Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Short Courses (CPD)

Short Courses (CPD)

About the Course

Process Control

Preventing catastrophic failure and bringing plant back to safe operating conditions.

Develop understanding of safe design and operations of process instrumentation and control systems. Develop the skills needed to prevent catastrophic failure. Find out how to bring the process plant back to safe conditions within the shortest reasonable time and best practicable means.

This course is also delivered on at least one of the Faculty's Masters programmes at Newcastle University in Singapore, and you will attend alongside full and part time registered students. If you elect to study the full Masters' programme after completing the module, this is an available option for you.

Course dates
  • Monday 1 February - Friday 18 June 2021 (duration 36 hours): dates not confirmed

Teaching is delivered in the evenings.

To find out more and book a place, email newriis.research@ncl.ac.uk.

Objectives and Outline

Process Control

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • describe and explain the importance of process instrumentation and control in process safety
  • discuss and explain the concept of process instrumentation and control in reliability engineering
  • explain the concept of system and data security in process safety

You'll be able to:

  • evaluate process data and trendlines in predicting plant and process failure
  • formulate emergency shutdown procedures in the event of a runaway process
  • specify instrumentation based on safety considerations

You'll appreciate the importance of process dynamics in safe control and operation. You'll be able to apply:

  • skills of controller tuning and systems analysis to provide safe and stable process control
  • concepts of data security

Course Outline

  1. Process monitoring, control and emergency shut down.
  2. Process data management and analysis.
  3. Reliability engineering using process instrumentation and control.
  4. Instrumentation safety considerations including Safety Instrumented Systems.
  5. Controller tuning for accuracy and prompt response to process upset.
  6. Uninterruptable power supply.
  7. System and data security.
Course dates
  • Monday 1 February - Friday 18 June 2021 (duration 36 hours): dates not confirmed

Teaching is delivered in the evenings.

To find out more and book a place, email newriis.research@ncl.ac.uk.

Further Information

Process Control

Academic Module Outline

This course is also delivered as a Module (code NUS8108) on at least one of the Faculty's Masters programmes, the majority of which can be studied part time, making them suitable for those in employment. You will attend with full and part time registered students. The Academic Module Outline is available via the University's Module Catalogue.

Course Materials

During the course, you will be able to access course materials electronically using the University Wifi. We suggest that you bring a laptop or tablet with PDF viewer if you wish to refer to the notes during the course. Please ensure that you make sure your electronic device is fully charged, as access to charging points may be limited within the lecture rooms.

Update to Course Content

Please note that our courses are reviewed regularly, both in response to feedback and so that information about recent research and developments can be included. Thus, content may be subject to change.

Presenters

Process Control

Presenters

Academic Professionals
  • Dr Ming Tham (Course Leader)

Fees

Process Control

Fees

  • Process Control
    • Please contact us for information about fees

The course fee includes tuition and course materials.

Contact the team in Singapore for information about cancellation and refund of fees.

Formal assessment may be available for this Course. Assessment usually attracts an additional fee. Delegates will be issued with a transcript and Certificate of Credit Achieved. More details are available from the Singapore team.

To find out more and book a place, email newriis.research@ncl.ac.uk.