Instrumentation and Control Safety

This comprehensive INVOLVE® interactive multimedia training program was produced in association with the Instrument Society of America. (ISA). This three individual lesson CD program trains participants in personnel safety, safe practices for working with hazardous materials, and the safe use of instruments in hazardous environments.

Audience: This program is excellent for training instrument technicians as well as for the multi-craft training needs of process and manufacturing facilities.

Personnel Safety


Prerequisites: This lesson is designed for participants with an understanding of industrial process control and a working knowledge of the elements in single-loop and multiple-loop control.

Description: This lesson trains participants in precautions for ensuring their personal safety while working in four types of hazardous locations: high places, outdoors, confined spaces, and open trenches. It also covers types and applications of personal protective gear, including safety harnesses, atmospheric monitors, and breathing aids.

Objectives:

  • Describe how attitude and awareness can affect personal safety
  • Describe safety considerations for working in high places, open trenches, outdoors, and in confined spaces
  • Explain when and how personal and portable oxygen monitors, combustible gas/vapor monitors, and portable radiation monitors are used
  • Identify the correct personal protection gear to wear in different hazardous locations
  • Describe the conditions under which air-purifying respirators are used
  • Describe the two main types of air-supplying respirators and describe the conditions under which each is used
  • Describe three types of regulators used in air-supplying respirators and their applications
  • Describe the checks that need to be made to respirators to ensure their proper operation
  • Describe proper checks to make on safety belts/harnesses

Working with Hazardous Materials


Prerequisites: This lesson is designed for participants with an understanding of industrial process control and personnel safety, as well as a working knowledge of the elements in single-loop and multiple-loop control.

Description: This lesson trains participants to identify and properly handle hazardous materials in the workplace. Characteristics and warning labels for corrosives, oxidizers, flammables, and toxic materials are described.

Objectives:

  • Define hazardous materials
  • Identify the importance of safety in handling hazardous materials
  • Describe toxic materials
  • Describe flammable and combustible materials
  • Describe oxidizers
  • Describe explosive materials
  • Describe compressed gases
  • Explain the Right-to-Know concept
  • Identify a safety warning label
  • Interpret a material data safety sheet
  • Demonstrate precautions to take when working with hazardous process lines
  • Given a component, describe the necessary decontamination process
  • Describe how poor housekeeping can affect safety
  • Describe proper collection and disposal methods for hazardous materials
  • Describe proper re-use of hazardous materials
  • Demonstrate the correct response to an inadvertent release of a hazardous material
  • Demonstrate the correct response to exposure to hazardous materials

Instruments in Hazardous Environments


Prerequisites: This lesson is designed for participants with an understanding of industrial process control, personnel safety and working with hazardous substances, as well as a working knowledge of the elements in single-loop and multiple-loop control.

Description: This lesson explains the characteristics and importance of intrinsically safe, explosion-proof, and purged and pressurized systems. Installation and maintenance considerations for safety systems are taught, including project planning, wire runs, terminations, and grounding.

Objectives:

  • Identify the causes of explosions
  • Identify the components of the combustion triangle
  • Describe how protective measures can reduce the probability of explosion
  • Describe nonincendive, encapsulation, and oil-filled safety methods
  • List and define area classification descriptions
  • Define intrinsic safety and identify intrinsically safe components and installations
  • Identify the principles of intrinsic safety
  • Define the function of a barrier
  • Identify process components that require certification for intrinsic safety
  • Demonstrate the ability to interpret documentation for proper intrinsic installation
  • Identify intrinsically safe wire runs
  • Explain the purpose of conduit seals
  • Identify proper terminations for intrinsically safe connections
  • Describe the installation and maintenance procedures associated with intrinsically safe systems
  • List maintenance conditions for intrinsically safe installations
  • Identify the correct tools and equipment to use on intrinsically safe installations
  • Identify the proper classifications and ratings for explosion-proof materials
  • Demonstrate the proper handling of explosion-proof covers, housings, and fittings, and the minimum precautions needed prior to the maintenance of explosion-proof equipment
  • Describe purging and pressurization