Practical Process Control - Live online course

Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Instrumentation
City: 
Online - Attend from your desk!
Course Scheduled Number: 
151127E-AU
Course start date: 
Monday, 23 November 2015
Course end date: 
Monday, 23 November 2015
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THE COURSE

This course covers all the essentials of process control and tools to optimise the operation of your plant and process, including the ability to perform effective loop tuning.

Practical process control is aimed at engineers and technicians who wish to have a clear, practical understanding of the essentials of process control and loop tuning, as well as how to optimise the operation of their particular plant or process. These persons would typically be primarily involved in the design, implementation and upgrading of industrial control systems. Mathematical theory has been kept to a minimum with the emphasis throughout on practical applications and useful information.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Automation engineers
  • Building service designers
  • Consulting engineers
  • Control engineers
  • Control technicians
  • DCS personnel
  • Electrical engineers and technicians
  • Electricians
  • Energy management consultants
  • Instrumentation engineers
  • Instrumentation technicians
  • Maintenance engineers
  • Process engineers
  • Process operators

Those involved in the design, implementation and upgrading of industrial control systems.

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

  • Understand the fundamentals of process control and new techniques
  • Tune PID control loops
  • Correct stability problems
  • Understand cascade loops and feed-forward control
  • Identify and correct problems with dead time in the process

CONTENT SUMMARY
INTRODUCTION 

This is an intensive four (4) hour presentation; we will be emphasising sections marked in BOLD below. Recordings will be provided for the lower intensity sessions.

LIVE SESSIONS
SESSION ONE

INTRODUCTION TO SENSORS AND TRANSMITTERS

  • Selection and specification of devices
  • Pressure transmitters
  • Flow meters
  • Level transmitters
  • Temperature sensors

Pre-recording 1:
BASIC PRINCIPLES OF CONTROL SYSTEMS

  • On/off control
  • Modulation control
  • Principle of closed loop control
  • PID control modes

STABILITY AND CONTROL MODES OF CLOSED LOOPS

  • Cause of instability in control loops
  • Change of stability through PID control modes
  • Methods to improve stability
  • Principles of closed loop control tuning

SESSION TWO
CASCADE CONTROL

  • Equation types for cascade control
  • Initialisation and PV – tracking
  • Use of multiple outputs in cascade control
  • Tuning procedure for cascade control

FEED-FORWARD CONTROL

  • Feed-forward balance – a control concept
  • Tuning procedure for feed-forward control

Pre-recording 2:
DIGITAL CONTROL PRINCIPLES

  • Principle of incremental control algorithms
  • Identifying control blocks in the time and frequency domain
  • Multiple outputs through digital algorithms

IDEAL PID VS REAL PID

  • Non-field-interactive or ideal PID
  • Field-interactive or real PID
  • Distinguish between process noise and instability
  • Selection of ideal or real PID

SESSION THREE
COMBINED FEEDBACK AND FEED-FORWARD CONTROL

  • Concept of combined control with incremental algorithms
    Tuning procedure for combined control

LONG DEAD-TIME IN CLOSED LOOP CONTROL

  • The problem of long dead-time in closed loops
  • Use of process simulation for process variable prediction
  • Tuning procedure for control loops with long dead-time

Pre-recording 3:
TUNING OF CLOSED LOOP CONTROL

  • Tuning constants calculation according to Ziegler and Nichols
  • Open loop tuning procedure
  • Closed loop tuning procedure
  • Damped oscillation tuning method
  • Fine tuning of practical control loops
  • Tuning considerations for controllers with saturation and non-saturation output limits

SESSION FOUR
PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

  • Tools of statistical process control
  • PLC systems
  • Stand alone loop controllers

EXPERT SYSTEM AND MODEL BASED SELF TUNING CONTROLLERS

  • Basis auto tuning
  • Expert system control
  • Model based adaptive control

Pre-recording 4:
ALARM HANDLING AND PROCESS SECURITY
RANGE OF CONTROL AND INSTRUMENTATION IN INDUSTRIAL PROCESS CONTROL
INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL

  • Introduction in the use of statistics in process control
  • Standard deviation: static value alarm
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