Instructor Manuals

The North American Process Technology Alliance (NAPTA) currently offers several instructor manuals designed to help instructors conduct interactive sessions that are centered around the instructor's knowledge, experience, and expertise in the field. These guides help ensure that consistent objectives are taught from program to program and course to course.

Each instructor lesson plan contains:

  • Session overview
  • Class preparation checklist
  • Learning objectives
  • PowerPoint slides
  • In-class activities
  • Lab activities
  • Test bank

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TITLE: Instructor's Resource Manual for Introduction to Process Technology, 2nd edition

The following is a list of all the instructor manuals currently available through NAPTA.


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TITLE: Safety, Health and Environment
NUMBER OF SESSIONS: 32 (2 hour) sessions
RELEASE DATE: 1999
DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this course is to provide an overview or introduction into the field of Safety, Health & Environment within the Process industry. Within this course, you will be introduced to various types of plant hazards, safety and environmental systems and equipment, and regulations under which plants are governed.

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TITLE: Quality
NUMBER OF SESSIONS: 16 (3 hour) sessions
RELEASE DATE: 2000
DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of or introduction to the field of Quality within the process industry. Within this course students will be introduced to many process industry-related quality concepts including operating consistency, continuous improvement, plant economics, team skills and statistical process control (SPC).

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TITLE: Process Technology I: Equipment
NUMBER OF SESSIONS: 32 (2 hour) sessions
RELEASE DATE: 2000
DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this course is to provide an overview or introduction into the field of equipment within the process industry. Within this course, students will be introduced to many process industry-related equipment concepts including purpose, components, operation, and the Process technician's role for operating and troubleshooting the equipment.

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TITLE: Process Technology II: Systems
NUMBER OF SESSIONS: 32 (3 hour) sessions
RELEASE DATE: 2001
DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this course is to study the interrelation of process equipment and process systems. Specifically, students will be able to arrange process equipment into basic systems; describe the purpose and function of specific process systems; explain how factors affecting process systems are controlled under normal conditions; and recognize abnormal process conditions. In addition, students are also introduced to the concept of system and plant economics.

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TITLE: Process Technology III: Operations
NUMBER OF SESSIONS: 32 (3 hour) sessions
RELEASE DATE: 2000
DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this course is to provide an overview or introduction into the field of operations within the process industry. Within this course, students will use existing knowledge of equipment, systems, and instrumentation to understand the operation of an entire unit. Students study concepts related to commissioning, normal startup, normal operations, normal shutdown, turnarounds, and abnormal situations, as well as the Process technician's role in performing the tasks associated with these concepts within an operating unit.

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TITLE: Instrumentation I and II
NUMBER OF SESSIONS: 32 (3 to 4 hour) sessions with 32 (1 hour) labs
RELEASE DATE: 2002
DESCRIPTION: The Instrumentation Instructor's Manuals are presented in a two-volume set.

The purpose of Instrumentation I is to provide an introduction or overview into the field of Instrumentation and covers process variables and the various instruments used to sense, measure, transmit and control these variables. This course also introduces the student to control loops and the elements that are found in different types of loops, such as controllers, regulators and final control elements. The course concludes with a study of instrumentation drawings and diagrams and a unit on troubleshooting instrumentation.

The purpose of Instrumentation II is to introduce the student to switches, relays and annunciators systems and moves on to discuss signal conversion and transmission. Controllers, control schemes and advanced control schemes are covered at a level appropriate for the process technician. The student then moves on to learn about digital control, programmable logic control and distributed control systems before ending the course with a discussion of instrumentation power supplies, emergency shutdown systems and instrumentation malfunctions.

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TITLE: Oil and Gas Production I
NUMBER OF SESSIONS: 16 (3 hour) sessions plus extra activities
RELEASE DATE: 2003
DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this course is to become familiar with the job of the oil and gas production technician. Specifically, students will be able to discuss the history of the oil market, concepts surrounding exploration and geology, fundamentals of drilling and well completion, and most importantly, describe and operate the equipment and systems used by the oil and gas production technician today.

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TITLE: Oil and Gas Production II
NUMBER OF SESSIONS: 16 (3 hour) sessions plus extra activities
RELEASE DATE: 2004
DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this course is to become familiar with the job of the oil and gas production technician. Specifically, the course covers the following topics: the natural gas treatment, dehydration and compressions system and equipment; the produced water treatment and handling system and equipment; auxiliary systems and equipment; artificial lift and enhanced recovery techniques; pumping and transportation systems; safety, health and environmental considerations relative to the field of oil and gas production; and an introduction to petroleum refining and processing.

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