PLC courses, we use laptop computers running industrial software. These are connected to PLCs which are in turn connected to a medium-sized training rig which incorporates motors, solenoids, switches and conveyor belts. The intention of the PLC courses is that having worked with the range of manufacturers that we use, delegates will be able to work with any manufacturer of PLCs back in their workplace. A very important distinction is made between the courses on PLC Faultfinding and PLC Programming.

The Problem Solving for Electricians course teaches electricians the best way to go about faultfinding on modern integrated control panels.

The Soldering and Electronics courses are aimed at candidates interested in maintaining electronic devices. The electronics course teaches what the common components are, how to read electronic circuit diagrams, how to use modern test gear and then teaches them how to find faults on electronics boards. The soldering course teaches the key parts of the International soldering standards and then teaches them how to solder a range of components properly.

The Motor Drives courses employ custom-made rigs which use a range of manufacturer's drives. Candidates get the chance to practice setting parameters and monitoring the effects of these changes as the rigs are connected to real industrial motors.