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Water - Fundamentals of Process Instrumentation


Course Description

This 6.5 contact hour course is delivered NLC LIVE Online.

Instrumentation and control loops are used throughout water systems to control all aspects of the process. Consequently, Operators interact with, and are dependent on process instrumentation to detect and control flow, temperature, pressure, levels, etc. and the control loops that manage the many interdependent processes in their system. Operators who understand and are familiar with process instrumentation and operation of control loops are more able to meet their ABC core competencies of: Operate, Evaluate & Maintain Equipment, and Monitor, Evaluate & Adjust Treatment Process.

What will be covered in this course:

1. Introduction
2. Process Variables
3. Elements of Control Systems
4. Sensors
5. Transmitters
6. Recorders
7. Controllers
8. Final control Elements
9. Control Loops

The student workbook provided and used in this course is Fundamentals of Process Instrumentation - Course No. 205 published by Job Training Systems Inc.

Quizzes and group discussion are used to assess your learning at several points throughout the course.

This course is approved for 0.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for Alberta Water/Waste Water Operators.
Books Required
Fundamentals of Process Instrumentation - Course No. 205, published by Job Training Systems Inc.

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Withdrawals and Refunds

Tuition will be fully refunded when notice of withdrawal is given 7 days before the course start date. If you are unable to attend your course, you may arrange for someone to take your place by contacting Continuing Education & Corporate Training at or 780-849-8623


Northern Lakes College reserves the right to re-schedule or cancel a course that lacks sufficient registrations to provide a satisfactory learning atmosphere. In this event your registration fee will be refunded in full or applied to the re-scheduled course.

Fee Payment

Fee Payment: Fees are due at the time of registration. Northern Lakes College accepts cash, cheque, money order, debit, VISA, MasterCard, American Express. Invoicing to a company requires a Purchase Order (PO).