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Oil & Gas Training
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Instrument Fieldbus Control

As the demand for making control systems more efficient and capable of handling increasingly complex process problems grows, new technology has been developed to improve and expand the capabilities of the process control systems.

The foundation fieldbus system has taken the distributed control system and further de-centralized it to make it more independent and reliable.  It has changed the way communication between measuring and controlling devices has been traditionally managed.  It has also expanded the interoperability between control systems made by different manufacturers.

This course will cover the development of the foundation fieldbus system, as well as the improvements it offers relative to distributed control, availability, and reliability.  Discussions will revolve around the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of the foundation fieldbus, as well as issues around integration and migration.  Finally, topics such as installation, commissioning and communication networks as well as safety features will be introduced.

Day 1

Foundation Fieldbus Systems

  • Introduction
  • Benefits of foundation fieldbus
  • Configuration
  • Operation
  • Maintenance and troubleshooting

On the first day, participants will learn about the reason foundation fieldbus was developed and the benefits it can bring to an operation.   Participants will gain knowledge in the installation, commissioning, and configuration of foundation fieldbus systems.  They will also learn about the required maintenance and troubleshooting techniques.

Day 2

Foundation Fieldbus Installation and Communication

  • Integration and migration
  • Installation and commissioning
  • Digital communication networks
  • Communication topologies
  • Availability and safety

On day two, participants will learn about the challenges of integrating and migrating of a foundation fieldbus system. They will also learn about installation and commissioning techniques.  Since the fieldbus system is made up of many parts that talk to one another, the participants will learn about the different types of communication used to connect the fieldbus system.  The participants will be made aware of how the foundation fieldbus makes a system safer and more reliable.

Learning activity mix

This course is mainly targeted to process technicians working in the field as an introduction or refresher.  The course can be applicable to technicians working in other disciplines, equipment purchasers, procurement and storage personnel, job planners, and immediate supervisors to the working technicians.

Anyone taking this course should have some exposure to oil and gas facility terminology.

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