Industrial Automation, Big Data & IoT Workshops

Training Workshops, Blended Learning Workshops & Masterclasses

Abhisam conducts some highly specialized and hard-to-find-otherwise Training Workshops & Masterclasses in multiple locations. You can find the current training calendar schedule here. Note that each of these can also be conducted at your site/office/location. Ask us for details.

Many Abhisam workshops are in the blended learning format. This means that participants attend the classroom style workshop on the allotted dates and after completion, can access the online blended learning versions of these classes from anywhere. This helps them reinforce concepts that they learned in the face to face workshop and retain the knowledge and skills gained.

Note that Blended Learning and E-learning XPRTU based courses are not the same.

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Upcoming Workshops

Workshop NoNameDateLocationDetailed Info
BLW202HAZOP & CHAZOP8-9 Nov 2019ThaneClick here for more info
BLW203Industrial Toxicology15-Nov-19MumbaiClick here for more info
BLW204Industrial Hygiene16-Nov-19MumbaiClick here for more info
BLW105Fundamentals of Fires & Explosions22-Nov-19ThaneClick here for more info
BLW205Preventing Fires & Explosions23-Nov-19ThaneClick here for more info
BLW206LOTO- Lockout Tagout29-Nov-19MiamiClick here for more info
BLW201Hazardous Areas & ATEX6-7 Dec 2019ThaneClick here for more info
BLW207GHS- Globally Harmonized System- Rev8To be announcedDubaiClick here for more info
BLW108Understanding Occupational Safety & PPEsTo be announcedMumbaiClick here for more info
BLW212Industrial Internet of Things-Samurai20-21 Dec 2019PuneClick here for more info
BLW303Process Safety & Environment ManagementTo be announcedMumbaiClick here for more info

What's the difference between Blended Learning Workshops, traditional workshops and E-learning XPRTUs?

Blended learning is a blend of face to face training led by a lead instructor and access to blended learning modules that reinforce the training. At the end of the blended learning workshop, participants get a Certificate of Completion. They can opt to obtain a higher rated Certificate of Competency and electronic badge (depending on the course)

On the other hand, Abhisam E-learning XPRTU courses are completely standalone, self study courses, that require no instructors. This is because of the way that they are designed, which includes animations and simulations, text, videos, graphics, real life examples and assessments/exercises. After the learner accesses the modules in the course, they can take the Abhisam online exam and on passing, earn a Certificate of Competency OR a Certificate of Completion (based on the course), alongwith an electronic badge issued via Credly.

Traditional Classroom training workshops on the other hand are just that, learners attend the face to face workshop led by an experienced instructor, get access to the printed training material and get a Certificate of Completion.

When & Where are these workshops held?

The latest calendar can be found here. These workshops are held at multiple locations and times. You can elect to sign up for a location that is convenient to you. Of course, you can also contact us to arrange these at your own workplace/site/office OR simply buy the e-learning XPRTU based training, where you need not travel anywhere.

BLW 201- Hazardous Area & ATEX Training

Hazardous Areas are those areas of plants or facilities where there is a risk of explosion due to flammable, volatile liquids & vapors, as also explosive dusts. Thus hazardous areas are present in Oil & Gas exploration & production, oil refining, petrochemical plants, chemical plants, fertilizer plants, shipping terminals and ships that carry hydrocarbons, large agricultural processing and storage plants, power plants, natural gas production and processing facilities and many more. The design of equipment and instrumentation/electrical devices in such areas has to be suitable for use in these areas. The Hazardous Area Training workshop will cover all the information and techniques that you need to keep these areas safe to operate.

This training program enables participants, to learn all about Hazardous Areas including the basic concepts of hazardous areas, area classification concepts and methods, material and temperature classification, standards (North American & European/IEC/ATEX), how to implement these in YOUR plant or facility,  do practical exercises in area classification. Learn from leading Industry experts and interact with them.

This workshop also covers Hazardous Area Instrumentation & Hazardous Area Equipment including ATEX Non-Electrical Equipment. It includes the basics of explosion protection, various methods of explosion protection including Explosionproof/Flameproof, Intrinsic Safety, Increased Safety, Non Incendive and more. Learn about applicable national and international standards, design and installation of hazardous area instrumentation, ATEX & IEC-Ex guidelines, maintenance and inspection, labelling of equipment, precautions to maintain the explosion protected design. For more details please see here.

No time to attend the workshops? Looking for more convenience?
Then take our e-learning courses (Software Based Training XPRTUs) today on Hazardous Area Classification  and Hazardous Area Instrumentation.
Also coming soon, e-learning courses on Intrinsic Safety and Understanding ATEX!

Click here to see the Hazardous Area Instrumentation XPRTU details.

Hazardous Area Instrumentation Training

Click here to know about Hazardous Area Classification XPRTU details.

