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Mar 27
2012

Training Through The Hard Times

Posted by IAMBlogger in Tips and Techniques , Management , Education and Training

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Advancement of technologies paired with the rising competition amongst companies is only saying one thing to its corresponding owner and management:  produce quality products with the least amount of input in terms of money, time and effort. So the company seeks for ways to reduce their expenditures to the least possible.

Financial crisis because of low sales due to local or global financial recession or fierce competition would firmly instruct the whole company to tighten their belts. And the first and most likeable department to feel it is the training department. But there are ways to comply still of the CEO's directive for the budget-cut for the sake of the company's continuing quality output without spending too much. After all, the training department objective is to produce the lean functioning manpower the company needs to sustain stable operation. This list will surely help and would give a thumbs up for everyone:

Jan 06
2012

The Importance of Wiring Color Standardization

Posted by IAMBlogger in Education and Training

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In my previous post, I have told you that me and my colleague of our maintenance department have been designing and creating this training and test rig for the various instrument installed plantwide. It was running smoothly, and we were able to configure our wifi module connected to our Allen-Bradley PLC with attached motor managers and HMI. Though still quite small in terms of equipment variety compared to those professional and commercially available in the market. It still manage to do its purpose.

Slowly expanding it in terms of material availability and time, my colleague and I do rotating turns in wiring and configuration since we still are attending numerous breakdown calls of the plant. If I am on the field or at the office doing our job reports, he will be the one doing the stuff needed for the completion of our self-proposed project. Everything went smooth since we are able to add a little 'feature' day by day when the one of our DeviceNet Module bugged down due to short circuit.

Jan 04
2012

Automation Test and Training Rig: The Making

Posted by IAMBlogger in Projects , Education and Training

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With the tens and tens of maintenance jobs that me and my colleagues are attending daily, it seems that time for learning and actually understanding how each equipment interacts with each other are getting less and slow especially for the new hires. Very little time to explain and discuss with them the whole process and techniques required to solve problems quickly. So me and the Mr. Senen Malacaste, Senior Maintenance Electrical Specialist (the guy below), started the assembly of this test and training rig.

Lessons in Instrumentation

In order to understand industrial process control and automation smoothly, it is a requisite to understand each of the fields of industrial instrumentation which act as the senses and the arms and legs of the entire process control and automation concept. Click on one of the header articles of the Lessons in Instrumentation below:

 Mathematics for Industrial Instrumentation    Industrial Physics  •  Chemistry for Instrumentation    DC Electricity  •  AC Electricity  •  Introduction to Industrial Instrumentation  •  Instrumentation Documents  •  Instrument Connections  •  Discrete Process Measurement  •  Discrete Control Elements  •  Relay Control Systems  •  Programmable Logic Controllers  •  Analog Electronic Instrumentation  •  Pneumatic Instrumentation  •  Digital Data Acquisition and Networks  •  FOUNDATION Fieldbus Instrumentation  •  Instrument Calibration  •  Continuous Pressure Measurement    Continuous Level Measurement    Continuous Temperature Measurement  •  Continuous Fluid Flow Measurement    Continuous Analytical Measurement     Machine Vibration Measurement  •  Final Control Elements - Control Valves  •  Final Control Elements - Variable Speed Motor Controls    Principles of Feedback Control    Process Dynamics and PID Controller    Tuning  •  Basic Process Control Strategies  •  Process Safety and Instrumentation  •  Instrument System Problem-Solving 

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