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Introduction to Control and Instrumentation

COURSE PROVIDER: Manuel Gooding, P.E.
Introduction to Control and Instrumentation
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH interactive presentation provides an overview of the basic principles of control systems and instrumentation used in industry, and the profitability and quality of the product or service obtained from an improved process or system.

Instrumentation and control is the nervous system of industrial complexes, power generation, and basically all the processes that require some intelligence to accomplish the task of producing a product or process. When a process is modified to improve its function, the best and most economic change of the system is to improve the control and occasionally the instrumentation areas. The efficiency of the controls reflects directly in the profitability and quality of the product or service obtained from a process or system.

This presentation will walk you through the elements that make a control system and present to you the most common instrumentation used in industry. It describes basics of control loops, configuration, including control loop and its elements. It also describes instrumentation for pressure, flow, level and temperature, explaining their physical principles, and common applications. Introduction to motor controls is included in the last section of the course. Basic motor control schematics for simple motor starters are explained. Finally, basic description of a of modern motor control center is presented.

This 1 PDH online course is applicable to electrical, chemical, and mechanical engineers, as well as project managers in industry, who are interested either in learning more about control systems and instrumentation or wish to refresh basic control and instrumentation concepts.

Learning Objectives

This continuing education interactive presentation is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Identifying system elements and components
  • Understanding the basics of controls such as loop and open controls and its elements
  • Learning about the methods and principles of instrumentations
  • Acquiring a basic knowledge of the basis of motor control elements
  • Learning about arc flash labels and PPE requirements for arc flash
Course Document
For this course, you will need to go through the interactive presentation "Introduction to Control and Instrumentation". To access the presentation, you will need to log in or register and purchase the course. Following the course purchase, please click on the link provided in your account to view the presentation. The duration of this presentation is approximately 46 minutes.
This particular course document is accessible only after purchase.

Course Quiz

Once you finish watching the PDH interactive presentation, you will be redirected to your account to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of (10) questions to earn 1 PDH credits. 

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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