Marine Automation and Instrumentation (MAI)
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56 HRS
PHP 16,500

This module covers the fundamentals of automation and instrumentation as applied to ship operations. Basic concepts in electronics are introduced to the course to enable the participants to understand succeeding instrumentation and automation concepts. The first module in automation covers the application of pneumatic and electro-pneumatic elements in ships. The succeeding module deals with Programmable Logic Controllers. Lastly. principles of measurement and control are also included. Actual instrumentation and control devices shall be provided to the trainees for them to operate, connect, test and/or calibrate. Control strategies (modes of control) including ON/OFF, proportional, integral and derivative controls will also be discussed. Hands-on exercises are an integral part of this training module so that the trainees can better appreciate the application of electronics, pneumatics, electro-pneumatics, programmable controller, instrumentation devices and controllers. Trainees should be able to connect or hook-up the devices for its proper operation and testing.

Upon successful completion of this course, the participant must be able to:
• Read and interpret symbols and circuit diagrams commonly used in automation and instrumentation.
• Identify the basic tools and equipment used to construct, assemble and test electronic components and circuits
• Identify the basic components of an electronic circuit.
• Connect simple electronic circuits properly.
• Check passive and active electronic devices using electronic test equipment properly
• Identify, use and operate various mechatronics devices and test equipment properly.
• Identify, use and operate various instrumentation and control devices properly.
• Connect, calibrate and test instrumentation and control devices correctly.
• Identify and install mechatronic devices used in pneumatics ad electro-pneumatics including proximity sensors, directional valves, pneumatic
cylinders, non-return valves, flow control valves, pressure control valves and time delay devices.
• Interpret basic pneumatic and electro-pneumatic schematic diagrams according to ANSI, DIN and ISO.
• Hook-up, simulate and troubleshoot pneumatic control systems.
• Connect, hook-up and troubleshoot given electro-pneumatic circuits.
• Differentiate a PLC control system from a conventional electrical control system.
• Identify the components of a PLC including CPU, power supply, digital input and output (I/O) modules and analog input/output modules.
• Identify other mechatronic devices included in a PLC control system including relays, timers, counters, proximity sensors and electro-pneumatic
• Install and connect mechatronic devices included in a PLC controlled system.
• Read and interpret PLC programming languages and instructions.
• Identify, use and operate proper test equipment for calibrating I&C devices
• Connect, configure, calibrate and test instrumentation and control devices correctly
• Differentiate monitoring system, closed-loop and open loop control systems.
• Identify the control strategies used for automating a process control application.

Participants of this course should have prior knowledge of practical electricity.

Training Start Training End Schedule Venue Enroll
May 04, 2020May 12, 2020M, T, W, TH, F 08:00 AM-05:00 PM
310 - MFI Ortigas
Jul 06, 2020Jul 14, 2020M, T, W, TH, F 08:00 AM-05:00 PM
310 - MFI Ortigas
Sep 07, 2020Sep 15, 2020M, T, W, TH, F 08:00 AM-05:00 PM
310 - MFI Ortigas
Nov 09, 2020Nov 17, 2020M, T, W, TH, F 08:00 AM-05:00 PM
310 - MFI Ortigas