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Troubleshooting Performance and Learning Objectives

 

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:

Chapter One

Performance Objective:

1. Upon successful completion of this chapter, the learner will be able to apply knowledge of Process Variables, Indicators and Controllers, Troubleshooting Tools and Troubleshooting Steps to solve problems in a simple process system.

Learning Objectives:

1. List the process variables.

2. Define each of the process variables.

3. Give a valid example of each process variable as it appears in daily life.

4. Given one process variable, discuss the interrelationship between it and each of the other variables.

5. Discuss the meaning of the measured value of each of the process variables.

6. Explain the function of instruments in operating and controlling a chemical process.

7. Discuss the function of process indicators.

8. List the components of a typical indicator.

9. Discuss the function of a process indicator.

10. List and identify the components of a typical control loop.

11. Explain the function of the components of a typical control loop.

12. List and explain the data provided by indicators and controllers.

13. Discuss the role of indicators and controllers in troubleshooting a process.

14. List the troubleshooting tools.

15. Define each of the troubleshooting tools.

16. Explain the use of each of the troubleshooting tools.

17. Relate each troubleshooting tool to each of the four process variables as each applies.

18. List the troubleshooting steps in this method.

19. Explain each of the troubleshooting steps.

20. Explain the use of the troubleshooting tools at each step.

21. Explain the relationship between the steps.

22. Identify relevant process data.

23. Verify data using troubleshooting tools.

24. Use multiple data points and the troubleshooting tools to arrive at valid conclusions.

25. Explain the conclusions.

26. For each exercise, use the relevant data, troubleshooting tools and steps to answer questions about the status of the process and the cause or causes of the process problem.


Chapter Two

Performance Objective:

Upon successful completion of this chapter, the learner will be able to apply the troubleshooting steps and tools to solve problems in a decanter process.

Learning Objectives:

1. Define a decanter process.

2. List and explain the factors that affect the decanter process.

3. Given one factor that affects the decanter process, discuss the possibility of interrelationship between it and other factors.

4. Describe the decanter process control theory.

5. List the equipment associated with the course decanter process system.

6. Identify the control instrumentation for the course decanter process.

7. Identify normal decanter process variables.

8. Given a change in decanter factors, describe possible process outcomes.

9. Apply the troubleshooting steps and tools to abnormal conditions in a decanter process.


Chapter Three

Performance Objective:

Upon successful completion of this chapter, the learner will be able to apply the troubleshooting steps and tools to solve problems in a reaction process.

Learning Objectives:

1. Define a reaction process.

2. Describe an effective reaction vessel.

3. List and explain the factors that affect reaction.

4. Given one factor that affects reaction, discuss the possibility of interrelationship between it and other factors.

5. Describe the reaction process control theory.

6. List the equipment associated with the course reactor system.

7. Identify the control instrumentation for the course reaction process.

8. Identify normal reaction process variables.

9. Given a change in reaction factors, describe possible process outcomes.

10. Apply the troubleshooting steps and tools to abnormal conditions in a reaction process.


Chapter Four

Performance Objective:

Upon successful completion of this chapter, the learner will be able to apply the troubleshooting steps and tools to solve problems in a steam generation process.

Learning Objectives:

1. Define a steam generation process.

2. List and explain the factors that affect steam generation.

3. Given one factor that affects steam generation, discuss the possibility of interrelationship between it and other factors.

4. Describe the steam generation process control theory.

5. List the equipment associated with our steam generation system.

6. Identify the control instrumentation for the course steam generation process.

7. Identify normal steam generation process variables.

8. Given a change in steam generation factors, describe possible process outcomes.

9. Apply the troubleshooting steps and tools to abnormal conditions in a steam generation process.


Chapter Five

Performance Objective:

Upon successful completion of this chapter, the learner will be able to apply the troubleshooting steps and tools to solve problems in a distillation process.

Learning Objectives:

1. Define a distillation process.

2. List and explain the factors that affect distillation.

3. Given one factor that affects distillation, discuss the possibility of interrelationship between it and other factors.

4. Describe the distillation process control theory.

5. List the equipment associated with the course distillation system.

6. Identify the control instrumentation for the course distillation process.

7. Identify normal distillation process variables.

8. Given a change in distillation factors, describe possible process outcomes.

9. Apply the troubleshooting steps and tools to abnormal conditions in a distillation process.


Chapter Six

Performance Objective:

Upon successful completion of this chapter, the learner will be able to apply the troubleshooting steps and tools to solve problems in an absorption and stripping process.

Learning Objectives:

1. Define an absorption and stripping process.

2. List and explain the factors that affect absorption and stripping.

3. Given one factor that affects absorption and stripping, discuss the possibility of interrelationship between it and other factors.

4. Describe the absorption and stripping process control theory.

5. List the equipment associated with the course absorption and stripping system.

6. Identify the control instrumentation for the course absorption and stripping process.

7. Identify normal absorption and stripping process variables.

8. Given a change in absorption and stripping factors, describe possible process outcomes.

9. Apply the troubleshooting steps and tools to abnormal conditions in an absorption and stripping process.

 

 

 

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