Lesman Training Center

One of the core values we live by at Lesman is this: Always be learning. Always be improving. So our goal is to do more than just supply products. To make that happen for you, we work with our manufacturer partners and factory-trained product specialists to provide training sessions and reference materials to help you choose the right instrumentation for your process, and get the most out of the instrumentation you buy from us.

From this page, you'll be able to learn about upcoming events, watch replays of our monthly webinar sessions, view short videos from our live trainings, learn more about technologies you use every day, and schedule on-site classes for your staff.

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Webinars and Recorded Webcasts

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Did you miss one of our scheduled courses? If you missed a webinar, want to see it again, or want to share it with coworkers, they're all here for you to view or download.

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Aerosol and Particulate Monitoring
2015-Sep-24: Five Things to Know About Real-Time Aerosol Measurement Instruments
2014-Aug-21: Introduction to Aerosol Monitoring
2013-Nov-22: Particulate Monitoring 101
2013-May-23: Aerosol Monitoring 201
Air Sampling and Monitoring
2019-Oct-29: Best Practices for Sampling Pump Calibration
2016-Jun-30: Sampling Requirements for OSHA's New Crystalline Silica Rule
2016-Apr-21: Critical HVAC Measurements
2013-Sep-03: Introduction to Personal Air Sampling
Analytical Products
2017-Feb-22: Which Concentration Measurement is Best for My Application?
2012-Oct-31: pH 301 - Troubleshooting pH Systems
2012-Aug-15: pH 201 - pH Sensor Technology: Not All Sensors Are Created Equal
2012-Jul-18: pH 101 - Basics of pH Measurement
Combustion Controls, Flame Safety, and Emissions Testing and Analysis
2020-Jan-16: Why Won't My Burner Light Off?
2017-Jul-18: Emissions and Combustion Testing 201: Best Practices in Testing and Portable Analyzer Care
2016-Feb-18: Fuel Train 101
2015-Jul-23: Testo TecSoft for Testing and Emission Compliance Reporting
2015-Jan-20: Combustion 201: Advanced Air-Flow Ratio Control
2014-Dec-09: Combustion 101: Intro to Air-Flow Ratio Control
2013-Mar-21: Flame Safety 301 - Integrated Scanner Technology
2013-Feb-21: Flame Safety 201 - Understanding Primary and Programming Controls
2013-Jan-18: Flame Safety 101 - Flame Safeguard System Basics
2012-Apr-26: Testo EasyEmissions Software for Reporting and Data Management
2012-Apr-17: Pulse-Fired Burner Control Technology Produces Staggering Results
2011-Dec-06: Industrial Flame Detection for Difficult Applications
2010-Sep-28: Proven Ways to Reduce Costs with Combustion Controls
Condition Monitoring
2018-Jul-19: How to Improve your Maintenance Strategies with Wireless Sensors
Control Systems
2019-Feb: Choosing Functional Safety Field Instrumentation: Certified vs Prior Use
2015-Oct-13: How to Get Process Data Onto Your Desktop
2014-Oct-24: Safety Systems 102: Safety Instrumented Systems and Sensors
2014-Aug-28: Control 201: Approaches to Process Control
2014-May-29: Control 101: Types of Control, Types of Controllers
2013-Dec-17: Safety Systems 101: Intro to Safety Instrumented Systems
2012-Mar-15: Affordable, Scalable Distributed Control Systems
Elemental Analysis
2015-Nov-19: Intro to Laser Based Alloy Analysis
