Introduction to Process Measurement


1-day course

CPD Credit: 6 hours, C1

Course Overview

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.

Course Aim

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 working with pumps across the biopharma, food, water and wastewater, chemical and power generation sectors.

Trainer's Profile

Ger Nagle

Gerard Nagle has previously worked for Emerson Process Management with extensive experience with Fisher control valves. He also has extensive experience with Farris pressure relief valves. Currently, Gerard is a lecturer in TU Dublin in the department of Mechanical Engineering. He lectures modules on Fluid Mechanics and Unit Operations. Gerard has a M.Sc. in Process Systems Engineering from Cranfield University.


"Excellent course content and instructor very knowledgeable in this sector."

Juliett Hughes, Prochem Engineering Limited"Informative course, plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion."

Tom Walsh, H.A. O'Neil Ltd.: "Course very well delivered."

Please contact the Team for further information on scheduled course dates and In-Company options. You can reach us by phone: 01 665 1305 or email