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Interlock and Control Circuitry Troubleshooting Workshop

Interlock and Control Circuitry Troubleshooting Workshop

Interlock and Control Circuitry Troubleshooting Workshop
August 27-28, 2014
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$550 per person
Location: ETL 111

This 2-day course will be offered in two sessions. Session 1: August 25-26, 2014 and Session 2: August 27-28, 2014. The course is designed to meet the individual troubleshooting needs from entry level to the most experienced technician. Basic techniques and a unique 3-step methodology of troubleshooting circuitry used to interlock critical equipment will be taught. Emphasis on voltage checks, neutrals, grounds, relay logic, PLC logic, DCS logic, print reading skills and safe use of test equipment assures immediate benefits. The workshop is 90% hands-on activities solving simple to complex problems through the use of IEC Simulations' schematics, interlock Simulator and test equipment. Individual skill level assessments are documented, and average performance improvement in troubleshooting efficiency is 84% and may be used by client for PSM Compliance issues involving 3-year frequency for proof of knowledge, skills and abilities.

  • Troubleshoot circuitry more efficiently
  • Implement techniques into troubleshooting relay logic, PLC logic and DCS logic
  • Understand differences in neutrals and grounds
  • Read schematics
  • Use test equipment in safe manner
  • Understand criticality of accurate prints
  • Develop index of all prints at participants' site
  • Troubleshoot with improved self confidence
  • Reduce downtime

  • Introduction and Objectives
  • Safety as applied to Hot, Neutral and Ground
  • Relay logic, PLC logic and DCS logic comparisons
  • Interlock and Control Circuitry
  • Print Reading, Print Accuracy, Print Indexing System
  • Introduction to Interlock Simulator
  • Apply group troubleshooting techniques to simple and complex problems
  • Apply individual troubleshooting techniques to simple and complex problems
  • Introduce and implement IEC's 3-Step Troubleshooting Methodology
  • Individual Skill Level Assessment Day 1 and Day 2

Instrumentation will be used in this course

GARY CLIETT, founder of IEC Simulations, has 26 years of experience in operations, instrumentation and electrical within the DuPont Corporation. Mr. Cliett's direct involvement with project installations and process unit start-ups has enabled him to develop expert troubleshooting techniques with industrial circuitry. Mr. Cliett is responsible for the development and implementation of distributive control system procedures associated with Bailey Controls (now ABB), Honeywell, and Moore Products. These procedures have been utilized globally throughout DuPont. Additional experience in the field of training and education has allowed Mr. Cliett to obtain critical knowledge of OSHA and Process Safety Management regulations and standards. Mr. Cliett has been recognized throughout industry in the United States with numerous awards and certificates. He served as an advisor and subject matter expert for Lamar State College - Port Arthur on the "Computer Maintenance & Instrument Technology Advisory Committee," and a similar position on the "Computer Robotics Technology Advisory Committee" for the Lamar Institute of Technology - Beaumont. Mr. Cliett also served on the National Advisory Committee at Lee College for the "Center for Digital and Fieldbus Technological Education.

  • $550 per person
  • 1.6 CEUs or 16 PDHs awarded to participants
  • Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover accepted
  • Checks should be made payable to McNeese State University and mailed to the following address: 
​          McNeese State University
          Institute for Industry-Education Collaboration
          Box 91834
          Lake Charles, LA 70609

Phone: 337-562-4139
Fax: 337-562-4272

To download a registration form, click the link below. Please return the completed form via email to: or fax to: 337-562-4272   Registration form IIEC.pdf