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    Process Analyzers

    With the advancement in computer applications and electronics, analyzers have gained popularity in recent years.  They have taken the spot sampling capability of a laboratory and converted into a continuous sampling system.  With continuous sampling, the process variable is being analyzed on a continuous basis with a much faster update time.  Faster update time has given the analyzer the ability to be used for control purposes.

    In this three day course participants will learn about the purpose of analyzer systems, how they are selected, and their installation and maintenance.  They will learn about how a sample is conditioned so the analyzer will give a representative reading of the component that is of interest in the process.  Time will also be spent on the main types of analyzers that are commonly used in industry.

    Upon completion of this course, participants should have a better understanding of the operation of a process analyzer allowing each technician develop confidence and increasing their efficiency.  The knowledge participants gained from this course will be further expanded by on-job training and practical experience they will receive throughout the duration of their career.

    Day 1

    Analyzer Selection

    • Introduction to analyzer systems
    • Selecting analyzer systems
    • Analyzers sensors
    • Installing and maintaining analyzer systems

    On day one, participants will be provided with an introduction to analyzer systems and why their continuous measurement has changed the efficiency of process control.  They will learn of the importance of choosing the proper analyzer as well as the type of analyzer sensor that is to be used. Time will also be spent on the special installation and maintenance procedures and requirements.

    Day 2

    Sample Conditioning Systems

    • Analyzer sampling systems
    • Components of an analyzer sampling system
    • Physical limitations of a sampling system
    • Characteristics of analyzer sampling systems

    On day two, participants will learn about the components of the analyzer system and the characteristics of the sample conditioning required.  They will also become familiar with the requirements of the sample conditioning systems which prepare the sample to be properly measured by the analyzer.  This part of the course stresses the importance of maintaining the physical and chemical characteristics of the sample.

    Day 3

    Types of analyzers

    • Conductivity and pH
    • Optical analyzers
    • Combustion analyzers
    • Gas chromatography

    On day three, participants will learn about the most common analyzers used in industry, the applications in which they are used and the impact they have on operating the process.  They will learn about the type of measuring principles used in each type of analyzers and the installation and maintenance of the analyzers.

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

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

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