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Course 1300: Control Valve Engineering

CEUs: 3.2

This course is for engineers, technicians and others responsible for the selection, sizing, and application of control valves, actuators and control valve instrumentation.


  • Control Valve Selection: Rotary/ Sliding Stem
  • Actuator Selection and Sizing
  • Corrosion Resistant Valves
  • Liquid Valve Sizing
  • Gas Valve Sizing
  • Positioners and Transducers
  • Valve Application Guidelines
  • Valve Characteristics
  • Valve Packing Considerations
  • Cavitation
  • Valve Noise

Course 1427: Fisher – Nuclear Data Acquisition & Interpretation Basics

CEUs: 2.8

This 4-day course uses lecture and hands-on labs to teach students to properly setup and acquire diagnostic data using the QUIKLOOK 3-FS or FlowScanner 6000 valve diagnostic system. This course teaches proper setup of hardware and software, accurate entry of data, and other procedures that are required to ensure accuracy when acquiring data.

Also covered are some basics in interpreting and analyzing the collected data. Students will properly connect to and test a sampling of valves including sliding stem and rotary as well as spring and diaphragm and piston options.

Students who complete this will:

  • navigate features of QUIKLOOK 3-FS or FlowScanner 6000 software
  • correctly mount sensors and related QUIKLOOK 3-FS or FlowScanner 6000 hardware on standard air-operated valves (AOV’s)
  • enter valve, instrument, and actuator data
  • correctly enter test parameters
  • perform various step and stroking tests to collect diagnostic data
  • analyze typical/atypical, graph data
  • create/view standard reports

Course 1450: Fisher – Control Valve and Instrument Troubleshooting - Basics

CEUs: 2.1

This 3-day course uses a very hands-on approach for troubleshooting and correcting many common control valve problems.

The class will be introduced to the practice of basic valve sizing and selection. Valve problems such as cavitation, flashing, and aerodynamic noise are also discussed as well as common solutions to these problems using different control valve trims and materials.

Instrumentation topics are expanded from course 1400/1400V and 1700/1700V to include troubleshooting and advanced calibration for split ranging, noncompatible signals, or using additional instruments such as a volume booster and trip valves. Loop performance issues due to stick slip, high friction, and instrument operation are discussed.


  • Control Loop Basics
  • Influences on Loop Performance
  • Control Valve Selection and Sizing
  • Valve Troubleshooting
  • Actuator Troubleshooting
  • Instrument Selection
  • Basic Instrument Troubleshooting
  • Severe Service Considerations

Course 2035: Machinery Health – PeakVue Mystery and Autocorrelation

CEUs: 2.1

This 3-day course provides insight into advanced functionality of Emerson’s unique PeakVueTM technology and Autocorrelation.

Machine vibrations generate both macro and microscopic vibrations, and microscopic vibrations generate stress waves that have frequency ranges determined by the mass of the impacting object. The properties of these stress waves will be explained. The Autocorrelation section of the course will teach the power of the autocorrelation coefficient function for the analysis of vibration induced time wave form data. The autocorrelation function data generally are computed from the same time wave form data used to compute the spectrum. The strengths of the autocorrelation data are complimentary to the strengths of the spectral data.

This course makes use of both case studies from real-life examples of common faults and live demonstrations illustrating specific mounting procedures to reliably detect certain faults. The difference between PeakVue techniques and demodulation will also be demonstrated.


  • Proper PeakVueTM Set-Ups for all Speeds (as Low as 1 rpm)
  • Sensor Selection and Sensor Mounting
  • Setting Alarm Levels
  • Choosing Trend Parameters
  • Analyzing PeakVueTM Spectra and Waveforms
  • Uses of the Circular Waveform Plot
  • Introduce the Autocorrelation Coefficient
  • Demonstrate the Computation of the Autocorrelation Coefficient Data from the Time Wave form Dat
  •  Highlight the Strengths of the Autocorrelation Coefficient Function Data/Spectra Data
  • Demonstrate the use of the Autocorrelation Coefficient Data as a Diagnostic Tool to Support the Spectra Data for Vibration Analysis through Several Case Studies
  • Identify Unique Patterns of the Autocorrelation Function Data for Certain Classes of Bearing Faults,
    Gearing Faults, etc.

