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Consider optimizing your control solution’s performance with Instructor-Led Training, which leverages CCC’s extensive technical expertise through custom-tailored courses. Coursework is strategically designed to provide personalized content based on your industry, CCC platform, and application.

CCC understands and serves your industry. A CCC training specialist will work with you in a pre-course assessment to determine CCC training solutions specially tailored to optimize your control systems performance. Course work includes courses from the Core Curriculum that represent the CCC control applications found at your facility and the Expanded Curriculum that focuses on specific CCC controller platform(s) and associated interfaces.

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Industry Definitions:
  • Downstream - Petrochemical (Ammonia, Ethylene), Refining, and Research
  • Midstream - Coal to Gas, Gas Production, Liquified Natural Gas, and NGL
  • Upstream - FPSO, Gas Production, GOSP, NGL, and Offshore (Subsea)
  • Industrial - Agricultural, Air Separation, Automotive, Chemical, Food & Beverage, Manufacturing, Marine, Pharmaceutical, Pulp & Paper, Steel, and Textiles
  • Pipeline & Power Generation - Pipeline includes: Gas Storage and Gas Transmission; Power Generation includes: CO2 Sequestration, Commercial Utility, Power Generation, and IGCC
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Industry Platform Application Course Number Course Title Roles/Timing Course Description
Downstream, Midstream, Upstream, Industrial, Pipeline Power Generation Series 3++, Series 4, Series 5, Prodigy Antisurge ASC-01 Compressor Anti-Surge Controller Operation 1 Operational Roles:
O – M – E (8 hours)
This course explains the purpose, functionality, and operation of the anti-surge controller. The topics covered include: Compressor Systems and Classifications, including positive displacement (Reciprocating, Screw, lobe) and rotating (centrifugal, axial) compressors; Surge Phenomenon (compressor maps, system resistance, flow reversal, causes and consequences of surge, reduced coordinates, and invariant coordinate system); Surge Control (The ‘b’ equation, Surge Control Line and PI closed loop control, Derivative Response and Adaptive Gain, Recycle Trip Line and open loop control, Derivative Recycle Trip, Safety On Line, surge detection techniques, limiting, Manual Override (hard manual), Decoupling of anti-surge control loop interactions, Fallback Strategies); and Operator Interface (understanding the displays and functionality of the controller faceplate). Prerequisites: None
Downstream, Midstream, Upstream, Industrial, Pipeline Power Generation Series 3++, Series 4, Series 5, Prodigy Antisurge ASC-02 Surge Testing and Control Loop Tuning 2 Operational Roles:
M – E (6 hours)
This course provides a high-level overview of the activities carried out during system commissioning. The topics include: System Checkout Procedures (Inspection of controllers and panel, field equipment checks, wiring loop checks); Compressor Surge Test Methods (reasons for testing, testing methods); and Control Loop Tuning Methods. Note: This training will not qualify trainees to surge test compressors or tune control loops in the absence of a qualified CCC Field Engineer. Prerequisites: ASC-01 Compressor Anti-Surge Controller Operation
Downstream, Midstream, Pipeline Power Generation Series 3++, Series 4, Series 5, Prodigy Antisurge ASC-03 Compressor Choke Control 3 Operational Roles:
O – M – E (0.5 hours)
This course explains compressor choke control using the understanding of anti-surge control functionality as a basis. The similarities and differences between choke and anti-surge control will be discussed. Prerequisites: ASC-01 Compressor Anti-Surge Controller Operation
Downstream, Midstream, Upstream, Industrial, Pipeline Power Generation Series 3++ Dual Loop DL-01 Series 3+ Dual-Loop Controller Operation 4 Operational Roles:
O – M – E (11 hours)
