Calibration is defined as a test during which known values of measurand are applied to the transducer and corresponding output readings are recorded under specified conditions. The responsibility of the instrument technician is to follow the proper calibration procedures to accurately calibrate the instrument. With the large volumes of product processed in industry today, the accuracy of the instrumentation is critical in operating a safe and economically viable process. Every piece of instrumentation requires verification and calibration within a specified time frame. Verification and calibration procedures are dependent on the type of instrument being calibrated.
This course has been designed to introduce participants to the basic principles of verification and calibration. They will learn about the responsibilities of the instrument technician and the importance of accuracy and documentation. The participants will gain knowledge in the various calibration procedures of various types of measuring instruments, as well as the more complex final control elements and on-stream analyzers.
Upon completion of the course participants will have a better understanding of the technology and methods associated with verification and calibration. They will have gained a better knowledge of its purpose and importance in the operations cycle. With the knowledge gained, technicians will be able to expand their skills through on-the-job training, as well as practical experience gained on the plant site.