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Trine University

Technology Training for your Future

 FOUNDATION Certified Training Program Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Trine University - Indianapolis Regional Education Center
7508 Beechwood Center Road
Avon, IN 46123

 

Phone: 260.665.4982
Fax: 260.665.4814

Contact: Brett Rogge - FOUNDATION Fieldbus Training Coordinator

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About Trine University

Founded in 1884, Trine University is a private, independent, co-educational institution offering associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees in more than 40 programs.  It maintains a 485-acre main campus in Angola, Ind., with off-campus centers in Fort Wayne, South Bend, Schererville, Columbus, Logansport, and Indianapolis, Ind.

Trine University offers FoundationTM fieldbus training that is standardized but yet can be focused for the industries in the region. Not only will courses be offered at the Indianapolis Education Center but also can be provided at the customer facility per their timing.

 

About Our Instructor

Dave Lancaster is a Control Systems engineer (registered P.E. - Texas) with forty tfour years experience in the Engineering and Contractor business.  He recently retired as the Chief Engineer for Control Systems for Bechtel Oil, Gas & Chemical Inc. in Houston, Texas, with thirty years of service.  He has been heavily involved in Foundation Fieldbus technology since 1999, and taught Foundation Fieldbus technology internally at Bechtel.  He is a senior member of  ISA and has previously presented at the A&M Symposium, ISA, the Fieldbus Foundation including the 2008 General Assembly in Antwerp, Belgium and other venues.  He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Emerson Global Users' Exchange for four years, the Advisory Board and served on the Papers Committee for the Exchange as well. Mr. Lancaster also serves as a technical editor for the Fieldbus Foundation's System Engineering Guideline (AG-181) and presents at the Foundation's traveling seminar road show in North America.

 

 

Upcoming 2015 Fieldbus Courses

FF-300 FOUNDATIONCertified Technical Specialist — This online plus four-day, on campus hands-on FOUNDATION Certified Technical Specialist program is designed for maintenance technicians, network technicians, maintenance and contract supervisors, vendor/contract service support specialists, control automation instructors and in-house trainers, as well as others who require competence to install, maintain, repair/replace and troubleshoot FOUNDATION fieldbus systems. Students have access to the online portion of the course (lectures & tests) four weeks prior to the on-campus classes.  

FF-400 FOUNDATION™ Certified Professional — This comprehensive online plus four-day course on campus is a hands-on class that covers all areas of Fieldbus instrumentation: design, installation, configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting. This course is designed for Engineers, Engineering Technologists, Integrators, Technologists, MICC (Main Instrumentation Controls Contractor)/MAC (Main Automation Contractor), EPC (Engineering Procurement and Construction), Contract Administrators/Estimators, Certified Fieldbus Instructors, Programmer, Startup and Commissioning Specialist, Designers, System Analysts, and others who desire to be Fieldbus certified. Students have access to the online portion of the course (lectures & tests) four weeks prior to the on-campus classes.


Upcoming 2015 Training Dates

Course Name Course # Date Registration
Deadline
Price*
FOUNDATION Certified Technical Specialist
FF-300  April 21-24, 2015
Call $3,950.00
FOUNDATION Certified Technical Specialist
FF-300
June 16-19, 2015 Call
$3,950.00
FOUNDATION Certified Technical Specialist 
FF-300
August 11-14, 2015 Call $3,950.00
FOUNDATION Certified Technical Specialist
FF-300
October 13-16, 2015 Call $3,950.00
FOUNDATION Certified Professional FF-400
 April 27-30, 2015 Call $4,250.00
FOUNDATION Certified Professional FF-400
June 22-25, 2015 Call
$4,250.00
FOUNDATION Certified Professional FF-400
August 17-20, 2015 Call
$4,250.00
FOUNDATION Certified Professional FF-400
October 19-22, 2015 Call
$4,250.00

Call for Fieldbus Foundation member and group discount.

*Hybrid Course =Combination of face-to-face classroom instruction with computer-based learning (online). Lectures and test delivered online. FF-400: Four days hands-on learning delivered on campus. FF-300: Four days hands-on learning delivered on campus. FF-200: One day hands-on learning delivered on campus.

Course Descriptions

FF-300 FOUNDATION Certified Technical Specialist

 

This online plus four-day, on campus hands-on FOUNDATION Certified Technical Specialist program is designed for maintenance technicians, network technicians, maintenance and contract supervisors, vendor/contract service support specialists, control automation instructors and in-house trainers, as well as others who require competence to install, maintain, repair/replace and troubleshoot FOUNDATION fieldbus systems. Students have access to the online portion of the course (lectures & tests) four weeks prior to the on-campus classes.

 

Course highlights include:

  • What is fieldbus
  • Fieldbus versus traditional instrumentation systems
  • Selection of proper devices and installation
  • Fieldbus protocols
  • Fieldbus components and proper wiring techniques
  • Fieldbus segments and networks
  • Digital communications
  • Maintenance, testing and troubleshooting
  • Hands-on lab

There is no prerequisite for this class. Handout material included with course fee.

Course Length: Online plus 4-days

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FF-400 FOUNDATION™ Certified Professional

 

This comprehensive online plus four-day course on campus is a hands-on class that covers all areas of Fieldbus instrumentation: design, installation, configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting. This course is designed for Engineers, Engineering Technologists, Integrators, Technologists, MICC (Main Instrumentation Controls Contractor)/MAC (Main Automation Contractor), EPC (Engineering Procurement and Construction), Contract Administrators/Estimators, Certified Fieldbus Instructors, Programmer, Startup and Commissioning Specialist, Designers, System Analysts, and others who desire to be Fieldbus certified. Students have access to the online portion of the course (lectures & tests) four weeks prior to the on-campus classes.

 

Course highlights include:

  • Fieldbus introduction
  • Device planning and naming (tagging)
  • Differentiation between fieldbus protocols
  • The ability to recognize fieldbus systems, and to discern the roadblocks to implementing them and the advantages of having them
  • Installation of fieldbus segments
  • Proper wiring and cabling techniques
  • Device and network configurations
  • Maintenance, testing and troubleshooting
  • Hands-on lab

This class has no prerequisites. Handout material included with course fee.

Course Length: Online plus 4-day


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Trine 2015 Training Registration Form

Registration instructions - Please complete and Fax this form to Brett Rogge at 260.665.4982 or email to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . You will receive an email confirming your registration. One form is required for each person attending the workshop. Please verify that you understand the cancellation policy and payment options by placing your signature on the line at the end of this form. The registration will not be accepted without your signature. If you have any additional questions please contact Brett Rogge at 260.665.4982. Make Checks payable to: Trine University - Community Education Programs.

 



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Map & Directions

A printable PDF can be downloaded below.

Driving Directions

Trine University - Indianapolis campus is located on 7508 Beechwood Center Road.

 

From North

Take I-465 S to exit 13
Turn right onto Rockville Rd.
Turn right at Beechwood Dr.
Turn left into Beechwood Center

 

From Indianapolis International Airport
Head northwest toward Col. H. Weir Cook
Memorial Dr.
Merge onto Ronald Reagan Pkwy.
Turn right onto E. Main St.
Left onto S. Raceway Rd.
Turn left onto Rockville Rd and right onto
Beechwood Dr.

 

 

 

Trine Map

Trine University Map & Directions PDF

Click on the link to the right to download and print out the map & directions to Trine Indianapolis.

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