This course focuses on the combined anti-surge and performance functionality of the dual-loop controller. The main topics for anti-surge control include: Compressor Systems and Classifications, including Positive Displacement (Reciprocating, Screw, lobe) and Rotating (Centrifugal, Axial), Compressor Surge; Surge Phenomenon (system resistance, flow reversal, causes of surge, and consequences of surge); Surge Control (compressor maps, reduced coordinates and invariant coordinate system, surge control line and PI closed-loop control, derivative response and Adaptive Gain, safety margin, Recycle Trip Line and open loop control, derivative Recycle Trip, Safety On Line, surge detection techniques, limiting, Manual Override, decoupling of anti-surge control loop interactions, fallback strategies); and Antisurge Controller Operator Interface, as well as various platform-specific topics. Prerequisites: ASC-01 Compressor Anti-Surge Controller Operation and PFC-01 Compressor Performance Controller Operation
Downstream, Midstream, Upstream, Industrial, Pipeline Power Generation Series 3++, Series 4, Series 5, Prodigy Valve Positioning DPM-01 DPM Valve Positioning Applications 5 Operational Roles:
M – E (4 hours)
Students will learn the key features and functionality of the DPM Positioning Module, including simplex and redundant DPMs, and DPM interface configuration. The topics covered include Positioner Overview, Operation, Control, System Installation, DPM Configuration and DPM Maintenance. Prerequisites: None
Downstream, Midstream, Upstream, Industrial, Pipeline Power Generation Series 5 Valve Positioning DSD-01 DSD Valve Positioning Applicationsn 6 Operational Roles:
M – E (4 hours))
Course delves into the DSD Positioning System, including Digital Servo Drive Features and DSD Configuration. Prerequisites: STC-01 Steam Turbine Speed Controller or GTC-01 Gas Turbine Fuel Control
Downstream, Midstream, Upstream, Industrial, Pipeline Power Generation Series 3++ EAS EAS-01 Emergency Antisurge Station 7 Operational Roles:
O – M – E (0.5 hour)
This course covers the functionality of the Emergency Antisurge Station including use as a Surge Detection Station, an Auto Manual Station, and a Manual Loading Station. Prerequisites: ASC-01 Compressor Anti-Surge Controller Operation
Downstream, Midstream, Industrial, Pipeline Power Generation Series 3++, Series 4, Series 5, Prodigy Steam Turbine EXC-01 Steam Turbine Extraction Controller 8 Operational Roles:
O – M – E (2 hours)
This course covers Extraction Controller Operation, as well as basic elements of extraction control, including: General PID Algorithm, Bumpless Transfers, Dead Zones, Control Variable Fallback, Selected Loop and Set Point, Control Variable Scaling, Flow Control Loop, Mass Flow Rate, Square Root of Flow Measurement, Flow Load Sharing, Pressure Control Loop, and Over-Pressure Protection. The Extraction Controller Demonstration covers: Automatic Start Up, Ramping, Manual Extraction and Throttle Valve Management, Extraction Pressure, Extraction Flow, Automatic Shut Down, and Speed Control Priority, as well as various platform-specific topics. Prerequisites: STC-01 Steam Turbine Speed Controller
Downstream, Midstream, Upstream, Industrial, Pipeline Power Generation Series 3++, Series 4, Series 5, Prodigy Guardian GOSP-01 Guardian Overspeed Protection Control 9 Operational Roles:
O – M – E (1 hour)
This course covers the features and functionality of the Guardian Overspeed Protection system. The topics covered include: Features and Specifications (enclosure, diagnostics, system maintenance); Speed Measurement (independent sensors, signal selection); Modules (speed, supervisor, power supply, relay board); and Overspeed Trip Testing. Prerequisites: STC-01 Steam Turbine Speed Controller
Downstream, Midstream, Upstream, Pipeline Power Generation Series 3++, Series 4, Series 5, Prodigy Gas Turbine GTC-01 Gas Turbine Fuel Control 10 Operational Roles:
O – M – E (6 hours)