Fit Testing
2014-Feb-13: Troubleshooting a TSI PortaCount Fit Testing System
2019-May-23: Best Practices in Pressure Instrumentation Isolation for Primary Flow
2018-Sep-06: Tips for Accurate Flow Measurements
2018-Apr-26: Taking the Pain Out of Portable Flow Measurement
2017-May-24: Honeywell Smart Transmitter Selection Made Easy
2017-Mar-28: Accurate dP Flow Measurement in Changing Process Conditions
2016-Dec-08: Non-Contact Nuclear Level, Weighing and Mass Flow Measurement
2016-Oct-12: DP Flow Measurement
2016-Jun-02: Using Coriolis Meters for Custody Transfer
2016-Apr-07: Using Ultrasonic Meters for Successful Energy Metering
2016-Apr-07: Magnetic Flow Meter Basics
2015-Oct-20: Mechanical Flow Metering Solutions
2015-Oct-13: How to Get Process Data Onto Your Desktop
2015-Jul-21: Magnetic Flowmeter Installations: The End of Five Up, Two Down
2015-Apr-28: Clamp-On Ultrasonic Flow Meters for Thermal Energy Measurement
2015-Mar-12:Six Critical Things You can Learn from a Flow Spot Check
2014-Jun-17: Mass Flow 101: Basics of Mass Flow Measurement Technology
2014-Aug-19:Introduction to Ultrasonic Flow Measurement
2012-May-24: Non-Contacting Ultrasonic Flow Measurement Technology
2010-Apr-22: Siemens Clamp-On Ultrasonic Flowmeter Technology
Gas Detection, Monitoring, and Analysis
2019-Mar-12: Tools and Strategies for Optimal Gas and Flame Detector Placement
2019-Feb-07: Fixed Gas Detection 301: Maintenance and Troubleshooting
2018-Dec-06: Fixed Gas Detection 201: Selection and Installation Tips
2018-Oct-18: Fixed Gas Detection 101: Intro to Fixed Gas Detection Systems
2018-Jun-14: When Measuring Trace Oxygen is Critical to Your Process
2018-Apr-23: Assessing Unknown Odors and Chemicals
2018-Feb-18: Wireless Gas Detection to Enhance Your Existing Safety Strategies
2016-Dec-01: Best Practices in Maintaining Gas Detection Systems
2016-Sep-15: Continuous Benzene-Specific Monitoring
2016-Jul-27: Improving Remote Worker Safety
2016-Jun-25: Oxygen Measurement in Safety Critical Applications
2016-Feb-11: Integrating Life Safety and Process Safety Systems
2015-Jun-18: Fire Detection 101: Early Hazard Detection for Industrial Fires
2015-May-21: Improving your Plant Safety Culture With Portable Wireless Gas Detection
2015-Jan-29: Low-Cost, Reliable Detection for Difficult-to-Measure Gases
2014-Dec-18: Flare Gas Regulations and Monitoring Technologies
2013-Sep-24: Photoionization 101: The Basics of PIDs
2013-Jul-30: Designing a Gas Detection System
2013-Apr-08: Process Gas Analyzers 101
Industrial Communications
2016-Aug-19: An Introduction to OPC UA Open Platform Communication Unified Architecture
2011-Mar-23: Basics Part 1: The Mules, Rules, and Tools of Industrial Communications
Industrial Wireless
2016-Apr-21: Creating an ISA100 Wireless Infrastructure
2015-Oct-13: How to Get Process Data Onto Your Desktop
2015-May-19: Real-Time, Actionable Information through Wireless Technology
2014-Jul-31: Intro to ISA 100.11A Wireless
2011-Aug-30: Which Wireless is Best for Me?
2011-Jul-19: Industrial Wireless 101
2010-Jul-27: Banner Engineering Industrial Wireless I/O Systems for Harsh Environments
2009-Dec-09: Honeywell and the ISA100 Wireless Standard
Instrument Valves
2019-May-23: Best Practices in Pressure Instrumentation Isolation for Primary Flow
2019-Sep-17: Get Critical Process Data on Your Cell Phone
2017-Dec-14: Innovations in Magnetic Level Indication
