Communication Systems

Communication Systems are of the utmost importance whether it is for everyday operations or in an emergency situation. Communications Systems are typically governed by federal/state legislation and are controlled by rigid guidelines within the region they are set-up. They are dependent upon radio transmission and reception. Equipment can be hard wired, use radio waves or communicate via satellite.

This course was designed to introduce participants to the different types of communication equipment and the operation of a transmitter and a receiver. The course covers radio frequency bands, the different media used to communicate information and the legislative regulations involved in telecommunications.   Finally, the course will cover the specific communication protocols that are used as well as some of the common communication equipment used in everyday plant operations.

Upon completion of this course, participants should have a better understanding of the operation and importance of communications systems associated with oil and gas environments.  The knowledge that technicians gain from this course will be further expanded by on-job training and practical experience they will receive throughout the duration of their career.

  • Agenda
  • Audience
  • Technical Information

Day 1
Telecommunication Equipment and Regulation

  • Types of Communication Systems
  • Transmitter and Receiver Operation
  • Radio Frequency Bands
  • Computer and Internet Systems
  • Satellite Communication/Telecommunication Regulation

On day 1, participants will learn about the different types of communication systems used in industry and the basic operation of a transmitter and a receiver. They will gain knowledge in radio frequency bands and the types of media used to transfer information through the telecommunication system. Since telecommunications are legislated by government participants will be exposed to the general legal requirements in obtaining and using telecommunication systems.


Day 2
Telecommunication Procedures

  • Duties of the Radio Operator
  • Handheld Radio Telecommunications
  • Telecommunication Protocols
  • Emergency Telecommunications

On day 2, participants will become familiar with the duties of a radio operator in an industrial setting. They will gain knowledge in using the common telecommunication equipment found in a plant as well as with the telecommunication protocols for common and emergency operations.

This course is applicable to anyone in the oil & gas industry.

Discipline:    Instrumentation

Delivery type:   Classroom

Provider:    TPL

Possible Instructors: Fully qualified and certified TPL instructor with a minimum of 15 years instructor experience to international delegates in client or offsite locations.

Level:    Skill

Course Version:      0

Length:       2 days

Skills Needed to
Take Course (pre-requisites):
    Anyone taking this course should have some exposure to an oil and gas facility terminology.