Process measurement and instrument configuration I


Get a comprehensive view of different measurement technologies, their strengths, weaknesses and selection criteria. Study the different components and learn their specific characteristics with the help of working models. Practical exercises in reading P&I diagrams will enable you to discuss the best selection of technology and field devices in relation to the “best fit for purpose” with users in an automation project.


  • This course involves all elements of process instrumentation, basic measuring principle, selection, installation, setup, operation and device exchange.

  • The course layout is designed so that the participant receives both practical experience with hands on exercises and theoretical knowledge via class room tutorials.

  • Even during the theoretical session we use active teaching methods to integrate the training in an effective way.


  • Pipe & Instrument Diagrams (P&ID):the meaning of the flow diagram, P&ID symbols and P&I diagram. Determination of all of the main components, control loops and Identification of each measuring point and measuring principle on the training rig

  • Software tooling (Applicator and FieldCare): FDT/DTM (Field Device Tool / Device Type Manager) technology and selection of the correct measuring principle and instrument for a particular application. Appplicator's features and how to use them.

  • Level measurement: The different technologies and applications for level measurement and their strength and weaknesses. The importance of the application and process conditions for the election of the correct measurement technology.

  • Flow measurement: The importance of the application and process conditions as it pertains to the selection of the correct measurement technology; determining which technology fits the application.

  • Pressure: The basics of pressure measurement and the available sensor technologies. The differences between absolute, gauge, differential and hydrostatic pressure. The differences between ceramic and metallic sensor cells.

Who should attend?

  • Project engineers and management, Instrument technicians, Factory engineers and management, Quality technicians and management.


Delegates should have some basic experience of their plant processes and instrumentation

Evaluation methodology

Assessment written and practical


Basic Training


Theory and Hands on