Technical Courses

TECHSTAR UNIVERSITY TECHNICAL TRAINING

We offer technical training courses on the various industrial automation solutions that we offer.  These hands-on courses are continually taught in our state-of-the-art technical training centers in Deer Park (Houston), Dallas, Corpus Christi and Tulsa.  Any of our courses can also be taken onsite to any location and can be tailored to meet the specific needs and applications of customers just like you.  Contact Emily Jones, TechStar’s Customer Experience Coordinator, to register for your TechStar University course today!

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

The purpose of this training is to educate instrumentation technicians, engineers or technical salespersons on the basics of the electronic testing tools they will be using on a daily basis. Upon completion of this two-day, hands-on course, attendees will further develop their overall knowledge and have the ability to communicate on the same level as experienced personnel.

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Give your technicians the training they have been asking for to better work with the 3500 Series Machinery Monitoring System. If you are tired of calling the OEM for problems that are simple fixes, this training can make your technicians more capable of handling these problems.

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This class is designed specifically for maintenance or instrument shop personnel who will be maintaining, calibrating, and repairing MSA Permanent Instruments for use at their facility.

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Basic Flow Training: This course will provide a basic understanding of numerous flow technologies as well as concepts applicable to equipment from different manufacturers. Following this introduction, the instructor will provide in-depth training based on the specific technology needs of the customer. This is a one day course.

Advanced Flow Training: This course provides in-depth training on vortex, magnetic, ultrasonic and Coriolis flow meters.  The session will be a combination of classroom and hands-on training and is a three day course.

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This class is great for millwrights, mechanics, engineers and anyone who wants to take a deeper dive into vibration; optional testing & certification. This class is structured for a person who may have familiarity with machinery or is coming in from a purely academic background. It is perfect for the new vibration analyst, those who will be collecting data or those who want a better understanding of vibration analysis and its application. We introduce students to the concepts and theories of vibration and movement and progress to basic analysis and a good understanding of the fundamentals. Areas covered include single channel data acquisition, frequency, amplitude, transducers, equipment measurement point set up and vibration faults.

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“Intermediate” course is intended for personnel who have at least twelve months vibration analysis experience and a basic understanding of associated spectrum, time waveform and phase characteristics. Category II certification requires that you have demonstrated 18 months experience in vibration analysis, completed the Category II course and successfully pass the Category II vibration analyst examination, however Category I is not a prerequisite to become certified as a Category II vibration analysts.

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“Advanced” course is intended for personnel who have at least two years vibration analysis experience and a solid understanding of vibration be able to diagnose the widest range of vibration related fault conditions, perform balancing and alignment, and theory and terminology. This course is designed for the senior vibration analyst and program manager who must understand, diagnose, and correct resonance faults. Category III certification requires that you have demonstrated 36 months experience in vibration analysis, completed the Category III course and successfully pass the Category III vibration analyst examination, and are previously certified as a Category II vibration analyst.

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This training class is designed for operators and technicians who have responsibility for VEGA radars or guided microwaves. The unique structure of this class is designed to give attendees the option to choose the class that is most applicable to the technology they use on a daily basis. Individuals will learn the basic and advanced start-up, operation, calibration and troubleshooting techniques needed to gain an overall understanding between the process and the measurement device.

Key Topics Include:

  • Basic theory of operation for guided microwave gauges
  • Summary of radar models
  • Best practices for installation
  • Overview of software (PACTware)
  • LAB scenarios – hands-on
  • Troubleshooting

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This training class is designed for operators and technicians who have responsibility for VEGA radars or guided microwaves. The unique structure of this class is designed to give attendees the option to choose the class that is most applicable to the technology they use on a daily basis. Individuals will learn the basic and advanced start-up, operation, calibration and troubleshooting techniques needed to gain an overall understanding between the process and the measurement device.

Key Topics Include:

  • Basic theory of operation for radar gauges
  • Summary of radar models
  • Best practices for installation
  • Overview of software (PACTware)
  • LAB scenarios – hands-on
  • Troubleshooting

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How to use liquid ultrasonic flow measurement instruments and software, and how to properly install, set up and troubleshoot clamp-on and wetted liquid flow instruments. Compatible with AT868, DF868, XMT868, PT868 and PT900 flowmeters.

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Have you ever had a problem understanding or utilizing Modbus? If so, you are not alone! While the Modbus protocol has been around since 1979 with millions of active devices in use, Modbus is among the most misunderstood and challenging protocols to implement and troubleshoot in the field today. Texas Automation Systems Modbus trainers have extensive field experience in troubleshooting and commissioning Modbus devices. This course will allow the attendee to learn and benefit from decades of real-life experience that will result in significantly reducing the time to implement, troubleshoot, and maintain Modbus devices and connections going forward.

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This training class is for analyzer technicians and process engineers who want to walk away with a better understanding of the fundamentals of moisture measurement in various applications. Individuals will learn about technologies involved in making this measurement, as well as troubleshooting and installation tips for current and future installations.

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Using hands on demonstrations in the PLC training, we frame the challenging world of automation and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) into practical, down to earth lessons that are simple and easy to understand. Students will learn to comprehend the PLC language, read and interpret PLC ladder logic, troubleshoot PLC programs, and fix the most common PLC problems on their own. Curriculum will also cover communications between PLCs, SCADA, DCS, and devices in the field.

The materials and Hands-on Labs are not brand specific, and are focused on general PLC concepts and best practices. The PLC training is beneficial no matter the brand of controller attendees use.

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Classic Equipment – Gen2000 (Blue Housings) – Level (Fiberflex) and Density (DSGH) – Obsolete
This training will help the technicians and engineers gain a deeper understanding of how existing nuclear measurements work in their process applications. How to verify proper installation of nuclear sources and instruments, communication, configuration of the instruments, how to interpret the reading from the instrument and troubleshooting. Training comes with free software.

Existing Equipment – Protrac Series (Yellow Housings) – Level (Fibertrac) and Density (Minitrac)
This new training will help technicians and engineers gain a deeper understanding of how radiation-based measurement interacts with various applications. How to properly install nuclear sources and instruments, communication, configuration of the instruments, how to interpret the reading from the instrument and troubleshooting. Training comes with free software.

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TRAINING CALENDAR


To Register for Training:
Select any of the following training courses listed under the specific date you wish to attend:

For more information about our training programs, schedule time to meet with Emily Jones, TechStar’s Customer Experience Coordinator, in this calendar.

Emily Jones – TechStar Customer Experience Coordinator
ejones@techstar.com
281-542-0205

Emily has a strong background in customer service. She works closely with our customer base, corporate trainers and manufacturers in continuing to develop and expand our technical training offering.

Contact Emily at any time to discuss:
– Specific training and development needs/objectives for personnel
– Custom training courses tailored to your company’s specific equipment needs
– Training options onsite at your location or TechStar Training Center Locations

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