Course 2076: Machinery Health – AMS 2140 - Fundamentals

CEUs: 1.4

This 2-day hands-on course focuses on the basic operation of the AMS 2140 Machinery Health Analyzer.

Students collect data on lab machines.

Note: You may take with Fundamentals of Vibration as a 4-day course.


  • Analyzer/Computer Communication
  • Predefined Route Data Collection
  • Job Data Collection and Setup
  • Manual Mode Measurements
  • Introduction to AMS 2140 Analysis Expert Functions

Course 7016: DeltaV Systems Batch Implementation

CEUs: 3.2 Prerequisite Required: Course 7009

Covers the implementation of a batch application including Recipe Configuration, Aliasing, Phase Logic, Operations and Unit Procedures. Equipment entities will also be configured including, Unit modules and Process cells.


  • Batch Overview
  • Unit Phase / Module / Procedure / Aliasing
  • Alias Definition
  • Process Cell
  • Class Based Control Modules
  • Class Based Equipment Modules
  • Operation
  • Equipment Trains
  • Dynamic Unit Allocation

Course 7018: DeltaV Hardware & Troubleshooting

CEUs: 2.8

Course material covers the hardware components that make up the DeltaV system.  The student will assemble the system, power up the controller, I/O subsystem and workstation. Learn to use the diagnostic tools available to verify fault conditions related to hardware. Introduces configuration tools and operator interface.


  • DeltaV Overview
  • Operator Alarms
  • DeltaV Diagnostics / Smart Switches
  • DeltaV I/O Cards and Carriers
  • Controllers and Power Supplies
  • Electronic Marshalling (CHARMs)
  • HART I/O
  • DeltaV Intelligent Device Manager
  • AMS Suite Intelligent Device Manager
  • Redundant I/O

Course 7039: AMS Device Manager with DeltaV

CEUs: 2.1

This 4 day course is for instrumentation technicians responsible for all areas of managing and ensuring the reliability of instrumentation in the plant process including startup and commissioning, normal operations, maintenance, and troubleshooting.

The hands-on workshops with AMS Device Manager along with DeltaV will address areas relating to the instrument technician’s daily tasks.


  • DeltaV and PlantWeb Overview
  • Smart Commissioning
  • AMS Device Manager Overview
  • Foundation fieldbus Overview
  • ValveLink SNAP-ON Introduction
  • ValveLink DVC Setup
  • HART Overview
  • PROFIBUS Overview
  • Wireless SNAP-ON Introduction
  • PlantWeb Alerts
  • AMS Device Manager User Interface
  • Setup and use of Alert Monitor in AMS Device Manager
  • Device Replacement for HART, Fieldbus, and PROFIBUS Devices
  • AMS Device Manager Audit Trail
  • AMS Device Manager Calibration Assistant

Course REM410: Steam Boiler Operator Training

Provides training for entry level 3rd class level knowledge and testing. Provides information on virtually all facets of steam boiler operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Common boiler auxiliaries and operating techniques are covered in detail. Safety and efficiency of operation are stressed.

Licensing/Certification available.

Course RA1261: Remote Automation Solutions – ROC800 Operations and Configuration - Advanced

CEUs: 1.8

This 2 ½ – day course will help participants build upon the basic knowledge of configuring the ROC800
device. Participants will learn how to diagnose symptoms and troubleshoot common field problems, create
FST’s, configure for Modbus communications to third part devices, and more. PC’s will be provided along with
necessary hardware and courseware for the duration of the course. Participants are encouraged to bring their
own PC.


Day 1

  • Configuring Station and Runs for (AGA3 and AGA7) Flow Calculations
  • Saving and Restoring Configurations
  • Configuring Historical Database
  • Sampler Odorizer Control
  • PID Configuration
  • Radio Controls
  • Troubleshooting

Day 2

  • Setting up Modbus Tables
  • Wireless HART
  • Network Radio Communications
  • FST Workshop
  • Displays
  • Troubleshooting

Day 3

  • Troubleshooting

Course 1400: Valve Technician I

CEUs: 3.2

An explanation of how valves and actuators function as well as how they are installed and calibrated. Geared toward instrument technicians responsible for pneumatic and electronic instrument calibration, Installation & troubleshooting.


