Course at a Glance
Code: CIP
Course Length: 3 Months

In this interactive 3 month LIVE ONLINE course, you will learn:

  • Instrumentation terms, concepts, diagrams and symbols
  • How to implement an instrument and wiring number system
  • An overview of the use of PLCs in industrial applications
  • Pressure sources and the basic terms of pressure measurement
  • Level measurement and the basics associated with it
  • Temperature measurement and the various associated transducers
  • Flow measurement techniques
  • Control valve principles and common valve types
  • New technologies such as smart instrumentation and fieldbus
  • How to integrate a complete system (considering instrumentation and total errors) as well as selection criteria, commissioning and testing
  • An overview of HMI, SCADA and DCS systems
  • Different tuning rules
  • Latest ISO requirements for a company
  • HAZOP studies
  • About reliability centred maintenance and spare parts analysis
  • To appreciate factory and site acceptance testing
  • Considerations for building in-house panels and installations


Course Details


This course is for engineers and technicians who need to have a practical knowledge of selection, installation and commissioning of industrial instrumentation and control valves. In many respects a clear understanding and application of these principles is the most important factor in an efficient process control system.
This course is for those individuals primarily involved in achieving effective results for the industrial processes they are responsible for. This would involve the design, specification and implementation of control and measurement equipment. The course focuses on real applications, with attention to special installation considerations and application limitations when selecting or installing different measurement or control equipment.

Course Outline

MODULE 1: Introduction, Basic Terms and Definitions

Basis measurement and control concepts
Basic performance terms and conditions
Advanced performance terms and conditions

MODULE 2: Diagrams and Numbering

P & ID symbols
Selection criteria
Typical applications

MODULE 3: Pressure Measurement

Principles of pressure measurement
Pressure sources
Mechanical transducers and elements
Electrical transducers and elements
Installation considerations
Impact on the overall control loop
Selection tables
Future pressure technologies

MODULE 4: Level Measurement

Principles of level measurement
Simple sight glasses and gauging rods
Buoyancy tape systems
Hydrostatic pressure
Ultrasonic measurement
Radar measurement
Vibration switches
Radiation measurement
Electrical measurement
Density measurement
Future level technologies

MODULE 5: Temperature Measurement

Principles of temperature measurement
Resistance temperature detectors (RTDs)
Liquid-in-glass, filled and bimetallic
Non-contact pyrometers
Installation considerations
Impact on the overall control loop
Selection tables
Future temperature technologies

MODULE 6: Flow and Mass Measurement

Principle of flow measurement
Differential pressure flowmeters
Open channel flow measurement
Variable area flowmeters
Oscillatory flow measurement
Magnetic flow meters
Positive displacement
Ultrasonic flow measurement
Mass flow meters
Installation considerations
Impact on overall control loop
Selection tables

MODULE 7: Control Valves

Principles of control valves
Sliding stem valves
Rotary valves
Control valve selection and sizing
Control valve characteristics / trim
Control valve noise and cavitation
Actuators and positioners
Valve benchset and stroking
Impact on overall control loop
Selection tables
Future technologies

MODULE 8: Basic Control Philosophies

Open loops
Closed loops
Feed forward and ration control
Feedback control
Overview of different tuning rules available
Cascade control
Good practice in troubleshooting
Adaptive and self tuning controllers

MODULE 9: Integration of the System, Modern Trends and Other Process Considerations

Calculation of individual instruments and total error for the system
Selection considerations
Testing and commissioning of subsystems
RS 232, RS 422, RS 423, RS 485, etc.
Fiber optic cables
New smart instruments and fieldbus
Noise and earthing considerations
Materials of construction

MODULE 10: Programmable Logic Controllers Introduction to the PLC

Digital Input / Output Systems
Analog Input / Output Systems
Fundamentals of PLC Programming

MODULE 11: ISO, HAZOPS, Reliability Centered Maintenance, Spare Parts Analysis, Testing and Panel Design

ISO 9001:2000 in depth
HAZOP analysis
Reliability centered maintenance and spare parts analysis
Acceptance Testing (FAT and SAT)
Electrical design of assorted panels


System Hardware & Software
Design & layout
Alarms & Reporting

NB: The course description of all EIT "Certificate" courses has been changed to "Professional Certificate of Competency". Some course brochures are not yet updated. The actual certificate received by successful students will include the new title.

Learning and Teaching

Benefits of Online Learning to Students

  • Cost effective: no travel or accommodation necessary
  • Interactive: live, interactive sessions let you communicate with your instructor and fellow students
  • Flexible: short interactive sessions over the Internet which you can attend from your home or office. Learn while you earn!
  • Practical: perform exercises by remotely accessing our labs and simulation software
  • Expert instructors: instructors have extensive industry experience; they are not just 'academics'
  • No geographical limits: learn from any location, all you need is an Internet connection
  • Constant support: from your instructor(s) and a dedicated Learning Support Officer for the complete duration of the course
  • International insight: interact and network with participants from around the globe and gain valuable insight into international practice 

Benefits of Online Learning to Employers

  • Lower training costs: no travel or accommodation necessary
  • Less downtime: short webinars (60-90 minutes) and flexible training methods means less time away from work
  • Retain employees: keep staff who may be considering a qualification as full time study
  • Increase efficiency: improve your engineering or technical employees’ skills and knowledge
  • International insight: students will have access to internationally based professional instructors and students


How Does it Work?

EIT Online Learning courses involve a combination of live, interactive sessions over the Internet with a professional instructor, set readings, and assignments. The courses include simulation software and remote laboratory applications to let you put theory to practice, and provide you with constant support from a dedicated Learning Support Officer.

Practical Exercises and Remote Laboratories

As part of the groundbreaking new way of teaching, our online engineering courses use a series of remote laboratories (labs) and simulation software, to facilitate your learning and to test the knowledge you gain during your course. These involve complete working labs set up at various locations of the world into which you will be able to log to and proceed through the various practical sessions.

These will be supplemented by simulation software, running either remotely or on your computer, to ensure you gain the requisite hands-on experience. No one can learn much solely from lectures, the labs and simulation software are designed to increase the absorption of the materials and to give you a practical orientation of the learning experience. All this will give you a solid, practical exposure to the key principles covered and will ensure that you obtain maximum benefit from your course.




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The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) is dedicated to ensuring our students receive a world-class education and gain skills they can immediately implement in the workplace upon graduation. Our staff members uphold our ethos of honesty and integrity, and we stand by our word because it is our bond. Our students are also expected to carry this attitude throughout their time at our institute, and into their careers.

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School of Industrial Automation