Course detail: TECH1050 - Process Control and Advanced Control Strategies Module 2
Module 2 - Assessing Loop Performance and Diagnosing Problems


Whether you're just starting your career, or you're an experienced professional, knowing the essentials of process dynamics, controller tuning methods and advanced regulatory control is vital for optimizing your plant's performance. This live online certificate program will equip you with comprehensive essentials, including more advanced techniques such as identifying poor control, techniques for troubleshooting control problems, and skills for optimizing your control loops.


  • Assessing Control Loop Performance
  • Control Valve and Instrumentation Problems
  • Process Nonlinearity
  • Diagnosing Performance Issues

Who Should Enroll?

This training is suited to entry-level personnel who want to understand process control and learn controller tuning techniques, and to experienced personnel who want to further their professional development, including:

  • Control Engineers and Technicians
  • Process Engineers
  • Process Control Specialists
  • Instrumentation Technicians


Part of the Online Certificate in Process Control and Advanced Control Strategies.
Start with Module 2 in January of 2019, take Module 3 in April of 2019, and finish your certificate with Module 1 in October of 2019.
The fee for each module of the certificate is $995.

Course Resources
U.S. Federal Employee Discount
Online Certificate in Advanced Control Strategies Course Information

 Session Detail:  PT19050O
Schedule: Every week on Thursday, starting on 01/17/19 and ending on 02/07/19
Times: 06:00pm - 07:00pm
Price: Module 2 Registration : $995.00
Meets live online on Thursdays at 6 PM, US Central Time. All live sessions are recorded and made available online the following day.

Name Additional Resources
Jacques Smuts
Jacques Smuts
Biography: Jacques Smuts is the founder and principal consultant of OptiControls Inc. Jacques is a member of ISA, a licensed professional engineer and has been a successful process control practitioner since the early 1990s. He is an expert in his field and has optimized thousands of control loops and solved control problems for many companies on a wide range of processes.
Jacques is an advocate for improving process control and has developed several process control training seminars that he has delivered to hundreds of engineers and technicians in several countries. He has developed industrial controller tuning and performance monitoring software that is being used in process plants all over the world. Jacques is a leading authority on process control, controller tuning, and control loop performance monitoring.
Jacques Smuts

Facility Detail
Live Online Training
Meets live online weekly

Cancellation Policy
A refund less a $30.00 cancellation fee will be assessed for all cancellations made in writing prior to 14 days before the start of the event. After that time, no refunds will be made.