Hazardous Area Classification Training


BLW 202 - HAZOP  & CHAZOP Training

HAZOP stands for Hazard and Operability Study and is one of the most popular Risk Assessment techniques in use today in industries such as Chemicals, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical manufacturing and other similar process industries. The methods that were developed are now in use in other engineering sectors too, such as in Electrical HAZOP and Software HAZOP. However this classroom training workshop is focused on the process industry sector and is highly detailed and intensive. It also covers CHAZOP (Computer HAZOP or Control HAZOP), that is now even more important due to to increased reliance on computerized control systems such as DCS, PLC/SCADA and SIS, which are themselves vulnerable to cyber attacks.

Led by leading industry professionals with individual experiences of at least 25 years, this is a great way to learn about HAZOP & CHAZOP, if you have the time and inclination to spend two days in a classroom type setting. You not only learn about this from the experts, but you can also ask them questions about the problems that you faced while carrying out safety and risk assessment studies in your earlier projects. More information here.

Have you taken a look at our software based training course on HAZOP? Check it out here. Study at your own pace, in the comfort of your home or office. This is NOT just a video lecture, but an e-learning, software based training program.

HAZOP Training Course

BLW 206 - LOTO ( Lockout Tagout) Training

LOTO is an acronym that stands for Lockout Tagout. Many accidents continue to occur in workplaces because workers and managers are either ignorant of LOTO procedures or the company management does not have a formal procedure in place. Any machine be it a pump, or a reactor with an agitator or a static vessel with steam heating, (just to give cite some examples) has several connections to it that give it energy inputs (electricity, steam, compressed air, etc) and material inputs (raw materials, Nitrogen, etc). These connections need to be isolated before a worker can start maintenance on it or carry out some other non operational activity such as a product change over. To prevent accidents while doing this, there have to be a strict adherence to LOTO procedures.

This classroom style face to face training workshop will help you understand these procedures and if your organization does not have them, it will help you to make your own procedures and systems. More details here.

No time to attend the workshops? Looking for more convenience?
Then take our e-learning course (Software Based Training XPRTU) today on LOTO


BLW 112, 212 and 312 -Industrial IoT Training Workshops

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an emerging technology that is set to transform our entire economy & way of life in the coming years. The IoT will have both Domestic (consumer) and Industrial (Business/Enterprise) versions. The Industrial version of the IoT is called the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) and will be nearly 70% of the IoT by value by some estimates. These vendor-neutral workshops aim to bring you up to speed with this new technology, so that you can participate in this ecosystem and benefit from it.

IIoT is transforming not only manufacturing industries (Industry 4.0) but also public utilities, agriculture, water supply and sewage systems and several other sectors. It is important for all engineers and technicians to thoroughly understand and learn this technology, to ensure that they do not get left behind. Abhisam has designed three levels of training workshops in this area, they are Ninja level (Basic), Samurai Level (Intermediate) and Shogun (advanced level). The Abhisam IIoT Workshops have been developed by industry experts having cumulatively more than hundred man years. of experience in Industrial Automation, Control Systems and Business Enterprise IT Systems. These workshops are not the run of the mill IoT hobbyist workshop. They are meant for industrial and business professionals who wish to come up to speed with this new technology.

More details on these workshops here.

TLW  201 - Big Data Masterclass

Big Data may have passed the Gartner hype cycle already, but that does not mean that it is now not that important. On the contrary, it's importance is growing across a wide variety of business sectors. It is about using special techniques on large & diverse amounts of data, much of it unstructured, to rapidly process and gain insights, develop models and get actionable pieces of information.

It is considered as the next industrial revolution, meaning that it will completely change how business is conducted, across a wide swathe of enterprises and markets. Until recently, Big data was mainly being used in Retail (both bricks and mortar as well as E-commerce), Online Advertising, Healthcare & Medical Insurance, Banking and Financial markets. However it is now being used also in the traditional industries such as Oil and Gas, for example in smart Reservoir Management for oilfields.

This Masterclass will be led by Dr. Satyam Priyadarshy, a world renowned Big Data Expert. Click for details here.

BLW 218 - Fieldbus Training Workshop

Fieldbus technology in its original version, is more than 20 years old, but in the world of industrial automation is considered modern (as compared to the earlier analog 4-20 mA signaling systems). The present iteration of Fieldbus technology is a much improved version of the original one and is still widely specified when building new process plants. This comprehensive workshop is focused primarily on FOUNDATION Fieldbus, which is used in most process plants today that have a large number of analog measurement points such as temperature, pressure, flow, level, density, etc.

The workshop covers the theory of digital communication, FOUNDATION Fieldbus protocols and practical exercises including the configuration of Control System blocks, querying and downloading these blocks into field devices using hand held terminals and more. At present this workshop is being held only at customer sites. More details here.

Cannot attend the workshop? Learn everything about Fieldbus Technology without leaving the comfort of your home or office? Hundreds of learners have did just that and mastered Fieldbus via our Abhisam Fieldbus XPRTU based e-learning course.

Fieldbus Training