Training


PCME Ltd offer hardware and software training to provide plant operators and technicians with the knowledge to maintain and operate their particulate monitoring system for optimal performance and maximum benefit. Training is provided as part of the range of Setup Packages (see Technical Services), as a Tailored Training Package specified in consultation with PCME to meet particular customer demands, and at an ongoing series of Seminars, designed to promote knowledge transfer and to address present and arising issues faced by plant operators.

Basic Fault Finding:

In the event of an instrument fault, plant operators have the option of a Service Engineer callout or Return to Base service (for certain categories of instrument); however training can be provided for basic fault finding, such as techniques for identifying potentially compromised instrument cabling, and interpreting instrument self-diagnostic information. Training activities are specific to the PCME system(s) in use, and would typically include:

  • Running system checks, understanding and interpreting the results
  • Basic troubleshooting and fault correction procedures
  • System self-diagnostic techniques and functions

Maintenance:

PCME sensors are designed for reliable and rugged operation with minimal maintenance, but recognising that no instrument is 'maintenance free' and taking the appropriate steps will prevent potential instrument or production downtime, increase the instrument's lifespan, and ensure quality and repeatability of data and continuous compliance with permit and emissions limits. Training activities are specific to the PCME system(s) in use, and would typically include:

  • Basic sensor maintenance methods
  • Maintenance program
  • Differences between the various levels of service and inspection

Software:

The range of software packages provided are powerful tools enabling plant operators simplified regulatory compliance reporting, with comprehensive diagnostics for process optimisation and instrument configuration. Software training is provided in consultation with the end-user to address process and regulatory specific demands and to focus on the functionality that is required, and will typically include:

  • Downloading and reporting procedures
  • Interpreting real-time data
  • PCME Predict software procedures for identifying issues with filtration plant
  • Identifying system failures
  • Data analysis for process optimisation

Onsite Appreciation:

Comprehensive onsite appreciation and system training can be provided at the time of commissioning, as part of a full turnkey installation service, or tailored to suit customer requirements. Training activities will depend on the PCME system specification and end-user requirements, and typically includes:

  • Overview of system, features and operation
  • Basic cleaning and maintenance techniques
  • Control unit functionality and menu navigation
  • Data downloading and reporting procedures
  • Installation check

Seminars:

PCME run a regular and ongoing series of seminars, designed to promote knowledge transfer and to address present and arising issues faced by plant operators. Click here for details of PCME's latest seminar events.