2017-Aug-24: ASME Boiler Code Requirements for Drum Level
2017-Jun-27: Glass Level Gages 101
2017-May-24: Honeywell Smart Transmitter Selection Made Easy
2016-Dec-08: Non-Contact Nuclear Level, Weighing and Mass Flow Measurement
2016-Oct-27: Basics of Magnetic Level Measurement
2016-Jun-30: Bubbler Systems 101
2016-May-12: Load Cell Basics
2016-Mar-17: Choosing the Right Radar Antenna for Level Applications
2015-Nov-19: Level Measurement for Small Tanks and Totes
2015-Oct-13: How to Get Process Data Onto Your Desktop
2015-Feb-26: Hygienic Load Cells for Level by Weight
2015-Feb-10: Non-Contact, Through-Air Hygienic Level Measurement
2014-Apr-08: Choosing the Right Level Measurement Technology
2011-Sep-29: Innovative Level Measurement Technology for Dry Solids and Powders
2010-Aug-24: Minebea Intec Load Cells for Accurate, Trouble-Free Tank Weighing
2010-Feb-10: Siemens Level Instrumentation Solutions for Dry Solids Level Measurement
Moisture Measurement
2015-Oct-27: Fundamentals of Trace Moisture Measurement Using Aluminum Oxide Sensors
2014-Sep-25: Introduction to Moisture Measurement
Noise Exposure and Sound Level Monitoring
2019-Jun-17: Get the Most from Your Hearing Conservation Program Investment
2016-Jun-02: Fundamentals of Noise
2014-Oct-21: Introduction to Community Noise Standards
Piping Specialties
2018-Jan-25: Using Eductors in Non-Powered Tank Mixing and Pumping
2019-Sep-17: Get Critical Process Data on Your Cell Phone
2019-May-23: Best Practices in Pressure Instrumentation Isolation for Primary Flow
2017-May-24: Honeywell Smart Transmitter Selection Made Easy
2017-Apr-27: Best Practices in Process Protection and Safety Shutdown
2015-Nov-06: Evolution of UE One Series Switches
2015-Oct-13: How to Get Process Data Onto Your Desktop
2014-Feb-25: Mechanical Pressure Gauges 101 (with Bonus Material)
2013-Sep-19: Prevent Cyber-Security Hacking with Instrumentation
2013-May-23: Remote Seal Theory and Applications
2010-Jul-01: United Electric One Series Pressure and Temperature Protection Switches
2015-Oct-13: How to Get Process Data Onto Your Desktop
2015-Aug-25: Replacing Your Paper Charts with Usable Data
Solids Flow and Motion
2015-Dec-10: Belt Scales 101
Tank Cleaning
2016-Oct-27: Tank Cleaning 101
2015-Nov-06: Evolution of UE One Series Switches
2015-Oct-13: How to Get Process Data Onto Your Desktop
2013-Sep-19: Prevent Cyber-Security Hacking with Instrumentation
2011-May-06: Non-Contact Thermal Imagers for Consistent Product Quality
2010-Jul-01: United Electric One Series Pressure and Temperature Protection Switches
2013-Mar-20: Digital Thermography 101
Valves and Regulators
2019-Aug-15: Basics of Low Flow Control Valves and When to Use an I/P vs. a Positioner on a Control Valve
2019-May-23: Best Practices in Pressure Instrumentation Isolation for Primary Flow
2017-Oct-26: Linear Globe vs Rotary Control Valves
2017-Jan-17: Solenoid Valves 102
2016-Sep-27: Solenoid Valves 101
2016-Jan-19: Back Pressure Regulators 101
2015-Oct-23: When to use a Control Valve vs a Regulator
2015-Jun-16: Valves for Dry Solids
2014-Jan-30: Tank Blanketing 101
2013-Nov-14: Intro to Control Valves for Low Flow Applications
2013-Apr-11: Steam Traps 101: Basic Technology and Applications
2012-Sep-27: Regulators 101: Basics of Pressure and Temperature Regulators
Weighing Processes
2017-Sep-28: Weighing for Movable Tanks and Vessels

