Globalisation is driving the ever-going demand within the Instrumentation and Control sector. Instrumentation is the future of modern processes and procedures across the globe. The demand for Instrumentation and Control (IC) technicians is on the constant rise within Australia and now listed as a skill shortage.
For those of you who are thinking about what Instrumentation is. The field instruments used measure physical parameters like level, temperature, flow pressure, etc provide input to the process control system. These are widely used in process control and automation. The data acquired by field sensors in real-time are stored in PLC/ SCADA/ DCS control system database and are analysed and manipulated to control the process variables to the desired set points. This is just some of the components covered within training to become a worker in this field.
Instrumentation and Control applications include remote monitoring and safety for critical infrastructure. In Oil and Gas facilities, Mineral processing, Food, and Chemical Processing industry, the field sensors data is stored and analysed in PLC/ SCADA/ DCS control system, and provides real time:
- monitoring of process and equipment conditions.
- process optimisation by analysing historical process and equipment performance trends.
- recording of process deviation from desired process conditions.
- diagnostic of equipment and process health and to plan its overhaul/ repair or prior any breakdown.
- triggering process alarms and shutdown to operate the plant safely.
Human Machine Interface (HMI) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA):
- HMI and SCADA technologies for process control automation help to achieve business goals for improved facilities utilisation, productivity, product quality, availability, protection, flexibility, and speed.
Qualifications we offer within this industry:
UEE40420 Certificate IV in Electrical Instrumentation
UEE31220 Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control
UEE50220 – Diploma of Electrical and Instrumentation