This course covers the purpose, functionality, and operation of the CCC Gas Turbine Controller. The topics covered include: Gas Turbine Classifications; Gas Turbine Process Variables; Limiting Control Loops; Operating States; Automatic Start-up/Shut-down Sequencing; Fuel Controller Configuration; Over Temperature Control; Fallback Strategies; Fuel Systems and Valves; nitrous Oxide Control; Speed Measurement; and Inlet Guide Vanes and Variable Stator Vanes. Prerequisites: None
Downstream, Midstream, Upstream, Industrial, Pipeline Power Generation Series 5 Logic LC-05 Logic Control Programs 11 Operational Roles:
E (4 hours)
This course is an introduction to the procedures for creating and editing custom logic functions in the Structured Text or Function Block Diagram (FBD) languages. Hands-on exercises will include writing, compiling, downloading, and testing logic. Prerequisites: PB-05 TrainTools Project Builder
Downstream, Midstream, Upstream, Industrial, Pipeline Power Generation Prodigy Logic LC-06 Prodigy Logic Control Programs 12 Operational Roles:
E (8 hour)
Coursework covers basic knowledge of custom logic implementation, including: How to create a function; make a connection to the inputs and outputs, and connections to other functions; and how to create status, configuration parameters, alarms and events. Prerequisites: PB-06 TrainTools Maker Pro/CODESYS Project Builder
Downstream, Midstream, Upstream, Industrial, Pipeline Power Generation Series 5 Project Builder PB-05 TrainTools Project Builder 13 Operational Roles:
M – E (4 hour)
Course covers Control System Engineering fundamentals, including: Project Database, Project Engineering Programs, Project Security, Backups and Revisions, Revision Information, Project Revision Management, Saving Backups and Revisions, Restoring Backups and Revisions, Importing Projects, and Building a sample project. Prerequisites: None
Downstream, Midstream, Upstream, Industrial, Pipeline Power Generation Prodigy Project Builder PB-06 TrainTools Maker Pro/CODESYS Project Builder 14 Operational Roles:
M – E (12 hour)
This course addresses key areas of fundamental maintenance and configuration topics on the Prodigy platform, including: Hardware overview, with an introduction to CCC part numbers of Prodigy components; Connections , which covers TCP/IP, Modbus, and TrainLink protocols connections, as well as making configurations and testing; and Backup and Restore, which includes troubleshooting and replacement procedures. Prerequisites: Applicable core courses in the areas of specialization that are in the plant/facility and S6 CNTRL Prodigy System Overview
Downstream, Midstream, Upstream, Industrial, Pipeline Power Generation Series 3++, Series 4, Series 5, Prodigy Performance PFC-01 Compressor Performance Controller Operation 15 Operational Roles:
O – M – E (4 hours)
This course explains the purpose, functionality, and operation of the compressor performance controller. The topics covered include: Performance Control Variables (flow, pressure, and temperature); Final Control Elements (recycle valve, discharge throttle valve, suction throttling valve, adjustable inlet guide vanes, rotational speed); Performance Control (limiting control, decoupling of anti-surge and performance control loop interactions, automatic start-up/shut-down sequences, Pressure Override Control (POC)), and Operator Interface. Prerequisites: None
Downstream, Midstream, Upstream, Industrial, Pipeline Power Generation Series 3++, Series 4, Series 5, Prodigy Performance PFC-02 LoadSharing of Compressor Networksn 16 Operational Roles:
O – M – E (1 hour)
This course provides and understanding of how a network of CCC controllers can be used to regulate the performance while maximizing the efficiency of compressors operating in parallel or in series. The Course will explain the problems associated with the base loading and equal flow distribution methods of control, and the benefits of CCC load-sharing features including load balancing, and recycle balancing. Prerequisites: PFC-01 Compressor Performance Controller Operation
Downstream, Industrial, Pipeline Power Generation Series 3++, Series 4, Series 5, Prodigy Generator PGEN-01 Steam Turbine with Generator Control 17 Operational Roles:
