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E580
Instrument Loop Diagram Basics

Clifford T Johnson, P.E., CSE

This two hour online course to provide guidelines for the development and use of instrument loop diagrams (Sheets) for the design, construction, start-up, operation, maintenance, and modification of Instrument & Control systems (I&C). It should help you to understand the reason that instrument loop diagram are of primary importance for the on going maintenance and calibration of Modern DCS (Distributed Control Systems) & SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisitioning) Systems. They improve communications among technical, non-technical, management, design, construction, operating, and maintenance personnel. The Loop Diagram is one of the most recognizable document used in the I&C field. In many cases it becomes the Instrument Technicians notebook for upgrades and changes. Loop Sheets (as many are called) give the tech important inside information to all the components in the system. Along with the P&ID (Piping & Instrument Diagram) The show the location of every I&C device and the Wire type and termination. and in most cases the model and calibration information. In today's fast pace world it is also important that the be developed in a Database software and CAD program.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.


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