  • Control Valve Terminology
  • Globe / Ball / Butterfly Valves
  • Packing
  • Actuators, Positioners, and Digital Control Valves
  • Bench Set
  • Seat Leak Testing
  • Eccentric Disc Valves
  • Valve Characteristics

Course 1428: Fisher – Nuclear Data Acquisition & Interpretation - Advanced

CEUs: 2.1

This 3 day course starts with a brief review of QUIKLOOK 3-FS or FlowScanner 6000 valve diagnostic system software. Confirms student familiarity with test setups, pressure and travel channels, and the objectives of all available test procedures.

The course is based on a structured combination of lectures and hands-on labs to teach students how to identify problems in control valve assemblies. Emphasis is placed on determining and confirming overall control valve health and condition by examining each of the major components of the assembly: I/P, positioner, actuator, and valve body. Report generation and some field tips are also presented. To capitalize on learning from shared experiences, students are encouraged to bring in test data from an interesting scenario or a current problem.

Those who complete this course will:

  • Select the appropriate QUIKLOOK 3-FS or FlowScanner 6000 valve diagnostic system test for a given scenario.
  • Understand the impact of scan rates on the appearance and interpretation of acquired data.
  • Analyze valve diagnostic test data to determine overall control valve health by evaluating the condition of the various components of the assembly.
  • Identify multiple anomalies in a single assembly.
  • Use QUIKLOOK 3-FS or FlowScanner 6000 functions to generate Reports.
  • Learn how to perform a step test on a discrete valve without interrupting power to the valve.


  • Review of various valve diagnostic tests and specific objectives of each
  • Impact of Test Configuration Errors
  • Data Interpretation from Tests of “Bugged” Valve Assembles
  • Multiple Anomalies Found in Control Valves
  • Moving or Exporting Data
  • Generating Reports
  • Interpretation of Difficult Uncovered Control Valve Problems

Course 2003: AMS – Machinery Manager Database Optimization Workshop

CEUs: 2.8

This 4-day course is the fourth in our series of AMS Machinery Manager courses.

This course will instruct experienced users on database optimization techniques using an existing database and enhancing it by calculating and implementing improved Analysis Parameter (AP) sets. Students will learn how to identify when an AP set needs to be adjusted and how to make the adjustments effectively.

This course will also focus on updating and optimizing alarm sets. Applications will include Vibration Analysis tab, Database Setup, Database Utility, Stored Data Management and Autostat.


  • Understanding the Database
  • Managing Invalid Data
  • Analysis Parameter Set Review
  • Electric Motor Points
  • Manual Alarm Adjustment
  • AutoStat Alarm Adjustment
  • Warning Alarms

This course is based on the current mass release of the AMS Machinery Manager software.

Students may call to verify if the course is appropriate to the version they are using.

Course 2074: AMS Machinery Manager - Intermediate

CEUs: 2.8

This 4-day course teaches some of the more advanced machinery analysis techniques available in AMS Suite Machinery Health™ Manager Software.

This course focuses more on analysis and reporting with the use of Vibration Analysis module, Reporting module, Exception Analysis, PEAKVUE™ technology and full version of RBMview. This course is based on the current mass release of the AMS Machinery Manager software.

Students can call to verify if the course is appropriate to the version they are using. Wireless technology, Infrared Analysis, Motorview, Online Monitoring and Oilview modules are covered in other course offerings and are not part of this course.


  • PEAKVUE™ Technology
  • Vibration Analysis module
  • Reporting Module
  • Exception Analysis
  • Nspectr
  • BMview
  • Data Transfer
  • Route Modification

Course 7009: DeltaV Implementation I

CEUs: 3.2

Covers a complete DeltaV system implementation. Upon completion of this course the student will be able to define system capabilities, assemble the system, define nodes, run diagnostics, configure continuous and sequential control strategies, operate the system and define users and security.


