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Course Details


Dubai, UAE
From Date: 06-Mar-2023   
To Date: 10-Mar-2023
5 Days

Ref No:        IC075
Title:            Preventive, Predictive & Corrective Maintenance of Field Instruments  
Start Date:   06 Marh 2023 End Date: 10 March 2023  
Venue:        Dubai, UAE
Fee:              $5,250

In any of the 5 star hotels. The exact venue will be informed once finalized.

Corrective, Preventive, Predictive and operational maintenance must be performed by qualified and experienced I&C maintenance personnel, because of the complexity of existing control systems that utilize many fields of expertise, several maintenance backgrounds are required to maintain, troubleshoot and calibrate pneumatic, electrical, electronic and computerized instruments and systems. The systems approach, which looks at the whole picture to gain an understanding of the process, is the special attribute of I& C maintenance personnel.

Good maintenance saves money. With the equipment working properly, the process quality and production will be high. When equipment fails, production normally stops and many production personnel cannot do their jobs. With good maintenance management, spare parts are available quickly to reduce the mean time to repair (MTTR).

When the equipment is repaired quickly, the mean time between failures (MTBF) is extended. The proper frequencies of preventive maintenance should provide less downtime and the down time that occurs can be scheduled. We can become pro-active instead of reactive.


At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Employ proper safety practices during installation, calibration, and maintenance procedures 
  • Describe the difference between maintenance and troubleshooting 
  • Apply Different types of maintenance. 
  • Select and operate test equipment to measure electrical properties and calibrate instruments 
  • Calibrate electronic transmitters and controllers 
  • Install electronic instruments using manufacturer’s guidelines and ISA’s recommended practices and procedures
  • Use piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs) and wiring, schematic, and installation detail drawings to install, calibrate, maintain and verify proper operation of instruments 
  • Describe different types of flowmeter operating principles, installation, calibration and maintenance 
  • Discuss electrical connections and grounding. 
  • Discuss maintenance engineering. 
  • Describe the operation of various pneumatic devices including bellows, diaphragm, Bourdon tube, flapper/nozzle mechanism, and pressure transmitters 
  • Describe the specific tools used for pneumatic maintenance in a contemporary plant environment 
  • Calibrate a differential pressure (D/P) transmitter for a dip tub application
  • Discuss the function of a control valve and actuator in a typical loop 
  • Develop a systematic approach to troubleshooting 
  • Verify, locate, and identify performance problems and the causes of the problems
  • Identify the common causes of sensor, transmitter, controller, and final control element problems 
  • Troubleshoot control systems and documentation control
  • Compare general troubleshooting procedures for conventional, FIELDBUS, and HARTTM control systems

This course focuses on maintenance, calibration and troubleshooting of different instrumentation devices and systems for Engineers and Technicians.

  • Control and instrumentation
  • Control system
  • Electrical installations
  • Field technical support
  • Instrumentation Maintenance Technicians
  • Electrical Engineers and Technicians
  • Plant Operations Engineers, Supervisors and Operators
  • Maintenance Supervisors
  • Maintenance


Module (01) Introduction

  1. Overview 
  2. History of Instrumentation and control Maintenance
  3. Need for Instrumentation and Control Maintenance and Engineering

Module (02) Fundamental Principles

  • Overview 
  • Electronic Field Instrumentation 
  • Why Maintain 
  • Maintenance versus Troubleshooting 
  • Calibration and Reasons to Calibrate 
  • Troubleshooting 
  • Basic Troubleshooting Technique 
  • Designed with maintenance in mind

Module (03) Diagram, Symbols and Specifications

  • Overview 
  • P & ID 
  • Instrument Loop Diagram 
  • Logic Diagram 
  • Specifications
  • Instrument Symbols

Module (04) Maintenance Personnel

  • Overview
  • Multi-Disciplined 
  • Continuous Training
  • Training of Maintenance Workers 
  • Multicraft / Multiskilled, Multi-Discipline
  • Knowledge Factors 
  • Skills 
  • Job Titles and Descriptions

Module (05) Maintenance Management and Engineering

  • Overview
  • The Need for Maintenance Management
  • Maintenance Philosophy
  • Maintenance Management Organization
  • Basic Requirement for Maintenance Department
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Work Order System. 
  • MTTF, MTTR and Availability
  • Preparing Functional Specifications
  • Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)
  • Office/Shop Layout
  • .Centralized/Decentralized Shops

