INSTRUMENT TECHNICIAN

Instrumentation and Control Technician (Industrial Instrument Mechanic)

Instrumentation and Control Technician (Industrial Instrument Mechanics) install, repair, maintain and adjust instruments used to measure and control industrial processes such as pulp and paper manufacturing and petrochemical production. These types of instruments are typically used for controlling factors like the: flow of things such as gases or liquids temperature of materials or stages of a process pressure maintained during a process level of a material used or created during a process.

Instrumentation and control technicians apply their knowledge of electrical engineering to monitor and manipulate various machine-run systems. They may work with automated equipment in manufacturing or assembly plants, waste-water treatment facilities and nuclear power plants. Responsibilities include setting up and testing equipment, analyzing data, sketching plans and writing reports. These professionals may also be referred essential information the course of study for instrumentation technicians is similar to that of electronic technicians, and many schools combine the two fields into a single certificate or associate’s degree program. Other schools, however, offer programs specifically in instrumentation technology. In addition to electronics, programs typically cover things like hydraulic systems, calibration of instruments and safety practices.

List of Common Courses: The following descriptions detail the typical curriculum of the most common courses for instrumentation technicians.

DC Electrical Systems Course: This 1-semester course focuses on direct current, one of the fundamental subjects in electronics. Students learn about the theory and function of direct current systems, including how this knowledge can be applied in an industrial environment. The curriculum covers direct current circuits, such as series, parallel and series-parallel, as well as inductors and capacitors, conductors and semiconductors, batteries and testing and measuring equipment.

AC Electrical Systems Course: Similar to its complementary course in DC electrical systems, this course teaches the theory, systems and industrial applications of alternating current. Topics covered include transformers, single and poly phase motors and AC circuit configurations. The latter subject includes a study of AC circuitry in series and parallel, as well as resistors, capacitors and inductors. Students learn the various functions of AC, including RLC, impedance, phase relationships and power factor. Test and measurement equipment may also be part of this 1-semester course, which typical has a prerequisite of DC electrical systems.

Process Measurement Instrumentation Course: This course introduces students to the concepts of pressure, flow, temperature, level and other industrial processes and variables measured by standard instrumentation. Students learn the theory and applications behind these processes, including how to take analytical measurements and properly calibrate instrumentation. Other topics involved with this subject include force, position and weight. While this course often requires a single semester for completion, some programs present process measurement instrumentation as two successive courses, with the first course serving as an introduction while the second goes deeper into the material using the skills that students will have mastered in the introductory class.

Hydraulics and Pneumatics Course: Sometimes offered as two separate courses divided by subject, hydraulics and pneumatics focuses on air and fluid power principles, function and application. Hydraulics involves the fluid power aspect of the material, with pneumatics covering air power. Students learn the manner in which air and fluid power systems are pressurized, directed and controlled.

How does GULF Technical Institute help you?

GULF Technical Institute offers one year training program for those candidates, who want to be get in the profession of Instrument Technician. We provide the complete training on Instrument Technician & after completion of training, diploma is awarded to candidates. We also provide the campus facility into the different companies for those students who complete the training successfully. We are one of the leading Instrument Technician training institutes in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India