  • System Overview
  • DeltaV Explorer / Diagnostics
  • Control Modules / Studio
  • Motor / Cascade / Regulatory Control
  • DeltaV Operate
  • System Operation
  • Alarms & Process History View
  • Sequential Function Charts
  • Configure Theme Dynamos
  • Custom Faceplates
  • Custom Dynamos
  • Electronic Marshalling (CHARMS)

Course 7017: DeltaV Implementation II

CEUs: 3.2 Prerequisite Required: Course 7009

For process control engineers responsible for configuring the DeltaV system.  Advanced topics will be covered including displays, function blocks, and configuration tips.


  • Function Block Structures & Status Values
  • Analog Control Palette Blocks
  • HART Inputs and Outputs / Device Alarms
  • AMS Intelligent Device Manager
  • Unit Alarms
  • DeltaV Simulate Suite / DeltaV Tune with InSight
  • Device Control Options
  • Class Based Control Modules

Course 7028: DeltaV Virtualization Administration

CEUs: 2.1

This 3 day DeltaV Virtualization course focuses on the various software that is used in the management of a DeltaV Virtualization environment. Students will engage in workshops that will reinforce the material discussed to successfully run and maintain a Virtualized DeltaV system.


Virtualization Hardware Setup

  • Overview of a typical virtualization system
  • Differences between a Host and DC Servers
  • Role of a DC
  • Networks within a virtualized system Networks within a virtualized system
  • Clusters
  • Virtual Networks

Virtual Machines

  • Review Templates
  • Process to create Virtual machines
  • Overview of classroom setup
  • Create additional DeltaV Workstations

DeltaV Virtual Studio Tools

  • Grouping
  • VM Modifications
  • Edit Collection Settings

Thin Clients

  • DRDC
  • Redundant Thin Client Networks

Replication & Disaster Recovery

  • Install/Configure Replication
  • Examine replication options
  • Recover from failovers

Health Monitoring & Troubleshooting

  • Emerson SHM
  • DVS/Cluster Diagnostics
  • DeltaV Alarming
  • Failure Scenarios

Host Patching & Moving VMs

  • Patching Procedures, Verification

Course 7409: DeltaV Using DeltaV Live Operator Interface – Implementation I

CEUs: 3.2

During the 4 1/2 day course, the student will be able to define system capabilities, define nodes, configure
continuous and sequential control strategies, create process alarms, operate the system, troubleshoot the
system and modify operator displays using the DeltaV Live Operator Interface introduced with DeltaV Version

This course includes access to virtual DeltaV System to practice and review course workshops complete
with brief recorded demonstrations available after course completion.


  • System Overview
  • DeltaV Explorer
  • DeltaV Diagnostics
  • Control Modules
  • Control Studio
  • Motor Control with Interlocking and Permissive Conditions
  • Cascade Control
  • Regulatory Control
  • DeltaV Live
  • Graphics Studio
  • System Operation
  • Alarms & Process History View
  • Alarm Help
  • Sequential Function Charts
  • Configure Theme Dynamos
  • Electronic Marshalling (CHARMS)

Course RA1260: Remote Automation Solutions – ROC800 Operations and Configuration - Basic

CEUs: 1.4

This 2-day course will provide a basic overall working knowledge of the ROC800 Controller.

Participants are presented with a comprehensive view of the ROC800 hardware and software to obtain the necessary knowledge needed to configure, calibrate and view live data.

PC’s will be provided along with necessary hardware and courseware for the duration of the class but each participant is encouraged to bring their own PC.


Day 1

  • Introduction
  • Overview of ROC
  • Wiring CPU and I/O Cards
  • ROCLINK 800 Configuration Software Overview
  • Elements of Basic Configuration
  • Configuring Field I/O
  • Firmware updates
  • Configuring from Factory Defaults

Day 2

  • Alarm and Events Logs
  • Saving and Restoring Configurations
  • Configuring Station and Runs for (AGA3 and AGA7) Flow Calculations
  • Configuring Communications
  • Calibrating the AI and AO module
  • Configuring Historical Database

* Registration for RE Mason local courses are restricted to end users only. 

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