Course Title: Set up and adjust advanced PID process control loops

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3297 Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control

Course Title: Set up and adjust advanced PID process control loops

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

This unit covers setting up and adjustment of advanced PID controllers and control elements to specified output. It encompasses working safely and to standards, following set-up and adjustment procedures, applying knowledge of process requirements, testing and reporting.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Granting of competency in this unit shall be made only after competency in the following unit(s) has/have been confirmed.
Where pre-requisite pathways have been identified. All competencies in the Common Unit Group must be have been completed plus all the competencies in one (1) of the identified Pathway Unit Group(s):
Instrumentation and Control
Common Unit Group
1. UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
2. UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. Circuits
3. UEENEEE107A Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications
4. UEENEEI101A Use instrumentation drawings, specification, standards and equipment manuals
5. UEENEEI102A Solve problems in pressure measurement components and systems
6. UEENEEI103A Solve problems in density/level measurement components and systems
7. UEENEEI104A Solve problems in flow measurement components and systems
8. UEENEEI105A Solve problems in temperature measurement components and systems
9. UEENEEI106A Set up and adjust PID control loops
Electrical Pathway Group
10. UEENEEG101A Solve problems in electromagnetic devices and related circuits
11. UEENEEG102A Solve problems in low voltage a.c. circuits
Instrumentation and Control Pathway Group
12. UEENEEE119A Solve problems in multiple path extra low voltage (ELV) a.c. circuits

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEI110A Set up and adjust advanced PID process control loops


1. Prepare to tune control loop with advance functions.

2. Tune control loop for advanced functions.

3. Completion and report control loop tuning activities.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.