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Fundamentals of Industrial Automation, Instrumentation and Control

  • Monday, July 26, 2021
  • Friday, July 30, 2021

ISA-Birmingham Section 51st Annual
Training Course

“Fundamentals of Industrial Automation, Instrumentation and Control”


July 26 – 30, 2021

Course Objective:

Our objective is to teach the following foundational aspects of industrial automation, instrumentation and control.   This will be the first time to offer this class as an online instructor assisted video course.

The course will cover fundamentals of temperature, pressure, flow, and level measurement; process control loops and tuning, with process control exercises.  Final control elements will be presented and discussed, with an introduction to Programmable Automation Controllers.

 Who Should Attend:

The course is directed towards engineers, technicians, I&C team leaders, sales personnel, and other technical/automation professionals who are responsible for instrumentation and control equipment and systems.


The program will be held as a Zoom Video Conference in five – four hour segments online using the material from the three day face to face course in the past.   


The cost for this online video training class is $495.00 per person, with a $100 discount for ISA members.  Also, a $50.00 early bird discount is offered for registrations before July 1, 2021.  Registration is available online at 51st Fundamentals of Industrial Automation, Instrumentation and Controls Training Course - ISA Connect []

 Professional Development Hours:

This program may count as 20 professional development hours (PDH) and may be used toward the continuing education requirements adopted by the Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.

For more information and to register, please contact:

Gerald Wilbanks, (205) 566-9801, or Email: 

 Course Schedule

Monday - July 26, 2021 (four hours) – Gerald Wilbanks - Welcome and Introduction

  • Sensor Technology 
  • Pressure Measurement 
  • Level Measurement
  • Flow Measurement 

 Tuesday - July 27, 2021 (four hours) – Gerald Wilbanks, Chris Sorensen

  • Temperature Measurement 
  • Control Valves I

 Wednesday - July 28, 2021 (four hours) – Chris Sorensen, Gerald Wilbanks

  • Control Valves II
  • Process Controllers and Control Loops I

 Thursday - July 29, 2021 (four hours) – Gerald Wilbanks, Barry Farris

  • Process Controllers and Control Loops II
  • Control Loop Tuning

 Friday - July 30, 2021 (four hours) – Geoffrey Johnson, Chris Sorensen

  •  PLC and DCS (Programmable Automation Controllers)
  • Field Bus Basics
  • Process Control Exercise 

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Thursday, July 1, 2021

Regular Registration - Register Before

Friday, July 23, 2021


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