O – M – E (8 hours)
This course addresses five areas of fundamental maintenance and configuration topics. The course begins with an Overview of Generator Control, and then moves into Generator Control Theory, including Mode Selection, Isochronous Control, and Droop Control. Learners then cover Overspeed Prevention (Start-up, Synchronization, Idle, and Shutdown Sequences), Automatic Sequencing, and, in applicable situations, the Operator Interface Station with Operating Principles. The Steam Turbine with Generator Control Simulation Demonstration encompasses: Automatic Start Up, Ramping, Mode Selection, Automatic Shut Down, and Speed Control Priority. Prerequisites: STC-01 Steam Turbine Speed Controller
Downstream, Midstream, Upstream, Pipeline Power Generation Series 3++, Series 4, Series 5, Prodigy Generator PGEN-02 Generator Control using Fuel Controller 18 Operational Roles:
O – M – E (1 hour)
This course covers generator control using the CCC Gas Turbine Fuel Controller. The topics covered include: Generator Operation; Synchronization; Power Loading; Idling and Shutdown; and Online Droop Testing. Prerequisites: GTC-01 Gas Turbine Fuel Control
Downstream, Midstream Series 3++, Series 4, Series 5, Prodigy PRT PRT-01 Expander PRT Control 19 Operational Roles:
O – M – E (4 hours)
This course explains the purpose, and functionality of the Expander Power Recovery Train (PRT) Controller. The topics covered include: PRT Operation (start-up/shutdown, load-sharing/load-balancing, operating states, control modes, communication failure sources, hard manual); Calculated Variables (expander power, mass flow rate); Control Functions (PID Algorithm, load-sharing/load-balancing, alternate control loops, limiting control, fallback strategies), and PRT Output Variables. Prerequisites: None
Downstream, Midstream Series 3++, Series 4, Series 5, Prodigy Quench QC-01 Quench Control Application 20 Operational Roles:
O – M – E (1 hour)
This course explains the purpose, functionality, and operation of the Quench Controller. The topics covered include: Quench Setpoint (saturation point, offset); Quench Control (loop decoupling, automatic sequencing, operating states, control modes, communication failure sources, limiting control, fallback strategies); and Operator Interface. Prerequisites: None
Downstream, Midstream, Upstream, Industrial, Pipeline Power Generation Series 3++ RCS RCS-01 Redundant Control Selector 21 Operational Roles:
O – M – E (0.25 hour)
This course explains the redundant control selector functionality including the routing of controller and transmitter signals and the automatic and manual switching between active and backup controllers. Prerequisites: None
Downstream, Midstream, Upstream, Industrial, Pipeline Power Generation Series 3++ Maintenance S3-MN Series 3+/++ Maintenance and Basic Configuration with Hands-On Training 22 Operational Roles:
M – E (8 hours)
This day-long course addresses fundamental maintenance and configuration topics. The areas covered inlcude: Hardware Overview(front panel, engineering panel, back panel, power supplies, and CPU circuit board); Diagnostic Test Procedures (alarms, serial port communications, signal values, operator panel tests, and managing parameter sets); Transmitter Maintenance; Series 3+ Configurator (establishing computer communications, creating projects, parameter set organization, reading, writing, and comparing parameter sets, and downloading controller software); Controller Change-out (replace failed controller with spare); and Trouble-shooting (power problems, front/engineering panel problems, analog input and output problems, discrete input and output problems, and communication problems). Prerequisites: Applicable core courses in the areas of specialization that are in the plant/facility
Downstream, Midstream, Upstream, Industrial, Pipeline Power Generation Series 4 Maintenance S4-MN Series 4 Maintenance and Basic Configuration with Hands-On Training 23 Operational Roles:
M – E (8 hours)