On-Site Training Sessions

We've developed a series of seminars and hands-on training sessions that can be run in our offices or at your plant. Courses are taught by Lesman instrument specialists or in tandem with our manufacturer partners.

A brief synopsis is listed below. Click the course name for an expanded explanation.

Introduction to Industrial Communications
Because plant communications can be complicated, this has been our most-requested new course. This overview will cover industrial communications for SCADA, data acquisition, control and configuration.
Industrial Wireless Technology
More than 200 customers have already attended our seminar series on wireless technology for industry. Learn about the different wireless instruments available, how they work, and where they'll fit best in your plant. An abridged version of this seminar can also be done as a "Lunch and Learn" one-hour session.
Paperless Recorders
Paperless recorders save time and money, and make your data go farther. This program covers the basics of working with video recorders and how they can replace your paper chart recorders with a quick return on investment. We can also focus this program specifically on FDA regulations for the pharmaceutical industry (21CFR Part 11). Five additional hands-on training modules cover configuration, user/operator training, maintenance, calibration, and data analysis.
Batch Monitoring with Paperless Recorders
This session provides instruction on using the tools in Honeywell Trendview and X-Series paperless recorder series batch monitoring mode, so end users get the graphical and tabular data they need.
Honeywell UDC Controller Training for Systems Integrators and Service Technicians
If you commission, calibrate, install, configure, maintain, service, or start up Honeywell UDC series loop controllers, you'll benefit from this class. We'll also show you the UDC shortcuts every service tech needs to know.
Honeywell UDC Controller Training for Users
This hands-on session teaches you how to upgrade from one UDC series to another, and how to use features like Accutune III, thermocouple health diagnostics and programming via the front-panel infrared port. Users who bring their own laptop computers will receive demo copies of Honeywell's Process Instrument Explorer software. Course prerequisites: A working knowledge of control terminology, inputs, outputs, and the basics of PID control.
Hybrid Control
Our Hybrid Control seminar covers the basics: System overviews, architecture, hardware, remote inputs and outputs, and redundancy.
Level Technologies
This introductory program will help you understand how to apply the right level technology to your application. We'll cover continuous and point level technologies, as well as what fits best in water and wastewater, chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, mining, cement, aggregate, and bulk solids processes.

Contact us to schedule an event at your plant.

Video Training and Interviews

Click the icon below to watch some of our most popular videos. See our complete list of available videos.

Communications and Configuration

    • See how easy it is to start using a Meriam MFC 4150 HART Handheld Communicator
    • 2:54
    • Demonstration: Using a Meriam MFC 4150 HART® Handheld Communicator

Gas Analytics

    • learn about the basics of gas and flame detection
    • 13:28
    • Basics of Gas and Flame Detection

Industrial Hygiene and Safety

    • Intro to IH Part 1
    • 22:48
    • Intro to Industrial Hygiene: Part 1
    • Intro to IH Part 2
    • 20:45
    • Intro to Industrial Hygiene: Part 2

Level Measurement

    • Siemens capacitance point level
    • 1:13
    • Siemens CLS Capacitance Point Level Detection Systems: Unaffected by Material Build-Up
    • Siemens continuous ultrasonic level
    • 4:34
    • Siemens MultiRanger 100 Continuous Ultrasonic Transceivers: Basic Level Application
    • Siemens Multiranger 100 master reset
    • 1:14
    • Siemens MultiRanger 100 Continuous Ultrasonic Transceivers: Master Reset
    • Siemens Multiranger 100 for open channel flow
    • 10:07
    • Siemens MultiRanger 200 Ultrasonic Transceiver for Open Channel Flow
    • Sartorius load cells resist vibration on a high speed mixer
    • 2:55
    • Demonstration: Using Minebea Intec Load Cells on a High Speed Mixer

Process Control

    • On/Off Control vs Proportional Control: Understanding the Differences
    • 7:05
    • On/Off Control vs Proportional Control: Understanding the Differences

Process Valving

    • Overview of the Siemens SIPART PS2
    • 17:46
    • Overview of the Siemens SIPART PS2
    • On/Off Control vs Proportional Control: Understanding the Differences
    • 7:05
    • On/Off Control vs Proportional Control: Understanding the Differences

Recorders and Data Acquisition

    • Honeywell X-Series Recorders: Intro
    • 21:35
    • Lesman University: Intro to Honeywell X-Series Paperless Recorders
    • Honeywell X-Series Trend Screens
    • 4:20
    • Lesman University: Understanding Basic Honeywell X-Series Recorder Trend Screens

Solenoid Valves

    • What you can learn from an ASCO solenoid valve nameplate
    • 3:28
    • What You Can Learn From an ASCO Solenoid Valve Nameplate

Wireless Technology

    • Honeywell Wireless: How is industrial wireless technology being used?
    • 9:49
    • Wireless Technology: Part 1: How is industrial wireless being used?
    • Comparing Honeywell XYR5000 and XYR6000 systems
    • 4:25
    • Wireless Technology: Part 3: Introducing HART Wireless