Intrumentation And Control Section
ABOUT THE SECTION
The Jubilee Technical Training Center (JTTC) has An Instrumentation and Control section that believes in delivering a curriculum that enables you to apply practical skills and knowledge to your career. Our programme is carefully developed to ensure that learning is reflective of contemporary industry trend. The section is equipped with ultra-modern state of the art machinery to provide training to learners to achieve an NVQ qualification.
Instrumentation and control technicians work on measuring and controlling instrumentation. They also service plant process control, monitoring, safety and communications systems.
They are knowledgeable in overall plant systems and interactions of processes.
Some of the core duties of instrumentation and control technicians are:
- consulting diagrams and technical documentation such as schematics, manuals, standards and codes;
- maintaining backup and revision documentation for control systems and instrumentation;
- installing, configuring, calibrating and maintaining control, measurement and indicating instrumentation (pneumatic, analog & digital);
- configuring and programming Programmable Logic Controls (PLC) and Programmable Automation Controllers (PAC);
- installing and terminating electrical, pneumatic and fluid connections;
- inspecting and testing the operation of instruments and systems to diagnose faults;
- removing, repairing, adjusting and replacing components;
- calibrating components and systems;
- assisting engineering in plant design, modification and hazard analysis;
- maintaining various computer-based control systems;
- performing scheduled maintenance programs;
We constantly keeping up-to-date with advances in technology in industry and the trade.
Some of the instruments include transmitters, sensors, detectors, signal conditioners, recorders, controllers and final control elements.
They are used in industry to measure and control variables such as pressure, flow, temperature and level.
- Oil and Gas companies
- Mining, Petrochemical and Natural Gas Companies
- Industrial Instrument and other Manufacturing Companies
- Industrial Chemicals Manufacturers
- Nuclear, Thermal and Hydro Power Generating Companies
- Primary Steel Producers
- Pulp and Paper Processing Companies
- Food and Beverages manufacturing companies such as Coca Cola, Nestle and Accra Brewery
- Water treatment facilities
- Industrial instrument servicing establishments
- Machinery and Equipment Wholesalers
Instrumentation and control technicians may work in hazardous environments where they may be exposed to confined spaces, heights, noise, dust, cold and heat. There may also be risks working with chemicals, gases, radiation, laser equipment and substances under pressure.
Key attributes for people entering this trade are manual dexterity, ability to pay attention to detail, strong problem solving and communication skills, and mathematical and scientific aptitude.
Instrumentation and control technicians interact with other tradespersons and professionals such as process operators, steamfitters/pipefitters, welders, industrial mechanics, electricians and engineers.
With experience, they act as mentors and trainers to apprentices in the trade. They could also move into supervisory, design, advanced control, training or sales positions.
COURSES CURRENTLY RUNNING:
The section currently runs the NVQ level 2 as its main course. It runs for 26 weeks and the main admission streams are May and October each year.
RANGE OF AVAILABLE SHORT COURSES
- Instrument Safety
- Programmable Logic Controls (PLC)
- Programmable Automation Controllers (PAC)
- Instrumentation Techniques Theory and Application
- Measurement and Control
- Fitting For Non-Fitting Personnel
- Health and Safety at Work
We provide tailor-made courses in Instrumentation and Control to industries on request.