This day-long course addresses six areas of fundamental maintenance and configuration topics. The course begins with an Introduction to Series 4, including System Architecture, Physical Implementation, Application Function Modules (AFM), Total Train Control, and System Hardware Components. Next, the Fault Tolerant Operating System (FTOS) is examined (including: AFM Databases, Understanding Configuration of I/O, From LTOP to FTA, FTOS versions, I/O Drivers, Communications, External Communication, and Fault Tolerant), and the FTOS Parameter Configuration section expands on that knowledge (including: Alarm Configuration, Configuration and Topology Settings, I/O Config, EIOM Configuration, MODBUS Configuration, Pass-Through Communication, Serial Port Configuration, and Parameter Transfer). Routine Operation and Maintenance Functions are explored (System Alarm and Status Monitoring, A Procedure for Viewing and Clearing Alarms, Resolving Specific Alarms, Alarm Code Tables, Accessing Alarm and Status Functions, and Switching Active Card to Check for Latent Failures) as well as proper methods for Handling Non-Routine Cases and Failures (Basic On-Site Troubleshooting Techniques and Advanced On-Site Trouble shooting Techniques). The course closes with learners practicing On-line Module Replacement (Replacement of OIM’s and OICM’s, Replacement of Simplex AFM’s, and Updated Replacement of FT AFM's & LSAM). Prerequisites: Applicable core courses in the areas of specialization that are in the plant/facility
Downstream, Midstream, Upstream, Industrial, Pipeline Power Generation Series 5 Maintenance S5-CNTRL Reliant or Vanguard Simplex/Duplex System Overview 24 Operational Roles:
M – E (4 hour)
This in-depth course analyzes the various elements of the Reliant and Vanguard Simplex/Duplex systems. The course begins with System Hardware Components, Review of the Serial Communication Network, Ethernet Communication, TrainLink Communication, Modbus Communication, and Software Architecture. Students then work with the CCC Configurator program (including how to save and retrieve a layout, Get Diagnostics, Self-learning concept, Read/Write parameter snapshot, Compare parameter snapshots, Edit configuration including NTP configuration, Alarm Monitor, Fast Recorder, and Duplex Supervisor). The course will include the Hot Swap Concept, Healthy States, Healthy State During Faults and Safety Action, Critical Analog Output Failure Mode, and Redundant Output Switching. The course then moves into TrainView, AE Servers, Archival Database (ArcCom) and Export Programs, Check the Local Controller LED Indicators, Replacing Faulty Component, and Returning the System Back to the Normal Operating State, taking backups and recovery. The course will also cover building and testing a sample project using Project Builder. Prerequisites: None
Downstream, Midstream, Upstream, Industrial, Pipeline Power Generation Series 5 Maintenance S5-MN Series 5 Maintenance and Basic Configuration with Hands-On Training 25 Operational Roles:
M – E (8 hour)
This day-long course addresses six areas of fundamental maintenance and configuration topics. The course begins with the Series 5 Configurator Program (TrainTools). This segment analyzes TrainTools elements, including: Adding a Controller to the Controller List, Removing a Controller from the Controller List, Additional Shortcut Menu Commands, Program Version, Program Options, On-Line Program Help, Watch List Configuration Files, Configurator Main Screen, Configurator Toolbar, Status Bar, Opening and Saving Snapshot Files, Reading Parameter Snapshots, Reading Full Snapshot (Menu or Toolbar), Reading Partial Snapshot (Shortcut Menu), Writing Parameter Snapshots, Writing Full Snapshot, Writing Partial Snapshot, Comparing Parameter Snapshots, and Get Diagnostics. The course then covers the Fast Recorder and Alarm Monitor, before moving into Maintenance Strategies, including, Controller Change-Out Procedure, and Transmitter Change-Out Procedure. Students then close with Hands-On experience with the Simulator and Configurator.
