Thermal Process Control


Recommended Skill Levels: High School, Industry, Technical College, University

Learning Topics: Process Control

Product Types: eLearning, Training Equipment

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The Thermal Process Control Learning System (T5553) from Amatrol teaches learners how to install, calibrate, operate, adjust and tun thermal process control systems. Made with industrial-quality components, mounted, and plumbed in two water flow circuits, a process loop and a heading loop, learners will be able to control the temperature of the water flowing through the process loop. This system allows learns to measure signals and connect the devices in a wide variety of control configurations including PID control, on/off control, and manual control.

Learning Outcomes

The Thermal Process Control Learning System allows learners to see the effects of external disturbances on the process and make adjustments. Some of the skills they can perform using this unit are controlling the water temperature using a sensing bulb thermostat; connect and operate a loop controller in the manual mode; calibrate an I/P converter; connect and configure a temperature transmitter for thermocouple and so many more. Some of the topics this system is used to teach are:

  • Process Control Concepts
  • Instrument Tags
  • Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams
  • Thermal Energy
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Chillers
  • Loop Controllers
  • Current-to-Air-Pressure (I/P) Converters
  • Proportional Control Valves
  • Thermocouples
  • Resistive Temperature Detectors (RTDs)
  • Thermistors
  • Temperature Transmitters
  • Temperature Control
  • Methods of Automatic Control
  • Control Loop Performance

Thermal Process Control Learning System Product Details

This unit comes with:

  • Process Control Workstation Control unit
    • Process Indicator/Transmitter
    • PLC I/O Interface
    • Power Supply
    • Operator Interface Station
    • Lockout/Tagout Kit
  • Heating Loop Network
    • Centrifugal Pump
    • Single-Phase Electric Motor
    • 3-Way Proportional Control Valve
    • Current-to-Air Pressure (I/P) Converter
    • Pneumatic Regulator
    • Reservoir Tank (3-gal)
    • Electric Heater
    • Piping System
    • Drain and Throttle Valves
  • Process Loop Network
    • Centrifugal Pump
    • Single-Phase Electric Motor
    • Reservoir Tank (6-gal)
    • Drain, 2-Way Bypass, Throttle, and 3-Way Manual Diverter Valves
    • Piping System
    • Flow Interlock Switch
  • Process Instrumentation
    • Thermocouple (Type T)
    • Resistive Temperature Detector (100 ohm pt. )
    • Thermistor Probe (1000 ohm)
    • Temperature Gauges (6)
    • Rotameter Flow indicators
  • Chiller
  • Lead Set
  • Type T Thermocouple Patch Cord
  • RTD/Thermistor Patch Cords (2)
  • Shorting Bars
  • Inor Configuration Software & Cable Assembly
  • Student’s Curriculum
  • Instructors Guide
  • Installation Guide
  • Student Reference Guide

This unit requires:

  • Single-Loop PID Controller Module (T5552-C1-A) or Dual -Loop PID Controller Module (T5553-C2-A)
  • Mobile Tech Workstation (82-610)
  • Hand Tool Package (41205)
  • Computer

The Thermal Process Control Learning System also requires a 208 VAC/60 Hz/3 phase or 400 VAC/50Hz/3 phase power source, Compressed Air Supply (100 psi) and a Water Source.


eLearning: All Amatrol training systems have interactive, multimedia eLearning courses and modules tied to these learning concepts. This curriculum utilizes text with voiceovers, pictures, videos, stunning 3D animations, interactive quizzes and knowledge checks, pre- and post-quizzes and more. Through partnerships with key industry leaders and leading educators, Amatrol developed the right balance of knowledge to train learners to work in their chosen field.

Student Reference Guides: A sample copy of the Student Reference Guide is included with the learning system. Sourced from the curriculum, the Student Reference Guide takes the entire series’ technical content contained in the learning objectives and combines them into one perfectly-bound book. You may also purchase as many additional SRGs as you need.

Virtual Trainer: This Training System also features a virtual multi-media trainer! Amatrol’s virtual trainers replicate hands-on equipment in such great detail that learners will feel like they are using the actual equipment. Learners will perform essentially the same tasks using virtual trainers that they would perform using equipment hardware. Transition from theory to hands-on is a seamless process.

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  • T5553 Temperature Process Control Learning System Data Sheet
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