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Introduction to Process Measurement

  • Date(s)
    Tuesday, 13 March 2018
  • Time(s)
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Venue
    National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training, Fosters Avenue, Mount Merrion, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland
  • Fee

    Members: €345
    Non-Members: €395

    NOTE: You can only book online using credit or debit card details.  If your preferred method of payment is by invoice / purchase order / bank transfer / other, please contact the CPD Training Team on 01-6651305, or email to secure a place.

  • CPD Credit
    7 hours   C1

Learning Objectives

This course will provide an insight to industrial instrumentation application, selection, calibration and maintenance. It is an introductory course that will focus on the most relevant techniques and instrumentation used to measure pressure, temperature, level and flow and how these critical measurements interface with the overall control system.

Delegates will gain a better understanding of industrial instrumentation performance characteristics and how it relates to the overall control system performance. 


The primary objective is to give each delegate a fundamental knowledge of the basic principles of industrial instrumentation. It will focus on the definitions and application of various industrial instrumentation of the four major measurement areas.

The secondary objective is to give the delegate an overview of the fundamentals of the control loop and look at the complete control loop hardware.

The course will cover, but is not limited to;

  • Introduction to process control
  • The process control loop
  • Introduction to the control loop documentation
  • Hazardous areas and equipment selection
  • Pressure measurement
  • Temperature measurement
  • Level measurement
  • Flow measurement
  • Communication protocols such as HART and Fieldbus
  • Difference between DCS, PLC and SCADA
  • Wireless Instruments
  • Installation and operation of Instrumentation

Who should attend?

This course is focused to the needs of chemical, instrumentation, maintenance, and mechanical engineers and technicians involved in the selection, sizing, specification, installation, operation and maintenance of industrial instrumentation. The industries that this course would be relevant to are the biopharma, food, water and waste water, chemical and power generation.

Other CPD courses in this series

There are no prerequisites necessary for this course.
Trainer's Profile

Gerard Nagle is a lecturer in DIT Bolton Street in the department of Mechanical Engineering. He currently is a lecturer in Fluid Mechanics, Control Engineering and Unit Operations. Gerard has a M.Sc. in Process Systems Engineering from Cranfield University and has worked with Rosemount.



Make a Booking

13 March 2018


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