Duplex courses include an additional segment on Duplex Component Replacement, which includes additional topics covering: Replacement of Chassis, Chassis Cards and Transition Modules; Power Supplies, & Components; FTA Assembly Replacement; and Local CM Replacement. Prerequisites: Applicable core courses in the areas of specialization that are in the plant/facility and S5 CNTRL Reliant or Vanguard Simplex/Duplex System Overview
Downstream, Midstream, Upstream, Industrial, Pipeline Power Generation Prodigy Maintenance S6-CNTRL Prodigy System Overview 26 Operational Roles:
O – M – E (2 hour)
The course introduces and familiarizes Prodigy System components, including Software Architecture, Control Application Software, Hardware introduction, and System Integration. Prerequisites: None
Downstream, Midstream, Upstream, Industrial, Pipeline Power Generation Prodigy Maintenance S6-MN Prodigy Maintenance and Basic Configuration with Hands-On Training 27 Operational Roles:
M – E (12 hour)
This course addresses key areas of fundamental maintenance and configuration topics on the Prodigy platform, including: Hardware overview, with an introduction to CCC part numbers of Prodigy components; Connections , which covers TCP/IP, Modbus, and TrainLink protocols connections, as well as making configurations and testing; and Backup and Restore, which includes troubleshooting and replacement procedures. Prerequisites: Applicable core courses in the areas of specialization that are in the plant/facility and S6 CNTRL Prodigy System Overview
Downstream, Midstream, Industrial, Pipeline Power Generation Series 3++, Series 4, Series 5, Prodigy Steam Turbine STC-01 Steam Turbine Speed Controller 28 Operational Roles:
O – M – E (3 hours)
This course covers the purpose, functionality, and operation of steam turbine speed control using the CCC Speed Controller. The topics covered include: Steam Turbine Classifications (mechanical design, steam system); Speed Measurement (sensor function, magnetic pickup classifications); Overspeed Prevention (requirements, causes of overspeed, methods of prevention); and Speed Control Algorithms (break-away control, idle speeds (warm-up), critical speed avoidance, start-up/shut-down sequencing, tuning characterization) and Operator Interface. Prerequisites: None
Downstream, Midstream, Upstream, Industrial, Pipeline Power Generation Series 3++ TrainTools TT-03 TrainTools Engineering Utilities Introduction (Series 3+/++) 29 Operational Roles:
M – E (4 hour)
This introduction to Engineering Utilities covers the Series 3+/++ Configurator, Fast Recorder, and Alarm Monitor. Prerequisites: None
Downstream, Midstream, Upstream, Industrial, Pipeline Power Generation Series 4 TrainTools TT-04 TrainTools Engineering Utilities Introduction (Series 4) 30 Operational Roles:
M – E (4 hour)
This introduction to Engineering Utilities covers the Series 4 Configurator, Fast Recorder, and Alarm Monitor. Prerequisites: None
Downstream, Midstream, Upstream, Industrial, Pipeline Power Generation Series 5 TrainTools TT-05 TrainTools Engineering Utilities Introduction (Series 5) 31 Operational Roles:
M – E (4 hour)
This introduction to Engineering Utilities covers the Series 5 Configurator, Fast Recorder, and Alarm Monitor. Prerequisites: None
Downstream, Midstream, Upstream, Industrial, Pipeline Power Generation Prodigy TrainTools TT-06 TrainTools Engineering Utilities Introduction (Prodigy) 32 Operational Roles:
M – E (4 hour)
This course introduces the CCC Configurator, including Fast Recorder and Alarm Monitor. The students then gain valuable experience, working Hands-On with the Configurator through the following topics: Adding a Controller, Program Version, Directories Page, On-Line Program Help, Parameter Snapshot Files, Watch List Configuration Files, Comparing Parameter Snapshots, Get Diagnostics, Fast Recorder, Alarm resolution, Global and application parameters, and Card Replacement. Prerequisites: None
Downstream, Midstream, Industrial, Pipeline Power Generation Series 3++, Series 4, Series 5, Prodigy TrainView UI-01 TrainView HMI Operation 33 Operational Roles:
O – M – E (1 hour)
This course covers the essential features, functionality, and navigation of the TrainView HMI. The topics covered include: Control System Diagram (CSD) (system information); Compressor Map (scaling, trace, properties); Controller Faceplates (controller operation); Trends (navigation, scaling, signal management, diagnostics, exporting archived data); and Alarms and Events (management, navigation). Prerequisites: None
Pipeline Power Generation Series 3++, Series 4, Series 5, Prodigy Steam Turbine UTC-01 Utility Turbine Control Applications 34 Operational Roles:
O – M – E (6 hours)
This course covers Utility Turbine Control Functions. The topics covered include: Load Control Functions (PID algorithm, load control, speed simulation, start-up sequence); Power Load Unbalance Function (applications and interactions, communication); Intercept Valve Control Function (flow demand control, rate limiter fallbacks, valve management tracking, output compensation); and Valve Management Function (flow demand compensation, valve sequencing, valve characterizing, emergency shut-down tracking, communication). Prerequisites: STC-01 Steam Turbine Speed Controller

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