Module (06) Pressure and Flow Instruments

  • Overview
  • Pressure Transmitters
  • Differential Pressure Technology
  • Level Transmitters
  • Flow Transmitters 
  • Magnetic Flowmeters 
  • Mass Flowmeters 
  • Turbine Flowmeters
  • Positive Displacement Flowmeters
  • Ultrasonic Flowmeters

Module (07) Maintenance Engineering

  • Overview 
  • Engineering Assistance
  • Maintenance involvement in new Project 
  • Successful Maintenance
  • The High Maintenance System
  • Documentation Control
  • Alternative Methods of Maintenance 
  • Service / Contract Maintenance 
  • In house Maintenance versus Contract Maintenance 
  • New Systems Installation Checkout
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Power, Grounding and Isolation Requirements
  • Instrument Air Requirements
  • Heating, Ventilating, Cooling and Air Conditioning System

Module (08) Temperature Devices

  • Overview
  • Thermocouples 
  • RTDs 
  • Thermistors 
  • Infrared Temperature Transducer
  • Optical Fiber Thermometry
  • Thermometers

Module (09) Panel and Transmitting Instruments 

  • Overview
  • Panel and Behind Panel Instruments
  • Panel Meters
  • Discrete Switches
  • Transducers
  • Smart Transmitters

Module (10) Analytical Instruments

  • Overview 
  • Field Analytical Instrument Systems
  • Field Analytical Instruments
  • Organizations 
  • Maintenance Approaches
  • Service Factor 
  • Maintenance Work Load 
  • Spare Parts
  • Vendor Support
  • Installation Issues

Module (11) Primary Element and Final Control Devices

  • Overview
  • Temperature
  • Primary Elements
  • Primary Element Locations
  • Control Valves 
  • Troubleshooting Guide 

Module (12) Pneumatic Instruments 

  • Overview 
  • Instrument Air Requirements
  • Pneumatic Field Instruments

Module (13) Calibration

  • Overview
  • Field Calibration
  • Calibration in Hazardous Locations 
  • In Shop Calibration

Module (14) Tuning

  • Overview
  • Loop Classification by Control Function 
  • Control Algorithms
  • Loop Tuning
  • Flow Loops

Module (15) Distributed Control Systems

  • Overview
  • DCS Maintenance 
  • Maintenance Goals and Objectives
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)

Module (16) Software and Network Maintenance

  • Overview
  • Computer Operating Environment
  • 21st Century Maintenance Technology

Module (17) Safety

  • Overview
  • Electrical Hazards 
  • Hazardous Area
  • Contamination 
  • Pressure and Vacuums 
  • High Voltage
  • Moving and Rotating Machines 
  • Gases and Chemicals
  • Heights and Confined Spaces
  • Process Considerations
  • Communications
  • Standards and Recommended Practice

Module (18) Fiber Optics

  • Overview
  • Construction
  • Classification
  • Sensing Modes
  • Advantages
  • Disadvantages
  • Applications 
  • Input/output Modules 
  • Sensors

NOTE: Pre & Post Tests will be conducted
Case Studies, Group Exercises, Group Discussions, Last Day Review & Assessments will be carried out.


Define Management Consultancy & Training Certificate of course completion will be issued to all attendees.


The latest educational methods and strategies will be employed. The course is designed to maximize delegate benefit from the outset. Questions are encouraged throughout; this provides opportunities for participants to discuss with the presenter and others, specific problems and appropriate solutions. All delegates take away a detailed and comprehensive copy of the material presented; therefore minimal note taking is encouraged to ensure maximum delegate participation and attention. Practical hands-on training ensures knowledge retention. At the end of the session there will be a question-and-answer session to allow participants enough time to seek answers to grey areas and to seek clarifications to any misconceptions or problems they may have regarding the subject concerned to the course. There will also be some indoor experiential activities to enhance learning.

  • 30% Lectures 
  • 30% Workshops and work presentation
  • 20% Group Work& Practical Exercises 
  • 20% Videos& General Discussions
5,250 US$ per participant for Public Training. Fees Includes Course Materials/ Handouts, Tea/Coffee, refreshments, International Buffet Lunch

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